The Gainesville Boating Club, located in Gainesville, Florida, is a unit of District 23 of the United States Power Squadrons, the world's largest non-profit private boating organization.
Our members boat on both the east and west coasts of Florida and the St. Johns River. We meet monthly for various boating, water sport and social activities. We gather on the fourth Thursday of the month at a members’ home for a potluck dinner and club meeting, which often includes an educational presentation.
Please see our calendar page for dates, location and times of upcoming activities.
And note: You do not need to own a boat to become a member!
Welcome to the Neighborhood
When you join United States Power Squadrons, you’re joining America’s Boating Club, a community that was built by boaters, for boaters. You’re building a lifetime of memories together on the water, on shore and by giving back to your community. Whether you’re passionate about cruising, racing, making new friends, volunteering in your community or learning from experienced boaters, we have the resources you need to engage your passions and, perhaps, instill some new ones.
There are on the water activities; on the shore activities and volunteer opportunities such as the International Coastal Cleanup Campaign.
Be an Educated Safer Boater
Too often new boaters, even seasoned ones, believe boating is easy. What so hard about driving a boat, right? But there is much more to safe boating. Boating is a learned skill that can be as dangerous, or even more so, than driving a car. For more than 100 years, we have provided boaters with unsurpassed education on the water, in the classroom and online. Our educational opportunities go beyond the basics to help you and your family be the best boaters you can be.
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