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
Cdr Heap found a great article from Motor Boating Magazine Dated 1968
Click below to read
Early History of the USPS
All motor boat operators in NY State regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025. .
Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
Bernie Blomquist and Dennis Genovese received their 50-year certificate from D4 Commander Wallace 12/5/23
The Bridge delivered Christmas presents and checks to the Foundling Hospital 12/14/23
Staten Island Sail & Powe Squadron
Cruise to Bermuda 2023
By Cmdr. Don Heap
The Squadron invited members and friends from D/4, Great Kills Yacht Club, and Richmond County Yacht Club to go on a 7 day cruise to Bermuda on June 11, 2023 and 25 people accepted the invitation. The Cruise was on Celebrity Summit sailing out of Bayonne N.J. for 7 relaxing days. All guests of the Squadron received the drink & gratitude package for free so a merry time was had by all. The Cruise started 7 days before with all the people on the cruise attending a meet & greet at Commander Don & Margaret’s house. Everyone enjoyed this party and when they got on the ship they were already friends. There was no agenda on the Cruise but Commander Don Heap requested all, to participate in a Photo shoot on the Captains Dinner night. We all gathered on the Grand Staircase for this picture. While we were at the Warf many members traveled to many local attractions, some went swimming with the Dolphins, some went to Saint George on the far side of the Island and some went to various beaches. P/C Chris DiMeo bought some beautiful BLING and then went to the Casino and won the cost of the Bling and then some. While on ship one of SISPS friend’s daughters celebrated her receiving a Master’s degree. All 25 friends sat close to each other, so we swapped seat to be with each other, drove the wait staff crazy. Every night many members attended D/4 Commander Ted Wallace’s Pizza party at 11:30 PM before going to bed. While at the wharf Commander Don asked all members and friends to participate in another photo shoot at the rail of the main deck all but 2 attended but they showed up late on the dock and were included in photo but the main group was 30 feet above them.
The day before we returned to Bayonne NJ commander Don and Margaret had a Cocktail Party in there cabin to celebrate the Cruise. Upon arrival all said they had a great time and where are we going next year?
PS--Staten Island picked up 2 new members from the Cruise.
STATEN ISLAND POWER SQUADRON
ANNOUNCES OUR 2024 GROUP CRUISE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2024- FROM NEW YORK
ABOARD NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE’S “BREAKAWAY”
7-DAYS TO CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND
PORTS OF CALL: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND – PORTLAND, MAINE-BAR HARBOR, MAINE- SAINT JOHN, NEW FOUNDLAND & HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
OUR SPECIAL GROUP RATE: $1362 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBE OCCUPANCY
FOR A CATEGORY BB BALCONY – OCEANVIEW STATEROOM
RATE INCLUDES: ALL TAXES, OPEN BAR (BEER, WINE, SODA & COCKTAILS) – 2 NIGHTS DINING IN A SPECIALTY RESTAURANT- $50 SHORE EXCURSION DISCOUNT PER ROOM- 150 MINUTES OF INTERNET PER PERSON.
NOT INCLUDED: GRATUITES AND OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
$125pp. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL RESERVE YOUR ROOM .BALANCE DUE: MAY 15
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL SAL SCANNELLA AT PRINCESS TRAVEL:
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.