Wednesday, November 16th, 7pm at the YWCA, 259 E. Putnam, Greenwich
The greatest distance races of the world have several things in common – a challenging course, competitive fleets, and an interesting array of famous yachts. By those standards, the Stamford Yacht Club’s Vineyard Race rates close to the top. Jonathan Asch has been involved in Race management – as well as participation – for many years and will discuss its fascinating history.
Holiday Dinner Friday December 16th 7pm At the Field Club, 276 Lake Ave, Greenwich $40/person
This venue founded in 1908 and recently refurbished is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with fellow members. Have a drink or three at the cash bar by the open fire and then enjoy the chef’s signature three-course menu. Please RSVP by December 10th to Events at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
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
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