Educational Officer Andy Cummings and his instructors will give our usual safe boating class: → General Boat handling → Safe Towing (water skiing & tubing) → Docking and Anchoring → Radio NEW VHF/DSC → Ropes, cleats, knots, all made easy
Connecticut will grant the state boating license including PWC/Jet Ski certificate to successful students.
Please register on line HERE – Once you have registered, we will get materials to you. As there is a lot of material to assimilate in one day, we ask students to read four chapters of the book ahead of class.
Please note that as of March 15, 2020 all of the Club’s classes and events are canceled for two months following CDC and State guidelines for the Covid-19 outbreak. Please watch your inbox and this website for any updates. Thank you for your understanding.
Presided by District Commander Andy Papademetriou, N
Cash bar ~ Dinner ~ Celebration
Our traditional Change of Watch evening starts with socializing at the cash bar, Chef Kevin’s signature three-course chicken dinner and the short ceremony of swearing in the officers for the coming Watch. Come to this elegant venue to support America’s Boating Club of Greenwich, meet our officers, enjoy your fellow members and talk boating!
The WINTER 2019/2020 issue of Harbor Light, the newsletter for our club, is now available online. Click here to read it.
Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:
January 15: 7 pm GBYC Movie, beer & popcorn
February 4: Marine Navigation course starts February 28: Dinner at New York Yacht Club March 6: 7 pm Change of Watch, Innis Arden Country Club Old Greenwich March 7: District Winter Council, Fishkill NY
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.
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.
Wednesday, 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.
As 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