The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup. This international event was born from an annual race around the Isle of Wight in Great Britain, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, that was originally called the ‘100 Guinea Cup’.
Our expert speaker Rick Delfosse of Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine will cover the history of these incredible 130 foot yachts with photos from his personal files and movie clips of old.
Come and hear about such beauties as Shamrock V and how Endeavour was rescued from the mud, as well as the renaissance of the new J Class yachts that raced in Bermuda and Newport this year.
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club. For directions, click here.
All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to enjoy the history with terrific photographs.
Light refreshments as usual; no RSVP needed
The September/October newsletter has just been published with a lot of pictures.
Click here to see the newsletter and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.
There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise. International cruisers Marie and Chris focus on the preparation necessary for safe and enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.
Designed for cruising on either a sail or powerboat. Topics include:
Boat and Equipment * Anchors and Anchoring * Security * CharteringCruising Outside the United States * Crew Management * Provisioning * Voyage Planning * Communications * Navigation * Weather * Emergencies
Instructors Marie Genteale and Chris Nitzsche (shown above on Spirit)
Start date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
When: 7.00 – 9.00 pm over four Tuesdays
Where: Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cost: $180 per student ($80 for USPS members)
Pre-register: Paste into your browser http://tinyurl.com/GCP9-12
Questions? Susan Ryan at 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Click here to see the Squadron’s latest newsletter, The Harbor Light.
The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. The complex subject is presented in a way that is both understandable and useful by Jim Dobbs at a great Yacht Club.
All who register by May 5 will receive a practical waterproof quick guide to Weather Forecasting. Register NOW!
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Riverside Yacht Club 102 Club Road, Riverside CT 06878. For directions, click here.
For more information download the flyer or contact Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
‘Swim with Swain’
Speaker Christopher Swain swims from Montauk to NYC for clean water sponsored by Brewers Marinas & others.