Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

a unit of United States Power Squadrons®

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We are located in Rochester, New York, USA

Boating is fun...we'll show you how

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New Educational Requirements effective May 1st, 2014

All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron. Individuals less than 10 years of age may not take this course of instruction. Certain allowances to this law have been made for visitors to New York, persons renting a boat from a livery and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time.

There is no charge for instruction!
Our “member teachers” are all volunteers.
We must, however, charge for books, materials, and rooms.)

(Click Here for ABC Boating Course Schedule)

In addition to above, Squadron members are able to take boating courses
such as:
Advanced Grade Courses  and Elective Courses


Upcoming General Meetings and Events:

27 July to 30 July 2017 – Annual Squadron Rendezvous – (click here for flyer) – (click here for registration form)

Effective December 7, 2016






 Lt/C William A Towner, AP


 Lt Commander Towner

 Executive Officer

 Lt/C Jack Jesmer, AP



 Education Officer

 P/C Stephen D. Heffron, SN 


 Past Commander Heffron

 Administrative Officer

 Lt/C Norbert Koneig, P




 Lt/C Fay A Towner, S


 Lt Commander Towner


 Lt/C Jack Baker, S


 Lt Commander Baker

 Asst. Education Officer

 1st Lt Don Reaves, JN



 Asst. Secretary

 1st Lt Emy Casper, AP



 Asst. Treasurer




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