Toledo Sail and Power Squadron

A Unit of the United States Power Squadrons 
Sail and Power Boating

America's Boating Club®

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The Breeze
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Because we have so much fun!!

Why should you join the Toledo Power Squadron? Very good question! The best answer is: "because we have so much fun!" Every member of the Toledo Squadron gets a unique experience from their membership. The United States Power Squadron has three primary objectives:

bullet friendship and camaraderie
bullet community service
bullet continuing education

Some of our members join to concentrate on one specific objective, and some of our members join to concentrate on all three objectives! Your individual experience is based on how you wish to participate. Once you get involved you can pick and choose the activities that interest you.

Friendship and Camaraderie

Maumee Bay State Park Cruise


The Toledo Power Squadron is a year round social organization. Members participate in our numerous social activities including our Cruises and Picnics. We try to have a cruise at least once a month. In the summer the destinations are usually on Lake Erie, to locations that allow us to bring our boats. In the winter the activities include holiday parties, pot-luck dinners, and our general meetings which meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

In addition to the cruises and picnics, we get together once a month, from September through June for regular business meetings at the Toledo Yacht Club. After the meeting we adjourn to the basement of the Yacht Club where there is a bar. In this bar, we socialize and discuss the future of the squadron.

Community Service


The United States Power Squadrons is an active safety advocate within the recreational boating community. We host many education classes that we make available to the public. Some of these classes teach basic boating skills such as boat handling, the basic required safety equipment, recommended safety equipment, and knot tying. Some of the classes are more advanced and teach topics such as navigation, reading charts, and GPS skills.

We have a Vessel Safety Inspection program where one of our members is invited to board a vessel and check all of the safety equipment aboard that vessel. Upon successful completion of the Safety Check the vessel may display a decal and the boat owner can feel confident the proper safety equipment is available in case of an emergency.

Vessel Safety Check
Vessel Safety Check

Continuing Education

Typical Classroom


The Power Squadron prides itself on it's continuing education program made available to our members. We teach a multitude of courses on subjects such as navigation using radar and GPS, navigation using a sextant and the stars, engine maintenance, weather, marine electronics, and many many more! We feel that an educated boater is a safe boater. Our members find our classes informative and most importantly, they also find the classes practical when out on the water.

Additional Benefits

The Toledo Power Squadron has many additional benefits available to our members. We have a monthly newsletter called the Breeze that is full of information about the Toledo Power Squadron. Once you become a member, there is likely a discount available on your boat insurance. We also partner with an insurance company that specializes in insuring boats. They are very competitive with their rates, and give a discount when you pass many of our classes. Members can get discounts on dues in other organizations such as Boat U.S. and SeaTow. Our Members get discounts at various retail stores such as West Marine and Dell Computers. Some marina's give discounts for docking and fuel purchases. There are many other benefits! To find out click here.


As you can see there are a multitude of programs and activities in which you can participate and appreciate. You are welcome to pick and choose the activities that suit your own schedule and desires. Many of our members take advantage of select parts of the organization and many of our members try to do it all! We have members that only come to social events, some that like to teach, some that enjoy doing vessel safety inspections. What part or our organization interests you?

Ready to join? Find how by clicking here!




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