What or Who is Bayside Power Squadron

Organized on October 16, 1936, as a unit in the United States Power Squadrons (USPS),
we are a  non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more
enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our
members are boating families who contribute to their communities by members on the
water and in the classroom.  Our Classes are taught at various locations in Queens and at
times, in members houses.

Our membership is made up of people from all walks of life and from all over Brooklyn,
Queens and Nassau County.  Our meetings are held at:

                                            St. Anastasia's Annex
                               244-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY
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                                            Bayside's Activities

Our squadron's activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS: community service,
continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members.
Community and Civic Services Bayside Performs

We offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. These
courses are open to the public and there is no age limit for participants. We and USPS have
offered these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million
boaters to date. Successfully completing a USPS boating safety course meets the
educational requirements for boat operation in all states.  In a cooperative program with the
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Bayside members conduct courtesy Vessel Safety Check of
boats at the request of their owners.
To learn more about this program, and how to get your boat checked,
click here.

Our members also help the National Ocean Service keep our nautical charts accurate by
reporting chart corrections, and our local squadrons participate in many other community
improvement projects.

Educational Courses that are available to USPS members

Bayside offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting,
Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance,
Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced
member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized.  
To learn more about these courses,
click here

                                Social Activities that members enjoy

Participating both On-Water and Off, with fellow members who are skilled in boating is a
rewarding and enjoyable experience.  On-Water activities include Cruises and Rendezvous.  
Activities Ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics
and field trips.
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