Thank you for visiting America’s Boating Club – Nashville Squadron. Formerly known as the Music City Power Squadron. This web site is designed to provide information about the local boating educational opportunities provided by our Squadron serving the Nashville, TN area. Our members are from Middle Tennessee. Our members are dedicated to safe boating operation and education on our lakes, rivers, and streams. If you have a dream to offshore boat charter (bare boat charter), Americas Boating Club has the Boating Classes to boost your knowledge and confidence to navigate and safely operate your vessel in the coastal waterways and international seas.
Our Squadron offers great ways to help satisfy a desire for recreational paddleboard, kayak, canoe, sail, and power boating. When you get out on the water look for our boats with the burgees below on our bow staff or starboard spreader and the America’s Boating Club logo.
Our squadron was founded in 1994 as a unit of America’s Boating Club whose origin traces back to 1914. The Squadron offers comprehensive Boating Safety Courses and special topic Seminars for the boating public at various times and places during each year. The Squadron is made up of men and women who have a common love and appreciation of recreational boating and who are willing to contribute time, energy, and skills to boat safety education and other objectives of the Squadron.
Just follow the Area Waters link under the Resources tab for more information on the waters we cruise. If you are interested in taking the Squadron Boating Education Course, visit our Courses tab above. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Bridge by clicking the link. One of our Bridge members will contact you shortly.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Attributed to Mark Twain
The links below also provide additional information on boating safety, boating education, and area lake information. Explore the links for more information and enjoy your boating experience safely.
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:
October Membership Meeting - October 27 - Fall Cruise to Bledsoe Creek. Will raft up at Bledsoe Creek. Boats leaving from Gallatin Marina and LaGuardo at 2:00 P.M. Contact Randy Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange Gallatin Marina pickup or Bobby Naylor at email@example.com for LaGuardo pick up location.
November Membership Meeting - November 11 - Meeting at the Corner Pub in Mt. Juliet, TN starting at 18:00 hrs with social time. Presentation to start at 18:30 hrs. Presentiation will be Marine Electronics by West Marine.
December Christmas Party - December 8 at Bobby and Sharon Home. More details comming soon.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -
America's Boating Class (ABC) - The class will be taught in two session starting on the second and ending on thea fourth Saturday of October 2019, November 2019 and January 2020. More details can be found on the followiing Link: ABC Class Schedule
Contact Randy Stone for additional educationational opportunites at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS. All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers. It could save a life.
SPRING BOATING CHECK LIST - PLEASE REVIEW THIS CHECK LIST AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST LAUNCH.
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - Americas Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the 2019 boating season for FREE. Please request Vessel Safety Inspections via our online request in the Vessel Safety Check tab. A Vessel Safety Inspector will contact you shortly after your request is recieved.
2019 Bridge Leadership
Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN
Squadron Education Officer -
Lt/C Randy Stone, P
Assistant Education Officer -
1st Lt Art Chapman, P
Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP
Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP
1/Lt Jane Malatak, P
1/Lt Jack Rubey, S