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Membership is by application and is for anyone who shares our common love of boating, has passed the public boating course
 (or equivalent ), and who is interested in advancing the objectives of the organization: the education of members, participation in civic programs, and the creation of an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie among members.

What are the requirements?

Since USPS is a volunteer organization, it is essential that our members be willing and able to contribute their time, energy, and skills to the objectives of the organization.
  • One of the core beliefs of USPS membership is that an educated boater is a safe boater. It should then come as no surprise that there is an educational requirement. Typically, this has been satisfied by completion of one of our public boating courses. However, recognizing that education can be obtained from various sources, a number of additional courses have been recognized as meeting this educational requirement.
  • Finally, you must be at least 18 years of age.
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Print the application, fill it out and submit with payment to:
  Duluth Sail & Power Squadron
Box  161 074

Duluth, MN 55816
Membership Types:
You may:
 Take courses
 Attend social functions
 Earn merit marks
 Hold an elected or appointed office

Family members under the age of 18 are classified as junior family members for dues purposes only
Apprentice membership extends from age 12 to the end of the dues year of the 23rd birthday.
Email  Dane and Lynn Youngblom for more information: membershipdsps@gmail.com

ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVES to our Public Boating Courses:

  • Passing the final examination for any NASBLA-approved* basic boating education course.
  • Graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Graduation from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy, Deck Officer License
  • Holding a U. S. Coast Guard LAUNCH OPERATOR license or above.
  • Members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary who have successfully completed any  CGAUX    course or certification program.
  • Successful completion of the following courses:
    • Canadian Power and Sail Squadron - Boating Course
    • USCGAux - Boating Skills & Seamanship
    • USCGAux - Sailing & Seamanship
    • American Sailing Assn. - (ASA) Basic Keelboat Sailing Course
    • US Sailing - Basic Keelboat Certification Course
    • US Sailing - Keelboat Instructor Course
    • US Sailing - Small Boat Instructor Course
    • DNR Safe Boating Course (NASBLA-Aproved)*
  • *National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators

    If you are interested in joining USPS, you will want to locate the squadron nearest you and then contact the membership chairperson for that squadron. If you cannot find a suitable squadron you may contact 1-888-FOR-USPS for more information.
    You may wish to see a detailed description of the boating course.

    For information on the USPS public boating course closest to you, call 1-888-FOR-USPS or check out our Online Schedule . In Canada, for the CPS courses call 1-888-CPS-BOAT.

    The USPS course is also available for home study and as a video. If you want to obtain the Boating Course Video and Plotting Kit call 1-888-FOR-USPS or (919) 821-0281.

    Additional USPS Educational Materials are available to the public.

    Contact the Duluth Sail & Power Squadron

    Mailing Address:
     Duluth Sail & Power Squadron

    Box  161 074

    Duluth, MN 55816

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