Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Wide Range of Boating Courses Scheduled for Spring 2020

A number of squadrons in the local area are offering various boating courses during the Spring of 2020. The courses include Marine Navigation, Engine Maintenance, Electronic Navigation, Marine Electrical Systems, and the Safe Boating Course. Click here to see a complete list.

Greenwich One-Day Safe Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Once again, the Greenwich Squadron will be offering two Safe Boating Courses in the Spring. This class qualifies you for your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and also enables you to obtain the PWC/”Jet Ski” certificate. Emphasizing boating safety, topics include:  life jackets;  fire extinguishers; distress signals; operator responsibilities; boating regulations; fueling; boating courtesy; basic rules of navigation; buoys; sound signals; navigation lights, shapes, and sounds; boat registration; and environmental considerations. Our course is offered in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police.

The one-day course will be offered twice: First on Saturday April 18 and again on Saturday May 2. Both courses will be held at the Greenwich Police Station. For more details, contact Andy Cummings at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com.

Rock the Dock

September 18     6 pm  – ??  

Executive Officer Dave Leisten opens his boat for us –  Slip C66, TGM Marina

There is no charge, but please bring a favorite beverage and something to eat to share.  Space is limited so please RSVP via email 

to Dave Leisten     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Our guest policy will be applied   

Some Future Events

For all details, email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or watch for our e-flyers

Sep 19-22Norwalk Boat Show
Sun Sep 22 1 – 5 pm volunteers needed
Oct 167 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Norm Bloom speaks about his family business Copps Island Oysters
Oct 19All day in Fishkill, NY
District 2 Fall Conference
Nov 207 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Fine Wine Tasting and Sea Chanteys
Dec 46 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 
Help your Exec Committee decorate the Club
tbd7 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Our Holiday Party 

Weather Course (a must for all serious boaters)

The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology – the science of the atmosphere.  This course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. Boaters and non-boaters alike will benefit from delving into this fascinating subject.

Start date:       Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

                           Space is limited

Cost:                          $80 per student, member of America’s Boating Club

                                    $180 per student, not a member

                                    Discounts for families sharing materials

                                    Membership of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich is $100

When:                       7.00 – 9.00 pm over ten Tuesdays

Where:                     Greenwich Police Headquarters

11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830

Pre-register:           https://tinyurl.com/Wx2019

Questions?              Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  

Instructors:            Jim Dobbs, Dan Dobryn   

*Now known as America’s Boating Club

May 15th ‘Long Island Sound and Beyond; Ecosystem and Resilience’

mailDr. David Hudson is the research scientist at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, directing the research and conservation program. Before then, he served as an assistant professor at a small college in Atlanta, teaching and doing research on crustaceans. Dave is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright Fellow after earning his Ph.D. from UConn. His research uses the behavior and physiology of crustaceans and fish to determine the effects of changes in the physical environment (temperature, salinity, sound, etc.) on distributions, survival, and ecology of marine and aquatic organisms. He is also interested in how changing human behaviors impact the survival of species, and how aquaculture can be used to augment food security, economic security, and conservation of marine and aquatic animals.

mail2Dave was invited to serve on the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission freshwater crustacean specialist group, and will serve as an adviser to the AZA Aquatic Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group, particularly focusing on applying his experience with assessing stress in invertebrates and invertebrate physiology to questions of animal husbandry and welfare. He and his wife are avid skiers and SCUBA divers and they reside in Norwalk with their three young children.

May 15th at 7 pm

       Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club ~ 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06830

Light refreshments will be served

While there is no charge for this event, please let us know you can attend via email to Ellen Wink     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

April 17th Painting Demonstration by Peter Layne Arguimbau

Peter Arguimbau is a resident artist of Greenwich, art historian, and restorer. He paints life around him and is notorious for his love of classic marines.  You may have met him and Kim, at our Change of Watch.

erase2Arguimbau will talk about emulating the paintings of the Luminist Movement, an extension of the Hudson River School, noted for its unique quality of light. It is Arguimbau’s discovery that the Luminist Movement is the last movement of the Renaissance here in America through shared techniques of the English portrait and landscape painters derived from the Flemish Technique of the Old Masters. At the same time, he will demonstrate this Luminist technique while painting a marine motif; a light effect of wind, sail, and sea. 

Erase1Underscoring Renaissance painting techniques and materials, specifically the preparation of grounds for panels and oil dryers, he will begin with a systematic drawing in charcoal using basic drawing principles for perspective, proportion, light and shade, abstract rhythm and design. After the drawing is defined, the forms are colored in dry paint and then the light effect is fixed with an Umbrian oil wash distinguishing both light opaque areas from transparent shadow planes. These steps are honed with translucent colored glazes in refining the tonal relationships from a 2-dimensional plane into a 3-D life-like representation.

Arguimbau’s series of lectures and demonstrations on painting are part of his upcoming book, “REMBRANDT’S LOST SECRET,   The Invention of Oil Painting in 1410” “My 50 -year quest for the painting mediums of the Old Masters reclaiming art history.”

His work can be seen at the new Boatyard Gallery, 350 Riverside Ave, Riverside,

Click for website and Mariner Gallery, Newport, RI  Website.

Please join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to see Peter paint a picture and explain his techniques.  This presentation will run for approximately 1 ½ hour, leaving time for Q&A.

April 17th at 6.30 pm

       Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club ~ 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06830

Light refreshments will be served

While there is no charge for this event, please let us know you can attend via email to Ellen Wink     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com