United States Power Squadrons®
America's Boating Club®
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron

 
SeamanA Port Captain is a member of the United States Power Squadrons who stands ready to provide advice and assistance to USPS members and the public who make contact. Port Captains can recommend mechanics, sail makers, and repair yards in the area as well as medical and dental facilities in his or her locale. As well, weary sailors and boaters may be directed to local restaurants and motels.

The Port Captain is familiar with the activities of local USPS squadrons, the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

While Port Captains are under no obligation to provide more than friendly advice, they are persons who enjoy meeting people and serving their fellow boaters. Still, their primary expertise lies in their knowledge of local waters and unmarked hazards to safe navigation. The objective is to provide information, reliable advice and comradeship. Their aim is make fellow members feel they are welcome and have found a friend.

It is inevitable that the reputation of the USPS will spread throughout the boating public. Persons interested in the USPS or a public boating course will be referred to their nearest squadron commander or educational officer. Knowledge, seamanship, service to others, friendship and fraternity has been the essence of the United States Power Squadrons 1914.

The Port Captain for the Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron is Lt/C Bill Wickham, AP, at Bill Wickham or 850.941.8813.