Oct. 21st, ZOOM meeting: Sustainability in shipping and the decade ahead.

Penfield Sail and Power Squadron and  America’s Boating Club of Greenwich are proud to invite you to this virtual event: October 21, 7 pm via Zoom.

~ ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT IN A LATER NOTICE; WATCH YOUR INBOX ~

Presented by Carleen Lyden Walker of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.

The maritime world is entering the “Fourth Industrial Revolution“, with disruptors like automation and digitalization joining forces with impending regulations to create profound change in the industry. This unprecedented convergence results in challenges – and opportunity.

Carleen Lyden Walker, Executive Director of NAMEPA and long-time member of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich, discusses the current situation of shipping and what can be expected in that crucial industry over the next ten years.

Carleen has over 40 years in the commercial maritime industry and was recently named one of the top 100 women in shipping globally. She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators, conservation groups and educators to “Save Our Seas“.

She graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science and History (minor in Economics), and studied Accounting at Cornell School of Business Administration. Perhaps of most interest to our audience is that she held a USCG Captain’s license – and has enjoyed boating of all kinds all her life.

Come to Our Change of Watch

  • Friday, March 6 at 7pm
  • Innis Arden Country Club
    • 120 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich 
  • 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!

We ask you to RSVP to Susan Ryan by Monday, March 2
Phone 203-998-1864 or
Email  GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Please transfer $45 per person via PayPal  https://PayPal.Me/ABCofG
or Mail check payable to GSPS to 76 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich CT 06870

The Harbor Light – Winter

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
April 15: 7 pm GBYC Benoit Ansart presents first hand experience on Sanya for the Clipper Round the World race.
April 18 and May 29 – 5 pm Greenwich Police HQ Safe Boating Classes
June 27, we will venture onto the water with a Practical on the Water Class and perhaps another class depending upon demand.

Boating Courses for Spring 2020

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.