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
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Check Out the Latest Issue of Our Newsletter!

Harbor Light April 2018
The Spring/Summer 2018 issue of our newsletter has just been published with pictures from our recent Change of Watch dinner plus much more.

Click here to read the newsletter and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.

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.

 

Monthly meeting: Viva la Cuba!

Cuba car boat.jfif.jpgCaptain Joy Sherman talks to us about her two recent cruises to Cuba. In 2016 sailing from Key West to Cuba, touring the until-recently-forbidden Island, meeting people, experiencing the Cuban culture and traditions and bringing needed donations to the people of Cuba. This was repeated in 2017 and Joy presents her experience of this lovely island, its history

Wed. Jan 17 at 7:30 pm at the Mianus River Boat & Yacht Club 98 Strickland Road, Cos Cob

Everyone is welcome! 

Light refreshments will be served

Piloting course beginning Jan 23, 2018

Once you have your safe boating certificate, you must leave port and return safely!  This course covers the basics of traditional and GPS navigation techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way:

  • SkipperCharts and their interpretation
  • Understand beacons and buoys
  • Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
  • Pre-planning safe courses and entering routes and waypoints into a GPS
  • Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning

8 Tuesdays at the Greenwich Police Headquarters. 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich

REGISTER NOW:  Click here or Email Administrator

  

The Real Story behind The Finest Hours movie – and more Rescues

2016-05-25-1464152432-7343633-FinestBoat6-thumbPresented by Lt/C Bob Reilly AP from Mid-Hudson Squadron

In 2016 Disney produced “The Finest Hours”, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. 

This presentation delves into the reasons that caused two ships to split apart within hours of each other on that date. The mid-latitude cyclone, the new design, and construction method, and the inexperienced builders all contribute to the accidents. Also covered are the four rescue attempts (3 at least somewhat successful) where 36-foot motorized lifeboats tackle 70-foot seas, and blinding snow & rain to find the four boat sections and save over 72 of 84 sailors.

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.

For directions, click here.

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to this extraordinary presentation – with our usual light refreshments