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Greenwich Power Squadron Speaker Event

  • October 18, 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • GBYC

Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron

Monthly Speaker Event:

Wednesday October 18 at 7:30 pm

at Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 

Grass Island, Greenwich 

All USPS and GBYC members and friends are invited to enjoy the history with terrific photographs.

Light refreshments as usual; no RSVP needed

'J Class Yachts - Their History from the 30's til Today'

presented by Rick Delfosse of Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine

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 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.

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