The Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron (BSPS) is the local chapter of the United States Power Squadron, a non-profit organization with the primary purpose of promoting safe and fun boating practices.
• We value highly education, boating skill-building, practicing and promoting safety, and having fun together as a boating community.
• The Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron has served our community for over 50 years, teaching safer boating and organizing fun event.
Participation in the Bellingham chapter of the Sail and Power Squadron, including this meetup group, requires a one-year membership, but we invite you to attend up to 2 events as an interested member before enrolling.
About becoming a member
Want to become more involved? Want to take advantage of discounts? Thinking of expanding your boating knowledge? Even if you don't own a boat, that's OK! We welcome you to meet us and learn more about our club!
We hold monthly dinner meetings at 6:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of every month* in the Ward Room of the Bellingham Yacht Club, located at 2625 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225. The cost to attend a the dinner meeting is $10, and includes a delicious 3-course hot meal prepared by a BSPS member.
Dinner meeting format includes Social time, Dinner, a short business meeting, and a presentation. *No dinner meetings in March, June, July, August or December.
A key facet of the BSPS local chapter is a commitment to delivering excellent boater education presented by deeply skilled volunteer members. Click this link to get an overview of some upcoming courses and seminars:
"I do solemnly pledge to: Abide by the Bylaws of the United States Power Squadrons® ; Promote high standards of navigation and seamanship; Maintain my boat and operate it legally; Render assistance whenever possible; And conduct myself in a manner that will add prestige, honor, and respect to the United States Power Squadrons."