Come to Our Change of Watch

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Friday, March 16 at 7pm
Innis Arden Country Club
120 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich, CT

The Squadron will once again hold its Annual Meeting/Change of Watch on March 16. This year District Educational Officer Karl Wagner, JN will preside over the event.

Cash bar ~ Dinner ~ Celebration

Chef Kevin of Innis Arden will prepare his signature three-course chicken dinner.

We ask you to RSVP to Susan Ryan by Wednesday, March 14

Mail check payable to GSPS for $40 each to 76 Tomac Av, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

See you there!


European Boaters Vs. Americans: Wed. Feb. 21

Vive la Difference!

GSPS Capt Eric KnottCapt. Eric Knott discusses the difference between boaters in the US & Europe at the Club’s February meeting. 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 pm

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome
Usual light refreshments will be served

The Presenter:

A commercial fisherman going to sea with his father, in 1973 Eric was awarded his Master’s Certificate of Competence in 1986 and sailed in that position out of northern European ports until 1994 when he joined a nautical training school as senior instructor and operating manager of 12 sea-going training vessels working throughout Europe. During this time, he consulted for law firms, the police and insurance companies, investigating maritime accidents in Europe and the US. In 2003 he moved to the USA and joined Landfall Navigation to run the developing Marine Training Center. He gained his US master’s license and now has the distinction of being licensed under both US and UK authorities. In 2006, he joined the safety department of Moran Towing and is responsible for safety audits and inspections of ship assist tugs.  In his spare time, he fishes from his own boat, a 23′ Steigercraft Little Bear or with his grandson, Peter in his 13′ center console Reel Fun who, if asked why he pumps out after rain replies, “Bilge levels should be kept to a minimum.” Eric has been appointed by the Governor of Connecticut as Harbor Master for Stamford Harbor. 

The Topic:

Differences between recreational boaters in the U.S. and in Northern Europe, e.g.:

  • The people, the same … but different
  • The boats, they look the same but …
  • The weather (a favorite subject for conversation especially in England)
  • The mind-set (of the people)

So we have a very serious boater addressing a very fun topic!


Check out the latest issue of our newsletter!

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The Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter has just been published with a lot of pictures.

Click here to read it and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events and Full Schedule of Courses for 2018.


Monthly meeting: Viva la Cuba!

Cuba car boat.jfif.jpgCaptain Joy Sherman talks to us about her two recent cruises to Cuba. In 2016 sailing from Key West to Cuba, touring the until-recently-forbidden Island, meeting people, experiencing the Cuban culture and traditions and bringing needed donations to the people of Cuba. This was repeated in 2017 and Joy presents her experience of this lovely island, its history

Wed. Jan 17 at 7:30 pm at the Mianus River Boat & Yacht Club 98 Strickland Road, Cos Cob

Everyone is welcome! 

Light refreshments will be served


Piloting course beginning Jan 23, 2018

Once you have your safe boating certificate, you must leave port and return safely!  This course covers the basics of traditional and GPS navigation techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way:

  • SkipperCharts and their interpretation
  • Understand beacons and buoys
  • Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
  • Pre-planning safe courses and entering routes and waypoints into a GPS
  • Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning

8 Tuesdays at the Greenwich Police Headquarters. 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich

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Holiday Party Friday, Dec 8 at 7pm

cd9067-sailboats-and-yachts-christmas-cardCome and see old friends, make new ones, and celebrate the holiday season with boaters.

Drinks ~ Dinner ~ Raffle

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome.
Kindly RSVP to Vicki by Monday, December 4 by phone 914-714-1516 or by email
Mail check payable to GSPS for $20 per person to Vicki Malara ~ 150 Southfield Ave #2309 ~ Stamford CT 06902

If you can contribute a raffle item, please let Vicki know

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club Grass Island, Greenwich



November/December Newsletter

UntitledClick here to read the Squadron’s latest newsletter, The Harbor Light.