SMITHTOWN BAY POWER SQUADRON
A UNIT OF THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS ®
SAIL AND POWER BOATING
CHARTERED APRIL 14, 1950
"Boating is fun...We'll show you how".
Our Purpose & Mission is that of the National Organization
To promote recreational boating skills and boating safety through education, hands-on training and civic activities while providing fellowship for members. In addition we offer our members and guests the opportunity for many exciting and fun activities both on and off the water, why not join us and expand your boating education and share the enjoyment and camaraderie with your fellow boaters.
LEARN ABOUT USPS (CLICK HERE)
The Smithtown Bay Power Squadron is located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York
in the Township of Smithtown between the Towns of Huntington, Islip, and Brookhaven.
We welcome all qualified boaters and non-boaters to join our membership and share our
fellowship and future.
USPS® Signs at the Kings Park Bluff Launching Docks & Long Beach Marina.
Provided by USPS®, District 3 and SBPS with the cooperation
of the Town of Smithtown Parks Department
The Free Public America's Boating Course 3rd Edition is conducted in both the Spring and Fall, at the Hauppauge High School, Lincoln Blvd., Hauppauge, NY on Tuesday evenings for a period of 5 weeks with the final exam at the last session. (Included in the course is Session on Personal Watercraft Operation).
For detailed information click on the cover below.
2013 Fall America's Boating Course will begin September 17, 2013. See Schedule (click here)
USPS® Advanced and Elective Courses are conducted on Thursday evenings, in both the Spring and Fall, based on membership interest and are also available for nearby squadron members. These classes are held at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish House in Smithtown.
Advanced Courses consist of the following: Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation and Navigation.
Elective Courses consist of the following: Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sail, Weather and Instructor Development.
For a detailed description of these courses click here
The Smithtown Bay Power Squadron meets at the Stony Brook Yacht Club, Dock Road, Stony Brook, NY on the second Wednesday of the month except July and August.
"NAVIGATE Our Site"
We invite you to navigate our web site by clicking on the links below to learn more about USPS®, our Squadron and the benefits we offer our members, boating friends and community.
A major component of a fun filled outing is a boat which has all the necessary equipment operating properly. A free vessel safety check is the answer and our members will be happy to perform the check.
TO GET A FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECK- CLICK on POPEYE ABOVE
Want the latest news--Go to Committee Reports.
No meetings July & August
SBPS 63rd Annual Change of Watch Meeting was held Wednesday April 10, 2013 with 55 members and guests present.
SBPS will be offering a Seamanship Course starting Sept. 12, 2013, St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish House, Edgewater & Brooksite Dr., Smithtown, NY. (Click here for details)
National has approved our Revised By-Laws effective March14, 2013 and can be downloaded by clicking on the link above.
District 3 Spring Conference and Change of Watch was held March 15-16, 2013 at the Huntington Marriott, Melville, NY. SBPS was awarded the Haedrich
Memorial Trophy, George W. Popella Award (Co-OP Charting) 3rd place, DIR Award, and Distinctive Communicator Awards for the White Caps and Website.
Watch for details for the SBPS Clambake to be held September, 15, 2013.
2013 Spring Boating Course: All 19 students passed the final exam on 4/09/13. Congratulations.
SBPS AP Course concluded 4/4/13, Congratulations to Jeff Schwarz, Kathy Severino and Mel Faust of Jones Beach who all passed the final exam.
District 3 2012 Fall Education Conference was held January 26, 2013 at the Melville Marriot. Congratulations to P/C Robert Rupnick who received his Life Membership Award. SBPS received the 2012 NBF/USPS Excellence in Recreational Boating Education Award.
2012 Annual Holiday Xmas Party was held Wednesday Dec. 12th at the Old Field Club, with 43 members and guests. (Go to Photo Album 25 for photos).
2012 Fall Boating Course concluded Tuesday October 23rd with 8 students passing the exam. Optional classes were held Nov. 13 & 20.
Merit Marks for 2012 have been awarded by National. See the Committee Reports page for your name.
June Meeting was held Sunday June 3rd, Barbeque at Little Africa (Schubert's Beach). (See Photo Album 24).
SBPS Memorial Day Weekend Rendezvous, West Hampton Beach Marina was held May 26-28, 2012..
District 3 Rendezvous East, Mitchell Park Marina, Greenport, NY was held August 3-5, 2012.
District 3 Memorial Service was held Sunday March 3, 2013.
USPS Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL was held January 13-20, 2013.
National Governing Board Meeting was held, Detroit, MI, September 2-9, 2012.
Our Website & White Caps Publication received 2012 Distinctive Communicator Awards from National.
Meet the 2012-2013 Bridge. Click on Meet the Bridge link above.
County Executive Steve Bellone signed the Suffolk County Boating Safety Certificate Law Oct. 11, 2012. (Click here for the law).
See new New York State PFD Law. Go to Boat Show/Safety Section in Committee Reports.
Get a free Radio Check. Go to seatow.com/boating_safety/ARC.asp
"The Story of the SBPS Burgee" Check the History Page.
This Web Site received aUSPS® 2005 Web Site Excellence Award, a USPS® 2007 Web Site Award and a USPS® 2008, 2009 Web Site Excellence Awards, 2010, 2011, 2012 Distinctive Communicator Awards
GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS & VETERANS
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