About the Fort Lauderdale Sail and Power Squadron

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable.Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom, sharing our knowledge gained through experience and classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. USPS has some 40,000 members organized into more than 400 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions The Fort Lauderdale Power Squadron, chartered March 12, 1946 by The United States Power Squadron, was the first squadron in Broward County, Florida.

Community and civic services supported by our volunteers

Local squadrons offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. These courses are open to the public for all participants over the age of 12 years. USPS squadrons have offered these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million boaters to date. Successfully completing a USPS boating safety course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in all states and is a requirement for squadron membership.


Fort Lauderdale Power Squadron, 5225B W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33317

In the Plantation
Village Shopping Center

Driving directions:
From the intersection of US 441/SR7 & Broward Blvd – go west, for 1.1 miles on West Broward Blvd. (just past Florida Tpke). Turn right on East Acre Dr and right again at the sixth driveway entrance to enter our parking area on the north side of the building.

Advanced educational courses are now available to public:

Our squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized.

What social activities do members enjoy:

Participating both on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics and field trips.