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.


72nd Year!

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)




Become a member

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

General Meetings

Membership Meeting - Dr. Corbett Sep 25  details...

Wilmington Boat Show Oct 13-15  details...

Oktoberfest October 23  details...

Veterans Luncheon November 18  details...

Annual Meeting & COW December 5  details...

Boating Activities

Other Events

District 27 Conference October 27-28  details...


Boat Handling Course - August 29  details...

Online Boating Courses  details...

Vessel Safety Check


An important factor for a safe day on the water is a boat that 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


WRN Ambassador of Excellence 2020


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



Distinctive Communicator Awards 2006-2022


Prince Henry the Navigator Award 1977,1978, 1980,1982,2011,2015,2017,2019, 2020, 2021

Local Knowlege

National Safe Boating Test

Member Benefits


How to Dock a Boat 


Ships Store 


Animated Knots

State Boating Information


Apps for Boaters


 Free Mobile App


Club Suggestions


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