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Diablo Sail and Power Squadron is located in the Northern California, greater San Francisco Bay Area.  This squadron is one of 450+ squadrons of the United States Sail & Power Squadrons (USPS)

Diablo Sail and Power Squadron is one of many squadrons in District 25, which includes " ... the environs of Fort Bragg south to Point Sur on the Pacific Ocean and inland to a northerly line through Merced, including the area of San Francisco Bay and its tributaries."  Diablo Sail and Power Squadron covers from the San Francisco Bay into the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, centered primarily around Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano counties. 

The squadron was formed in 1958. Our membership is comprised of power boaters and sailors alike. Our members make full use of the many waterways available to them in San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Mokolumne Rivers; as well as the greater Delta region.

Our principal aim is to, "Promote boating safety and help YOU be a Safer Boater." We put special emphasis on boating safety and education for members, with courses ranging from Seamanship to Celestial Navigation, and Engine Maintenance to Weather.  You can find a full list of classes on this site, as well as on the USPS National site.

One of our important civic service activities is teaching the Basic Boating Course - Americas's Boating Course - to the general public to promote boating safety. Another is the Cooperative Charting Program, in which we report corrections and additions to charts and other publications of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA's charts and tables are widely used by the boating public, and we cooperate with NOAA in keeping them up to date. 

We have membership meetings about every other month at which we offer boating-related programs, as well as an opportunity to meet other members. In the boating season, on-the-water events such as cruises and rendezvous are another part of our social activity, and many of our general membership meetings are combined with on-the-water activities.  See our Calendar for more information about scheduled events.


Check out the Advantages of Membership in the United States Power Squadron.  Sign up today for a Boating Skills class and you may be on your way to membership in Diablo Sail and Power Squadron.



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