Promoting Safe Boating in West Michigan

Course Schedule Brochure

NOTICE: Next ABC Boating Safety Class Starts April 15 at West Marine – sign up! Visit our Course Descriptions page for more information about our courses.

The Grand Rapids Sail and Power Squadron (GRSPS) is the Grand Rapids area’s Boating Club. With activities focused on boating that is safe, smart and fun, GRSPS members have access to some of the best resources available to recreational boaters. Whether you own a sail boat, a houseboat, a cruiser, a fishing boat, a ski boat, a pontoon boat or a personal watercraft, GRSPS can enhance your boating experience. GRSPS offers free vessel safety inspections, introductory boating safety courses and an extensive curriculum of boating education courses. In addition, GRSPS members hold monthly and annual social  events. Finally, an active social calendar rounds out the activities available for having fun sharing times with others who love to boat. Chartered on April 29, 1940, GRSPS is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and is one of 450 local squadrons across the U.S.

USPS celebrates 100 years of excellence in boating education!

Grand Rapids Press article highlighting GRSPS

Savvy Boater Knowledge

Special Announcement

Grand Rapids Sail and Power Squadron was awarded for recognition of our exemplary efforts to educate the community in fun and safe boating. View the Award!