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Welcome to RSPS.
A new Guide for New Members is available on the Members Only page (you must sign in) under "Miscellaneous Documents". This Guide is a short orientation about the Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron and some things you can look forward to as a member.

USPS Triangle The Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) is a non-profit organization of sail and power boaters in the Raleigh, North Carolina area dedicated to promoting safe, enjoyable boating through education. RSPS is one of over 350 squadrons in United States Power Squadrons®, a national organization of approximately 35,000 members dedicated to the sport of recreational boating. We support the sport through organized events such as educational classes, community service projects, and fun cruises.
Course Booklet Edu Lecture Our educational activities include an introductory boating course (America's Boating Course®) for the general public and a series of advanced courses on a variety of boating topics for our members. RSPS promotes boating safety via display booths at local boat shows and on other occasions such as National Safe Boating week. We can also make water-safety presentations at local corporate events.
Safe Boating Week Lake Cleanup Photo RSPS is regularly involved in several civic and community service projects. Among these are: the United States Power Squadrons / NOAA Cooperative Charting Project; Big Sweep, a global waterway cleanup effort with events hosted locally; the Vessel Safety Check program, a joint project of United States Power Squadrons and the USCG Auxiliary; the Jordan Lake Adopt-a-Shoreline program to help clean up Jordan Lake's shores; a Kids' Day on the Water program to expose underprivileged kids to the fun of boating; and more.
Bear Island Kerr Lake During the boating season, we usually have at least one coastal cruise per month, and several outings at the local lakes (Jordan, Falls, Kerr, Gaston). Each month includes a membership meeting that may take the form of dinner at a local restaurant, a fish fry, oyster roast, pig-pickin', lakeside picnic, pot luck, and so on.
We are eager to meet anyone that shares our common appreciation of:
  • safe boating activities
  • improving boating skills
  • community service
  • friendship and camaraderie among our fellow members

Active members must be at least 18 years of age. There are no age considerations for other family members. Member dues for the Raleigh Sail & Power Squadron are currently $99.00/year (individual) or $149.00/year (family). This includes membership in our umbrella organization, United States Power Squadrons®. An additional, one-time $20.00 application fee is required for new memberships (either individual or family). RSPS is currently waiving the application fee for active United States military.

For more information about joining the Raleigh Sail & Power Squadron, please contact:

P/C Greg D. Shay, JN
(919) 387‑9876

Would you like to join the Raleigh Sail & Power Squadron now? Download an application form and e-mail an image of the completed form to secretary@rsps.org