America’s Boating Club® of the Upstate℠, Lake Hartwell Sail & Power Squadron (LHS&PS), is dedicated to sharing skill on the water and helping people enjoy boating activities with constantly increasing confidence. We sponsor America’s Boating Course for the convenience of Greenville and central Upstate South Carolina residents. We share the learned skills through a variety of on-the-water activities for fun and for civic service.
Our membership includes all types of boaters and boating families (power, sail, and paddlers), novices and experienced boaters alike. You don’t need a boat to join; just have a keen interest in boating-related activities and an eagerness to meet others who share your interests.
Enjoying Activities Together
Part of expanding our horizons is doing activities that may be new to us together on the water. Canoeing, kayaking, sailing, cruising, rafting-up, seeing new lakes and rivers for the first time–we partake of new activities together. Our confidence increases as we share know-how with those who’ve been there before. Also, our social events bind us together with shared interests.
Serving The Boating Community
America’s Boating Club® of the Upstate℠ is a civic-minded organization. Our programs are provided to the public to raise awareness of boating safety issues, provide specific educational opportunities, enhance safe boating practices and boat readiness and improve the accuracy of nautical charts (both paper and GPS maps). We also support charitable activities. America’s Boating Club® of the Upstate℠ is a unit of United States Power Squadrons®. USPS® is America’s largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
Toward Skillful And Confident Boating
Expand your horizon on the water. Go and do what you never thought yourself or your boat capable of, with safety and confidence. Grow in your boating knowledge. Fill in the gaps in your education through classroom instruction and on-the-water skills training.
- Classroom: In America’s Boating Course, enjoy personal interaction with certified instructors, get in-depth answers to your boating questions, and benefit from group learning and interaction. Round out your educational needs with the USPS series of online training opportunities and videos.
- On the water: Get hands-on training and skills development in boat handling and other topics related to your coursework.