We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote high standards of seamanship, navigation, and safe boating for all. Our squadron, located in the beautiful Lake Norman area, includes sail and power boats. We currently have over 140 members. Several times a year, we teach our public boating safety classes - America's Boating Course - for the general public. (These classes are approved for certification to operate personal watercraft by persons 14 to 16 years of age in accordance with N.C. State law.) Squadron members are eligible to take our advanced courses taught by qualified instructors. These begin with basic seamanship and continue on through piloting, advanced piloting, junior navigation to the advanced classes in navigation. Elective courses available for member participation include marine electronics, sail, engine maintenance, cruise planning, weather, and many other areas of boating interest. Members also participate in special boating safety programs and civic activities working toward the improvement of boating safety conditions. In addition to this, we have a very active social schedule filled with fun. You are invited to come and join us.