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SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Sunset Cruises June/July/August
Cruises take place Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of June 6. All USPS members are welcome. Non-members may sign up for two cruises. Applying for membership lifts the 2-cruise cap. To register, contact Andy Papademetriou GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Our 2022 fleet consists of eight sail and power boats ranging from 26 ft. to 41 ft. and based in City Island, Mamaroneck, Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk.


Raftups 12 noon July 16 and August 6
Sail over to our new 1,000 lb mooring in Greenwich Cove La 41 00′ 51″N Lo 073 34′ 44″W from noon onwards. Those without a boat can email David Leisten GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com who will coordinate a ride out. Bring refreshments to share.


Lobster Party 4pm July 16 Clambake Area, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. $40/person. Please RSVP to Vicki Malara GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

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For all details, contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

March 12, 9am – 5pm: SAFE BOATING CLASS.
Police Headquarters, 11 Bruce Pl, Greenwich CT
Register online:  https://tinyurl.com/ABC31222

April 30, 10am: Flare/Up! Weed Beach, Darien.
Instruction on Flares. Bring your own flares or use ours.

May 13: Summer Kickoff Party, chez Cummings
Elegant hors d’oeuvres and drinks in Old Greenwich

SUMMER

Lobster Party at Greenwich Point, Sunday, July 31

Monthly raft-ups at our Mooring in Greenwich Cove

Weekly sunset cruises on our members’ boats from local docks

The Ancient Trireme and its Modern Reconstruction

Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm at the Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club.

Andy Papademetriou will take us back 2500 years for a look into the origins and
development of ancient warships. In this talk, “The Ancient Trireme and its
Modern Reconstruction”
we will explore the origin, design, construction, naval administration, port facilities, and war tactics of these ancient warships. We will also discuss the modern reconstruction and testing of the ship by a team of British scientists and look into upcoming Trireme projects.

Andy is a retired Mechanical Engineer with interests in ancient history,
archeology, anthropology and ancient technologies. He is active in the
United States Power Squadrons and volunteers for the Red Cross. He is a
Past District Commander for USPS District 2 and he sails his 38 ft sailboat
in the waters of the Long Island Sound and beyond.

Light refreshments will be served.
Members and friends who are fully vaccinated are welcome

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 9 Grass Island. Greenwich, CT

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Wednesday October 20 7 pm: Famed local sailor Benoit Ansart will talk about his exciting year racing round the world on board Sanya – and their win!

Friday December 3 is the date scheduled for our Holiday Party and we promise you our usual great celebration.

Summer Calendar: Free at Last!

To participate in any event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*.


OUR MOORING in Greenwich Cove is in place! Any member is welcome to tie up during the day. Coordinates are: La 41 00′ 86″ N   Lo 073 34′ 73″W  Your boat should fly the squadron burgee, available for $20 from GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

June 25 SUMMER FLING – 6 pm – 76 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich: To celebrate the re-opening of our boating activities following the pandemic, you are invited to drinks and light hors d’oeuvres on the patio chez Mike and Susan Ryan. There is no charge, but we need to know how many to prepare for, so please let us know you’re coming before June 20. You are welcome to bring a friend or two. RSVP here

June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24: TUESDAY SUNSET SAILS: We meet at the dock at 6 pm and return at sunset; please bring a drink or nibbles to share. If you would like to receive updates on these sails, sign up with David Leisten HERE. He will assign members to boats for each event.

July 10 and August 14: RAFT UPS Saturdays from 1 pm: At our mooring in Greenwich Cove La 41 00′ 86″ N   Lo 073 34′ 73″W  The anchor boat will be there at 1 pm so come when you can. Bring refreshments to share.No Boat? No problem, contact David Leisten HERE to get a ride to the mooring.

July 21 Norwalk Islands Cruise Wednesday 6.30pmMeet us at 6.15pm Norwalk Seaport Ferry Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk.$30/person. Buy your own ticket from Norwalk Island Cruise via this link  Buy tickets hereBring your own refreshments and enjoy the sunset with fellow Club members.Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.

August 18 SoundWaters Sail on the Schooner Wednesday 6 pm: Meet us at 5.45 pm at Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford. $40/person. Buy your own ticket from SoundWaters https://tinyurl.com/sail818. Bring your own refreshments and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.

August 29 LOBSTER PARTY Sunday 4 pm at Greenwich Point Park: $40/person. Please RSVP here and mail your check made out to GSPS to Vicki Malara, 18 Innis Lane, Old Greenwich CT 06870. Or transfer to our PayPal account https://PayPal.Me/ABCofG
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Priority for events will be given to our members. To join, contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com, Membership is $102/person or $145/family.

Protecting Long Island Sound Through Education


SoundWaters was founded in 1989 with the mission to protect Long Island Sound through education and action. They have shown hundreds of thousands of students and adults how to build a deeper interest in science for improved school achievement and to raise awareness about the small differences we all can make to protect the health of the Sound. The schooner SoundWaters conducts 250 experiential education sails each season for school and community groups and public sails for everyone throughout the region.
America’s Boating Club of Greenwich has partnered with SoundWaters for many years. Our Young Mariners program taught underserved children in Greenwich the basics of sailing and merged with SoundWaters a few years ago and we continue to support this worthwhile endeavor. We look forward to hearing future plans.

Bob Mazzone will discuss the ambitious plans SoundWaters has for teaching on Long Island Sound over the next 30 years.
Bob joined SoundWaters in 2016. As the Vice President of Development, Bob’s team is responsible for raising over $1.2 million annually to fund SoundWaters operations and ensure that no student is turned away from a SoundWaters program for the inability to pay.  Prior to SoundWaters, Bob was the Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering cancer survivors. A graduate of Harvard College with a concentration in Biology, Bob and his wife have lived on Holly Pond in Darien 27 years.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30 PM via Zoom
For the Zoom link, email Susan Ryan at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com