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Barnegat Bay Burgee

Barnegat Bay Sail and Power Squadron

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Barnegat Bay Burgee

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Barnegat Bay Sail and Power Squadron promotes Boating Safety through Public and Member Education and Practice, performs Community service, and has fun on the water! Barnegat Bay Sail and Power Squadron serves the central Atlantic shore of New Jersey, spanning the area from Manasquan to Forked River, NJ.

District 4 promotes Boating Safety for the 14 squadrons in its area of operations, namely Central and Northern New Jersey plus the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. District 4 is one of 33 Districts that make up the United States Power Squadrons.

The three primary objectives of USPS are community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members. Click here to learn About USPS.

  • News  (26 Jul 18)


Raftings and Rendezvous. Three mid-week lunch-time rendezvous are still planned for this year. See the Raftings, Rendezvous, and Cruises section for details. (26 Jul 18)

Online Seminars Available. USPS now has eight seminars available online! While available to the general public at regular prices, USPS members get a discount on these seminars. Check them out now at! (09 Dec 17)

New Jersey Saltwater Angler's Registry. If you are planning on fishing off our coast this year, recreational fishermen must be registered with the state of NJ. Get details about the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and sign up now at their web site.

Get Your Ship's Store Items Now!  The Barnegat Bay Sail and Power Squadron Ship's Store has some neat items for your boating and sailing activities.  See the attached PDF flyer for details, or contact Ron Dornau for additional information.

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Educational Opportunities

ABC 3rd Edition CoverAmerica's Boating Course.  America's Boating Course teaches basic boating safety, and optionally includes how to read a chart and navigate your boat safely within sight of land. Successful completion of America's Boating Course proctored exam will allow you to obtain a New Jersey Safety Certificate for boating on New Jersey waters. The next sessions of the America's Boating Course conducted by Barnegat Bay have not yet been planned.

You can find information on dates, times, and places on USPS public boating courses at the USPS courses web site.  To preregister for any Barnegat Bay public boating course or seminar, just click here.

If you can't take a course in person, you can take the on-line America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition, and then just take the exam in person with any squadron that's convenient for you. Passing the exam will qualify you for your NJ state safe boating certificate.

Public Seminars. Barnegat Bay conducts seminars open to both members and the public on boating related topics.

Online Seminars Also Available. USPS now has eight seminars available online:

While available to the general public at regular prices, USPS members get a discount on these seminars. Check them out now at!

USPS Advanced Courses. Depending on student desires and enrollments, BBSPS also offers advanced courses of study on boating topics. While these courses are usually offered to members only, changes in USPS policy now allow us to teach these same courses to the public. Advanced courses are listed here.

Contact Jim McTernan at 732-920-5292 for further information on our courses and seminars. You can find information on other dates, times, and places on America's Boating Course and other public courses and seminars at the USPS courses and seminars web site.  (12 Jun 17)

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Raftings, Rendezvous, and Cruises


There are no scheduled raftings at this time.


We will do three remaining Wednesday rendezvous at Martell's Water's Edge, 125 Bayview Ave. Bayville, NJ 08721. Phone 732-269-3000. Come by car or come by boat.

The times are 1200 (noon) to 1400 (2:00PM) or later and the dates are as follows:


  1. 20 docks and 20 moorings are available, as well as a 100 ft. pier for tie up. Docks and moorings are "free but first come" basis.
  2. Launch service from moorings may be available; minimal charge or tip applies.
  3. Location: south of Mathis Bridge; follow channel to "37" G (about 2 1/2 miles south of Mathis Bridge); turn 90 degrees westward and go about 200 yards to mooring field and dock. Last year depth at dock was about 5 to 5 1/2 feet.
  4. Lunch: order from the regular menu; pay for your own lunch and drinks, plus tip.
  5. Directions by car headed south--South on Garden State Parkway,  use the left right lane for exit 80 to US9 south, keep right, follow the signs for US-9S/Ocean County 530.  Slight right onto US-9S/Dover Road (250 ft.). Use the right 2 lanes to take US-9S ramp to Beachwood.  Continue onto US-9S for 3.3 miles.  Turn right toward Korman Rd. (sign for Ocean Gate).  Turn left on Korman Rd.(500 ft.). Continue onto Ocean Gate Dr. (200 ft.) Turn right onto Veeder Ln. in 1.1 mi.  Turn left onto Bayview Ave. Go 1.1 mi. to 125 Bayview Ave. Waters Edge Resturant on the right.
  6. Questions? Call our Rafting/Rendezvous Chairman, John Sarle (732-920-3298).

