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What is 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 5 boroughs of New York City.

A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, SIPS 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.

SIPS members also enjoy an active social calendar of parties, picnics and on the water activities. In addition, SIPS supports charitable efforts in the community.

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Don Heap, SN

Executive Officer

Patricia David

Education Officer

Dennis R. Genovese, SN

Admin Officer

Loretta Speranzo, S


Christina DiMeo, P

Flag Lieutenant

P/C Joseph David, SN

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Benefits of SISPS Membership
Becoming a member of SISPS offers opportunities to learn more about boating and to interact with others who share your interests.

Upon qualification for membership, you receive local 
squadron information via the SISPS Beacon, as well as a subscription to the USPS Ensign. You may also be 
interested in our boat insurance program and discounted membership in Boat US.

Boating Education
SISPS Educational Program provides opportunities
to take courses in:

Advanced Piloting
Junior Navigation (Celestial - Sun Only)
Navigation (Celestial - Other Bodies)
Engine Maintenance
Marine Electronics (3 Courses Available)
Cruise Planning
Instructor Development

In addition, self-study Learning Guides are
available on many topics, including:


In addition to general meetings and programs, SIPS
members gather formally and informally at:

  • Change of Watch

  • Rendezvous

  • Weekend Cruise

  • Land Sea Fest & Fish Fry

  • District Spring Conference

  • Holiday Brunch (Benefits Staten Island Foundling Hospital)

  • Founders Day

  • District Fall Conference


Civic Service
Boating Club

SISPS offers it all
to our members.

Membership is offered to every person that has successfully completed one of our public boating courses. Other courses may be accepted.

For more information about our squadron or to learn how to become a member, contact our membership chairman:

P/C Mary Podolak, SN

You can also find the
US Power Squadron here.



This page last updated on Tuesday, April 17, 2018


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