‘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

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Cruising/Cruise Planning

There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise. International cruisers Marie and Chris focus on the preparation necessary for safe and enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.

Designed for cruising on either a sail or powerboat. Topics include:

Boat and Equipment  *   Anchors and Anchoring  *  Security * CharteringCruising Outside the United States  *  Crew Management *   Provisioning  *  Voyage Planning Communications *  Navigation *  Weather *  Emergencies

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Instructors Marie Genteale and Chris Nitzsche (shown above on Spirit)

Start date:           Tuesday, September 12, 2017
When:                  7.00 – 9.00 pm over four Tuesdays
Where:                 Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cost:                     $180 per student ($80 for USPS members)
Pre-register:       Paste into your browser   http://tinyurl.com/GCP9-12
Questions?          Susan Ryan at 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com 

What the Commercial Maritime Industry Does for the Global Society

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 3.17.37 PMAt the Squadron’s September meeting, special guest Carleen Lyden Walker will talk about the Commercial Maritime Industry and its effects on Global Society. All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to enjoy this fascinating subject – with our usual light refreshments.

Carleen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) leveraging off her experience as a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry with over 40 years of experience.  She specializes in identifying, developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications programs that increase the visibility and effectiveness of NAMEPA as well as the development of educational resources promoting marine environment protection.  She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators and environmental groups to “Save the Seas”.

During her presentation, Carleen will present the value proposition of the commercial maritime industry, the operational and regulatory framework under which it operates, and the pathways for the public to engage with the industry in terms of education and jobs.

NAMEPA is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.

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Lobster Party — Sunday, July 16

Don’t Miss the SquaIMG_2192.JPGdron’s Annual Lobster Party

Date: Sunday, July 16, 4pm

Location: Clambake area, Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point), Old Greenwich

Enjoy Capt’n John’s lobsters and clams (chicken available for landlubbers)

Spend a great summer afternoon at the Point

Bring family and friends!

Reserve a place before July 10: Email vicki@greenwichsps.org or call 914-714-1516

Price: Just $40 per person, including beverages (best deal in CT!)

Mail your check made out to GSPS to: 150 Southfield Ave #1201, Stamford CT 06902

 

Join Us at a Summer Raft-Up

Mark your calendars for one of the Squadron’s 2017 Raft-Ups

Dates: Saturdays, June 24, July 29, and August 26    

Location: La 41  00′  86″N,  Lo 073  34′  73″W

Enjoy your squadron mooring in Greenwich Cove off Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.  

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What is a raft-up?  There will be an anchor boat moored at our mooring, and other boats come alongside and tie up. 

The main event will start at noon and all are invited to sail/power/kayak or hitch a ride to the mooring with a snack to share. Sail boaters should check tides/water depth and we can arrange to ferry you to the mooring from deeper water if necessary. 

No Boat?  No worries!  There’s room aboard.

Not a Greenwich resident? Let us know you’re coming and we can make arrangements with the Town.

Can’t get from shore to the mooring?  Call Dave 860-480-8222 from the Point and he will ferry you over.

Please email  GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com with your plans, or to request transportation.

  

Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron’s Spring Party, June 2nd

 6 pm

17 Tomac Avenue, Old Greenwich

Come and see old friends and make new ones
Talk boating – Have fun – Sign up for Sunset Cruises
EVERYONE IS WELCOME AS SPACE ALLOWS
Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres
RSVP by May 30 to Vicki 914-714-1516 or email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
& mail $20 check made out to GSPS to

V. Malara, 150 Southfield Av #120, Stamford CT 06902