Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron Celebrates 50 Years of Community Service

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The NVSPS booth at the 2017 Capital Boat Show

Ready to go boating this summer on the Potomac River or on one of Northern Virginia’s many lakes?  Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron has proudly helped the boating public take to the waters safely and confidently for 50 years.  The experienced boaters of this club offer instruction for all levels of recreational boaters including beginning courses to introduce new boaters to this fun and healthy sport. We offer courses to meet your state’s boating education requirement and achieve higher levels of skills with advanced courses.

The squadron supports community charities like Wounded Warrior Project, taking veterans on day cruises, community education groups like the Sea Scouts (ages 14-21) of the Boy Scouts of America and provides public service free Vessel Safety Checks at public boat ramps, marinas and clubs. The squadron traditionally holds a booth at the annual National Capital Boat Show, and offers boating safety and skills seminars.

The squadron will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a banquet on May 7 at the Springfield Golf and Country Club. Past events and milestones will be commemorated with a display of photos and timeline notes. A history timeline is in the May newsletter issue as well as attendance information (due April 30) at Come see friends you have missed and meet new ones.

The squadron meets evenings in Alexandria, on the second Wednesday of most months. The group keeps learning by inviting speakers to speak on a wide variety of topics at their membership meetings. They gather for educational field trips and tours of marine facilities and ships. See meeting information in our newsletter “Of Tars and Terns” at The public is welcome.


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