Film on Celestial Navigation

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

To watch a trailer of the film, go to https://www.celestialfilm.org/

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.