Annual Lobster Party

Sunday July 15 at 4 pm
Clambake Area, Tod’s Driftway,
Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
Captain John’s will serve their famous New England clambake, with a 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster, steamers, mussels, new potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, water melon and dessert. Chicken option available.
Please RSVP by July 9 by mailing your check payable to GSPS for $40/person to Vicki Malara 150 Southfield Ave, #2309, Stamford CT 06902
RSVPs may also be given to Vicki by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Cold beer, wine, sodas and water included in the fee. Just bring yourselves!
If you are not a Greenwich resident, please let Vicki know and arrangements will be made for your entry to Greenwich Point.
Come and enjoy old friends and make some new ones – all are welcome!
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June 1: Summer Kick-off Party chez Cummings

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 12.01.46 AMCome 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
Friday, June 1st at 6pm   17 Tomac Avenue, Old Greenwich

RSVP by May 28 to Janis Stahlhut via email jstahlhut1@aol.com
Mail $20 check made out to GSPS to J. Stahlhut, 1465 E Putnam Ave #323, Old Greenwich, CT 06870s.s

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

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.

 

European Boaters Vs. Americans: Wed. Feb. 21

Vive la Difference!

GSPS Capt Eric KnottCapt. Eric Knott discusses the difference between boaters in the US & Europe at the Club’s February meeting. 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 pm

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome
Usual light refreshments will be served

The Presenter:

A commercial fisherman going to sea with his father, in 1973 Eric was awarded his Master’s Certificate of Competence in 1986 and sailed in that position out of northern European ports until 1994 when he joined a nautical training school as senior instructor and operating manager of 12 sea-going training vessels working throughout Europe. During this time, he consulted for law firms, the police and insurance companies, investigating maritime accidents in Europe and the US. In 2003 he moved to the USA and joined Landfall Navigation to run the developing Marine Training Center. He gained his US master’s license and now has the distinction of being licensed under both US and UK authorities. In 2006, he joined the safety department of Moran Towing and is responsible for safety audits and inspections of ship assist tugs.  In his spare time, he fishes from his own boat, a 23′ Steigercraft Little Bear or with his grandson, Peter in his 13′ center console Reel Fun who, if asked why he pumps out after rain replies, “Bilge levels should be kept to a minimum.” Eric has been appointed by the Governor of Connecticut as Harbor Master for Stamford Harbor. 

The Topic:

Differences between recreational boaters in the U.S. and in Northern Europe, e.g.:

  • The people, the same … but different
  • The boats, they look the same but …
  • The weather (a favorite subject for conversation especially in England)
  • The mind-set (of the people)

So we have a very serious boater addressing a very fun topic!