Learn Boating Basics

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE has taught the ABCs of enjoyable boating to millions. Earn a Massachusetts boating certificate. INFO  

Advanced Boating Skills

BUILD  CONTINUED CONFIDENCE in boat handling and navigation. Coastal and offshore. Paddling, power and sail. One-evening skills seminars and advanced courses. INFO

Meet Boating Friends

GATHER WITH BOATING ENTHUSIASTS for cruises, informal get-togethers, educational activities, dinner talks and events. Welcome to our next Boat Talk

America’s Boating Club

THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS® is America’s Boating Club®, the world’s largest recreational boating organization. For Boaters, By BoatersTM.

who we are  

Great Blue Hill Sail & Power Squadron is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®America’s Boating Club®. GBH launched in 1969 as a non-profit, educational organization. We are dedicated to making boating more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, vessel handling and other boating subjects.

Our motto is “Come for the boating education … Stay for the friends.” We gather on cruises, at Boat Talks and for other special events where we can enjoy fellow boaters and share our love of being on the water.

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Events

CHARTPLOTTER •  STUDY GROUP

THURSDAYS, Oct 11 – Nov 1 • The GBH Chartplotter Study Group focuses on the things boaters really want to know about these essential navigation devices. Join for fun or for USPS credit. Details & Registration

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STEAM COFFIN • BOAT TALK & DINNER

THURSDAY, Nov 8 • Cross the Atlantic by steamship? They said it couldn’t be done. Join author John Laurence Busch for the story of the man who changed the world by making it happen. Details & Registration

boat safety 

VESSEL SAFETY CHECK – Learn how to schedule a courtesy VSC, at no charge, with a qualified USCGA or United States Power Squadrons Vessel Safety Examiner. Also learn how a VSC will improve your understanding of safety equipment and regulations. 

NEW!  Resources for boaters

Check out these new websites from the United States Power Squadrons®America’s Boating Club®. They are full of tips and ideas to make your boating safer and more enjoyable.

AMERICA’S BOATING CHANNEL is loaded with safe boating videos and boater education digital media created especially For Boaters, By BoatersTM . You’ll find how-to videos on basic skills, boating safety, life jackets, navigation rules, jet ski operation and more. Created with a grant from the US Coast Guard. America’s Boating Channel

 

 BOAT LIVE 365 BOATING IS SERIOUS FUN  Boat Live 365 empowers recreational boating groups to create a safe boating culture 365 days a year. At the Resource Library you can download materials and ideas to help spread the message. And the Come Aboard Webinar shares best practices that have worked for others. Boat Live 365

 

SAILANGLE is the ultimate boating community. Use this social media website to connect with boaters across America. Log in with your USPS member ID to access blogs, discussions and forums that help you use, maintain and enjoy your boat. SailAngle

KIDDE RECALLS FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

The Kidde company has recalled some 40 million fire extinguishers manufactured since 1973. Recalled models have plastic handles that are difficult to press or may fail to function during a fire emergency. Some have broken apart in use and pose an impact danger. One death has been reported. To learn if your boat (or your home) extinguishers are being recalled and to request free replacement(s), click below.

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Calendar

Oct
23
Tue
GBH Executive Board @ Westwood Senior Center
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Executive Board meeting rescheduled from October 4. Open to all GBH members.

Oct
25
Thu
Study Group – Chartplotters, Session 3 @ Westwood Senior Center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CHARTPLOTTERS – 4 Session Study Group. Learn the secrets of the most important navigation device on your boat. Details & Registration to come.

Nov
1
Thu
Study Group – Chartplotters, Session 4 @ Westwood Senior Center
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CHARTPLOTTERS – 4 Session Study Group. Learn the secrets of the most important navigation device on your boat. Details & Registration to come.

Nov
8
Thu
GBH Boat Talk & Dinner – Steam Coffin @ American Legion Hall
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join author John Laurence Busch for the story of the man who changed the world with the first crossing of the Atlantic by steamship.

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