Check out the latest issue of our newsletter!

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The Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter has just been published with a lot of pictures.

Click here to read it and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events and Full Schedule of Courses for 2018.
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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

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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

‘J Class Yachts ~ their History from the 30’s til Today’

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.

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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 ClubFor 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