Upcoming Boating Classes

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.

The Harbor Light – Winter

The WINTER 2019/2020 issue of Harbor Light, the newsletter for our club, is now available online. Click here to read it.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:

January 15: 7 pm GBYC Movie, beer & popcorn
February 4: Marine Navigation course starts
February 28: Dinner at New York Yacht Club
March 6: 7 pm Change of Watch, Innis Arden Country Club Old Greenwich
March 7: District Winter Council, Fishkill NY
April 15: 7 pm GBYC Benoit Ansart presents first hand experience on Sanya for the Clipper Round the World race.
April 18 and May 29 – 5 pm Greenwich Police HQ Safe Boating Classes
June 27, we will venture onto the water with a Practical on the Water Class and perhaps another class depending upon demand.

Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Wide Range of Boating Courses Scheduled for Spring 2020

A number of squadrons in the local area are offering various boating courses during the Spring of 2020. The courses include Marine Navigation, Engine Maintenance, Electronic Navigation, Marine Electrical Systems, and the Safe Boating Course. Click here to see a complete list.

Greenwich One-Day Safe Boating Courses for Spring 2020

Once again, the Greenwich Squadron will be offering two Safe Boating Courses in the Spring. This class qualifies you for your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and also enables you to obtain the PWC/”Jet Ski” certificate. Emphasizing boating safety, topics include:  life jackets;  fire extinguishers; distress signals; operator responsibilities; boating regulations; fueling; boating courtesy; basic rules of navigation; buoys; sound signals; navigation lights, shapes, and sounds; boat registration; and environmental considerations. Our course is offered in conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police.

The one-day course will be offered twice: First on Saturday April 18 and again on Saturday May 2. Both courses will be held at the Greenwich Police Station. For more details, contact Andy Cummings at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com.

Weather Course (a must for all serious boaters)

The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology – the science of the atmosphere.  This course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. Boaters and non-boaters alike will benefit from delving into this fascinating subject.

Start date:       Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

                           Space is limited

Cost:                          $80 per student, member of America’s Boating Club

                                    $180 per student, not a member

                                    Discounts for families sharing materials

                                    Membership of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich is $100

When:                       7.00 – 9.00 pm over ten Tuesdays

Where:                     Greenwich Police Headquarters

11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830

Pre-register:           https://tinyurl.com/Wx2019

Questions?              Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  

Instructors:            Jim Dobbs, Dan Dobryn   

*Now known as America’s Boating Club