Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Wide Range of Boating Courses Scheduled for Spring 2020

A number of squadrons in the local area are offering various boating courses during the Spring of 2020. The courses include Marine Navigation, Engine Maintenance, Electronic Navigation, Marine Electrical Systems, and the Safe Boating Course. Click here to see a complete list.

Greenwich One-Day Safe Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Once again, the Greenwich Squadron will be offering two Safe Boating Courses in the Spring. This class qualifies you for your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and also enables you to obtain the PWC/”Jet Ski” certificate. Emphasizing boating safety, topics include:  life jackets;  fire extinguishers; distress signals; operator responsibilities; boating regulations; fueling; boating courtesy; basic rules of navigation; buoys; sound signals; navigation lights, shapes, and sounds; boat registration; and environmental considerations. Our course is offered in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police.

The one-day course will be offered twice: First on Saturday April 18 and again on Saturday May 2. Both courses will be held at the Greenwich Police Station. For more details, contact Andy Cummings at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com.

Our Annual Holiday Party – Dec. 6

Dinner   ~   Drinks   ~   Prizes

For the first time we will have great music at our holiday party. Our favorite DJ Pierre will play soft music while we chat with fellow boaters over the tasty hors d’oeuvres and delicious meal and then move onto some good music for dancing.

Your Executive Committee is also planning a few fun surprises involving prizes – all will be revealed on the night.

Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island, Greenwich, CT  

Please RSVP to Vicki Malara by Monday,  December 2nd, by email to GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com 
and mail a check made out to GSPS for a contribution of $25 per person to:
Vicki Malara ~ 18 Innis Lane ~ Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Members are asked to limit their guests to two, and all names should be given to Vicki with the RSVP.   

Wine Tasting with Sea Chanteys

2019 wine clipartWednesday, November 20, 7 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island, Greenwich, CT

Join us as the sommelier from Old Greenwich Wine Merchants guides us through a tasting of fine (yet affordable) wines and answers all of our questions on grape varietals, vineyards, and terroirs. Our members will also qualify for special wine discounts — just in me for the holidays.

Sea Chanteys

2019-Sea-Chantey-Singers-2As a special treat, Sean and Deirdre Murtha of Norwalk, CT, will present a program of sea chanteys and songs of the sea, evoking the everyday lives of sailors, whalers and fishermen from the days of sail. Chanteys, which were sailors’ work songs, are infectiously rhythmic and have simple repeating choruses — perfect for singing along. As sailors were the first world travelers, their songs reflect a wide variety of cultures, rich in feeling and historical interest. Sean and Deirdre accompany themselves on authentic instruments of the time, including banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bones. From lively rhythms to plaintive melodies, from touching ballads to infectious singalongs, they bring the music of an older time into today.

There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
to ensure we have a glass for you

2019 Cheese and Fruit

Rock the Dock

September 18     6 pm  – ??  

Executive Officer Dave Leisten opens his boat for us –  Slip C66, TGM Marina

There is no charge, but please bring a favorite beverage and something to eat to share.  Space is limited so please RSVP via email 

to Dave Leisten     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Our guest policy will be applied   

Some Future Events

For all details, email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or watch for our e-flyers

Sep 19-22Norwalk Boat Show
Sun Sep 22 1 – 5 pm volunteers needed
Oct 167 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Norm Bloom speaks about his family business Copps Island Oysters
Oct 19All day in Fishkill, NY
District 2 Fall Conference
Nov 207 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Fine Wine Tasting and Sea Chanteys
Dec 46 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 
Help your Exec Committee decorate the Club
tbd7 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Our Holiday Party 

Weather Course (a must for all serious boaters)

The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology – the science of the atmosphere.  This course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. Boaters and non-boaters alike will benefit from delving into this fascinating subject.

Start date:       Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

                           Space is limited

Cost:                          $80 per student, member of America’s Boating Club

                                    $180 per student, not a member

                                    Discounts for families sharing materials

                                    Membership of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich is $100

When:                       7.00 – 9.00 pm over ten Tuesdays

Where:                     Greenwich Police Headquarters

11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830

Pre-register:           https://tinyurl.com/Wx2019

Questions?              Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  

Instructors:            Jim Dobbs, Dan Dobryn   

*Now known as America’s Boating Club

Annual Lobster Party

Sunday July 28 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. Half-chicken dinner option available at same price. 
Please email RSVP by July 22 to Vicki at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.comand mail your check payable to GSPS for $40/person to Vicki Malara 150 Southfield Ave, #2309, Stamford CT 06902 
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.