America's Boating Club Captree regularly holds virtual BOATING SAFETY CLASSES. Club members, as well as non-members, participate via Zoom from throughout Long Island. Just click the "Take A Class" button above to register for our next class.
The typical class is taught over five (5) sessions held from 7pm - 9pm once a week.
Commissioning Your Vessel
It's that time of year again. Wether you are a new boater or an experienced boater, getting your boat ready for boating season begins in the spring. Our Michael Richter and Robert Fisher have put together a comprenhensive Power Point presentation on what to do, what you need and how to do it.
Go to our Education Page or Click here to see the presentation.
Also check out our other informational Presentations like how to get the most from your boat insurance company, that we have posted online for your convenience.
Michael Richter, Jack Stange and Cmdr. Carol Johnson host a Boating Safety Table at West Marine in West Islip.
It's always a pleasure meeting many experienced and some new boaters. We offer everyone who comes by a free vessel check and information on what equipment is required by the Coast Guard to be on their boat to pass inspection. We discuss the benefits of being a member of the USPS. Thanks to Dan and Heather, management of West Marine, for being so accommodating. We look forward to working with them on future activities.
For Boaters, By Boaters! ™
Classes we offer: Basic Boating, Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Electrical
Weather and Sail.
Our Safe Boating Courses meet all the requirements of New York State.
All of our Basic Boating and Advanced courses are taught by Experienced Certified Instructors.
Forging lasting friendships while learning and sharing boating information and having fun.
Boating raft ups and various other social events throughout the year.
To promote recreational boating safety through education and civic activities while providing fellowship for our members.
USPS® was born in 1914
as a sub-division of the Boston Yacht Club with the objective of instructing sailing yachtsmen in the handling and navigation of the small powered vessels that were becoming popular. In addition to its educational activities it also become a social organization, with monthly meetings that featured guest speakers on various nautical subjects. It became a nationwide confederation of "Power Squadrons" with no yacht club affiliations. This rapid development of the USPS is directly attributable to the many thousands of hours and nautical miles of practical experience from thousands of yachtsmen and seafarers.
It is true that most of us do not engage in extensive ocean cruising, but lake, bay, river and offshore coastal cruising are also critically demanding in the arts of seamanship and navigation. For those whose interest lies in ocean cruising or racing, you will always find in your travels skippers and navigators who are USPS members and/or USPS trained.
Of all the 55,000 USPS members throughout the world, not one USPS instructor has ever received any monetary compensation for his/her voluntary services in the teaching the art of safe and practical seamanship. In 2017 the United States Power Squadron became America's Boating Club.
America's Boating Club Captree is one of fifteen (15) squadrons that comprise Long Island's District 3 (D3). The squadron was founded in March, 1951. We are an active and sociable group of boating people dedicated to promoting the principles of safe boating and fellowship on the water. We are actively engaged in various public services to improve the quality of the boating experience for our members and the boating public.
You can find us on Long Island's beautiful south shore, centrally located between West Islip and Massapequa. Our home waters encompass The Great South Bay. Look for our colorful Burgee and give us a hail.
Learn from our experienced instructors
Advanced grades, elective and learning guide materials are continully updated to prepare our members for the 21st century. Self-study courses are available on a variety of subjects
Network of Activitites for You and Your Family
On-the-water activities ... Cruises ... Rendezvous. Other boaters with whom to cruise. Squadron social events ... Parties ... Picnics... Dinner dances ... Speakers of interest. Youth Programs involve your children in boating
Giving Back to Your Community
Participation in various community projects, boat shows, National Safe Boating Week.
Service to NOAA by providing revisions to existing charts through our Cooperative Charting program
America's Boating Club Publications
Timely and informative boating and USPS information via THE ENSIGN magazine and district and squadron publications such as the THE CAPTREE LOG
FREE Vessel Safety Checks
Be safe, know your vessel has all the equipment required by New York State
and Federal Regulations. The results are for your information only and will not be reported to any agency.
Most comprehensive boat insurance. Low rates with additional discounts for educational achievements.
Special claims consideration. Personal attention. Call USPS Boat Insurance Program - 1-800-763-8777
First USA Visa Card
Competitive interest rates, no annual fee. Cash-back incentives to benefit your squadron.
Port Captains Program
Extensive listing of USPS members to assist you in unfamiliar waters and cities
Federal Tax Exempt Status
501(c)(3) status allows personal tax deductions for selected USPS expenses for squadron, district and
Travel Discounts to National Meetings
Airline discounts available through Delta and American Airlines. Auto rental discounts and upgrades
available through Hertz and Alamo
America's Boating Club National Customer Service Center
Call 1-888-FOR-USPS (367-8777) for all your USPS needs. Knowledgeable, courteous staff to answer your questions and process your requests
For any inquiries, questions, please call:
Tel: 631-533-2160 or fill out the following form
Babylon, NY 11702
To download a membership application please click here.
You are Welcome to contact us or attend one of our General Meetings to learn more about Captree Power Squadron. Click here to see the Schedule and Location of all our events. All Guests are welcome to meet us at our General Meetings