Annual Holiday Party — Dec. 4

WreathPlease join your fellow members and guests for holiday merriment and cheer at our annual party!

Friday, December 4
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club

Festivities will begin at 7 pm with food and drink provided by Bridge Officers Jenny deGarmeaux and Bill Vernon. Cost is $20/person for members & guests.

We ask that you RSVP by phone or email no later than Monday, November 30.
Make your checks payable to GSPS and mail to Jenny deGarmeaux, 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831. Thank you.

RSVP by phone: 203-629-4424 (Jenny) or 203-561-4776 (Bill)
RSVP by email:

Click here for directions to Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club

November Meeting: Captain Bulldog Thal

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Come to our November Meeting, featuring a presentation by Captain ‘Bulldog’ Thal.

Captain Thal is a Professional Ship’s Master Captain 100 ton. He delivers boats from the Gulf, along the Eastern Seaboard, to the Canadian Maritimes and Great Lakes and does one-on-one training for boat owners on both sail and power yachts.  He will speak of his experiences navigating the Hudson River as well as the Erie Canal. His home port is Greenwich, CT.

This general membership meeting is open to all members of the squadron and guests.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday November 18th 7.30 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich, CT 0683

For more info, contact

Photo: “Lock 30, Erie Canal” by Bill Blevins – originally posted to Flickr as Lock 30, Erie Canal. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons

Save the Date!

The Squadron’s Holiday Party
December 4th, 7.00 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club

November/December Newsletter

Tuesdays on the waterThe November/December issue of our Squadron newsletter has just been published.

Be sure to read about:

  • Which of our members has been nominated for the prestigious Chapman award
  • An amazingly tiny AIS man-overboard tracking device
  • The USPS booth at the Norwalk Boat Show
  • The “Tuesday-on-the-Water” events
  • The Historical Origin of Nautical Events
  • The latest calendar of events
  • And how to get a Squadron name tag

Click here to access the newsletter

Power Squadron Courses: 2015-2016


Once again, the Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron has joined with its neighboring squadrons to form a Consortium that offers a wide range of Power Squadron courses. Be sure to take advantage of one of these interesting courses on boating.

Currently the Greenwich Squadron is offering a Piloting course. Note that next spring, we will be offering courses on Safe Boating, Weather, and Powerboat Handling on-the-water.

[Updated 11/08/2015]

2015-16 Consortium Schedule Nov 15 with ABC

October Meeting: The Norwalk Aquarium

Aquarium imageDon’t miss the Squadron’s general meeting in October. We are pleased to present Dr. Brian Davis, President of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Davis will talk about the past, present, and future of this amazing local attraction.

Dr. Davis recently joined the Aquarium from the Georgia Aquarium.  A strong proponent of scientific literacy, he has created aquarium programs connecting the importance of science and cultural enrichment to people’s daily lives. He looks forward to sharing with us his plans for the Norwalk Aquarium.

Please bring your friends to this event – no need to RSVP. There will be a cash bar.

When: Wednesday October 21st 7.30 pm
Where: Innis Arden Golf Club, 180 Tomac Avenue, Old Greenwich

Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 5, right off exit onto Putnam Avenue
Stay on East Putnam Avenue and at the first traffic light, turn right onto Sound Beach Avenue. Proceed under the Thruway and bear right at the rotary. After the rotary, take an immediate left onto Forest Avenue. At the T turn right onto Tomac Avenue. Proceed under the railroad trestle. Innis Arden’s Clubhouse is on the left and the parking lot is on the right.

Membership Celebration and Barbecue

hamburger clipartSeptember 20, 4 pm, at Brewers Yacht Haven in Stamford

The Squadron invites all members to FREE hot dogs, hamburgers and fellowship!
New members will receive their USPS pins.

Please RSVP to Bill Vernon 203-561-4776 or williamcvernonjr at

Directions to Brewers Yacht Haven, Stamford:

  • Take Exit 8 off I-95 North
  • At end of Exit Ramp there is a Stop Light.
  • Go through the light to the next light (Canal Street) and make a right turn.
  • Go under the RR Trestle and make a left at first light (Jefferson Ave)
  • At second light, turn right (Magee Avenue)
  • At second light make a right onto Harbor Drive
  • Stay on Harbor Drive and you will come to a Guard Shack.
  • Try to find an outside parking spot around the Gate marked Pier 3, 4.

Future Events:

October 21: 7.30 pm Monthly meeting

“The Past, Present and Future of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk”

by Dr. Brian Davis, new president of the Aquarium

At Innis Arden Country Club, Old Greenwich

Raft Up – Sunday, July 26 at Noon

GSPS-Raft-Up-2013-flatIf it’s summer, we’re on the water!

The squadron is in full summer mode with the successful lobster party last week, our  beautiful Tuesday night sunset cruises and now yet another on-water event this Sunday – our second annual Raft Up.

Bring your sailboat, power boat, kayak or paddle board to the GSPS mooring in Greenwich Cove, off Greenwich Point, Old Greenwich. Bring refreshments to share and enjoy some good boating chat.

GSPS mooring – Ball and Pickup: Coordinates:   41.00.85 N    73.34.73 W

Mooring is slightly North of the Palmer mooring in Greenwich Cove. OGYC Launch operators on Ch 73 will guide you in.

No boat?  No worries.  Contact Commander Leslie Napoleon  or  203-869-8057 who will help you on board.

Two reminders of future events:

  • To join us on the water for Tuesday evenings, just  email
  • Our Membership Appreciation barbecue will be held September 20th.