AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB®
by boaters, for boaters
United States Power Squadrons®
"Come for the Boating Education...Stay for the Friendship." SM
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WELCOME TO THE
SMITHTOWN BAY POWER SQUADRON
A UNIT OF THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS ®
SAIL AND POWER BOATING
CHARTERED APRIL 14, 1950
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 MORE ABOUT USPS: http://www.usps.org/index.php/join-usps
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 or Thursday 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.
2019 Spring America's Boating Course concluded April 2, 2019. 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.
GET READY FOR SPRING TAKE A COURSE
Want the latest news--Go to Committee Reports.
Executive Committee Meeting May 8th, 6:30 pm, followed by General Meeting 8:00 pm.
69 Annual Change of Watch Meeting was held Wednesday April 10th, with 42 members and guests in attendance, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.
2019 Spring Americas Boating Course concluded April 2 with 6 students enrolled, 4 students passed the final exam.
Welcome aboard to our new Associate Members Mike and Holly Ferruso (Captree PS).
Upcoming Events: (Watch for details):
Spring Brunch 5/5, 11:30 am TVI, Stony Brook, NY
Smithtown day 6/2
June BBQ 6/23
District 3 Rendezvous East, 7/26-28
First Mates Brunch TBD
Annual XMAS Party, 12/11, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.
National Meeting was 2/17-23/19 Orlando. Fl.
District 3 Spring Conference/Change of Watch was held 3/29-30, Melville Mariott, Melville, NY.
District 3 Memorial Service was held 4/7
Annual XMAS Holiday Party was held, Dec. 12th, with 21 members present, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.
Meet the 2019-2020 Bridge. Click on Meet the Bridge link above
2018 Fall America's Boating Course concluded Oct. 23rd with 3 students passing the final exam.
68th Annual Change of Watch was held April 11th with the installation of the 2018-2019 Bridge.
Merit Marks for 2018 have been awarded by National.
Smithtown Bay has been awarded a 2018 Distinctive Communicator Award for its website and White Caps Publication.
National has approved our Revised By-Laws effective March14, 2013 and can be downloaded by clicking on the link above.
NYS Navigation Law: On 27 September 2013 Governor Cuomo signed legislation mandating all NYS boaters to obtain a boating safety certificate by completing an eight hour safe boating course. The requirement will be put into effect over a period of years, beginning 1 May 2014 with all 18 year old boaters. This law supersedes all local laws relating to requirements for safety certificates. The law authorizes the Commissioner of Parks & Recreation, at his/her discretion to develop a method for approving on line safety courses.
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 a USPS® 2005 Web Site Excellence Award, a USPS® 2007 Web Site Award and a USPS® 2008, 2009 Web Site Excellence Awards, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Distinctive Communicator Awards
GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS & VETERANS
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