Guelph Power and Sail Squadron currently has approximately 175 members
(2013). For more than 50 years, our volunteers have been promoting boating
safety through boating education.
1930's, boaters in Windsor, Ontario, just across the river from Detroit
became aware of the activities of the United States Power Squadron in the
Detroit area and started a process that resulted in the first Canadian
States Power Squadrons
States Power Squadrons had its beginnings in the Boston Yacht Club around
1912. At the time, power boating was relatively new and the need for
boating education was recognized. In these early years, experienced yacht
club members started making a series of presentations on the essentials of
navigation. Over the years, the organization expanded, the presentations
evolved into courses and today the United States Power has over 400
squadrons and more than 30,000 members throughout the United States.
successfully complete America's Boating Course, you become a member and
earn the right to fly the USPS ensign (flag) on your vessel.
Power and Sail Squadrons
beginnings in Windsor in the 1930s, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
have grown into more than 170 squadrons and 30,000 members across Canada.
Throughout its history, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons have evolved
with the times, while remembering its roots and traditions.
successfully complete the CPS "Boating Essentials" course, you become a
member of CPS. More importantly, you earn the right to fly the CPS flag on
your vessel. For 75 years, the flag has represented boating competence in
Canadian waters and it continues to be recognized and respected.
There are many benefits to membership in CPS. For more on membership
benefits, please visit;
Membership Benefits at the National Website.