WELCOME ABOARD! We hope that this web site will acquaint potential members with some aspects of the Tar River Sail and Power Squadron (TRSPS). While we are just one of the more than 450 Squadrons in the United States Power Squadrons (in one of its 33 Districts) and a member of District 27 (North Carolina), we are unique in many ways. Our members, our local customs, and our activities are different from any other Squadron.
Founded in 1983, the Tar River Sail and Power Squadron is an offshoot of the Kinston Power Squadron. With local members from the Greenville and Washington, NC areas, our squadron is proud of its heritage and dedication to safe boating, self-education, civic service and social activities. Additionally, member education is a key and is stressed. Nautical courses are offered yearly and are taught in an educational environment. These courses range from Seamanship to Celestial Navigation to Engine Maintenance to Cruise Planning. Tar River Sail and Power Squadron members through the giving of Public Boating courses at least twice yearly contribute toward civic service. Other civic service activities include member reporting of nautical chart corrections and additions to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These reports assist all mariners in keeping their charts up to date.
Regular TRSPS monthly membership meetings offer programs that are interesting and instructive, usually on nautical and related topics, as well as a chance to meet socially with other members. Social affairs and rendezvous are also a regular part of the TRSPS calendar with numerous of coastal and inland boating events scheduled each year. We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site and we wish you fair winds and clear skies!
************** FEATURED EVENTS!!!! **************
November 12th - Membership meeting @ Finelli's in Greenville
Presentation by Peter Boettger, author of 'Fishing the Western Pamlico'
If interested in attending any Tar River Sail and Power Squadron function, you can always contact us at email@example.com
Other Activities and Education
How are your marlinespike skills?!?!
Check out the USPS Compass website's "Mastering Marlinespike" HERE.
Remember to check out the District 27 website as well for activities and education