The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron in Greenwich, CT is presenting a variety of boating courses and recreational opportunities this season. They’re offering a one-day safe boating class called America’s Boating Course on Saturday, May 6 and Saturday, June 10 at Greenwich Police Headquarters. Passing a test at the end of the 8-hour course qualifies for a Connecticut or New York Safe Boating Certificate (including Personal Watercraft). The $80 fee includes coffee and a sandwich lunch.
A Weather Forecasting Seminar will be held at Riverside Yacht Club on Thursday, May 11 from 7 to 9 pm. Adapted for boating on Long Island Sound, this is favorite of boaters and non-boaters alike. The fee is $20 at the door, and if you RSVP by May 5 the Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron will give you a waterproof Weather Forecasting guide.
Starting Tuesday, June 6, the Squadron offers members and guests free Sunset Cruises on Greenwich Harbor during the summer, either with refreshments on board or a barbecue or restaurant meal afterwards.
Looking ahead to September, international boaters Marie Genteale and Chris Nitzsche will present a 4-night Cruise Planning Seminar at Greenwich Police Headquarters. Adding their own experience to USPS material, they’ll explain how to plan for enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters, on your own boat or a charter. This course begins Tuesday, September 12 and the fee is $80 for USPS members and $180 for non-members. To learn more, email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or visit GreenwichSPS.org.