St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron Commander Maurice Donovan Jr., left, and past Commander Larry Benjamin display their District Award for Best Squadron.

The St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron was recognized as “Squadron of the Year for 2018” in District 22, the Caribbean District, at the District 33 2019 Spring Conference in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, earlier this month. Officers of the organization were presented with a plaque providing one of the key celebratory events of the conference.

The St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron is one of 450 squadrons that make up the Caribbean District and is one of 45,000 that comprise the United States Power Squadrons Inc. Organized in 1914, the group is the world’s largest nonprofit boating education organization.

The squadrons, made up of local volunteer marine enthusiasts throughout their respective communities, are dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching free classes in seamanship, navigation and many other marine related subjects across the U.S.

To learn more about local classes available on St. Thomas and St. John and squadron membership, contact Commander Maurice Donovan Jr. at maurice.donovan.jr@gmail.com.