Happy 2018 to all sailors on every SEA on the globe!

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

 

Explore!

Dream!

Discover!”

 

Mark Twain

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Monthly meeting: Viva la Cuba!

Cuba car boat.jfif.jpgCaptain Joy Sherman talks to us about her two recent cruises to Cuba. In 2016 sailing from Key West to Cuba, touring the until-recently-forbidden Island, meeting people, experiencing the Cuban culture and traditions and bringing needed donations to the people of Cuba. This was repeated in 2017 and Joy presents her experience of this lovely island, its history

Wed. Jan 17 at 7:30 pm at the Mianus River Boat & Yacht Club 98 Strickland Road, Cos Cob

Everyone is welcome! 

Light refreshments will be served

Piloting course beginning Jan 23, 2018

Once you have your safe boating certificate, you must leave port and return safely!  This course covers the basics of traditional and GPS navigation techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way:

  • SkipperCharts and their interpretation
  • Understand beacons and buoys
  • Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
  • Pre-planning safe courses and entering routes and waypoints into a GPS
  • Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning

8 Tuesdays at the Greenwich Police Headquarters. 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich

REGISTER NOW:  Click here or Email Administrator

  

Holiday Party Friday, Dec 8 at 7pm

cd9067-sailboats-and-yachts-christmas-cardCome and see old friends, make new ones, and celebrate the holiday season with boaters.

Drinks ~ Dinner ~ Raffle

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome.
Kindly RSVP to Vicki by Monday, December 4 by phone 914-714-1516 or by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Mail check payable to GSPS for $20 per person to Vicki Malara ~ 150 Southfield Ave #2309 ~ Stamford CT 06902

If you can contribute a raffle item, please let Vicki know

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club Grass Island, Greenwich

 

The Real Story behind The Finest Hours movie – and more Rescues

2016-05-25-1464152432-7343633-FinestBoat6-thumbPresented by Lt/C Bob Reilly AP from Mid-Hudson Squadron

In 2016 Disney produced “The Finest Hours”, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. 

This presentation delves into the reasons that caused two ships to split apart within hours of each other on that date. The mid-latitude cyclone, the new design, and construction method, and the inexperienced builders all contribute to the accidents. Also covered are the four rescue attempts (3 at least somewhat successful) where 36-foot motorized lifeboats tackle 70-foot seas, and blinding snow & rain to find the four boat sections and save over 72 of 84 sailors.

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.

For directions, click here.

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to this extraordinary presentation – with our usual light refreshments