Welcome to Banana River Sail and Power Squadron's voyage through our website!
Mission: To promote safe boating education, civic activities,
and member fellowship.
As proud members of the United States Power Squadrons and District 23 - we welcome you to an energetic group of 100 members strong. To contact the Banana River Sail and Power Squadron for more information or to contact the Bridge Officers, please use the our telephone number 321-220-7775 to leave your voice mail.
General Meetings are held at 1830 every third Monday of the month except for December.
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Upcoming Classes - Our complete list of scheduled classes
“Some people are natural born seamen. You can tell that by the way they move on a small craft. Others are clod-hoppers, and I have nothing but admiration when these people eventually, patiently, turn themselves into Sailors. A good seaman, when he boards another vessel, has his eyes everywhere – at the comfort or lack of it, at the gadgets and fancy gear. But he’s watching the rigging the deck fittings, the way the gear is stowed, the way the wires are spliced, and the lines coiled. Whatever he does, he is always learning.”
Tristan Jones, One Hand for Yourself, One for the Ship
SEAMANSHIP adds basic information for continuing boater education. The course contents provide knowledge for increased safe operation of recreational boats and provide the basis for completion of USCG licensing examination. Emphasis within the course is placed on higher level boating skills, rules of the road, and marlinspike (knots, bends & hitches).
- Pre-trip Preparations
- Hull and Propulsion Systems
- Slow Speed Maneuvering
- Boat Handling at Sea
- Rules of the Road
- Anchoring, Mooring and Rafting
- Emergencies on the Water
- Knots, Bends and Hitches
Next class begins Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM at
900 S. Babcock St
Melbourne, FL 32901
The fee for the course is $78.00 for USPS members, $108.00 for non-USPS members and $185.00 for a one-year membership and the course. Additional students of the same household who share the manuals pay only $15.00 each.
If undecided about the value of this course you may audit the first two sessions and decide then whether to sign up with payment or drop out.
Please send your payment (check or money order) to:
290 Paradise Blvd No 36
Indialantic, FL 32903
Registration and Payment is required by September 18, 2016
You will learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling, operation, and basic piloting in one comprehensive classroom session. This course meets Florida State and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) requirements for certification. Completion of the course is accepted by most insurance companies. You will learn the basics of what you need to safely and comfortably go on the water with your boat. This comprehensive course includes lessons on seamanship, boat handling, boat types, rules of the road, navigation aids, regulations, adverse conditions, marine VHF radio, trailering and personal watercraft operation. An on-the-water session will also be held demonstrating trailer launching and retrieval; undocking, basic boat handling, anchoring and docking.