The following links are provided as a public service to boating enthusiasts in the Greenwich area.*
The GSPS Mooring Policy
Rules governing the Squadron’s mooring in Greenwich Cove
United States Power Squadron
National USPS Website
CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection
Use this site to obtain your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.