October Meeting: Special Guest: Winner of the 2018 Newport/Bermuda Race

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Presented by skipper Justin Bonar and the Crew of YYZ

Darien member Joe Spinella joins his fellow crew in showing their race video, and answering all your questions about the race, their personal preparation, outfitting the boat, how YYZ was named, and those Bermuda shorts. Both Joe and skipper Justin have taken several of our courses.

Wednesday, October 17th, 7 pm

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September 19 Speaker Event: NY City Captains & Currents

What Boaters Should Know presented by Captain Aaron Hilliard

Interaction between small and large vessels in New York Harbor and handling the unique Hudson/East River currents can be a frightful event for the unknowing… But it doesn’t have to be!  The discussion will include information about what recreational boaters should know, be doing, and not doing when operating in near to close proximity to NYC commercial vessel traffic, and will include understanding what the commercial captains’ goals are and their assumptions about your actions.  Also, if you are not familiar with how New York City currents impact your boat and your planned trip, stay tuned.  The discussion will include “Good to know!” information about the NYC currents that most recreational boaters misuse and misunderstand.

Captain Aaron Hilliard is a graduate of Greenwich High School, and has skippered the SoundWaters schooner in our local waters. 

 Currents vs Battery high tide

7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served. 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, 9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich CT 06870

Next Speaker event: October 17: The Crew of YYZ, Winner of 2018 Bermuda Race

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
Pre-Register now: for June 9th https://tinyurl.com/GABCJun9

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.

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

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.