Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron

A unit of United States Power Squadrons ®

Boating is fun, let us show you how!


Welcome to the Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron Website!


USPS-LogoWe are a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, which is the world's largest non-profit boating organization. It is often called "America's boating club".

Our members are families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating, on the water and in the classroom. Our squadron is located on Hilton Head Island, which is at the South-Eastern corner of South Carolina, at 32º10'33.88" N, 80º46'22.88" W. Many of our members live on Hilton Head, while some reside just over the bridge in Bluffton, SC.

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HHSPS Boating Education


The Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron offers boating courses and seminars throughout the year.  Our next seminar will be offered in September entitled "Basic Coastal Navigation."                                               


Seminar Description:  Basic Coastal Navigation

Today, electronics have radically changed navigation, but understanding the basics helps you gain confidence in your equipment and your own skills.  In this seminar, you’ll learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check your progress on the water. You will develop situational awareness skills using your eyes and navigation tools to quickly point to your position on a chart, and be able to use backup techniques when the electronics become suspect. This seminar will help both captain and crew to navigate safely and comfortably.  The seminar kit contains a Seminar Notes booklet and the The Weekend Navigator textbook.


What's Included?

         An overview of electronic navigation; GPS - what it tells us

         Waypoint navigation fundamentals

         Charts - what you need to know; Navigation aids

         Water depth and tide; Course corrections

         Situation awareness

         Solving for course, speed and distance; 24-hour clock


Instructor:  TBD, (Certified HHSPS Instructor)

Time and Date:  9:00 – 11:00, September 10, 2016

Location:  Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Cost:  $40 members; $55 for non-members

To register contact:  Peter Dion:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (631.456.9134)

HHSPS Boating Activities


Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron offers a wide range of boating activities for our members. There are on-the-water boating programs, including boating cruises and The Magellan Society.

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HHSPS Social Activities


Social events are a very important part of the Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron. Our social events range from dinners to boating cruises.

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