Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Course
(sponsored by Sea Scout Ship 484)
Where: The Delaware River Yacht Club, 9635 Milnor Street,
Philadelphia PA 19114
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 09:00 to 17:00
(approx) Check in starts at 08:30
Fee: $25.00 (PA Boating Safety Education Certificate is
not covered by fee)
Light breakfast and lunch are included.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited!
For questions or information about registration:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-971-4591
Historic Bristol Township Invites
Boaters Ashore (Excerpted
from Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 04, 2017 Local News Section).
After years of struggle the funding for this project has
become a reality. In phases which should end in the
summer of 2018, an 80 foot long fishing pier will be installed
with pilings connecting with two concrete docks each 250 feet
long attached perpendicularly to this pier affording a transit
docking space for up to 25 vessels.
Other advantages for this area would be the potential
operating area for tour boats e.g. the A. J. Meerwald, a
restored 1928 oystering vessel, docking space for boats whose
crews would be able to disembark and wander about the Main and
Mill Streets attractions, have a meal at the ca 1681 King
George II inn and other venues or enjoy summer open air
concerts or enjoy theater events at the Bristol Riverside ca
This safe port, would be a haven for boaters needing to escape
from inclement weather!
Those supporting this project included Bristol Borough
Council, former U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R. Bucks); the
U.S. Fish Boating Wildlife Service Boating Infrastructure
project; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, e.t.a.l.
Opening Day 2016
A note of appreciation is extended to the members of the
DRYL: President & Miss DRYL plus DRYL Member Club Officers
and Princesses including but not limited to the following:
Anchor Yacht Club; Bridesburg Outboard Club; Neshaminy
Harbor Yacht Club; Pennsylvania Yacht Club; Wissinoming
Y.C. plus Susan Curran(Bordentown
Y.C.) our National Anthem soloist. They all
braved the elements to attend the Opening Day
ceremonies at DRYC hosted by Commodore Rob Stecher
and first lady Danena Stecher.
Threatening and intermittent showers didn't deter the spirit of those
attending and members of the Del. River Y.C. and their
visitors. Also a note of thanks is extended to
the DRYC Entertainment Comm. including Rob & Danena S;
Marianne L.+ children and Jim Edwards,
plus Julie A.,
Best regards Bill Garwood,
Remember to keep track of your work hours
and make sure the Committee Chairman Supervisor records your
time and passes it on to the Treasurer so you get proper
credit. Now's the time to work, get credit, and enjoy
one of the most attractive features of DRYC, Work Parties!
In Bensalem, Pa. high hopes for waterfront development
Excerpted from the Philly Inquirer Item
By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: April
Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo calls his township's
ﬁve-mile waterfront a "mishmash" of uses. "There are
light industry and chemical storage; parks and older apartment
houses; riverside cottages and the 18th-century Andalusia
But on 45 open acres on State Road just over the
Philadelphia line, tucked between a truck yard and small
warehouses, the mayor sees the future taking shape.
The Waterside development will include an eight-acre park,
public square, street-level shops, a restaurant, food store
and a marina. Waterside will feature a street grid
linking State Road to the Delaware's edge and making the river
more accessible to the public. "It's an opportunity,"
DiGirolamo said. His goal: "To make sure people enjoy the
Editors note: This will be an opportunity for boaters
to travel to a commercial venue with shopping, entertainment
and food available.
Submitted by Wm. Bill Garwood, 12/21/`15
America's Volunteer Guardians: US Coast Guard Aux.
Philly Inquirer. On or about Sep. 24th, 2015
Fisherman's Energy latest attempt to get
approval for its proposed offshore wind project
was rejected Friday.
By The Associated Press on September
24, 2015 at 2:12 PM, updated September 24, 2015 at
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The federal government plans
to lease nearly 344,000 acres of the ocean floor
off the coast of New Jersey to companies
interested in building offshore windmills to
generate electricity. The Interior Department and
the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says that if
fully developed, the leases could result in enough
wind-generated electricity to power 1.2 million
homes. So far, 13 companies have been qualified to
bid on the New Jersey leases. The Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management has so far awarded nine
commercial offshore wind leases, including seven
through the competitive lease sale process. Two
are off Rhode Island- Massachusetts, another two
are off the Massachusetts coast, two more are off
Maryland and one is off Virginia. The federal
government says the lease sales have generated
about $14.5 million in winning bids for more than
700,000 acres in federal waters. But some question
the relatively close proximity to the shoreline
(about 7 miles at its closest point), which they
say could interfere with migrating shorebirds.
Some recreational and commercial fishing groups
also worry about being banned from productive
fishing grounds near the windmills once they are
built. The lease area would run roughly from Long
Beach Island to the southern tip of the state near
Feds to Lease Offshore Windmill Sites off NJ
About boating safety, 4 weeks every Wednesday night from 7pm
- 9pm. Total 8 hours instructions, test on 5th week.
Starting on 2/14/15. N.A.S.B.L.A. approved.
Location: Wissinoming Yacht Club, Delaware Ave. at Devereaux
St. Call for price on Family Plan. Fee $50 per
person. Call Vince Paone at 215-349-0982.
Coping With Other Boats'
not every skipper reads Seaworthy, (our damage-avoidance
publication, available free to our insurance customers,
and online at
and not every skipper is as courteous as you are. There
will be times when you'll encounter a wake that has the
potential to do serious damage to your nervous system,
passengers, and the boat itself. The larger the other
boat's wake (and the smaller your boat), the more
important it is to lessen the impact.
First, if your boat is underway, don't wait until
it's flying through the air to pull back on the
throttle; slow the boat well before reaching the wake.
Bringing the boat to a complete stop, however, is
counterproductive; boats are far more stable when
they're moving and you must also be careful not to lose
Avoid taking the wake on your beam. Especially in
small boats, it's better to turn toward the wake
briefly, then come back on course when you're in smooth
water. Rather than plow directly into the wake at a
90-degree angle, bear off a few degrees so that you
cross at a slight angle. This helps your boat's hull
grip the waves and reduces the chances your boat (and
passengers) will be thrown into the air.