Please join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to hear Captain Bilski’s Long Island Sound fascinating tales (and exciting trials.)
Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for boat towing and expert on-water assistance. They help boaters connect to highly professional, experienced captains who can help when it matters most.
In 2018 Capt. John Bilski took over the Sea Tow franchise covering the water from Greenwich to Milford, trading an insurance industry workplace for a snug office in a tiny cottage along the waterfront promenade at Bridgeport’s Captain’s Cove where his distinctive yellow and black Sea Tow vessel is moored.
He manages three full-time captains, two backup captains, and two on-call scuba divers – the latter come in if lines need to be attached below the surface or if a boat requires salvaging. They are always monitoring the VHF channels used by boaters out on the water, both at the Captain’s Cove location and in their homes.
“I was pretty much on the water from day one of my life,” Capt. Bilski says. “I used to fish with my family and we always vacationed on the water. I’ve been a boater and scuba diver and fished in these waters my entire life. So when the opportunity came up of buying the franchise, I jumped at it.”
NOTE: Members of America’s Boating Club enjoy many popular benefits, one of which is a 10% discount to Sea Tow. Details will be available at the event.
7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served by French Chef Cécile
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, 9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich CT 06870
Save the Date for 2019 CHANGE of WATCH of America’s Boating
Club of Greenwich
March 1st 2019 7 pm At Innis Arden Club
180 Tomac Avenue ~ Old Greenwich CT 06870
Dinner ~ Drinks ~ Prizes
Boatloads of Fun
Please RSVP to Janis by Wednesday, December 5th by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or phone 203-820-9275 and mail a check made out to GSPS for a contribution of $20 to Janis Stahlhut ~ 1465 E. Putnam Ave, #323 ~ Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06870
Once you have your safe boating certificate, you must leave port and return safely! This course covers the basics of traditional and GPS navigation techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way:
- Charts and their interpretation
- Understand beacons and buoys
- Plotting courses and determining direction and distance
- Pre-planning safe courses and entering routes and waypoints into a GPS
- Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning
8 Tuesdays at the Greenwich Police Headquarters. 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich
REGISTER NOW: Click here or Email Administrator
Come 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
This past June, the US Power Squadrons® officially adopted the name America’s Boating Club™. To introduce the new name, USPS has produced a video entitled, “Introducing America’s Boating Club™”. Two versions of the video are available: The full version lasts 3.5 minutes, while a short one takes only 30 seconds. The purpose of the videos is to arouse awareness, interest, and desire in adopting the safe-boating lifestyle and taking action by joining USPS.
Click the image below to see the 30-second video:
Or click here to see the full version