Summer Calendar; Free at Last!

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 25 SUMMER FLING 6pm 76 Tomac Ave, Old GreenwichTo 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 SAILSWe meet at the dock at 6pm 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 HEREHe will assign members to boats each event.

July 10 and August 14: RAFT UPS Saturdays from 1pmAt our mooring in Greenwich Cove La 41 00′ 86″ N   Lo 073 34′ 73″W  The anchor boat will be there at 1pm 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 6pmMeet us at 5.45pm at Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford.$40/person. Buy your own ticket from SoundWaters https://tinyurl.com/sail818Bring 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 PARTY Sunday 4pm 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.

Protecting Long Island Sound Through Education


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

Film on Celestial Navigation

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

To watch a trailer of the film, go to https://www.celestialfilm.org/

Come to Our Change of Watch

  • Friday, March 5 at 7 pm via Zoom
  • 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.

To obtain a Zoom link, use the Email address below. For more information:
Phone 203-998-1864 or
Email  GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Monday March 29, 7-9pm via Zoom: Long Island Sound Maritime History

We have pleasure in offering you ‘Little Known Aspects of Long Island Sound Maritime History’ presented by author Bill Bleyer.

Join us for an evening with Bill Bleyer as we go through the least known tidbits from his new book Long Island and the Sea; a condensed version meant for boaters on LI Sound, including lighthouses, the islands of Block, Gardiners, Fishers and Long Island. He will touch on a wide range of topics including whaling, Captain Kidd, submarine testing, the steamboat Lexington disaster, the invasion by Nazi saboteurs, to name a few.Bill Bleyer was a prize-winning staff writer for Newsday, the Long Island daily newspaper, for thirty-three years before retiring in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines. His work has been published in Civil War News, Naval History, Sea History, Lighthouse Digest and numerous other magazines, as well as in the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Toronto Star and other newspapers. Bleyer graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in economics from Hofstra University, where he has been an adjunct professor teaching journalism and economics. He earned a master’s degree in urban studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

For the Zoom link, please contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
We encourage you to buy the book. For personally signed copies costing $24, email Bill directly: Bill Bleyer To obtain on Amazon for the same price: Click here
Our thanks go to our member Captain Joy Sherman for hosting this fine presentation.
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