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Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Noroton Yacht Club – Spring Refresher: On The Water Event To “Practice What We Teach.” Click here.
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Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Season Startup Party. Click here.
RSVP: Please email or call 203-858-1966.

Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 8:30-11:30 am
Anchoring, Charts, Piloting, Radio, Docking, GPS
Right-of-Way on our local waters...and more!

Come join the fun and prepare for a safe season on the water

The Spring Refresher is designed for the graduates of the Coastal Boating/Safe Boating class, DSPS members and their guests who want to “refresh” their safe boating skills. We will leave Noroton YC, 23 Baywater Drive, Darien, at 8:30 am and return by 11:30 am on Saturday, May 21. Take advantage of this opportunity to “Practice What We Teach.” It is your opportunity to go out on a Darien Sail & Power Squadron member boat and see Long Island Sound with an experienced teacher and boat captain.

There will be 3-4 participants on each boat with a captain and a DSPS coordinator. The “on the water” activities will include: pre-launch boat review, leaving the dock, proceeding to the channel, plotting a course, basic rules of the road, man-over-board (MOB), anchoring, and docking. We will practice navigation rules, communicating on a VHF radio, releasing and securing your boat from the dock or mooring, and other safe boating skills needed to have a stress free and safe outing on the water.

Coffee/water and donuts are provided before we leave and a box lunch is included to enjoy with your crew upon return. Bring a friend or a family member if you would like. The cost is $25 per person and includes the box lunch after the trip. Also, we can make arrangements for lunch at the dock with your family members/friends that are not participating in on-the-water activities for a minimal fee. Show them the boats and the docks!

We have had great weather in past years and hope to have good weather again this year. We leave the Noroton YC docks at 8:30 (promptly, so come early) and return by 11:30 am.

All Spring Refresher attendees must be fully vaccinated

Next steps:

  1. Email that you would like to attend. Space is limited to 20 students, first come, first served.
  2. Send a check for $25 per participant made out to DSPS to:
        John Pedersen
        35 Dubois St.
        Darien, CT 06820


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We will be happy to process your registration for this fun and instructive morning on LI Sound.

You will receive an email confirming your registration. Any questions please contact Geoff Axt at or (203) 554-1719.