January 16th Speaker Event: ‘Beyond the Tow’

2018 Sea Tow photoPlease join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to hear Captain Bilski’s Long Island Sound fascinating tales (and exciting trials.)

Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for boat towing and expert on-water assistance. They help boaters connect to highly professional, experienced captains who can help when it matters most.
In 2018 Capt. John Bilski took over the Sea Tow franchise covering the water from Greenwich to Milford, trading an insurance industry workplace for a snug office in a tiny cottage along the waterfront promenade at Bridgeport’s Captain’s Cove where his distinctive yellow and black Sea Tow vessel is moored.
He manages three full-time captains, two backup captains, and two on-call scuba divers – the latter come in if lines need to be attached below the surface or if a boat requires salvaging. They are always monitoring the VHF channels used by boaters out on the water, both at the Captain’s Cove location and in their homes.
“I was pretty much on the water from day one of my life,” Capt. Bilski says. “I used to fish with my family and we always vacationed on the water. I’ve been a boater and scuba diver and fished in these waters my entire life. So when the opportunity came up of buying the franchise, I jumped at it.”
NOTE:  Members of America’s Boating Club enjoy many popular benefits, one of which is a 10% discount to Sea Tow.  Details will be available at the event.

7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served by French Chef Cécile

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

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    180 Tomac Avenue ~ Old Greenwich CT 06870
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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

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