A unit of the United States Power Squadron ®  Sail and Power Boating

In June 2017, the United States Power Squadron (USPS) formally approved the use of the "America's Boating Club" as a means of marketing USPS to the public.  Thank you for visiting the The United States Power Squadron's local Music City Power Squadron web site. This web site is designed to provide information about the United States Power Squadrons®  and the local boating educational opportunities provide by our Music City Power Squadron serving Nashville, TN.  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 off shore 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.

The Music City Power 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 burgee below on our bow staff or starboard spreader and the United States Power Squadron® Ensign attached to our stern staff.  


Music City BurgeeNashville, Tennessee and surrounding counties is home for the Music City Power Squadron. The squadron was founded in 1994 as a unit of the United States Power Squadrons® 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 Music City Power 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 page 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.



Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

Raft-Up for all members and Friends - September 22, 2019 - Begins 2:00 p.m. on Old Hickory Lake at the in front of the pirate ship at Boxwell Boym Scout Camp.  The members and friends will meet at Cherokee Stake House by water or land at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails with dinner to follow at 6:00.  THe Lat and Long is:  36 degrees 18' 27.58 N; 86 degrees 28' 14.45" W.  For anyone joining the raft up by land, please contact Bobby or Barry at jrbnaylor@aol.com or bscleveland61@gmail.com.  Please contact Bobby for dinner reservations.  


Boating Safety Class - June date to be determined based on advance registration.  This class will include the Tennessee Boaters Certification upon passing the exam at the end of the class.  Students for the Tennessee Boaters Certification must bring the TN Wildlife Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit available at locations selling hunting/fishing license to qualify for the TN Boating Safety Certificate.  Americas Boating Club is world largest boating club providing boating safety classes and free Vessel Safety Inspection nationally NASBLA approved.  Please contact Randy Stone at rstone@nashvillemachine.com for registration information and date.  


 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.


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

Commander -

Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN

Squadron Education Officer -

Lt/C Randy Stone, P

Assistant Education Officer -

1st Lt Art Chapman, P

Secretary -

Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP

Treasurer -

Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP

Member-at-Large -

1/Lt Jane Malatak, P

1/Lt Jack Rubey, S


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