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Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron

  • September 29, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich

In the forefront of recreational boating education, 

we proudly announce upcoming classes

Family discounts available. Questions? Reply to this email




Start date:      Tuesday, September 29, 2015

When:             7.00 - 9.00 pm for 6 Tuesdays

Where:            Greenwich Police HQ, 

                        11 Bruce Place, Greenwich

Cost:              $115 per student 

                               (includes manuals, plotting tools, chart)




Piloting is the first of the United States Power Squadrons' courses on navigation. It focuses on navigation as done on recreational boats today and uses GPS as a primary tool while including traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if the GPS fails. It includes many in-class exercises, developing skills through hands-on practice. Topics include: charts and their interpretation, navigation aids, plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the mariner's compass, use of GPS, pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS, determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, the "Seaman's Eye" - simple skills for checking that one is on course. Instruction is highly inter-active and customized for each student.





Start date:     Tuesday March 15, 2016

When:             7 - 9 pm over 8 Tuesdays

Where:            Greenwich Police HQ

Cost:               $95 per student

                              (text book w. cloud chart & 3 weather maps)


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 meterology - the science of the atmosphere. We focus on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and gives 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.




Qualify for your CT Safe Boating License in one day


When:       Sat May 7 OR Sat May 21 9 am - 5 pm

Where:      Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place

Cost:         $75 includes coffee and lunch


May 7


May 21

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