Benefits of Joining the ASPS

Thank you for considering  joining the greatest fraternity of boaters in the United States.  We’re over 60,000 members strong in all fifty states.  The Atlanta squadron includes some 225 members, of which about 75 are active and involved in our meetings and on-the-water activities.  We’re about evenly split between power boaters and sailors, with members with pontoon boats, sailboats, bass boats, big cruisers, live-aboard sailboats, and several members with no boats at all.  So, regardless of your boating background or interest level, you’ll definitely fit in, and we’d love to have you.

No matter where you boat in the Atlanta area, we’ve got members there, Lanier, Allatoona, West Point, or the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.  We’ll be there with you.

The Atlanta Sail and Power Squadron has three main purposes:

  1. Boating Safety through education
  2. Friendship and social events
  3. Civic service

Perhaps the best way to get to know us is to take our public boating course or to come to one of our meetings.

The requirements for membership are simple:

  1. Attend our Public Boating class, called “Boat Smart.”
  2. Take and pass the easy exam at the end of the class.
  3. Fill out an application.
  4. Start coming to our classes and events.

In lieu of Boat Smart, several other basic boating safety courses are accepted, e.g. American Sailing Association “Basic Keelboat,” and several state-sponsored boating safety courses (not Georgia’s). The complete list is available by clicking here.

Click here and complete the interest form and our Membership Chairman will be happy to give you a call to answer any questions you have about ASPS and get you started.  We look forward to meeting you and having you as an active member of our group. You may also find out more benefits of membership at the US Power Squadron site.