WELCOME TO SISPS
Since 1934, Staten Island Sail and Power Squadron has been teaching safety to the boaters of Staten Island, New York. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, SISPS has a vibrant educational program including the public Safe Boating course and a variety of courses available to its members. All courses are taught by volunteer instructors. SISPS members also enjoy an active social calendar of parties, picnics, and on-water activities. In addition, SISPS supports charitable efforts in the community.
Check out this interesting Article from 1943 Staten Island Advance.
Check out our Informational page for additional items that may be of interest
TIDES FOR GREAT KILLS HARBOR
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27, 2022
A new U.S. regulation governing fire extinguishers aboard recreational vessels that will go into effect on April 20, 2022.
The U.S. Coast Guard has just approved for public release the America’s Boating Channel (americasboatingchannel.com/) video that covers the new rule, “FIRE EXTINGUISHER REGULATIONS,” and you can access it now in both downloadable and closed-captioned streaming versions
Here are links for your use:
FIRE EXTINGUISHER REGULATIONS – Streaming Version
FIRE EXTINGUISHER REGULATIONS – Download Version (drive.google.com/file/d/13QM_hK2hvWWZgSSSkK3wiX0fSFEf-tsL/view?usp=sharing)
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Winter is over and we are about to embark on a New Boating Season. I am sure that everyone is busy preparing their boats for the summer. It seems that the COVID restrictions are getting relaxed, however, as I keep saying, we must continue to be vigilant, wear masks when in crowded indoor spaces, wash our hands frequently and practice safe distancing.
At our March meeting, we held elections and Ted Wallace D-4 swore in the new Bridge. Congratulations to all, especially our new Commander Don Heap and Secretary Yvonne McGrath. All other positions remained the same. This is my final Commanders Message, so I want to say "THANK YOU" to all my BRIDGE OFFICERS AS WELL AS ALL THE MEMBERS WHO MADE MY TWO YEARS AS YOUR COMMANDER A SUCCESS.
I can not say that it was an easy two years as COVID seemed to constantly keep us in check. However, we did prevail. Somehow we managed to conduct a few ABC Courses as well as Weather, Hurricane Preparedness, and Partner in Command Seminars. We had a few dinners and two very successful fundraisers for the Foundling Hospital. Somehow, we even managed to pull off a few meetings at Manresa Council. The Bridge kept in contact with the membership via email, phone, website, and Facebook. Zoom was even instituted for committee meetings. Despite all the obstacles thrown at us, I think that not only did we prevail but we grew stronger. Once again I thank everyone for their support and ask that they continue that support for the new bridge.
If you have not done so, check out our redesigned website at sisps.org. We will try to keep it up to date with information and events. We are also posting information on our Facebook page.
Take care and stay healthy.
Past Commander Jim McGrath
Good idea to renew your salt water fishing licenses. (Free) If you registered last year all the info should already be there. NY you need your user name and password. NJ just your name, birthday and last 4 of ss#.
Just a reminder for all boaters in Great Kills Harbor.
The No Wake Buoy is back by GK Red Nun #6. The No Wake Zone is from the rocks at Crooks Point through the harbor.
Please be courteous to your fellow boaters.