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Navigation Law Updates for all Boaters
Life Jacket Wear Requirements
Beginning November 1, 2009, Section 40, Subdivision 1 of the Navigation Law shall be amended by adding new paragraph (e), which reads as follows:No owner or operator of a pleasure vessel less than twenty-one feet, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks shall permit its operation, between November first and May first, unless each person on board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway
Failure to wear a lifejacket on such vessels will be considered a violation under Section 73-c if the Navigation Law and is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250, applicable to either the operator and/or the owner of the vessel.
Personal Watercraft Rentals
The Navigation Law has been amended to extend the expiration date of Section 73-a, Subdivision 2, regarding the rental of personal watercraft. Persons over the age of 18 renting personal watercraft may continue to operate them without having to hold a boating safety certificate. This provision, set to expire on January 1, 2010, will now expire in 2012.
Disclaimer: JBPS does not guarantee the accuracy of the above legal announcements and is not responsible for any action taken by officials as a result of any errors. You are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following the law.
Photographs of Recent Events
This section of the members page includes on-line photographs from recent Jones Beach Power Squadron events. If you have any photographs of Jones Beach Power Squadron Activities, please send them to Lt/C Julie Faust, AP. Please visit often for the latest squadron events.
Some of our Event Photographs
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USPS Membership Benefit Update
The USPS Education Department is offering its members a new benefit! Maptech now provides free downloads to USPS members on the entire library of NOAA raster digital charts. They are the absolute latest NOAA charts available. The charts can be used with Maptech Digital Chart CD provided with our Boating, Piloting, and Advanced Piloting courses – planning and then uploading routes, waypoints and marks to your GPS – or printing your charts complete with plotted courses. These charts will work with virtually every navigation program on the market. This is another benefit of USPS membership.
To access the protected website, visit the USPS Education Department website and click the “Maptech Download Free NOAA Charts” button at the top of the page. You will need your certificate number and zip code to download the charts.
The National Geospatial - Intelligence Agency (NGA) has also gone digital. NGA was created in 2003 to phase out paper publications previously printed by NIMA and DMA by replacing them with on-line versions. This means that you will now have free access to the latest Nautical publications such as:
On-line Ship's Store
Attention members! Our new On-Line Ship Store is available. You no longer have to wait until the General Meeting to order your Jones Beach Power Squadron Merchandise. Click Ship's Store now to place your order and show off your new merchandise at the next raft up.
Our next general meeting is in September. Pete promises to offer a great education event and schedule. Check out the education page now to start planning your continuing education objectives.
Don't forget to check out the Member's event page and your G&P for the many activities offered by JBPS. Have a happy and safe summer.
Personal Water Craft (PWC) Notice
If you operate a PWC, please make sure that you are aware of the following:
Disclaimer: JBPS does not guarantee the accuracy of the above PWC summary and is not responsible for any action taken by officials as a result of any errors. You are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following the law.
Reported by the United States Coast Guard
Expense Reimbursement Voucher
Jones Beach Power Squadron members may print this voucher to request an expense reimbursement for authorized Power Squadron costs that a member incurred. Please print the voucher and obtain required approvals before submitting to the treasurer.