Protecting Long Island Sound Through Education


SoundWaters was founded in 1989 with the mission to protect Long Island Sound through education and action. They have shown hundreds of thousands of students and adults how to build a deeper interest in science for improved school achievement and to raise awareness about the small differences we all can make to protect the health of the Sound. The schooner SoundWaters conducts 250 experiential education sails each season for school and community groups and public sails for everyone throughout the region.
America’s Boating Club of Greenwich has partnered with SoundWaters for many years. Our Young Mariners program taught underserved children in Greenwich the basics of sailing and merged with SoundWaters a few years ago and we continue to support this worthwhile endeavor. We look forward to hearing future plans.

Bob Mazzone will discuss the ambitious plans SoundWaters has for teaching on Long Island Sound over the next 30 years.
Bob joined SoundWaters in 2016. As the Vice President of Development, Bob’s team is responsible for raising over $1.2 million annually to fund SoundWaters operations and ensure that no student is turned away from a SoundWaters program for the inability to pay.  Prior to SoundWaters, Bob was the Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Challenge, an organization dedicated to empowering cancer survivors. A graduate of Harvard College with a concentration in Biology, Bob and his wife have lived on Holly Pond in Darien 27 years.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30 PM via Zoom
For the Zoom link, email Susan Ryan at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Monday March 29, 7-9pm via Zoom: Long Island Sound Maritime History

We have pleasure in offering you ‘Little Known Aspects of Long Island Sound Maritime History’ presented by author Bill Bleyer.

Join us for an evening with Bill Bleyer as we go through the least known tidbits from his new book Long Island and the Sea; a condensed version meant for boaters on LI Sound, including lighthouses, the islands of Block, Gardiners, Fishers and Long Island. He will touch on a wide range of topics including whaling, Captain Kidd, submarine testing, the steamboat Lexington disaster, the invasion by Nazi saboteurs, to name a few.Bill Bleyer was a prize-winning staff writer for Newsday, the Long Island daily newspaper, for thirty-three years before retiring in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines. His work has been published in Civil War News, Naval History, Sea History, Lighthouse Digest and numerous other magazines, as well as in the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Toronto Star and other newspapers. Bleyer graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in economics from Hofstra University, where he has been an adjunct professor teaching journalism and economics. He earned a master’s degree in urban studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

For the Zoom link, please contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
We encourage you to buy the book. For personally signed copies costing $24, email Bill directly: Bill Bleyer To obtain on Amazon for the same price: Click here
Our thanks go to our member Captain Joy Sherman for hosting this fine presentation.
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Oct. 21st, ZOOM meeting: Sustainability in shipping and the decade ahead.

Penfield Sail and Power Squadron and  America’s Boating Club of Greenwich are proud to invite you to this virtual event: October 21, 7 pm via Zoom.

~ ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT IN A LATER NOTICE; WATCH YOUR INBOX ~

Presented by Carleen Lyden Walker of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.

The maritime world is entering the “Fourth Industrial Revolution“, with disruptors like automation and digitalization joining forces with impending regulations to create profound change in the industry. This unprecedented convergence results in challenges – and opportunity.

Carleen Lyden Walker, Executive Director of NAMEPA and long-time member of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich, discusses the current situation of shipping and what can be expected in that crucial industry over the next ten years.

Carleen has over 40 years in the commercial maritime industry and was recently named one of the top 100 women in shipping globally. She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators, conservation groups and educators to “Save Our Seas“.

She graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science and History (minor in Economics), and studied Accounting at Cornell School of Business Administration. Perhaps of most interest to our audience is that she held a USCG Captain’s license – and has enjoyed boating of all kinds all her life.

Wine Tasting with Sea Chanteys

2019 wine clipartWednesday, November 20, 7 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
9 Grass Island, Greenwich, CT

Join us as the sommelier from Old Greenwich Wine Merchants guides us through a tasting of fine (yet affordable) wines and answers all of our questions on grape varietals, vineyards, and terroirs. Our members will also qualify for special wine discounts — just in me for the holidays.

Sea Chanteys

2019-Sea-Chantey-Singers-2As a special treat, Sean and Deirdre Murtha of Norwalk, CT, will present a program of sea chanteys and songs of the sea, evoking the everyday lives of sailors, whalers and fishermen from the days of sail. Chanteys, which were sailors’ work songs, are infectiously rhythmic and have simple repeating choruses — perfect for singing along. As sailors were the first world travelers, their songs reflect a wide variety of cultures, rich in feeling and historical interest. Sean and Deirdre accompany themselves on authentic instruments of the time, including banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bones. From lively rhythms to plaintive melodies, from touching ballads to infectious singalongs, they bring the music of an older time into today.

There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
to ensure we have a glass for you

2019 Cheese and Fruit

Rock the Dock

September 18     6 pm  – ??  

Executive Officer Dave Leisten opens his boat for us –  Slip C66, TGM Marina

There is no charge, but please bring a favorite beverage and something to eat to share.  Space is limited so please RSVP via email 

to Dave Leisten     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Our guest policy will be applied   

Some Future Events

For all details, email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or watch for our e-flyers

Sep 19-22Norwalk Boat Show
Sun Sep 22 1 – 5 pm volunteers needed
Oct 167 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Norm Bloom speaks about his family business Copps Island Oysters
Oct 19All day in Fishkill, NY
District 2 Fall Conference
Nov 207 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Fine Wine Tasting and Sea Chanteys
Dec 46 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 
Help your Exec Committee decorate the Club
tbd7 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
Our Holiday Party