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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.
Location: See latest information in Dragon Tales.

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Upcoming Classes - Our complete list of scheduled classes


Junior Safe Boating

Ages: 11 to 17 years Fee $11; 18, 19, & 20 July 2016 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the DRS Satellite Beach Recreation Center. 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, 32937 Learn the basics of boat handling, safety, navigation rules, water sports and government regulations— Federal and Florida. Attendance at the 3-day course and passing the test is required to obtain the Boating Safety Education ID card, as required by FL State Law to operate a boat.

To register please call the Satellite Beach Recreation Center at 321-773-6458


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 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.

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Weather

For those who venture out on the water their safety and comfort have always been weather dependent.

In this course students will become keener observers of the weather within the context of the basic principles of meteorology — the science of the atmosphere. This meteorology course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another.

The course will be taught by meteorologists at
NOAA’s Melbourne National Weather Service.

421 Croton Rd, Melbourne, FL 32901

To register please mail a check payable to BRSPS to
     Ernst Hofmann
     290 Paradise Blvd No 36
     Indialantic, FL 32903
     321-777-9462

Payment must be received by 2 July 2016

Fees:

  • USPS Members $69.00
  • Non members $99.00
  • Take course and one year USPS membership $176.00
  • Additional students of the same household who share the Manual pay only $15.00 each

Junior Safe Boating Boat Outing & Picnic

Saturday 30 July 2016 - 1000 to 1500
Rotary Park at Intersection of US 1 & Suntree Blvd

This NO COST event is open to all 2016 Jr Safe Boating Graduates and their parents, Banana River Sail & Power Squadron, and United States Power Squadrons members along with families.

Plan of the Day

  • A slalom course will be available students for low-speed maneuvering on an 18 foot skiff
  • A 14-ft day-sailor will be available with instruction
  • The very popular Model Boat (remote control) with mini slalom course will be available
  • A Picnic lunch will be served at noon

You are welcome to bring your own boat. The closest public launch facility is 1.6 miles south at Pineda Cswy.

This is one of those rewarding social events where we step aside and assist others to stand tall on center stage. Who will we assist? We will assist some of the young men and women who we have helped to earn the Florida State required Boater Education Card – our Jr. Safe Boating Graduates!

However, to participate, all we ask that you do is RSVP by July 23 calling 321-220-7775 and leave message or email hofmanneg@juno.com. Simple enough? So call or email Ernst, put this on your calendar and get ready for what has been called the most carefree event of the year.

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