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.  

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


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

Meet The Officers

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

Education and Tech Tips

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


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America's Boating Club, Southport NC