October Meeting: Special Guest: Winner of the 2018 Newport/Bermuda Race

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Presented by skipper Justin Bonar and the Crew of YYZ

Darien member Joe Spinella joins his fellow crew in showing their race video, and answering all your questions about the race, their personal preparation, outfitting the boat, how YYZ was named, and those Bermuda shorts. Both Joe and skipper Justin have taken several of our courses.

Wednesday, October 17th, 7 pm

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, 9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich, CT

Usual light refreshments will be offered

There is no charge for this event, but we ask you to RSVP to GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com


Save the Date: Our Holiday Party, Friday, December 7, 7 pm

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Check Out the Latest Issue of Our Newsletter!

Untitled.pngThe Summer/Fall 2018 issue of our newsletter has just been published with pictures from our recent events and much more.

Click here to read the newsletter and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.

September 19 Speaker Event: NY City Captains & Currents

What Boaters Should Know presented by Captain Aaron Hilliard

Interaction between small and large vessels in New York Harbor and handling the unique Hudson/East River currents can be a frightful event for the unknowing… But it doesn’t have to be!  The discussion will include information about what recreational boaters should know, be doing, and not doing when operating in near to close proximity to NYC commercial vessel traffic, and will include understanding what the commercial captains’ goals are and their assumptions about your actions.  Also, if you are not familiar with how New York City currents impact your boat and your planned trip, stay tuned.  The discussion will include “Good to know!” information about the NYC currents that most recreational boaters misuse and misunderstand.

Captain Aaron Hilliard is a graduate of Greenwich High School, and has skippered the SoundWaters schooner in our local waters. 

 Currents vs Battery high tide

7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served. 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, 9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich CT 06870

Next Speaker event: October 17: The Crew of YYZ, Winner of 2018 Bermuda Race

August Raft-Up, Greenwich Cove

La 41 00′ 86″ N      Lo 073 34′ 73″W
August 11  Hi tide 11.54 am / Rain date will be the following day

 

The anchor boat will be at the mooring around noon until sunset. Plenty of time to come by, bringing a snack/drink to share and move from boat to boat to socialize and talk boating.  No Boat?  No worries!  There’s room aboard.
All are asked to contact David Leisten 860-480-8222 with their plans.

Annual Lobster Party

Sunday July 15 at 4 pm
Clambake Area, Tod’s Driftway,
Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
Captain John’s will serve their famous New England clambake, with a 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster, steamers, mussels, new potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, water melon and dessert. Chicken option available.
Please RSVP by July 9 by mailing your check payable to GSPS for $40/person to Vicki Malara 150 Southfield Ave, #2309, Stamford CT 06902
RSVPs may also be given to Vicki by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Cold beer, wine, sodas and water included in the fee. Just bring yourselves!
If you are not a Greenwich resident, please let Vicki know and arrangements will be made for your entry to Greenwich Point.
Come and enjoy old friends and make some new ones – all are welcome!

June 1: Summer Kick-off Party chez Cummings

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 12.01.46 AMCome and see old friends and make new ones
Talk boating – Have fun – Sign up for Sunset Cruises
EVERYONE IS WELCOME AS SPACE ALLOWS
Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres
Friday, June 1st at 6pm   17 Tomac Avenue, Old Greenwich

RSVP by May 28 to Janis Stahlhut via email jstahlhut1@aol.com
Mail $20 check made out to GSPS to J. Stahlhut, 1465 E Putnam Ave #323, Old Greenwich, CT 06870s.s

Become a Skilled Boater: Sail, Power, Paddle, Jet Ski

Get ready for summer! The Connecticut Boating Course will soon be offered by America’s Boating Club of Greenwich in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police. Learn: 
→   General Boat handling
→   Safe Towing (water skiing & tubing)
→   Docking and Anchoring
→   Radio NEW VHF/DSC
→   Ropes, cleats, knots, all made easy
This one-day course qualifies you for both the CT Boating Certificate and the PWC/Jet Ski certificate
Pre-Register now: for June 9th https://tinyurl.com/GABCJun9

Time: 9 am – 5 pm, includes lunch

Where: Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT.
Cost: $80 per person, includes coffee and sandwich lunch (Family discounts available)
Class materials will be mailed to you to read before class.

For more info, email: GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  or call Susan Ryan 203-998-1864

SPECIAL OFFER!              
Graduates qualify for 18 months of Squadron membership for the cost of 12 months