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Who we are

We are America's Boating Club - the world’s largest not for profit, non-governmental, recreational boating organization; promoting boater safety membership.  


We are located in Southeastern North Carolina, primarily along the coast.


As  the local branch, we are incorporated as ' Southport Sail & Power Squadron', and we are more than just boating:

  • We're about friendship, education, social events, memories that last a lifetime, bettering your community and being the most confident boater you can be
  • We offer FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS (VSC) performed by a certified Vessel Examiner.   Boats that pass the examination are awarded a distinctive VSC Decal that alerts the Coast Guard, Harbor Patrol, and other law-enforcement agencies that your boat was found to be in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws. Frequently, such agencies will not detain or board boats displaying a current-year decal that are otherwise operating safely. 
  • Benefits of Membership

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Names, title and contact information for all our Officers and committee members

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Upcoming courses, tech tips and articles from our members, and more

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Our calendar of meeting, social events, boating events and other special occasions

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America's Boating Club, Southport NC