September Meeting: Navigation Software

Join us at the Squadron’s monthly meeting and learn how to use the Open Chart Plotter Navigator program

Screenshot of the Open CPN softwareJon Ricci, JN, explores OpenCPN, the free and concise chart plotter and navigation software that can be used either underway or as a planning tool. Students in our September Piloting class should attend, and it will be of interest to all interested in boating.

Thursday, Sept 29, 7.30 pm
Riverside Yacht Club
102 Club Rd, Riverside CT

Cash bar

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RYC members are invited to join us for our monthly meeting to enjoy our program.


Also: Young Mariners Poster Contest

Also at our September meeting you will be asked to judge the posters created by the Young Mariners. The best art work will be entered into United States Power Squadrons’ National contest “Make it Personal; it’s your Life, your Life Jacket,” which has some nice cash prizes for the winners.

Piloting Class Starts Sept. 13

Compass rose from the Greenwich Sail and Power SquadronPiloting is our first course on navigation and given over eight Tuesdays. It focuses on navigation as done on recreational boats today and uses GPS as a primary tool while including traditional techniques so you can find your way even if the GPS fails. It develops skills through hands-on practice. Topics include: charts and their interpretation, navigation aids, plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the mariner’s compass, use of GPS, planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS, determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, the “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course. Instruction is highly inter-active and customized for each student.

Note: This course is of particular interest to graduates of our recent safe boating classes.

Course starts Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7-9 pm.

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First Raft-Up


Enjoy your squadron mooring in Greenwich Cove off Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.
The main event will start 1 pm on June 25 and all are invited to sail/power/kayak or take a launch to the mooring with a snack to share. Boats are welcome to stay on the mooring overnight. Sail boaters should check tides/water depth and we can arrange to ferry you to the mooring from deeper water if necessary. Some boats are expected to arrive  Friday June 24. 
        No Boat?  No worries!  There’s room aboard.
 Please RSVP to let us know if you will be rafting up overnight, just coming for the Saturday raftup or if you have no boat and need a ride from the shore to the raftup   Email us
La 41  00′  85″N
Lo 73  34′  73″W
High tide 3.40 pm on 6/25