America's Boating Club Sites

America's Boating Club® National - This is the NEW site for America's Boating Club.

United States Power Squadrons® National - Many of the member functions still reside on the USPS website while national transitions to the new America's Boating Club branding.

Boat Live 365® - A collection of educational materials and resources for recreational boating advocates that help make our communities, families and friends safer on the water.

America's Boating Channel™ - This site features safe boating videos and boater education digital media created especially for boaters, by boaters.

United States Power Squadrons® District 21 - USPS is organized into districts, then squadrons.  Our Squadron belongs to District 21.

Galveston Bay Sail and Power Squadron - Our squadron often works closely with our sister squadron in Galveston.

Partner Sites

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary -  We partner with USCGA to deliver free, confidential Vessel Safety Checks to boaters across the country, dramatically improving boating safety.  They have many useful resources for boaters, including a fillable-PDF Float Plan.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Federal site for charting, weather, and other resources. They have a wealth of information on their site such as: Nautical Charts • Weather • Tide Info • Galveston Bay • WaveWatch

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - State site for the department helpful to all outdoor activities.

American Canoe Association - Our squadron has partnered with ACA for our Kayaking 101 classess.  It's a great way to learn the fastest growing boating sport!

United States Coast Guard - We share a rich history with the USCG.  Today we partner with them through grants to deliver boater safety training.  They have extensive information on their Navigation Center such as Local Notices to Mariners.

National Safe Boating Council - Members across United States Power Squadrons come out in droves to support National Safe Boating Week, Ready, Set, Wear It! and other NSBC programs.

US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District - Our area district that works to keep our waterways navigable.  We are proud to be a Water Safety Partner of theirs.

Sea Star Base Galveston - The premier boating education and adventure venue in our area.  We partner with SSBG for our annual Sailor U event between Christmas and New Year's Day.

National Geodetic Survey (NGS) -  This NOAA service provides the framework for all positioning activities in the Nation. The foundational elements of latitude, longitude, elevation, and shoreline information impact a wide range of important activities.

Helpful Links for Area Boaters

BoatUS - Provides boat insurance and towing services in addition to being great members of the boating community.

Sea Tow - Boat towing and on-the-water services free to Sea Tow members.