The Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron is a unit of United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and a member of District 5 covering the Mid-Atlantic States. Our power and sail members are primarily from Queen Annes County, the home of Kent Narrows, a popular water gateway to the Eastern Shore. The USPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to boating education, civic service and social activities. For membership information contact our membership chairperson or an officer listed below.
Squadron members are entitled to free education, tax deductions, discounts on boating-oriented products and services, USPS boat insurance, “The Ensign” magazine, “The Compass” electronic newsletter, and many other special programs. To see more, including descriptions of squadron coming events and photos, please search for “Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron” on Facebook. Also, please click here for more benefits from USPS.
Boating Education classes
We offer one-night Seminars various topics and a Basic Boating Course to the public at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. For Members, there are advanced classes in Seamanship and Piloting, For information about courses, contact our Education Officer listed below.
The USPS supports the Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Program. Squadron members trained as Vessel examiners provide safety checks for interested boat owners. A vessel, which successfully meets the Coast Guard recommended standards, is awarded the Coast Guard Decal for that year. To arrange a free vessel safety examination contact our Vessel Safety Check Chairperson listed below.
Our Squadron is also interested in civic service. Related to boating we do chart updating and provide safety escort boats for races, as well as public education. We also do some general civic service, such as Safe Boating Week, Taste of Kent Narrows, a Fall Food Drive and Adopt-a-Bear (toys/clothing for children).
As we are all interested in boating, we hold predicted log contests, boating rendezvous, and culinary cruises. Contact our Boating Activities Chairperson. We also have a summer party, family picnic, pig roast, and Oktoberfest. And we publish “Tidelines”, an interesting and informative bi-monthly newsletter. Our District also publishes the ”Mark 5” newsletter. A boat is not necessary for Membership.
Regular Meeting Schedule
Executive Committee Meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month at Kent Island Yacht Club (KIYC) at 1900. Membership Meetings with buffet dinner and guest speakers are also held at the KIYC on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified: social hour begins at 1800 and dinner at 1900.
KNSPS Bridge Officers