KSPS Facts
The Kalamazoo Sail & Power Squadron was established
June 14, 1948. The gold border around our burgee
reflects that we have been chartered for at least 50
years.  

Our membership is made up of residents from
Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and the surrounding counties.
This squadron offers at least 3 safe boating classes to the public every year. One
class is offered in Battle Creek (in February or March) and two in Kalamazoo (in Mar
or Apr). Additional classes may be offered as demand requires. These classes are
free except for the text and materials. Check for current classes at ABC

More in depth classes are offered to our membership. These include advanced
courses in navigation, engine maintenance, sail, marine electronics, weather, etc..  

In addition to educational opportunities we also have numerous social functions on
and off the water, throughout the year. Membership also results in developing
friendships which can result in assistance in many areas (not necessarily all related
to boating) which end up saving money that otherwise might have to be spent for
professional services.  

Substantial savings on insurance premiums are an additional benefit derived from
taking the various courses available to members of the United States Power
Squadrons.  

The United States Power Squadrons also provide additional public services, which
assist in savings to the general tax paying public. These include updating geodetic
survey markers information and providing information to assist in correcting charts
for the boating community.  

Liaison is maintained with the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Departments of Natural Resources of the various States and other
organizations in order to cooperate (not compete) for the benefit of the public at
large.
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