In the latest issue of The Harbor Light – the Squadron’s newsletter – you can learn about:
- Emily’s Bill (the water-skiing safety bill named in honor of Emily Fedorko),
- The latest results of our education classes,
- How NOT to retrieve a halyard from the top of a mast, and
- See pictures from our latest Change-of-Watch dinner.
Click here to see the newsletter.
Come to our March Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich, CT
Sohier Marks presents:
Racing to Bermuda
Whether in 20-foot seas or in a dead calm, Sohier Marks has been sailing offshore for some 30 years. During this time he has competed in 3½ races to Bermuda from both Newport and Marion. Having qualified as an “N” in the United States Power Squadrons, he has used the skills learned to navigate the Gulf Stream and the four plus days and nights to Bermuda.
There is more to just sailing to compete in a race to Bermuda, so Sohier will outline for us just how it is done. Sohier’s wife, Elaine, will add what it is like to take the boat back from Bermuda to a safe berth while running to beat a major storm.
There will be plenty of food and drink starting at 1930; the speaker will begin about 20 minutes thereafter.
Any Questions? Click to email us
Get Your Safe Boating Certificate
The Squadron’s next Safe Boating class starts on Tuesday, February 24
7 – 9 pm at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road, Greenwich CT
Over four Tuesday evenings, learn the basics to safely and comfortably go on the water with your boat from our NASBLA-certified and experienced instructors. Topics include:
- Boat handling
- Safe towing
- Jet ski operation
- Rules of the road
- Navigation aids
- Boating in adverse conditions
- Marine VHF
- Marlinespike (Knots)
Graduating students will be eligible to obtain the Connecticut Boating Certification and Personal Watercraft Certification and have six months free membership of the Greenwich Squadron to attend our speaker events, raft ups, lobster parties and for further boating education.
$70 for materials payable to instructor. (Family discounts.)
$29 payable to Greenwich Adult Continuing Education
Questions? Email the Squadron
On Friday, February 6th, the Squadron will be having our annual Change of Watch at the Water Club in Cos Cob. L/C Leslie Napoleon will be sworn in as our new Commander. This is a wonderful time to get together as a squadron in a formal setting and celebrate Leslie becoming Commander. Click here for more details.
Please RSVP to L/C William Vernon. His email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from art sales and wine orders will support the Young Mariners Foundation, a non-profit organization for underserved children. The YMF is dedicated to improving academic performance and expanding the horizons of young people who would not have access to sailing as part of their education. The program, created in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, helps children to get out on the water each summer and experience the joy and companionship of learning to sail on Long Island Sound.
Please join your fellow squadron members and guests for holiday merriment and cheer! Festivities will begin at 7 pm with food and drink provided by our Administrative Officers, Jenny deGarmeaux and Bill Vernon. Cost is $18/person.
GSPS Annual Holiday Party
Friday December 5, at 7 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Dr., Greenwich, CT
RSVP by phone or email no later than Monday, December 1
Make your checks payable to GSPS and mail to:
Jenny deGarmeaux, 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich CT 06831.
RSVP by phone: 203-629-4424
RSVP by email: email@example.com
Do You Need a Marine Surveyor?
Come to the Squadron’s November meeting to meet Bruce Patterson of Coastwise Marine Surveyors. Find out what a Surveyor does and learn what it’s like to be a Marine Surveyor. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm at Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club on Grass Island. (Click here for directions.)