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Susquenango Power Squadron is a non-profit boating organization located in Binghamton, NY and serves Binghamton, Johnson City, Vestal, Endicott, Owego and the surrounding area. As a community service, we conduct public Boating Courses and Seminars several times each year.

2022 Course Schedule


Classes held at Johnson City High School, 666 Reynolds Rd., Johnson City, NY


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America's Boating Course®

Obtain your Boating Safety Certificate to operate recreational boats and PWC's. Provids basic boating knowledge, including types of boats and their uses, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation rules, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, knots & lines and water sport topics.

Cost is $50/person (payment due at first class)

Must attend all sessions

Feb 28 - March 28, 2022


4 Monday Evenings 7-9PM plus Final exam

Preregister Online: Click here

or call Les Smith


Boat Handling/ Seamanship

Recommended for boaters that have completed the ABC Course above. It bulids upon the basics taught in that course. Learn practical marlinespike (knots), navigation rules, hull design and performance, skipper responsibilits, boat care, operating under abnormal conditions, emergenies, weather, nautical customs and courtesy on the water.

Cost is $120 (non-member), $76 (club member)


April 4 - May 23, 2022


7 Monday Evenings 7-9PM

(No class April 11)


Call Les Smith


(there is no online preregistration available for this course)

For more information - Email: class@susquenango.org

or contact Les Smith (607)797-7391

Short seminars are also available to expand boating skills or to learn how to use equipment.

Just a few are listed here: ‘Using GPS’; ‘How to Use a Chart’; ‘Using VHF/DSC Marine Radio’; ‘Anchoring’.

Click here for a complete list

Email: class@susquenango.org

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