Darien Sail & Power Squadron
The Darien Sail & Power Squadron(DSPS) is dedicated to civic service and education in matters having to do with safety on the water. Chartered in 1953, DSPS is committed to achieving and promoting high standards of navigation, seamanship, and safety by our personal conduct and performance on the water.
For more history on DSPS including our Past Commanders and squadron award winners click here.
DSPS is part of District 2 of the United States Power Squadron. District 2 (D2) geographically includes Lake Champlain, Lake George, Sacandaga, the Hudson River areas of New York and the western ends of Connecticut and Massachusetts. D2 has 19 different Squadrons with approximately 1600 members who share boating knowledge and camaraderie.
DSPS is located on the Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound between the City of Stamford and the City of Norwalk. There are five harbors in the town: Holly Pond, Noroton Bay, Darien Harbor, Ziegler's Cove and Tokeneke Cove. Our 300+ members live and work in Darien, New Canaan and many surrounding towns. For a map of Darien, click here.
Education of boaters (Power and Sail) remains the most important mission of the squadron. Advanced, elective, and supplemental courses are offered each year. For courses not currently available in Darien, attendance at classes conducted by other squadrons is encouraged. For more information on the courses offered click here.
United States Power Squadron
The United States Power Squadron (USPS) was organized in 1914. USPS is a not for profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom.
USPS has some 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
It's easy to join the Darien Sail & Power Squadron. The benefits of membership can far exceed the annual dues. It's a great way to enjoy boating and participate in our many boating related events, activities and education.
To join the United States Power Squadron and be a member of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron:
1. Complete the membership application (see link below)
2. Meet the following membership criteria
• Be willing to contribute to the objectives of USPS
• Obtain a CT Safe Boating Certificate or equivalent boating education
3. Make check to Darien Sail & Power Squadron
4. Send completed Membership Application Form (see below) and check to:
20 Seagate Road
Darien, CT 06820
Anniversary Billing - 12 Months
Single Membership: $110 Family Membership: $140
For new members that successfully complete the Basic Coastal Boating course, the first 6 months membership fee will be waived as an introductory offer. The class instructors will provide more information.
It's easy to renew your membership online! Just have your certificate number and click here.
USPS Membership Benefits
Your membership in USPS has many benefits. Discounts are offered to current members for:
• Boat & Towing Insurance
• Auto & Home Insurance
• International Medical & Travel Assistance
• Prescription Savings
• Life Line Screening
• AD&D Insurance
• Long Term Care Insurance
• Identity Theft Protection
• Sears Commercial Marketplace
• Wireless Center
• Vacation Center
• Cruises Only
• Wyndham Hotels
...and many more
The Darien Sail & Power Squadron wants to make sure that we have up to date contact information to communicate with you.
If you would like to make changes to your membership profile, please follow these steps:
Go to: http://usps.org/. If you're not already logged in, click the "Member's Log In" button in the menu bar at the top of the screen. You will be asked to enter your USPS Certificate Number and PIN.
If you don't remember your USPS Certificate Number, please send an email to DSPSWebmaster@gmail.com and we will respond to you shortly.
Your PIN is on your dues renewal notice. If you have forgotten your PIN or never requested a PIN, please do the following:
When you get the logon failure notice, click on the "ReSubmit" button
Click on the link for the "Security Information" pages.
Enter your certificate number
If you do not remember your security question
Click on I don't know my security question
Your Security Question will be sent to your email address of record in the national membership database
If you know your security question
Click on I know my security question
Select your security question
Enter the answer to your security question
Your PIN will be sent to your email address of record in the national membership database
Some important notes:
If you do not have a valid email address in your membership/biographical information profile on the national database, you will not be able to receive the email messages concerning security questions or PINs mentioned above.
If you have never created a security question, or if you have forgotten your security question, you can set or change it after you are logged in as a member. On the "Managing your Personal Information" page, click the Information Center Menu icon and in the menu that opens on the left, select "Manage Your Security Information," which you will find under "PINS & Security."
Once you are logged on as a member, click the "Manage Profile" button at the right side of the USPS Member's Home Page.
Make changes to the editable fields. Please ensure your email and mailing address are correct.
Save changes by clicking the "Update" button at the bottom of the page.