On Thursday, March 2, 2017 officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection will discuss current ways that recreational vessels can travel to Canada and return to the US at the general meeting of the Akron Sail and Power Squadron.

The Officers will discuss fully all the “trusted traveler” options available including the SVRS (Small Vessel Reporting System), NEXUS, and Global Entry programs.  Enrollment in any of these allows boaters to call CBP upon arrival rather than going to a videophone or in person reporting location.
The I-68 Canadian Border Landing Permit program has been terminated, although it may be activated prior to the start of the boating season.  If the I-68 program is reinstated, boaters will be able to make an appointment at the CBP office in Middleburg Heights or the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton to obtain the I-68.

The meeting is at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Hall, 1601 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, approximately ½ mile south of the Sheraton Hotel.  All interested boaters are welcomed to attend.

Akron Sail & Power Squadron was organized in 1939 and is an affiliate of the United States Power Squadron, the world’s largest private, non-profit boating organization. Learn about the United States Power Squadrons at www.usps.org Learn more about the Akron Sail & Power Squadron at www.akronpowersquadron.com . Akron Sail and Power Squadron – Summit County’s Boating Safety and Education Organization. Celebrating 75 years of boating education and camaraderie.