As a fraternal, non-profit boating organization serving southeast Wisconsin, our three-part mission includes the promotion of boating safety through education, civic service, and the enjoyment of boating (power and sail) activities and social functions among our membership. We are one of 11 squadrons in District 10 which includes much of Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, and our squadron was chartered in 1939.
Milwaukee Sail and Power Squadron is part of something larger — the United States Power Squadrons, which was organized in 1914 as a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 43,000 members organized into 445 squadrons across the country and in some U.S. territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three U.S. presidents for its civic contributions.
Our Members enjoy these benefits:
- Fraternize with Boaters of All Skill Levels
- Monthly Dinner Meetings with Speaker
- On-the-Water Events: Cruises and Special Events
- Traditional Special Events: Change of Watch, and District Level Events
- Reduced Member Prices on Squadron Courses
- Reduced Boat Insurance Rates Based on Course Completions
- Participation in Civic Services Such as Cooperative Charting and Complimentary Vessel Safety Checks
- Teach Boating Courses and Seminars to the Community
- Access to Benefits Provided by the USPS National Programs
To learn more about what we do, follow the links on the navigation bar for details from our newsletter, and descriptions of the many educational opportunities that we offer our members. For a summary of member benefits, go to the U.S. Power Squadron's Membership Benefits page. You also might want to read our national magazine, The Ensign, or Milwaukee's local squadron newsletter, The Deckwatch, to learn more about our organization.