Come for the Boating Education…Stay for the Friends℠

The Grosse Pointe Power Squadron is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons® Sail and Power Boating and dedicated to encouraging safe boating through education by teaching classes and seminars in seamanship, navigation and other boating related subjects. Organized in 1914 the United States Power Squadrons is a non-profit, educational organization. It’s mission is to make boating safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

 

The Grosse Pointe Power Squadron was organized on February 7, 1939 by Earl Teetzel and a group of 25 Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Members who recognized the need for boating education in the club. Since then recreational boating has changed and grown tremendously. Our Squadron is the largest Squadron in District 9 (see About Us for more info) and one of the largest in the USPS.

 

Our members are boaters who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. Our activities are centered on the 3 goals of the USPS…… Education, Community Service and enjoying the fellowship and camaraderie of fellow members. In addition to conducting both public and member only classes we offer free Vessel Safety Checks to everyone and provide a lifejacket loaner program for kids at local marinas. We also have a full range of activities year round both on and off the water for our members to get together. Our summer on the water activities include Rendezvous, cruises and navigation contests. Winter and off season activities include classes, meetings, dinners, and different events to get together and keep things fun. If you have an interest in boating and making is safer for yourself and others please consider joining our Squadron.