Check out the latest issue of our newsletter!

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The Winter/Spring 2018 newsletter has just been published with a lot of pictures.

Click here to read it and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events and Full Schedule of Courses for 2018.
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Monthly meeting: Viva la Cuba!

Cuba car boat.jfif.jpgCaptain Joy Sherman talks to us about her two recent cruises to Cuba. In 2016 sailing from Key West to Cuba, touring the until-recently-forbidden Island, meeting people, experiencing the Cuban culture and traditions and bringing needed donations to the people of Cuba. This was repeated in 2017 and Joy presents her experience of this lovely island, its history

Wed. Jan 17 at 7:30 pm at the Mianus River Boat & Yacht Club 98 Strickland Road, Cos Cob

Everyone is welcome! 

Light refreshments will be served

Holiday Party Friday, Dec 8 at 7pm

cd9067-sailboats-and-yachts-christmas-cardCome and see old friends, make new ones, and celebrate the holiday season with boaters.

Drinks ~ Dinner ~ Raffle

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are welcome.
Kindly RSVP to Vicki by Monday, December 4 by phone 914-714-1516 or by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Mail check payable to GSPS for $20 per person to Vicki Malara ~ 150 Southfield Ave #2309 ~ Stamford CT 06902

If you can contribute a raffle item, please let Vicki know

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club Grass Island, Greenwich

 

The Real Story behind The Finest Hours movie – and more Rescues

2016-05-25-1464152432-7343633-FinestBoat6-thumbPresented by Lt/C Bob Reilly AP from Mid-Hudson Squadron

In 2016 Disney produced “The Finest Hours”, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. 

This presentation delves into the reasons that caused two ships to split apart within hours of each other on that date. The mid-latitude cyclone, the new design, and construction method, and the inexperienced builders all contribute to the accidents. Also covered are the four rescue attempts (3 at least somewhat successful) where 36-foot motorized lifeboats tackle 70-foot seas, and blinding snow & rain to find the four boat sections and save over 72 of 84 sailors.

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.

For directions, click here.

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to this extraordinary presentation – with our usual light refreshments

Lobster Party — Sunday, July 16

Don’t Miss the SquaIMG_2192.JPGdron’s Annual Lobster Party

Date: Sunday, July 16, 4pm

Location: Clambake area, Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point), Old Greenwich

Enjoy Capt’n John’s lobsters and clams (chicken available for landlubbers)

Spend a great summer afternoon at the Point

Bring family and friends!

Reserve a place before July 10: Email vicki@greenwichsps.org or call 914-714-1516

Price: Just $40 per person, including beverages (best deal in CT!)

Mail your check made out to GSPS to: 150 Southfield Ave #1201, Stamford CT 06902

 

Join Us at a Summer Raft-Up

Mark your calendars for one of the Squadron’s 2017 Raft-Ups

Dates: Saturdays, June 24, July 29, and August 26    

Location: La 41  00′  86″N,  Lo 073  34′  73″W

Enjoy your squadron mooring in Greenwich Cove off Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.  

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What is a raft-up?  There will be an anchor boat moored at our mooring, and other boats come alongside and tie up. 

The main event will start at noon and all are invited to sail/power/kayak or hitch a ride to the mooring with a snack to share. Sail boaters should check tides/water depth and we can arrange to ferry you to the mooring from deeper water if necessary. 

No Boat?  No worries!  There’s room aboard.

Not a Greenwich resident? Let us know you’re coming and we can make arrangements with the Town.

Can’t get from shore to the mooring?  Call Dave 860-480-8222 from the Point and he will ferry you over.

Please email  GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com with your plans, or to request transportation.