Central Wisconsin Sail & Power Squadron was chartered in 1990. We currently have about 40 members including a BSA Sea Scout Ship. We are located along the Wisconsin River from Eagle River in the north to Westfield in the south. We are a boating organization dedicated to helping people enjoy boating activities safely. Our membership includes all types of boaters and boating families (power, sail, and paddlers), novices and experienced boaters alike.
We have many enjoyable on-the-water and land-based activities, including boating activities, social events, learning opportunities, and other get-togethers. Many boating activities are held on nearby waters. We have joined our Wisconsin/Minnesota District 10 friends for on-the-water events on the Fox River Lock system, the lower Wisconsin River, the Mississippi River, the Duluth and Sturgeon Bay harbors and the Apostle Islands near Bayfield. Our social events include monthly breakfasts, pot luck suppers and dinner meetings at local restaurants.
We provide many quality and affordable classroom courses and seminars led by experienced volunteer instructors. We cover a full range of topics from basic boating to advanced education including, boat handling and operation, boat systems and maintenance, sail, GPS-based navigation and finally sextant-based celestial navigation. Our Boat Operation Certification program includes on-the-water skill instructions. Our classes are open to members and non-members alike.
We enjoy being part of our local community and give back through our service activities. We help to make the water a better place for everyone to enjoy. We conduct annual free Vessel Safety Check events at Boy Scout camps and at boat ramps on Lake Du Bay, Shawano Lake and Lake Petenwell with our crew of USCG-certified vessel examiners.
To learn more about our squadron, please use the link above to visit our website.