Become a Skilled Boater: Sail, Power, Paddle, Jet Ski

Get ready for summer! The Connecticut Boating Course will soon be offered by America’s Boating Club of Greenwich in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police. Learn: 
→   General Boat handling
→   Safe Towing (water skiing & tubing)
→   Docking and Anchoring
→   Radio NEW VHF/DSC
→   Ropes, cleats, knots, all made easy
This one-day course qualifies you for both the CT Boating Certificate and the PWC/Jet Ski certificate
When: Saturday, May 5th or June 9th
Time: 9 am – 5 pm, includes lunch
Where: Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT.
Cost: $80 per person, includes coffee and sandwich lunch (Family discounts available)
Class materials will be mailed to you to read before class.
Pre-Register now:

For more info, email: GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  or call Susan Ryan 203-998-1864

SPECIAL OFFER!              
Graduates qualify for 18 months of Squadron membership for the cost of 12 months
Advertisements

An Introduction to GPS

gps 3Captain Len Lipton will have an operating chart plotter for this class and will give an interactive introduction on how to use a GPS. Plenty of time for your questions. There will be a useful handout.

Len is an experienced instructor and has taught sailing for many years at all levels, both in the classroom and on the water but also weather, and a GPS course for Landfall Navigation.

Sunday, April 22, 4 – 6 pm

Venue: Old Greenwich Yacht Club, Tod’s Driftway,  Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
Fee: $20 includes light refreshments
RSVP: Click here to register with OGYC
Questions? GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com.

 

Creature Feature Under the Sea: Marine Life Behavior

2018 April DiverWelcome to the underwater world where fish, corals and invertebrates abound! The behaviors of these animals can be as diverse as their colors, shapes, and sizes. Andy Cummings is a dive master whose passion is underwater photography. In his 17 years as an avid scuba, Andy has traveled to many dive locations, near and far. He will share some of his favorite images and diving stories with a focus on the interesting and bizarre behaviors of marine creatures.

Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club ~ Wed. April 18 at 7pm ~ For directions, click here.

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

European Boaters Vs. Americans: Wed. Feb. 21

Vive la Difference!

GSPS Capt Eric KnottCapt. Eric Knott discusses the difference between boaters in the US & Europe at the Club’s February meeting. 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 pm

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome
Usual light refreshments will be served

The Presenter:

A commercial fisherman going to sea with his father, in 1973 Eric was awarded his Master’s Certificate of Competence in 1986 and sailed in that position out of northern European ports until 1994 when he joined a nautical training school as senior instructor and operating manager of 12 sea-going training vessels working throughout Europe. During this time, he consulted for law firms, the police and insurance companies, investigating maritime accidents in Europe and the US. In 2003 he moved to the USA and joined Landfall Navigation to run the developing Marine Training Center. He gained his US master’s license and now has the distinction of being licensed under both US and UK authorities. In 2006, he joined the safety department of Moran Towing and is responsible for safety audits and inspections of ship assist tugs.  In his spare time, he fishes from his own boat, a 23′ Steigercraft Little Bear or with his grandson, Peter in his 13′ center console Reel Fun who, if asked why he pumps out after rain replies, “Bilge levels should be kept to a minimum.” Eric has been appointed by the Governor of Connecticut as Harbor Master for Stamford Harbor. 

The Topic:

Differences between recreational boaters in the U.S. and in Northern Europe, e.g.:

  • The people, the same … but different
  • The boats, they look the same but …
  • The weather (a favorite subject for conversation especially in England)
  • The mind-set (of the people)

So we have a very serious boater addressing a very fun topic!

 

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