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Residents of Suffolk County operating
a pleasure vessel on the waters of Suffolk County must have taken a
recognized boating safety course and be able to produce a completion
certificate upon demand or face an initial fine of $250. This
requirement takes effect 11/6/13. Exceptions include people with
licenses from the Coast Guard.
It appears a certificate from the
BoatUS free online course is acceptable for New York and Suffolk
The BoatUS free online
course is not accepted for operating a boat in the waters of New
Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maryland
according to BoatUS
Guidelines for SBCC Cruise
Captain, an SBCC Rendezvous Host, or an SBCC Race Committee Boat,
please review and help us improve them.
Inspections Check List; The Coast Guard use this check list to
determine if your boat has the proper safety equipment. The
left side of list is required while the right side is optional.
Presentations done by club members
FaceBook Group is alive and well, with members sharing
their sailing and related experiences. The SBCC FaceBook Group
is set up for members only - members
should have received their invitation to join the group via email
- if you need a new invite, contact
. So far
members have joined - have you connected yet?
Sail Magazine, a web-based, free subscription magazine
specializes in keeping us informed of all sailing activities on
Long Island. Go to www.lisail.com
to view or subscribe.
Album has the latest posted photos of our
events. Be sure to
try out the "Full Screen" button in the lower-left
corner. We want to encourage SBCC members to submit their
photos of rendezvous, cruises, races, and events for all to
see. Simply email your photos with descriptions of
the event to
Flag Etiquette -
Where do we fly what? This article in
can help sort it all out.
Overboard" strikes a chill in every
sailor. Do you know what to do when someone on your boat
goes overboard? Quick Stop Procedure description from the
for Mariners seminar presentation is available for
Bob Forman has
provided a copy of his Yacht
Preventive Maintenance list he developed with the help
of Rusty Bradford who used to head up service at Hinckley.
BoatUS has good
suggestions on how to prepare for a hurricane and other useful
information in their
hurricane resource center.