Activities: The Jones Beach Power Squadron offers
our members plenty of all year round
During the boating season,
we have several rendezvous and raft ups where our members
gather sharing fine food and socialize with other boating enthusiasts.
Other activities include holiday parties, dinner
/ dances, luncheons and more.
The April 2014 Gudgeon & Pintle Publication
is now available on line. For additional information or to submit
articles to the G&P, please contact our editors Lt/C Janice Lee Jijina, SN and Cdr Cawsie Jijina, SN.
We are happy to announce that several of our advanced grade courses are now open to the public.
Please visit our education page to learn more about our Seamanship and Piloting courses.
If you have already completed our ABC course, non members of the USPS now have the opportunity to learn advanced safety and navigation skills.
Don’t miss these opportunities.
Enroll today and have more fun boating this summer!
Education:Jones Beach Power Squadron offers courses to train our students in many
facets of boating. We believe that education is the key to safe boating and fun. Among our offerings,
we have several boating courses open to the public.
Please check our public boating safety course for our next
Our members may enroll in many
advanced courses or
. Advanced courses
cover Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigator and Senior Navigator and are taken in
sequence. Our elective courses cover topics such as Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine
Electronics, Weather, Sail, and Instructor Development, which may be taken in any sequence.
For a complete list of our course offerings, please click on Education.
FreeVessel Safety Checks: Operating a safe boat provides the
skipper with the confidence that his/her boat is equipped to handle the many situations encountered on the
water. Jones Beach Power Squadron provides scheduled boat safety checks. Our Vessel Safety Check examiners
will be at locations throughout the south shore of Long Island all summer. To find out where we will be,
please contact Lt Skip Glander, AP. But don't stop there,
make sure that you take the Squadron's Safe Boating course to learn how
to use the equipment mandated by the US Coast Guard and the State of New York.
The Vessel Safety Check Program, was formerly known as Courtesy Marine Examinations (CME's). In 1999, the Auxiliary signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Coast Guard that put the USCG Auxiliary in charge of overall operation and
administration of the Vessel Safety Check Program. It also allowed for the expansion of the program to other organizations. The
USCG Auxiliary turned to the United States Power Squadrons as a logical partner.
The program is intended to be a service to the recreational boating public, as a complimentary check of the recommended
safety equipment on the owners boat. If all items are found to be in good working order, the VSC decal
is awarded and attached to the boat. Failure of the check is only shared with the boat owner with suggestions that the
deficient items be repaired or replaced. A follow up check can be scheduled when the vessel is in compliance. We are
not a law enforcement agency and the report is not shared with anyone outside our organization.