Founded in 1914, The USPS® is the largest private, non-profit boating organization in the world. With more than 40,000 members across the United States and Puerto Rico, the USPS has educated over 4 million boaters in the last half-century.
Chartered in 1940 The Columbus Sail and Power Squadron (CSPS) is a civic, educational and safety oriented organization dedicated to the safe and enjoyable operation of vessels on our waterways. The Columbus Squadron is one of about 450 nationwide which comprise the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS).
The Columbus Squadron is comprised of more than 200 central-Ohio and Lake Erie boaters. Our membership includes sail and power boaters, personal watercraft operators and anglers. Many others are members who do not currently own a vessel, but share our passion for the water. You'll find our members on inland lakes and reservoirs such as Griggs, O’Shaughnessy, Alum Creek, and Buckeye Lake. We also boat on more distant waterways such as the Ohio River, Lake Cumberland and the Great Lakes!