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  leslien@optonline.net  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 GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
  • Our Membership Appreciation barbecue will be held September 20th.

Lobster Party – Sunday, July 19

IMG_2807Come to our Squadron
Sunday, July 19th 4 pm
Rain or Shine

At the Greenwich Point Park Clambake Area

The Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron will host its annual Lobster Party at Greenwich Point. Captain John’s will provide their famous lobster bake, and there will be the usual wine, beer, soda and water.

The cost for a lobster dinner is $40. The cost for a chicken dinner is $22.

 Reservations must be received by Sunday, July 12th and can be made with Jenny deGarmeaux, tel: 203-629-4424, or click here  or with Bill Vernon: 203-561-4776, or click here.

When reserving please provide the names of any attendees who are not Greenwich residents so that a list can be given to the gatehouse at the Park.  Make checks payable to GSPS and mail to:  Jenny deGarmeaux, 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, 06831.   

Tuesdays on the Sound

Sailboats at CannesEvery Tuesday evening during the boating season, we take our sailboats and powerboats out on the water for an hour or so and gather afterwards at Ponus Yacht Club.  If you would like to take out your boat, or if you would like to crew on someone else’s boat, please contact Gordon Updegraff or Susan Ryan  here.   We will email you each week to see if you are available and then match boats with crew.

Annual Spring Party – Friday, May 15

lets-party-200pxCome to the Squadron’s Annual Drinks &
Hors d’Oeuvres Celebration

May 15th, 2015, at 1900

chez Jenny deGarmeaux, 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831

Bring your life vest for a surprise!

On the evening of Friday, May 15th, the Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron will celebrate the onset of the boating season with a gathering at the lovely home of our Administrative Officer, Jenny deGarmeaux.   A wide array of finger food and small plate dishes will be served.  For sure no one will go away hungry.   Drinks will include  wine, beer, soda and water.

The cost per person will be $20 (payable by check made out to GSPS and sent to Jenny deGarmeaux at 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, CT  06831.)  We have extended the RSVP date, but space is limited so please call Jenny deGarmeaux at 203-629-4424 or Bill Vernon at 203-561-4776 soonest to keep a place for you.

April Meeting: Saving LI Sound

Tracy Brown presents:

‘Saving Long Island Sound’

At the Squadron’s April Meeting

LI SoundEach year Long Island Sound and its tributaries suffer from the impact of the population resulting in closing beaches and shellfish beds which affect the quality of life on the Sound. In addition, low oxygen “dead areas” threaten the health of wildlife in our area.  Tracy Brown will speak on what the current clean water infrastructure initiatives are doing and what we, as stewards of our waters, can do to improve the Long Island Sound water quality for future generations.

Tracy Brown is the director of Save the Sound’s office focused on the Western LI Sound.  Prior to that she worked at Hudson Riverkeeper where she was instrumental in building Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program, focusing on recreational water quality, sewage pollution and storm-water management.

At the meeting, there will be plenty of food and drink starting at 1930; the speaker will begin about 20 minutes thereafter.