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

67th ANNIVERSARY

1950-2017

 

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 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

 

 

                          

                                                                                                                PUBLIC EDUCATION

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.

2017 Fall America's Boating Course began September 19, 2017. See Schedule (click here)

MEMBER EDUCATION

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.

MEET THE BRIDGE

CALENDAR

EDUCATION

COMMITTEE REPORTS   COMMITTEE CONTACTS    MEMBER BENEFITS             

  USPS NATIONAL SITE                DISTRICT-3 SITE

COOP CHARTING    NAUTICAL FLAGS    NAUTICAL LINKS

HISTORY

SBPS BY-LAWS

PHOTO ALBUMS

           

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.

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HEADLINES: 

Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday November 8th, 6:30 pm, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.

General Meeting Wednesday November 8th, 8:00 pm, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.

Upcoming events (Watch for Details).

District 3 Fall Education Conference will be held November 4, 2017, Melville Marriott, Melville, NY.

Smithtown Bay Annual XMAS Party. Tuesday December12th, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.

Smithtown Bay Annual Clambake was held September 24th, 12:00 pm Schubert's Beach, Smithtown, NY.

Smithtown Bay June BBQ Meeting was held June 11th.

District 3 Memorial Service was held April 2nd, 1600 hrs.

67th Annual  Change of Watch Meeting was held April 12th, Stony brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook , NY. (Click for details).

 2017 Fall America's Boating Course began September 19, 2017. Four students are enrolled. 3 students passed the exam on Oct. 17th.

Spring Brunch was held Sunday May 7, 11:00am. Venue changed to Lombardi's on the sound. 18 members and guests attended.

2017 USPS National Meeting was held Feb. 19-26, Orlando, Fl.

Annual Holiday XMAS Party was held Wednesday December 14th 7:00 pm, Stony Brook Yacht Club. A festive time was had by all.

District 3 Rendezvous East was held 7/28-30, Greenport, NY.

Merit Marks for 2016 have been awarded by National. See the Committee Reports page for your name.

National has approved our Revised By-Laws effective March14, 2013 and can be downloaded by clicking on the link above.

Meet the 2017-2018 Bridge. Click on Meet the Bridge 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 Distinctive Communicator Awards

      

GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS & VETERANS

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