Groton Long Point Yacht Club and Naval School (Portugal)

Groton Long Point Yacht Club (GLPYC) was charted in 1934 in the beach community of Groton Long Point, Connecticut and remains active today. Functioning during the summer as something akin to a summer camp, the Yacht Club runs classes in sailing (Blue Jays, Optimists, Sea Shells, Lasers and A-Boats), swimming, tennis and sports. The Yacht Club also organizes a number of events in the evening for both children and adults including dances and movies for children, and parties and festivals for adults.

Contents 1 Sailing 2 Sports 2.1 Swimming 2.2 Tennis 3 Evening events 4 References 5 External links


The GLPYC is heavily involved in sailing and organizes a number of different classes and events: Seashells are small one or two person dinghys with a single mainsail taught in weekday morning classes to children between 6 and 13 years old. There are three levels of classes, from beginner to expert, A, B and C. Students in C and B classes sail with two children per boat, a captain and a crew. Students in class A sail the boats single-handed. Each class is one hour long, five times a week, and is run in the Inner Lagoon. Seashells cannot sail in the open ocean. Optimists (Optis) are very similar to Seashells in that they are small one or two person dinghys with a single mainsail. Optis are sailed single-handed. Children ages 9 to 15 can sail in Opti classes which run for several hours at a time on weekdays. Optis are more hearty boats and classes are taught in the ocean in front of Main Beach. Students can also take part in regattas around the country and the world. Blue Jays are larger boats than Optis and Seashells. They are approximately 15 feet long and generally are sailed with two people, a captain and a crew. The boats have a mainsail, a jib and a spinnaker. Classes take place in front of Main Beach on weekday afternoons for several hours. Classes are often split into beginners and more experienced sailers. Students can take part in regattas around the state and the region, as well as Blue Jay Nationals. JYs are similar to Blue Jays but they have a rounded hull and are becoming more popular around the area. Classes in JYs have not been very popular yet, but a movement is growing to include them more in the future. 420's are similar to JY's and are more popular for racing purposes than Blue Jays. The Yacht Club has an ever- growing 420 program. A-Boats or Class-A Boats are a fleet of wooden hull sailboats built in 1923 for the sailing community of Fishers Island, in the Long Island Sound. The correct name for the boat is a "Fishers Island One-Design". Some of the boats have been lost or destroyed over the years and there are only 14 boats remaining in the world today, all of them are located in Groton Long Point. These boats are raced on Saturdays throughout the summer, with races starting in front of Main Beach. Sports

Sports classes take place at the Sports Field off Atlantic Avenue throughout the summer. Classes will also occasionally move throughout the town to take advantage of other equipment or locations as activities require. There are monthly sports competitions within the town. Swimming

Swimming classes take place both on Main Beach and South Beach throughout the summer. Beginners tend to stay near the shallow water on both beaches while advanced classes take place at the Dock on South Beach or on Main Beach. There is also a swim team which competes against other teams throughout the region. There are also monthly swimming competitions within the town. Tennis

Tennis classes for children take place on the Children's tennis courts on weekday mornings. There is also a tennis team which competes against other teams in the region. There are monthly tennis competitions within the town. There are also a number of tennis events and competitions for adults, generally taking place at the Adult tennis courts throughout the summer. Evening events

There are a number of evening events put on throughout the summer. Some of these include: children's movies, teen movies, scavenger hunts, sand castle contests, kid's dances, teen dances, pottery classes, theater classes, white elephant sales, cocktail parties and other events.

Naval School (Portugal) and Groton Long Point Yacht Club

This article is about the Escola Naval of Portugal. For the similar named Escola Naval of Brazil, see Brazilian Naval School.

Coordinates: 38°39′46″N 9°08′50″W / 38.66271°N 9.14717°W / 38.66271; -9.14717

The Portuguese Naval School (Portuguese: Escola Naval) is an higher education level naval academy in Alfeite, Portugal.

The School offers university and polytechnical graduate programmes intended to train the future officers of the Portuguese Navy. It also offers postgraduate programmes, these being open to civilians, as well to naval and other military personnel.

The Naval School is located in the Lisbon Naval Base premises, located on the south bank of the Tagus river, in front of the city of Lisbon.

Contents 1 History 2 Organization 3 Academics 3.1 University graduate programmes 3.2 Polytechnical graduate programmes 3.3 Postgraduate programmes 3.4 Other programmes 4 Research and development 5 External links 6 References


The present Portuguese Naval School was created in the 18th century as the Royal Academy of the Midshipmen (Academia Real dos Guardas-Marinhas).

In 1782, the Company of Midshipmen (Companhia dos Guardas-Marinhas) was created to frame and train the midshipmen (naval officer candidates) of the Portuguese Navy. The Company of Midshipmen was installed in the building of the Naval Arsenal of Lisbon.

The Royal Academy of the Midshipmen was created in 1792, as an university-level naval academy. This Academy integrated the already existing Company of Midshipmen as its student corps.

In 1807, the Army of Napoleon invaded Portugal. In order not to be captured by the Napoleonic forces and maintain the independence of the Kingdom, the Portuguese Royal Court and government are transferred to the Portuguese colony of Brazil, continuing to rule from there. The Royal Academy of the Midshipmen and its Company of Midshipmen also embark in the naval fleet that carries the Royal Court to Brazil and are installed in Rio de Janeiro, in 1808.

In 1823, one year following the independence of Brazil, the faculty and the students of the Academy of the Midshipmen had to chose either the Brazilian or the Portuguese nationality. Those that chose the Portuguese nationality returned to Portugal and the others remained in Brazil. Then, two academies come into existence: the Imperial Academy of Midshipmen (Academia Imperial dos Guardas-Marinhas) in the Empire of Brazil (that would become the present Brazilian Naval School) and the Royal Academy of Midshipmen in the Kingdom of Portugal.

The Portuguese Royal Academy of Midshipment was reorganized in 1845, becoming the Naval School (Escola Naval). Organization

The Portuguese Naval School includes: Commanding officer - a rear-admiral; Deputy commanding officer - a naval captain; Scientific Council; Pedagogical Council; Board of School Discipline; Naval Research Center (CINAV); Office for the Coordination of Evaluation; Directorate of Teaching; Student Corps - a battalion composed of five cadet companies; Support services. Academics University graduate programmes Master in naval military sciences, Navy speciality (5 years) Master in naval military sciences, Naval administration speciality (5 years) Master in naval military sciences, Marines speciality (5 years) Master in naval military sciences, Naval engineering (mechanics) speciality (5 years) Master in naval military sciences, Naval engineering (weapons and electronics) speciality (5 years) Master in naval military sciences, Naval medicine speciality (only the part of naval training, the medicine studies being done in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon) Polytechnical graduate programmes Bachelor, Administration and secretariat (3 years) Bachelor, Weapons and electronics (3 years) Bachelor, Mechanics (3 years) Bachelor, Marines (3 years) Bachelor, Computer science (3 years) Bachelor, Divers (3 years) Bachelor, Hydrography (3 years) Bachelor, Communications (3 years) Postgraduate programmes Postgraduate in hyperbaric medicine Postgraduate in law and cybersecurity Master in maritime history Master in military history Other programmes Training program for special duty officers Training program for limited duty Officers Basic training program for officers Research and development

The Portuguese Naval School includes the Naval Research Center (CINAV, Centro de Investigação Naval) that has the responsibility of coordinating, developing and supporting naval research activities. Some research projects being developed at the CINAV are: Submarine acoustics; Light weapons; Electroencephalogram analysis; Georeferenced data analysis; Naval unmanned air vehicles; Marine machines maintenance. External links Naval School
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