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
When: Saturday, May 5th or June 9th
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.
Pre-Register now:

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
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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.

 

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

REGISTER NOW:  Click here or Email Administrator

  

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 

Weather Seminar (a must for all boaters)

WeatherThe safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. The complex subject is presented in a way that is both understandable and useful by Jim Dobbs at a great Yacht Club.

All who register by May 5 will receive a practical waterproof quick guide to Weather Forecasting. Register NOW!

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Riverside Yacht Club  102 Club Road, Riverside CT 06878. For directions, click here.

For more information download the flyer or contact Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com