Members and non-members may select courses from basic boat handling, to basic and advanced navigation, to advanced celestial navigation. In addition, members are offered courses in engine maintenance, weather, electronics and other electives. The squadron offers the America’s Boating Course to the public, on a regular basis, as a Civic Service.
Chartered in 1946, Charleston Sail and Power Squadron in one of about 450 squadrons of the United States Power Squadrons® and one of thirteen in District 26.
The squadron participates in the annual cleanup of the local marine environment including rivers and boat ramps. Members enjoy monthly boating outings as well as a monthly dinner meeting where a program of maritime interest is presented. A monthly newsletter,the Palmetto Log, highlights monthly events and relevant Squadron notices.