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

69th ANNIVERSARY

1950-2019

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

 

 

                          

                                                                                                                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.

2019 Fall America's Boating Course  began Sept. 17, 2019. 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.

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS TAKE A BOATING COURSE

NYS Boating Safety Course Requirements: Governor Como signed the “Briana Law” which requires ALL boat operators to pass a boating safety course. The law is in effect starting January 1, 2020. The law is a 6 year break in.  Year 2020 – 10 to 27 year olds must complete a course.  2021- 10 to 28, 2022- 10 to 34, 2023- 10 to 40, 2024-10 to 46, 2025-all boaters.  

Want the latest news--Go to Committee Reports. 

Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday November 13, 6:30 pm, followed by General Meeting  at 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 Fall Americas Boating Course began Sept. 17th.

Fall Brunch 10/13, was held with 14 members and guests attending at Captain Bill's, Bay Shore, NY.

Smithtown day was held 6/2/19

June BBQ was held 6/23/19

District 3 Rendezvous East was held 7/26-28

Nesconset Day was held 9/15

Upcoming Events: (Watch for details):

District 3 Fall Conference 11/2/19

Annual XMAS Party 12/18, Stony Brook Yacht Club, Stony Brook, NY.

National Meeting was 2/17-23/19 Orlando. Fl.

National Governing Board Meeting 9/8-9/14 Louisville KY.

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.

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.

 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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P/C Dan O'Brien, SN Webmaster

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