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Welcome to Banana River Sail and Power Squadron's voyage through our website!

Mission: To promote superior boating education, civic activities,
and 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 call 321-220-7775 and leave us a voice mail.

General Meetings are held at 1830 every third Monday of the month except for December.

Location: Kelly's Burger and Beer, 650 North Wickham Road, Melbourne 32935

Directions

Kelly's Burgers and Beer


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Special Event(s)

Xmas Tree 2021 BRSPS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE Xmas Tree
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Download 2021 Parade Poster

VIEWING LOCATIONS

Because of the limited accessibility of the Grand Canal, finding a favorable viewing point has always been a challenging task.

There are a few streets east of the canal, which are accessible to the public. In all cases nearby street parking is permitted; however, we urge you to observe any "No Parking" signs at the end of the streets abutting the canal:

  • Skylark Blvd
  • Port Royal Blvd
  • Jackson Ct
  • Anderson Ct

The parade ends and boats will be disbanding as they enter the Banana River from the Grand Canal. The east end of the Mathers Bridge on Banana River Dr provides another viewing opportunity - look North to see the boats appearing and waiting for the bridge to open.

The Banana River SPS, now rebranded as America's Boating Club South Brevard, thanks all the participants and volunteers of the 2020 Christmas Boat Parade. It had a spectacular 170 boats of all types and sizes, many stunningly and imaginatively decorated, which would have been serious contenders for first place had they registered for the Best Decorated Boat Contest.

2020 BRSPS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE View slideshow

2019 BRSPS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE View slideshow

2018 BRSPS CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE View slideshow


Jr Basic Boating

Learn the basics of boat handling, safety, navigation rules, government regulations and water sports. Attendance at the 3-day course and passing the test is required to obtain the Boating Safety Education ID card, required by FL State Law to operate a boat with 10 HP or more. Taught by the Banana River Sail and Power Squadron.

WHEN

Please check back here for March 2022 dates

WHERE

Satellite Beach Recreation Center
1089 S. Patrick Dr
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Directions

AGES

11 to 17 years

COST

$20

REGISTER

Online at www.playsatellitebeach.org and search under Adult Programs > Education
NOTE - you will need to create an account if you don't already have one
In person between 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Questions? Please call 321-773-6458

Register for Classes

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


Basic Boating - ABC3


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 go on the water safely and comfortably 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 hands-on session is included later.

Bring your lunch; refreshments will be served.

WHEN

November 20, 2021, 1-day class from 9:00am - 4:30pm

WHERE

Satellite Beach Recreation Center
1089 S. Patrick Dr
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Directions

AGES

Adult

COST

$20.00

REGISTER

Online at www.playsatellitebeach.org and search under Adult Programs > Education
NOTE - you will need to create an account if you don't already have one
In person between 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Questions? Please call 321-773-6458


Courses on Demand

Let us know what course you want to take and we will schedule you into an upcoming class or schedule one that meets your needs.

To sign up please e-mail the following information to Ernst Hofmann - hofmanneg@gmail.com

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Name of course or Seminar

A minimum of five students required before the class will be scheduled

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