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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

 

Monthly General Meeting Program Change

UpdateWhat’s New / What’s HOT: The Latest in Marine Technology

Review the latest & greatest new marine technology & equipment for boaters: Digital Radar, Chirp and bottom scan multi-frequency depth sounders, chart plotter advancements, differences in electronic charts, weather and GRIB file downloads, phone & tablet apps that really work, VHF radio with DSC plus the latest on AIS. Plus….Man overboard locators, Wifi, digital TV and MORE!

For details about this presentation click here  Flyer_WNWH

Wednesday, March 15, 7.30 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht ClubFor directions, click here.

 

History of the U.S. COAST GUARD

coast-guard-vessel-16x9The Squadron’s January meeting features a special guest speaker: Lieutenant Commander Dave W. Ratner of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Come to the meeting to learn about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard from its creation in 1790 to now days.

Members and their guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For details about this presentation click here  HISTORY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Wednesday January 18, 7.30 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht ClubFor directions, click here.

Learn more about LCDR Ratner on the COAST GUARD COMPASS.

” LT Ratner’s story is a perfect example of how our small service can accomplish such large missions by empowering individuals. In the end it is individual coasties like Ratner who make ours the greatest sea-going service”.