Links

The following links are provided as a public service to boating enthusiasts in the Greenwich area.*

Power Squadrons

The GSPS Mooring Policy
Rules governing the Squadron’s mooring in Greenwich Cove

United States Power Squadron
National USPS Website

Benefits of USPS Membership

CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection
Use this site to obtain your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate.

US Coast Guard

Free Online Charts from NOAA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is now offering raster versions of its nautical charts for free on its Web site (http://www.noaa.gov). To use these charts, you will need a viewer program such as Maptech or The Cap’n. Sources for these programs, including some free ones, can be found at the link.

SailAngle

SailAngle logo

Local

Cos Cob Tides 

Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club
The Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club (www.gbyc.org) was organized in 1938 making it one of the oldest boat clubs in this Connecticut town. The club was founded to encourage the sports of Yachting & Boating and related activities, to make available facilities for its members to pursue such sports, and to suggest plans for the development of boating and harbor facilities in the Town of Greenwich.

Landfall Navigation

Old Greenwich Yacht Club 
The Old Greenwich Yacht Club welcomes all Greenwich residents with an interest in boating – regardless of knowledge, ability or boat ownership. From the experienced to new participants, anyone wishing to make the most of boating on the Long Island Sound will find a family oriented home port at OGYC.

Radar Weather 

Connecticut

CT DEP Boating 
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Boating Page

Safe Boating Certification CT
A Safe Boating Certificate (SBC) will allow an individual to operate any recreational vessel registered in Connecticut except a personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” type vessel) on Connecticut’s waters. A Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) will allow an individual to operate any recreational vessel including a personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” type vessel).
Any person required to have a Safe Boating Certificate or a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation must have their certificate on board at all times while operating the vessel.

Buoys

Mid-Sound Weather Buoy
What’s the weather like in the middle of the Sound? The University of Connecticut maintains a weather buoy in the middle of the western part of Long Island Sound, about 3 miles due south of Greenwich Point. A Web site monitors the weather data each hour.

Buoy at Kings Point, NY – Station KPTN6 – 8516945

Buoy at Bridgeport, CT – Station BRHC3 – 8467150

Buoy at the Battery, NY – Station BATN6 – 8518750

Buoy at Robins Reef – Station ROBN4 – 8530973

Buoy at Bergen Point West Reach, NJ – Station BGNN4 – 8519483


* Note regarding commercial links on this site:

  • The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron is not being paid to display these links
  • The Squadron does not endorse any product or service provided by organizations that are linked
  • The Squadron was not asked to provide these links
  • The Squadron retains the right to remove any link at its sole discretion.

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