Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm at the Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club.
Andy Papademetriou will take us back 2500 years for a look into the origins and development of ancient warships. In this talk, “The Ancient Trireme and its Modern Reconstruction” we will explore the origin, design, construction, naval administration, port facilities, and war tactics of these ancient warships. We will also discuss the modern reconstruction and testing of the ship by a team of British scientists and look into upcoming Trireme projects.
Andy is a retired Mechanical Engineer with interests in ancient history, archeology, anthropology and ancient technologies. He is active in the United States Power Squadrons and volunteers for the Red Cross. He is a Past District Commander for USPS District 2 and he sails his 38 ft sailboat in the waters of the Long Island Sound and beyond.
Light refreshments will be served. Members and friends who are fully vaccinated are welcome
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 9 Grass Island. Greenwich, CT
To participate in any event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*.
OUR MOORING in Greenwich Cove is in place! Any member is welcome to tie up during the day. Coordinates are: La 41 00′ 86″ N Lo 073 34′ 73″W Your boat should fly the squadron burgee, available for $20 from GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
June 25SUMMER FLING – 6 pm – 76 Tomac Ave, Old Greenwich: To celebrate the re-opening of our boating activities following the pandemic, you are invited to drinks and light hors d’oeuvres on the patio chez Mike and Susan Ryan. There is no charge, but we need to know how many to prepare for, so please let us know you’re coming before June 20. You are welcome to bring a friend or two. RSVP here
June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24: TUESDAY SUNSET SAILS: We meet at the dock at 6 pm and return at sunset; please bring a drink or nibbles to share. If you would like to receive updates on these sails, sign up with David Leisten HERE. He will assign members to boats for each event.
July 10andAugust 14:RAFT UPS Saturdays from 1 pm: At our mooring in Greenwich Cove La 41 00′ 86″ N Lo 073 34′ 73″W The anchor boat will be there at 1 pm so come when you can. Bring refreshments to share.No Boat? No problem, contact David Leisten HERE to get a ride to the mooring.
July 21 Norwalk Islands Cruise Wednesday 6.30pmMeet us at 6.15pm Norwalk Seaport Ferry Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk.$30/person. Buy your own ticket from Norwalk Island Cruise via this link Buy tickets hereBring your own refreshments and enjoy the sunset with fellow Club members.Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.
August 18 SoundWaters Sail on the Schooner Wednesday 6 pm: Meet us at 5.45 pm at Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford. $40/person. Buy your own ticket from SoundWaters https://tinyurl.com/sail818. Bring your own refreshments and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Please follow the safety instructions outlined on their website.
August 29 LOBSTER PARTYSunday 4 pm at Greenwich Point Park: $40/person. Please RSVP here and mail your check made out to GSPS to Vicki Malara, 18 Innis Lane, Old Greenwich CT 06870. Or transfer to our PayPal account https://PayPal.Me/ABCofG ____________________ Priority for events will be given to our members. To join, contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com, Membership is $102/person or $145/family.
Watch a crew of students onboard the schooner S.S.V Tabor Boy as they compete in the 2019 Marion to Bermuda Race navigating exclusively with celestial navigation. Directed and produced by Jack Gordon, the film gives an inmate look at life onboard the vessel and the intricacies of navigating celestially. ( 30 min. ) Jack Gordon will be available for Q and A after the film.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30 PM via Zoom For the Zoom link, email Susan Ryan at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Presided by District Commander Andy Papademetriou, N
Our traditional Change of Watch has to be celebrated virtually this year. We hope you will enjoy a glass of wine or beer with us all. Please use the chat function to congratulate officers or make any comments.
This presentation will explore the dramatic, but little-known naval activities on Long Island Sound during the American Revolution. Connecticut sent licensed privateers to intercept British ships, while other enterprising men, from both sides, engaged in smuggling banned goods. As 1777 progressed, the Loyalists continued to be pushed out of Connecticut and the Patriots were forced out of Long Island. Subsequently, the naval action on Long Island Sound grew more heated and intense. For most of the colonies, the Revolutionary War ended in 1781. But for the adversaries on both sides of the Sound, the fear and bitterness of war only intensified throughout 1782 and into 1783. Whaleboats were often used to carry out raids designed to steal goods and to kidnap and kill opponents. Mr. Hynes’s lecture will bring this action to life. Viewers will have a chance to ask questions following the presentation. Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT. He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas. In addition to his interest in history, Ed is a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, CT. _________________________ We thank our member Captain Joy Sherman for arranging this event. America’s Boating Club is a trademark of the United States Power Squadrons.
The Greenwich Historical Society is offering us a private presentation: ‘Revealing a Lost Shipyard: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob’
Join Maggie Dimock, Greenwich Historical Society Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, for an illustrated lecture on renowned American Impressionist Childe Hassam and his ties to Cos Cob. Learn about the thriving art colony that grew around the 18th century boardinghouse run by the Holley Family and delve into the story behind one of Hassam’s earliest paintings, The Red Mill, Cos Cob. The Red Mill, Cos Cob depicts the distinctive red-painted buildings of the Palmer & Duff shipyard, where beginning in 1858 many of the fastest and best-known wooden sloops and schooners to sail on the Long Island Sound were built. To learn more click this link
We are pleased to announce the 2021 schedule for upcoming boating classes in the area. These will be given virtually until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Marine Navigation: Sat January 16 9am – 1pm for 7 weeks.–
Cruise & Cruise Planning: Sat January 16 1:30pm-5:30pm, for 6 weeks.
Weather: Sat March 6 1:30pm-5:30pm, for 5 weeks.
Safe boating Class for the CT boat and personal water class license will be given March 13 2021 – 9 am to 5pm
Marine Engine Maintenance: Sat March 20 9am – 1pm for 6 weeks.
AIS (Automatic Identification System) Seminar: Tues April 13 6pm for 2 nights
For all enquiries – and to register – please contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com. If you are not a member, and would like to take a class, we suggest you pay your $100 membership and then you can take any class at the members cost.