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About Us


 The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron, located along the coast of North Carolina in Brunswick County, is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons ® (USPS). The United States Power Squadrons® is the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 35,000 members. For more than 100 years, we have worked to make the water a safer place through boating education, civic service and fellowship. 



 Your source for premier boating education.  A variety of courses are offered by the Shallotte River Sail & Power Squadron and all are available to the public.
Start with America's Boating Course® which covers the basics of boating and meets the certification requirements in NC for those under age 26.   

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 Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal that informs:

  • Coast Guard / Auxiliary
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Sheriff's & Police
  • other boating law-enforcement & safety agency's

that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Best of all every Vessel Safety Check is 100% Free of charge! 

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2018 Squadron contact Information

Commander HughHayes

Exec Officer Robert Bricker

Admin Officer Barbara Bartell

Education Oficer Robert Morris

Secretary Dan Bartell

Treasurer Jamie McCurry

Webmaster David Eldridge

Newsletter Richard Smith