Annual Spring Party – Friday, May 15

lets-party-200pxCome to the Squadron’s Annual Drinks &
Hors d’Oeuvres Celebration

May 15th, 2015, at 1900

chez Jenny deGarmeaux, 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831

Bring your life vest for a surprise!

On the evening of Friday, May 15th, the Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron will celebrate the onset of the boating season with a gathering at the lovely home of our Administrative Officer, Jenny deGarmeaux.   A wide array of finger food and small plate dishes will be served.  For sure no one will go away hungry.   Drinks will include  wine, beer, soda and water.

The cost per person will be $20 (payable by check made out to GSPS and sent to Jenny deGarmeaux at 15 Corrigan Lane, Greenwich, CT  06831.)  We have extended the RSVP date, but space is limited so please call Jenny deGarmeaux at 203-629-4424 or Bill Vernon at 203-561-4776 soonest to keep a place for you.

April Meeting: Saving LI Sound

Tracy Brown presents:

‘Saving Long Island Sound’

At the Squadron’s April Meeting

LI SoundEach year Long Island Sound and its tributaries suffer from the impact of the population resulting in closing beaches and shellfish beds which affect the quality of life on the Sound. In addition, low oxygen “dead areas” threaten the health of wildlife in our area.  Tracy Brown will speak on what the current clean water infrastructure initiatives are doing and what we, as stewards of our waters, can do to improve the Long Island Sound water quality for future generations.

Tracy Brown is the director of Save the Sound’s office focused on the Western LI Sound.  Prior to that she worked at Hudson Riverkeeper where she was instrumental in building Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program, focusing on recreational water quality, sewage pollution and storm-water management.

At the meeting, there will be plenty of food and drink starting at 1930; the speaker will begin about 20 minutes thereafter.

1-Day Safe Boating Certificate Class: May 9

Get Your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate

Come to a special 1-day Safe Boating Class offered by the Greenwich Click hereSail & Power Squadron in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police

  • Saturday, May 9, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT
  • $75 per person, includes coffee and sandwich lunch

Click here for more details

March – April Newsletter

InSunset 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.

March 18: Racing to Bermuda

Come Bermuda raceto 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.

Newport Bermuda Race logoThere 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.

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Safe Boating Class Starts Feb. 24

Get Your Safe Boating CertificateClick here

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:

  • Seamanship
  • Boat handling
  • Safe towing
  • Docking
  • Anchoring
  • Jet ski operation
  • Rules of the road
  • Navigation aids
  • Regulations
  • Boating in adverse conditions
  • Marine VHF
  • Marlinespike (Knots)
  • Trailering

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

Register here
Questions?  Email the Squadron