January 16th Speaker Event: ‘Beyond the Tow’

2018 Sea Tow photoPlease 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

  • UnknownSave 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

HOLIDAY PARTY Friday,​ Dec 7th at 7pm

Dinner   ~   Drinks   ~   Prizes

Boatloads of Fun

holiday-sail-boats-60019aPlease 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

Annual Lobster Party

Sunday July 15 at 4 pm
Clambake Area, Tod’s Driftway,
Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
Captain John’s will serve their famous New England clambake, with a 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster, steamers, mussels, new potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, water melon and dessert. Chicken option available.
Please RSVP by July 9 by mailing your check payable to GSPS for $40/person to Vicki Malara 150 Southfield Ave, #2309, Stamford CT 06902
RSVPs may also be given to Vicki by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
Cold beer, wine, sodas and water included in the fee. Just bring yourselves!
If you are not a Greenwich resident, please let Vicki know and arrangements will be made for your entry to Greenwich Point.
Come and enjoy old friends and make some new ones – all are welcome!

Piloting course beginning Jan 23, 2018

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:

  • SkipperCharts 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

  

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

 

America’s Boating Club

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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