Welcome Aboard

We are America's Boating Club of Colorado, originally chartered as Boulder Valley Sail & Power Squadron in 1977. Our members enjoy boating and social activites as a unit of America's Boating Club™, the largest non-profit boating organization in the country.

You are likely to find us gathering with our friends at a sailing rendezvous in the Colorado mountains or a charter in the BVI, teaching or attending boating classes, performing vessel safety checks in the area, or meeting for social activities or club business. Take a tour of our website where you will find our events calendar and award winning newsletter the Boulder Beacon.

Where to Find Us

Visitors are always welcome at our membership meetings in Boulder, Colorado. They are held the fourth Thursday of the month, check our web calendar for dates and location.

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Club Activities

Boulder Valley is a boating club who enjoys the comradery of the fellowship of boaters around the world. Colorado meetings usually include a boating program or may be Friday meet-ups or one of our standing events in spring, summer, and fall. Come join us.

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Boating Education

Experienced members provide boating classes in Colorado throughout the year. Classes are open to boaters of all skill levels, members or non-members. All boating topics are covered, from sailing to navigation to weather.

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Civic Service

America's Boating Club is committed to community engagement such as actions designed to identify and address issues of public (boating) concern. Our most popular programs include free vessel safety checks and boating safety through education and fun.

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Boating Forum

The Forum is an online bulletin board of boating topics intended to share among the community of boaters on the Internet. It also serves as a repository of information (text, files, and photos), including years of newsletter archives.

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Wear It

We’ve heard just about every excuse not to wear a life jacket. Here are the most common excuses with the top five reasons to wear a life jacket.

  1. “I have life jackets on board.” Having life jackets on board the vessel is not enough. Accidents happen too fast to put on a stowed life jacket.
  2. “I’m a strong swimmer.” Even a strong swimmer needs to wear a life jacket. During an emergency, clothing can become heavy or waterlogged while in the water.
  3. “It’s too hot and doesn’t look cool.” Old-fashioned, bulky orange life jackets have been replaced with new styles, like inflatable life jackets that may resemble a pair of suspenders or a belt pack. These are much cooler in the warmer weather.
  4. “It gets in the way.” There are life jacket styles available for any recreational water activity – fishing, water sports, hunting, paddling and more. There are even styles for pets!
  5. “Nothing is going to happen to me.” Face it, accidents happen. Boating can be a fun, safe and enjoyable activity, but when the “Wear It!” message is ignored, the consequences can be grim

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