The Des Moines Sail and Power Squadron (DMSPS) is a fraternal boating organization for those interested in boating related activities, whether they may be paddling, sailing or power boating. As a not-for-profit educational organization DMSPS is dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable through education and civic service. Please take time to look around this website to familiarize yourself with our club and whether you are from this area, or just visiting, we hope you will come and visit us.
The Des Moines Sail & Power Squadron was chartered in 1960. Our members boat on the Mississippi River, Saylorville, Redrock and Okoboji Lakes in Iowa. The club offers fraternal and education opportunities to its members. It providing courses for self-improvement throughout the year to the membership and organizes various activities both on and off the water to provide fun and relaxation as well. The club also provides educational opportunities to the general public by providing Public Boating Courses as well and many of the seminars now available for use. It offers Vessel Safety Checks to the boaters in the area.
The state of Iowa is covered by four units of the USPS. Three of them are in District 30. The western two thirds of the state is covered by the Des Moines Sail and Power Squadron (DMSPS). Waterloo Sail and Power Squadron (WSPS) covers the northeastern portion of the state. Four River Sail and Power Squadron (FRSPS) covers the mid eastern part of the state. Also on the mid-eastern end of Iowa, Two Rivers Sail and Power Squadron cover the areas along the Mississippi River. They are a part of District 20.