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 

Weather Course (a must for all serious boaters)

The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology – the science of the atmosphere.  This course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. Boaters and non-boaters alike will benefit from delving into this fascinating subject.

Start date:       Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

                           Space is limited

Cost:                          $80 per student, member of America’s Boating Club

                                    $180 per student, not a member

                                    Discounts for families sharing materials

                                    Membership of America’s Boating Club of Greenwich is $100

When:                       7.00 – 9.00 pm over ten Tuesdays

Where:                     Greenwich Police Headquarters

11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830

Pre-register:           https://tinyurl.com/Wx2019

Questions?              Susan Ryan: 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com  

Instructors:            Jim Dobbs, Dan Dobryn   

*Now known as America’s Boating Club

Annual Lobster Party

Sunday July 28 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. Half-chicken dinner option available at same price. 
Please email RSVP by July 22 to Vicki at GreenwichSquadron@gmail.comand mail your check payable to GSPS for $40/person to Vicki Malara 150 Southfield Ave, #2309, Stamford CT 06902 
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.

Summer 2019: On Water Events

There is no charge for these events, but please bring something to drink or eat to share.  Space is limited so RSVP via email 

June 4     6 pm  ‘Rock the Dock’   

Executive Officer Dave Leisten opens his boat for us to celebrate the start of our Tuesday night sails. Slip C66, TGM Marina

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June 29  Noon RaftUp at the GSPS mooring, Greenwich Cove.

When you RSVP to GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com, let us know your boat size if coming by boat.  If you come by land, we will arrange to get you to the mooring. 

(Rain date June 30)       

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Some Future Events

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

JuneTuesday evenings – sunset sails, weather permitting
June 216.30 pm Summer Solstice party, chez Cummings
July 284 pm Lobster bake at Greenwich Point Park
SeptemberWeather class begins
Sept 186 pm ‘Rock the Dock’ TGM Marina, closing down our summer water
activities 

to Dave Leisten     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Our guest policy will be applied

May 15th ‘Long Island Sound and Beyond; Ecosystem and Resilience’

mailDr. David Hudson is the research scientist at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, directing the research and conservation program. Before then, he served as an assistant professor at a small college in Atlanta, teaching and doing research on crustaceans. Dave is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright Fellow after earning his Ph.D. from UConn. His research uses the behavior and physiology of crustaceans and fish to determine the effects of changes in the physical environment (temperature, salinity, sound, etc.) on distributions, survival, and ecology of marine and aquatic organisms. He is also interested in how changing human behaviors impact the survival of species, and how aquaculture can be used to augment food security, economic security, and conservation of marine and aquatic animals.

mail2Dave was invited to serve on the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission freshwater crustacean specialist group, and will serve as an adviser to the AZA Aquatic Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group, particularly focusing on applying his experience with assessing stress in invertebrates and invertebrate physiology to questions of animal husbandry and welfare. He and his wife are avid skiers and SCUBA divers and they reside in Norwalk with their three young children.

May 15th at 7 pm

       Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club ~ 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06830

Light refreshments will be served

While there is no charge for this event, please let us know you can attend via email to Ellen Wink     GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com