There were cheers in Old Greenwich in July of 2018 as a father-and-son sailing duo took first-place honors as part of a crew in an around-the-world yacht race. “What an epic adventure! Hurricanes, icebergs, whales and fishing nets were just a few of the obstacles the sailors encountered during their 40,000-mile race.
At our next meeting, Benoît Ansart and his son Victor will thrill us with details about their experiences as crew members aboard the Sanya Serenity Coast.
Wednesday, October 20, 7 – 9 pm Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club 9 Grass Island, Greenwich CT 06830
Co-Hosted with Darien Sail & Power Squadron Light refreshments by Chef Cecile Delannes
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.
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.
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