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 power boaters.  Our national organization,  America’s Boating Club, meets the needs of all boaters, both power and sail, big and small, by providing 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

Allan T Bombard, SN-IN Commander

Governing Board Update

By: Allan T Bombard, SN-IN Commander

Ahoy there, Fellow District 28’ers!

I’m back recently from the Annual USPS/ABC Fall Governing Board (GB) meeting, and have a few updates for you – as well as some other flotsam for your evening reading.  Click here to read Allan Bombard’s full report.

Chief Commander CC Craig Fraser SN-IN

Join America’s Boating Club  District 28 Annual Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Southwest Yacht Club, San Diego

Time:  9 am start of meeting, BBQ lunch on site, Yacht Club dinner at 5 pm

We have the honor of hosting the Chief Commander, Craig Fraser SN-IN at this event!!

Click here for the National Ad Hoc Committee Presentation for Reorganization


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.

Map of District 28 Squadrons

District 28 Policies and Procedures

Approved at Conference 11/14/21

District 28 2023 Planning Committee Report

For questions, comments or improvements, please contact 
D/Lt Richard Cross – rtcross11@gmail.com

District 28 Bylaws

Approved at Conference 11/14/21


Proposed District 28 Bylaws

For questions, comments or improvements, please contact 
D/Lt Adriaan Veldhuisen – awveldhuisen@gmail.com


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 2 years are listed below. If you are interested in seeing older issues please email D/Lt Jill Powell, AP.


Join America’s Boating Club  District 28 Annual Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Southwest Yacht Club, San Diego

Time:  9 am start of meeting, BBQ lunch on site, Yacht Club dinner at 5 pm

We have the honor of hosting the Chief Commander, Craig Fraser SN-IN at this event!!

Mark your calendar for this important date.  

For more information


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.

Bridge Officers & Assistants

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Commander - D/C Allan T. Bombard, JN
Executive Officer/Admin - D/Lt/C Doug Bass, SN
Secretary/ Treasurer - D/Lt/C Sue Ann Bean
Education Officer - P/D/C Shawn Goit JN-ON
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Asst. Education Officer - D/Lt/C Cida Diehl

General Committees

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Rules - D/Lt Adriaan Veldhuisen
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Financial Review - D/Lt Chris Peavey
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Planning - P/D/C Richard Cross