What we're about

We are Rochester's local representatives of America's Boating Club and the United States Sail & Power Squadrons.

Our mission is to increase boater's education and good practices on the water along with fellowship with our friends and over 100 local members.

We would love to have you join us and find out what we are all about!

Our public meetings typically include a speaker of local boating interest along with a short informational meeting and some social time along with munchies we provide.

Upcoming events (4)

Winter Celebration Dinner w/Speaker Captain Kaitlynn McHenry of Maid of the Mist

Barnard Exempt Restaurant & Party House

AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB OF ROCHESTER

formerly/Rochester Sail & Power Squadron

PRESENTS;

Annual Winter Celebration Dinner and Change of Watch Meeting

At The Barnard Restaurant and Party House in Greece

Join your fellow boaters for an exciting evening as we usher in our first ever in over 80 years all female Executive Bridge;

Cdr. Faye Towner, Commander
Lt. Cdr. Emy Casper, Executive Officer
Lt. Cdr. Diane Rhodes, Administrative Officer

Featured Guest Speaker;

Captain Kaitlynn McHenry of the Maid of the Mist Corp. Niagara Falls

Captain
MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION Full-time
Mar 2019 – Present
Operated as master of 78ft diesel powered passenger vessels carrying tourists to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Two new 90ft, fully electric catamarans put into service in October 2020. Oversaw operations onboard, handled basic vessel maintenance and routinely navagated intense currents.

Structure Operator
New York State Canal Corporation Full-time
Jul 2018 – Oct 2018
Operation and maintenance of locks, lift bridges, and dams on the New York State Barge Canal.

Captain/Director of Marine Operations
Colonial Belle Full-time
May 2004 – Jul 2018
Operated as master of 60ft Blount passenger vessel. In charge of vessel maintenance including annual dry docking. Handled crew hiring, training, and scheduling. Oversaw all operations onboard.

Price Includes;

Full Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Special Guests and Festivities all for only $30 per person! $15.00 for Children under 12 (please email for child info).

Will See You There!

On Wednesday December 8, 2021

Location: Barnard Restaurant and Party House
360 Maiden Lane
Rochester, New York 14616
Cocktail “Hour” 6:00PM, Dinner 6:45PM

For Additional Information call or text Bert Koenig at[masked]

To pay online go to our webpage

https://www.americasboatingclubrochesterny.org/cow

Don't want to pay online?
Mail a check made out to:
Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

America's Boating Club Rochester
C/O Jim Ives
PO Box 127
Webster, NY 14580

Winter Celebration Dinner w/Speaker Captain Kaitlynn McHenry of Maid of the Mist

Barnard Exempt Restaurant & Party House

AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB OF ROCHESTER

formerly/Rochester Sail & Power Squadron

PRESENTS;

Annual Winter Celebration Dinner and Change of Watch Meeting

At The Barnard Restaurant and Party House in Greece

Join your fellow boaters for an exciting evening as we usher in our first ever in over 80 years all female Executive Bridge;

Cdr. Faye Towner, Commander
Lt. Cdr. Emy Casper, Executive Officer
Lt. Cdr. Diane Rhodes, Administrative Officer

Featured Guest Speaker;

Captain Kaitlynn McHenry of the Maid of the Mist Corp. Niagara Falls

Captain
MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION Full-time
Mar 2019 – Present
Operated as master of 78ft diesel powered passenger vessels carrying tourists to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Two new 90ft, fully electric catamarans put into service in October 2020. Oversaw operations onboard, handled basic vessel maintenance and routinely navagated intense currents.

Structure Operator
New York State Canal Corporation Full-time
Jul 2018 – Oct 2018
Operation and maintenance of locks, lift bridges, and dams on the New York State Barge Canal.

Captain/Director of Marine Operations
Colonial Belle Full-time
May 2004 – Jul 2018
Operated as master of 60ft Blount passenger vessel. In charge of vessel maintenance including annual dry docking. Handled crew hiring, training, and scheduling. Oversaw all operations onboard.

Price Includes;

Full Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Special Guests and Festivities all for only $30 per person! $15.00 for Children under 12 (please email for child info).

Will See You There!

