Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron


a Unit of the America's Boating Club®District 27.


We boat together, we learn together, we help each other, and we help the boating community.


The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron covers the greater Wilmington area in southeastern North Carolina.


Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some meetings, events and classes may be postponed.


America's Boating Course


Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in this comprehensive classroom course. This newly revised course will give you the basics of line throwing, knot tying, boat handling, anchoring, navigation rules and aids, emergencies on the water and more.

More Information

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  Ships Store



On-the Water Teaching Cruise

(Click Below)




If you are a boating enthusiast or want to be, this organization is for YOU!


Become a member

Participate in educational and social activities, both on-the-water and ashore, throughout the year.

General Meetings

General Membership Webinar 27 April  details...

Boating Activities

Blessing of the Fleet & Potluck 2 May  details...

Cape Fear River Raft-Up 9 May  details...

So. Harbour Cruise & Golf 12-14 June  details...

Independence Day Cruise 3-5 July  details...

St. James Cruise & Luncheon 21-23 August  details...

Georgetown Cruise 16-22 October  details...

Hardy Souls Cruise 11-15 November  details...

Other Events

D27 Rendezvous' 5-6 June  details...

Past Commanders' Shrimparoo 18 July  details...

USPS Fall Governing Board Meeting 7-13 Sept  details...

Wilmington Boat Show 9-11 October  details...


Online Boating Courses  details...

America's Boating Course 15-16 August  details...

Emergencies on Board - Dates TBD  details...

Vessel Safety Check


An important factor for a safe day on the water is a boat which has the necessary safety equipment and it's operating properly. Click the decal above for a FREE Vessel Safety Check by a certified Vessel Examiner.


Click here to schedule your VSC

Roger Upton Award 2017



BoatU.S. Civic Service Award 2013, 2015, 2016, 2020


 Click the buttons below for Club Suggestions,
the Ship's Store, and additional information useful to boaters.


Distinctive Communicator Awards 2006-2019


Prince Henry the Navigator Award 2016, 2020

Animated Knots

National Safe Boating Test

Member Benefits


How to Dock a Boat 


Ships Store 

State Boating Information


Apps for Boaters



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