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.
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In observance of the 19th anniversary of September 11th, our country pauses to remember the lives of those lost and injured as a result of terrorism. The events of 9/11 were tragic. However, months and years later came a sense of connection and resiliency across America and within our boating community.
SISPS will never forget the first responders, civilian heroes and the extraordinary sacrifices made on that day. We will also never forget those we've lost as a result of 9/11-related illnesses. Whether passing 19 years ago or decades later, these individuals remain our American heroes. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and loved ones who grieve for them every day.
I hope that you and your family are doing well these days. It has certainly has been a rough couple of months and it seems that we are continuing on an upward swing. Some parts of the country are not doing as well. In these difficult times we must continue to be prudent when it comes to social distancing, hygiene and basic common sense. So far we seem to be passing the test. However, we must continue to be vigilant. Wear masks, wash our hands frequently and practice safe distancing.
Due to the pandemic, we are unable to schedule a meeting and plan any social events. Hopefully that will change in the near future. We are still looking at a safe social distancing raft-up in Great Kills Harbor in August. Manresa Council, where we hold most of our meetings is not opened as is most other possible venues on Staten Island. The Bridge is continually checking and will schedule a meeting as soon as things open up. We will keep you informed of all these events via Email, Robo call, web site and Facebook if we can make them happen.
We received an email from Mary Paige Abbott stating that the America’s Boating Club Fall Conference scheduled for September 8-13 has been cancelled. We sent an email to our membership explaining the reasons.
SISPS has noticed a small decline in our membership rolls. This is mostly due to members not renewing. Hopefully, it is just an oversight and members will renew as soon as possible. If it is for another reason, please let any bridge member know and we will try our best to correct the problem.
We are in need of Vessel Safety Examiners. It is a fun and rewarding thing to do. You schedule your own inspections. It provides you with the opportunity to meet other boaters and provide a valuable inspection of their safety equipment. For more information, Contact Don Heap, Jim Ulrich, view the information page on our web site or email us at
If you have not done so, check out our redesigned web site 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.
Don Heap has purchased Burgees and they are available for $25.
Take care, enjoy the rest of the summer and stay healthy.
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.