Not sure what a rafting or rendezvous is, or how to participate? Read or print the rafting "how to" article by BBSPS P/C Phil Lloyd, SN.


There are no scheduled cruises at this time.

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USPS Cooperative Charting Program

Under this program, USPS members supply information to the Marine Chart Division of NOAA leading to corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, and Coast Pilot publications. Members also supply data on depth surveys, range status, tidal current surveys and geodetic marks and formerly, aeronautical charts. The Aid To Navigation Inspection program allows for damaged or misplaced Aids to be reported. The Adopt-A-Chart subprogram provides for individual squadrons to assume responsibility to keep a chart or a portion of a chart in their local boating area up to date and get recognition on new editions for their work. The USPS Cooperative Charting Program is recognized as the most effective user-participation program in all of the Federal services.

Social Activities

There are no scheduled social activities at this time. (09 Dec 17)

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Vessel Safety Check InformationVessel Safety Check Logo

BBSPS has several members who can give your vessel a voluntary safety check to ensure it meets minimum safety requirements.  Other USPS squadrons and US Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas also have this capability. Get more information through links on the USPS Vessel Safety Check web site, or contact Mike Bodnar at 732-840-1875, BBSPS Vessel Safety Check Chairman, to arrange for your own boat's safety check.

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Photos of Past Activities

Here are some pictures of a Rendezvous at Key Harbor Marina and a BBSPS Halloween Party. Also see the Barnegat Bay Face book web page for pictures, including our 50th Anniversary Party.

Click a small picture below to see it full size.

  • 50s Dance
50s Dance Photo
  • Raftings
A New ArrivalBow View of Rafting, Port SideStern View of Rafting, Starboard Side
Stern View of Rafting, Port SideP/C Tom Hendriksen, JN, Ready to Become a Sailor!The BBSPS Rafting Burgee Flying Proudly!
Water Taxi to Water's EdgeAttendees Talking

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Member Benefits

Besides improving the self-education of its members, along with reduced insurance costs for successfully completing its courses, many other discounts are offered to all members of the USPS. A complete listing of member benefits is on the USPS Member Benefits web page.

Not a member of USPS? JOIN USPS and enjoy ALL the benefits of membership!

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Read the BBSPS bylaws, or print a PDF copy of the bylaws here.  Note:  The web version of the bylaws may be formatted differently than the original hard copy version; conversions don't always work as intended.

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Need Help?

If you have a specific squadron question, please contact the appropriate bridge officer.  Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are in the hard copy BBSPS Roster. This information is also available to USPS members on the USPS Information Center web page under Membership Information on the left side navigation pane by searching for the particular member desired. If you have any specific suggestions for topics you would like to see on this web page, please contact the webmaster, Stf/C Tom Brincka, SN.
Commander Cdr Michael Bodnar, P
Executive Officer  
Educational Officer Lt/C James McTernan, SN
Administrative Officer  
Secretary Lt/C Patricia Lyne, N
Treasurer Lt/C Ronald Dornau, P

Questions? Contact Barnegat Bay Sail and Power Squadron via this contact form.

Any of our squadron officers and members may be reached using this membership directory web page after logging in using your USPS certificate number and PIN.

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USPS. Click on the below logos to go to other USPS web pages.

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Also check out the USPS News Feed to see what's happening in USPS, and the on-line version of The Ensign for interesting boating article. There are also USPS educational videos available on YouTube.

Even better, JOIN USPS and enjoy ALL the benefits of membership!

NJ Information

If you are planning on fishing off our coast, recreational fishermen must be registered with the state of NJ. Get details about the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and sign up now at their web site. (05 May 11)

Visit the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau web page for boating information.

Visit the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey for local news.

Need information from the state of New Jersey or another state on licensing or other boating related topics?  Visit the USPS State Boating Information web site, clicking on the desired state,  for specific information.

Miscellaneous Information

Sail Angle Logo SailAngle is a boater's forum and useful for discussing topics of interest to boaters, both USPS members and the general public.

Follow these links to the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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