Presented by Lt/C Bob Reilly AP from Mid-Hudson Squadron
In 2016 Disney produced “The Finest Hours”, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue.
This presentation delves into the reasons that caused two ships to split apart within hours of each other on that date. The mid-latitude cyclone, the new design, and construction method, and the inexperienced builders all contribute to the accidents. Also covered are the four rescue attempts (3 at least somewhat successful) where 36-foot motorized lifeboats tackle 70-foot seas, and blinding snow & rain to find the four boat sections and save over 72 of 84 sailors.
Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.
For directions, click here.
All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to this extraordinary presentation – with our usual light refreshments
Once again, our squadron has combined with other neighboring squadrons to offer an impressive list of USPS education courses. These included our advanced courses as well as the introductory ABC boating safety course. Click one of the links below to see the schedules.
ABC Boating Safety Course Schedule
Advanced Courses Schedule
The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup. This international event was born from an annual race around the Isle of Wight in Great Britain, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, that was originally called the ‘100 Guinea Cup’.
Our expert speaker Rick Delfosse of Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine will cover the history of these incredible 130 foot yachts with photos from his personal files and movie clips of old.
Come and hear about such beauties as Shamrock V and how Endeavour was rescued from the mud, as well as the renaissance of the new J Class yachts that raced in Bermuda and Newport this year.
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club. For directions, click here.
All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to enjoy the history with terrific photographs.
Light refreshments as usual; no RSVP needed
The September/October newsletter has just been published with a lot of pictures.
Click here to see the newsletter and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.
There is something very special about the thrill of cruising in new waters and the sense of accomplishment upon completing an extended cruise. International cruisers Marie and Chris focus on the preparation necessary for safe and enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.
Designed for cruising on either a sail or powerboat. Topics include:
Boat and Equipment * Anchors and Anchoring * Security * CharteringCruising Outside the United States * Crew Management * Provisioning * Voyage Planning * Communications * Navigation * Weather * Emergencies
Instructors Marie Genteale and Chris Nitzsche (shown above on Spirit)
Start date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
When: 7.00 – 9.00 pm over four Tuesdays
Where: Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cost: $180 per student ($80 for USPS members)
Pre-register: Paste into your browser http://tinyurl.com/GCP9-12
Questions? Susan Ryan at 203-998-1864 or GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com
At the Squadron’s September meeting, special guest Carleen Lyden Walker will talk about the Commercial Maritime Industry and its effects on Global Society. All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to enjoy this fascinating subject – with our usual light refreshments.
Carleen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) leveraging off her experience as a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry with over 40 years of experience. She specializes in identifying, developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications programs that increase the visibility and effectiveness of NAMEPA as well as the development of educational resources promoting marine environment protection. She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators and environmental groups to “Save the Seas”.
During her presentation, Carleen will present the value proposition of the commercial maritime industry, the operational and regulatory framework under which it operates, and the pathways for the public to engage with the industry in terms of education and jobs.
NAMEPA is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.
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