U.S Sail and Power Squadron’s Change of Watch Ceremony was held on March 1, 2009, at Honeymoon Beach, Water Island. Commander Roxanne E. Lettsome has been involved with the St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron for approximately six years and is serving her second term as Commander following the position as the organization’s Secretary.
The mission of United States Power Squadron (USPA) is to provide a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Organized in 1914, USPS has 450 division squadrons across the United States and in some US territories. Present membership surpasses 45,000 members.
The St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron Division, founded in 1989, is a member of the national USPS organization. The Squadron offers basic boating courses for the public several times each year and members may take as many advance courses as they desire. Advance courses include Seamanship, Basic and Advance Piloting and Celestial Navigation. The organization also teaches specialty courses such as Weather, Engine Maintenance, Sailing and Cruise Planning. One day seminars on the use of GPS, Chart Plotting and other topics are available.
The St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron presently has 70 members. Member benefits include discount on most boat insurance policies, discount with Maptec, Nobeltec Navigation Software and Rose Point Navigation Systems, LLC., to name a few.
For information about the St. Thomas Sail and Power Squadron contact Commander Roxanne E. Lettsome, telephone 340-513-2581. To have a check conducted for your boat: Lloyd Romeo, Secretary, 340-775-1601. For a Basic Boating Course: Thomas McCoy, Educational Officer, 340-774-2715. To join the sister squadron on St. Croix: Barry DeArmond, 340-719-9686.