Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm at the Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club.
Andy Papademetriou will take us back 2500 years for a look into the origins and development of ancient warships. In this talk, “The Ancient Trireme and its Modern Reconstruction” we will explore the origin, design, construction, naval administration, port facilities, and war tactics of these ancient warships. We will also discuss the modern reconstruction and testing of the ship by a team of British scientists and look into upcoming Trireme projects.
Andy is a retired Mechanical Engineer with interests in ancient history, archeology, anthropology and ancient technologies. He is active in the United States Power Squadrons and volunteers for the Red Cross. He is a Past District Commander for USPS District 2 and he sails his 38 ft sailboat in the waters of the Long Island Sound and beyond.
Light refreshments will be served. Members and friends who are fully vaccinated are welcome
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 9 Grass Island. Greenwich, CT
To participate in any event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*.
OUR MOORING in Greenwich Cove is in place! Any member is welcome to tie up during the day. Coordinates are: La 41 00′ 86″ N Lo 073 34′ 73″W Your boat should fly the squadron burgee, available for $20 from GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
June 25SUMMER FLING – 6 pm – 76 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich: To celebrate the re-opening of our boating activities following the pandemic, you are invited to drinks and light hors d’oeuvres on the patio chez Mike and Susan Ryan. There is no charge, but we need to know how many to prepare for, so please let us know you’re coming before June 20. You are welcome to bring a friend or two. RSVP here
June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24: TUESDAY SUNSET SAILS: We meet at the dock at 6 pm and return at sunset; please bring a drink or nibbles to share. If you would like to receive updates on these sails, sign up with David Leisten HERE. He will assign members to boats for each event.
July 10andAugust 14:RAFT UPS Saturdays from 1 pm: At our mooring in Greenwich Cove La 41 00′ 86″ N Lo 073 34′ 73″W The anchor boat will be there at 1 pm so come when you can. Bring refreshments to share.No Boat? No problem, contact David Leisten HERE to get a ride to the mooring.
July 21 Norwalk Islands Cruise Wednesday 6.30pmMeet us at 6.15pm Norwalk Seaport Ferry Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk.$30/person. Buy your own ticket from Norwalk Island Cruise via this link Buy tickets hereBring your own refreshments and enjoy the sunset with fellow Club members.Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.
August 18 SoundWaters Sail on the Schooner Wednesday 6 pm: Meet us at 5.45 pm at Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford. $40/person. Buy your own ticket from SoundWaters https://tinyurl.com/sail818. Bring your own refreshments and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.
August 29 LOBSTER PARTYSunday 4 pm at Greenwich Point Park: $40/person. Please RSVP here and mail your check made out to GSPS to Vicki Malara, 18 Innis Lane, Old Greenwich CT 06870. Or transfer to our PayPal account https://PayPal.Me/ABCofG ____________________ Priority for events will be given to our members. To join, contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com, Membership is $102/person or $145/family.
SoundWaters was founded in 1989 with the mission to protect Long Island Sound through education and action. They have shown hundreds of thousands of students and adults how to build a deeper interest in science for improved school achievement and to raise awareness about the small differences we all can make to protect the health of the Sound. The schooner SoundWaters conducts 250 experiential education sails each season for school and community groups and public sails for everyone throughout the region. America’s Boating Club of Greenwich has partnered with SoundWaters for many years. Our Young Mariners program taught underserved children in Greenwich the basics of sailing and merged with SoundWaters a few years ago and we continue to support this worthwhile endeavor. We look forward to hearing future plans.
Bob Mazzone will discuss the ambitious plans SoundWaters has for teaching on Long Island Sound over the next 30 years. Bob joined SoundWaters in 2016. As the Vice President of Development, Bob’s team is responsible for raising over $1.2 million annually to fund SoundWaters operations and ensure that no student is turned away from a SoundWaters program for the inability to pay. Prior to SoundWaters, Bob was the Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering cancer survivors. A graduate of Harvard College with a concentration in Biology, Bob and his wife have lived on Holly Pond in Darien 27 years.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 PM via Zoom For the Zoom link, email Susan Ryan at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Watch a crew of students onboard the schooner S.S.V Tabor Boy as they compete in the 2019 Marion to Bermuda Race navigating exclusively with celestial navigation. Directed and produced by Jack Gordon, the film gives an inmate look at life onboard the vessel and the intricacies of navigating celestially. ( 30 min. ) Jack Gordon will be available for Q and A after the film.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30 PM via Zoom For the Zoom link, email Susan Ryan at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Presided by District Commander Andy Papademetriou, N
Our traditional Change of Watch has to be celebrated virtually this year. We hope you will enjoy a glass of wine or beer with us all. Please use the chat function to congratulate officers or make any comments.