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Welcome to Banana River Sail and Power Squadron's voyage through our website!

Mission: To promote superior boating education, civic activities,
and fellowship.

As proud members of the United States Power Squadrons and District 23 - we welcome you to an energetic group of 100 members strong. To contact the Banana River Sail and Power Squadron for more information or to contact the Bridge Officers, please use the our telephone number 321-220-7775 to leave your voice mail.

General Meetings are held at 1830 every third Monday of the month except for December.
Location: (new location)
Beef O'Brady's, 3030 Lake Washington Rd, Melbourne, 32934

(NW corner of WickhamRd and Lake Washington)

Check our Squadron's newsletter Dragon Tales , Short Sheet , and on Facebook

Special Event(s)

2018 Xmas Boat Parade - Come Share the Joy of the Season

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 starts 6:00 PM

Where: Please assemble at the north end of the Grand Canal at 5:30 PM - the parade will start at 6:00 PM.

Registration: Registration is FREE! Deadline is Sunday, December 9th

E-mail the following information to

  • First and last name
  • Complete address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail address
  • Boat type (power or sail)
  • Boat name and LOA

For more details, please click here to download the flyer

Weather Course

When: Starts September 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM


Melbourne National Weather Service
421 Croton Rd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Course Description:

In this course students will become keener observers of the weather within the context of the basic principles of meteorology — the science of the atmosphere. This meteorology course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another:

Effects of Heat and Cold Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Wind and Pressure Tropical Weather
Storms and Fronts Weather Data Analysis
Rain, Humidity and Fog Forecasting
Hydrological Cycles Climatic Variables and Data

This course is offered in collaboration with the Melbourne National Weather Service and will be taught by their meteorologists.


  • USPS Members and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Members $84.00
  • Non USPS Members $134.00
  • Join USPS and take course $195.00
  • Additional students of the same household pay only $15.00 each
  • Members who have taken the Weather course previously and wish to audit it only may do so on a space available basis for $30.00.


To register, please send check payable to BRSPS to

Ernst Hofmann
290 Paradise Blvd No 36
Indialantic, FL 32903

Registration deadline with payment is August 23, 2018

Register for Classes

Upcoming Classes - Our complete list of scheduled classes

"Some people are natural born seamen. You can tell that by the way they move on a small craft. Others are clod-hoppers, and I have nothing but admiration when these people eventually, patiently, turn themselves into Sailors. A good seaman, when he boards another vessel, has his eyes everywhere - at the comfort or lack of it, at the gadgets and fancy gear. But he's watching the rigging the deck fittings, the way the gear is stowed, the way the wires are spliced, and the lines coiled. Whatever he does, he is always learning."
Tristan Jones, One Hand for Yourself, One for the Ship

Basic Boating - ABC3

You will learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling, operation, and basic piloting in one comprehensive classroom session. This course meets Florida State and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) requirements for certification. Completion of the course is accepted by most insurance companies. You will learn the basics of what you need to safely and comfortably go on the water with your boat. This comprehensive course includes lessons on seamanship, boat handling, boat types, rules of the road, navigation aids, regulations, adverse conditions, marine VHF radio, trailering and personal watercraft operation.

Please send your payment of $20.00 per person (check or money order payable to BRSPS) to:
     Ernst Hofmann
     290 Paradise Blvd No 36
     Indialantic, FL 32903

Courses on Demand

Let us know what course you want to take and we will schedule you into an upcoming class or schedule one that meets your needs.

To sign up please e-mail the following information to Ernst Hofmann -

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Name of course or Seminar

A minimum of five students required before the class will be scheduled


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