Grand Rapids Sail and Power Squadron (GRSPS) is a chapter of the national United States Power Squadrons (USPS).  Our purpose is to:

  • Associate as a group of people who love, appreciate, and have fun with boating.
  • Promote through education a high standard of skill in handling, seamanship, and navigation of all vessels, small and large – non-mechanical-power, mechanical powered, and sail.
  • Help a fellow boater in need when on the water.
  • Render and encourage the membership to participate in other civic services.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunity to participate and associate with the finest West Michigan Boating organization and a group of fun-loving people
  • Focused courses for Seamanship, Piloting, Advancing Piloting, Jr. & Sr. Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Weather, and more
  • Monthly GRSPS events such as a featured speaker to present topics of interest to all boaters, tour a boat manufacturer, tour NOAA Weather Stations, etc.
  • Monthly USPS magazine, ENSIGN, which is packed with articles for the boater
  • Monthly GRSPS newsletter, the WATERSPOUT, which has all of the news about our chapter’s educational and other activities
  • Boating insurance with broad coverage and attractive rates from the USPS
  • More information about membership benefits (USPS)

Membership Opportunities

  • All Adult Members have full privileges (some restrictions apply for under age 18)
  • Individual/Single Yearly dues: $102.00*
  • Family Unit Yearly dues: $165.50
  • Includes Individual and any number of others in the same family household
*$5.00 discount for membership sign-up at our Boat Safety Class


Jack Draper
Membership Chair,
Curt Campbell
Education Officer,
John Colley

How to Join

  1. Email our Membership Chair to express your interest.
  2. Download a membership application here:MemCom1
  3. To ensure the membership form is appropriately completed and the correct dues amount is calculated, it is best to check with the Membership Chair before mailing your check and application.
  4. Mail to:
    Grand Rapids Sail and Power Squadron
    1620 Olson St. N.E.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503