On Wednesday December 8, 2021

Location: Barnard Restaurant and Party House
360 Maiden Lane
Rochester, New York 14616
Cocktail “Hour” 6:00PM, Dinner 6:45PM

For Additional Information call or text Bert Koenig at[masked]

To pay online go to our webpage

https://www.americasboatingclubrochesterny.org/cow

Don't want to pay online?
Mail a check made out to:
Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

America's Boating Club Rochester
C/O Jim Ives
PO Box 127
Webster, NY 14580

SAIL CLASS w/America's Boating Club of Rochester

Irondequoit Public Library

$60.00

USPS Sail Class

Starts:

January 13, 2022

Irondequoit Library

Thursdays 6:30-8:30PM for Nine Weeks !!

$60 members

$75 for member couple

$150 non-members

Save 15% if you register before December 13th!

Learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety. Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsman-ship, and boat handling of difficult sailing conditions.

Class Instructor:

USPS District 6 Commander D/Lt/C Rick Hibbs, SN and long time member of Genesee Yacht Club. Rick is a charismatic teacher and makes the learning interesting with humor and hands-on experiences.

This Nine Evening course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.

What's Included?

Types of sailboat rigs and hull shapes, including sail configurations and standing rigging

Wind and water forces affecting sailboat stability and balance

Sail shape and tuning the standing rig

Steering and helmsman-ship

Sailing upwind, downwind and spinnaker handling

Heavy weather sailing and storm conditions

Boat operations including docking, anchoring and safety issues

​Course completion and certification is usually accomplished in Nine two-hour sessions, followed by a closed book exam.

Save 15% Register Before December 13th!
$60 Member ($51 15% off)
$75 Member Couple [masked]% off)
$150 Non-Member (Individual) ($[masked]% off)
$250 Non-Member (Couple) ($[masked]% off)
$140 Individual (Join America's Boating Club and Take the Class) ($136 15% off)
$260 Couple (Join America's Boating Club and Take the Class) ($221 15% off)

Sign up direct on website link below.

https://www.americasboatingclubrochesterny.org/sail

Don't want to pay online?

Mail a check made out to:
Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

America's Boating Club of Rochester
C/O Jim Ives
PO Box 127
Webster, NY 14580
*Checks must be received by December 13th to get the 15% discount.

2021

America’s Boating Club®

ROCHESTER, NY

Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

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America's Boating Club® is a registered trademark of United States Power Squadrons®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to boating safety and education. Our members are boaters and boating families who boat together, learn together, and contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. America's Boating Club has over 20,000 members organized into more than 300 squadrons across the country.

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NYS Boater Certification Class

Parma Library

$35.00

Learn the Boating Basics required for NYS Certification

With America's Boating Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to recreational boating. Whether you enjoy power boating, sailing, paddle sports or personal watercraft, we've got you and your family covered.

Topics Included:

Boat Types/Required Safety Equipment and Terminology
Your Responsibilities as a Boat Operator
Preparing to get Underway
Navigation Rules, Aides and Signals
Federal and Local Regulations
Finding your way Navigation
Operating your Boat Safely Under Normal Conditions
Operating your Boat Safely Under Adverse Conditions and Emergencies
Communications Aboard you Boat
Water Sports Safety and PWC Operation
Trailing Your Boat
Basic Knots and Lines
Anchoring
And Much More......

Cost is $35.00 covers fees and class materials.
Share your book with a friend/family and get 2 for price of 1.

https://www.americasboatingclubrochesterny.org/

Don't want to pay online? Mail a check made out to:
Rochester Sail and Power Squadron

America's Boating Club of Rochester
C/O Jim Ives
PO Box 127
Webster, NY 14580

Our Mission
Our Mission is to make Boating safe and fun!

We provide boating education and foster social relationships among our members who live or do their boating from the western part of Monroe County to Great Sodus Bay and from the South Shore of Lake Ontario to the Northern parts of the Finger Lakes.

All of our Instructors are Volunteers and live and boat in Rochester area.

Most of us joined America's Boating Club Rochester to learn more boating skills but stayed for the friendships. Our club offers a variety of monthly events throughout the year like parties, picnics, historic tours, and general meetings at Genesee Yacht Club.

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