United States Power Squadrons  

District 12

For Boaters, By Boaters™


New England Fall Conference

Ashworth By the Sea,

11/1 – 11/3, 2019

Ashworth By the Sea
Hampton Beach, NH

This year's Multi District conference, sponsored by Districts 12, 14 and 19, includes speakers, seminars and entertainment: Comedy by “Bert & I” and Maritime & Celtic Music by Castlebay

Conference Highlights

  • Boating Education
    • Handling Propane on Board - Do's and Don'ts for Cooking and Heating
    • The Latest in Marine Electronics - How to Use AIS
    • Tow Salvage & Vessel Recovery - Myths and Misunderstanding by Captain Bruce White of SeaTow
  • Chief Commander's Message - National XO Mary Paige Abbott
  • Featured speaker Peter Shelley, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts
  • Entertainment
    • Saturday Lunch - Comedy by "Bert & I"
    • Dinner - Ballroom & music by Castlebay Maritime and Celtic Music

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Meals and Activities

Suggested Friday/Sunday Activities
Members who wish to arrive early Friday or stay Sunday can visit USS Albacore Museum. Group Tour Rates (10 or more) are $7.00 per person. Cost for individual tours is $8.00 per person. Meet at the Museum at 1300 Friday.

Saturday daytime:
Registration for the Saturday Conference is required, cost $25 icludes coffee/tea and pastries. Dress: Casual
A saturday luncheon on-site with entertainment by Bert & I is $30/person.
Saturday Banquet with music by Castlebay Maritime and Celtic Music , $45/person.

Sunday brunch with the Chief Commander's Representatives. Cost $30/person

Program Details:

  1. How to Use AIS
    Should you use this instead of radar or in conjunction with radar? Which is better, AIS transmitter or transceiver?? To be “seen” as well as “see” other vessels! Why is AIS good for recreational vessels?
  2. Handling Propane on Board
    Do’s and Don’ts For cooking and heating
  3. Tow Salvage & Vessel Recovery: Myths and Misunderstanding
    by Captain Bruce White of SeaTow
  4. How to use DB2000: Installation, Merit Mark Submissions and more
    by the National IT Committee Instructor Denise Filios!
  5. National Representatives attending:

    National XO
    Mary Paige Abbott
    and IT Chair Carl Filios.
  6. Featured Speaker:

    Peter Shelley

    Peter Shelley is Senior Counsel at Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts. He served as Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts until 2010. His presentation on the unique features of the Gulf of Maine at our Spring 2017 conference was outstanding! Peter will be delivering another great presentation this year.

Hotel Reservations

The Conference Hotel is Ashworth By the Sea, Hampton Beach, NH

Mention US Power Squadrons conference when you call to make reservations at 603-926-6762. The block will be reserved until October 18th.

Room Rates: Standard King(KS)   $115/night.   In historic part of hotel
  King North Tower(K2)   $125/night.   Glass Balcony
  Double Queen (QQ2)   $135/night.   Two Queen Beds

All Rooms are 100% Smoke Free. All rooms offer “Side View” of Ocean 9% Sales Tax

Guest Room Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid one night charge

Parking: Valet and Self Parking is complimentary in Month of November


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