Welcome to District 28 of America's Boating Club

We are America’s Boating Club, District 28.  We are a non-profit boating organization devoted to safe boating through education.  Our members consist of enthusiastic sailors and powerboaters.  Our national organization,  America’s Boating Club, meets the needs of all boaters, both power and sail, big and small, by providing free public boating education courses to all current or prospective boaters; and by offering advanced boating education and fraternal boating to their members. It is the squadrons who conduct the public boating courses and are the real heart of the USPS organization. Click here for more about America’s Boating Club

2019 Bridge

Commander: D/C Shawn Goit, JN
Executive Officer: D/Lt/C Barry Bean, JN
Educational Officer: D/Lt/C Van Diehl, SN
Administrative Officer: D/Lt/C Allan Bombard, JN
Secretary:  Stf/C Betty McGovern, SN
Treasurer: D/Lt/C Debra Tucker, S

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District 28 Flag

District 28,whose flag is shown below, is one of the 31 districts of America’s Boating Club. It is made up of four active squadrons, located in Southern California and Arizona.

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Here is District 28’s
latest newsletter:
The “Lead Line”.

District Conference

October 4-6, 2019
Phoenix, Airport Hilton Hotel
2435 S. 47th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Reservation Form

Map of District 28 Squadrons


District Conference

October 4-6, 2019
Phoenix, Airport Hilton Hotel
2435 S. 47th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

See Flyer 

Reservation Form


The mission of the America’s Boating Club is to promote recreational Boating Safety through education and civic activities while providing fellowship for our members.

All AB Club Squadron Members in Arizona and Southern California are automatically members of the AB Club District 28.  Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.  All of our squadrons offer boating safety classes and seminars to the public and a rich series of Advanced and subject specific courses to the members, on the water and in the classroom.

District 28 Bylaws

Approved 11-23-2014

District 28 Policies and Procedures

Approved as of Spring Conference 2017


The Lead Line is the official publication of District 28 and is published twice a year, in February and August. Articles may be submitted to the Editor, D/Lt Jill Powell, AP. The last 3 years are listed below. If you are interested in seeing older issues please go to SailAngle.com


Dictrict 28 Annual BBQ – August 16-18 – Pier 32, National City

District 28 Fall Conference – Oct 4-6, Phoenix AZ


Registration Form


Our District Commander and five Lieutenant Commanders are collectively known as the District Bridge. They are supported by a large number of officers and committees leading every aspect of our operation. To see a list of these committees click here. The District serves as the link between USPS and our local squadrons. It serves as a resource to the squadron leadership by providing information and guidance to the squadron officers and committees. It also provides feedback to the national organization about items of concern to the squadrons. Each squadron officer has a district counterpart who can provide information and answer questions.

Commander D/C Shawn Goit, AP
Executive Officer D/Lt/C Barry Bean, JN
Education Officer D/Lt/C Van Diehl, SN-ACN
Secretary D/Lt/C Betty McGovern, P
Administrative Officer D/Lt/C Allan T. Bombard, JN
Treasurer D/Lt/C Debra Tucker