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Suddenly in Charge Course

  • May 31, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • GBYC Club house
I will be hosting this wonderfully informative course again this May 31, 2014 at the Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club.  Please know that most of you ave gotten this email to be passed on to your loved ones and boat company.  This is a subject that is so dear to my heart.  We can not be careful enough or too informed to the duties and dangers of our incredible boating lives.  

So, please come to the course if you can and mostly please invite your “first mates”!   

Thanks and I hope to see you all soon! 

Mary Gibbons

203 943 4753

Join us at the


for this fun, informative course!


Course Overview

The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time. You are Suddenly In Command.

This 4-hour boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to “be prepared” with the basics in case of an emergency.

You will learn about your vessel, including nomenclature and operating principles including starting the engine. Also included are descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them, basic boat handling and what equipment should be on board.

Literature contains many horror stories about a passenger, who does not know how to start the engine or operate the radio, watching in horror as a strong wind blows the boat away faster than a captain who has fallen overboard can swim.

Misfortune occurs in seconds, and you have the rest of your life to be grateful that you knew what to do because you were prepared.

Taught by Alex Nanai - Flotilla 7-4 US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY and GBYC member.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:30 am – 12:30 pm Refreshments served - Open to GBYC members and guests. Cost - $35.00 Checks payable to “CG Aux Flotilla 0140714”

Please bring a friend!!


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