2017 THURSDAY EVENING TALKS at Sandy Bay Yacht Club ~ 7 P.M.
Complimentary Refreshments ~ Guests Welcome
The popular Thursday Talk Series will continue this summer, so mark your calendars now! Kicking off the Talks on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. is
a presentation with Nick Patey, Marine Systems Instructor, and Matthew
Barry, Director of Admissions of The Landing School in Arundel, Maine .
Their talk will detail the story of the comprehensive renovations to
the Emily Wick this winter, and also focus on the great work being done
at The Landing School. The Landing School effectively prepares men and
women for careers in the marine industry as practical designers,
builders and systems technicians who work professionally on today's
vessels, adapt to the industry's evolving technology and appreciate the
traditions of the past while imagining and building the boats of the
"Category 1 Racing: Preparing for an Offshore Race"
Join us on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.
to learn about SBYC member Michael Crawford's Category 1 2015 Marion to
Bermuda Race. Preparing for an offshore race can be a daunting
challenge. Discussion will focus on what it takes to enter a Category 1
race including safety concerns, boat prep and navigation. Following
the talk, we will have the opportunity to view Carol Crawford's
accompanying video on the race and the return back to Gloucester.
On Thursday, Aug. 31, Capt.
George Grimes, Rockport native and SBYC member will will share stories
and a slideshow of his life at sea and growing up in Rockport, and
discuss his book, “Water Under the Keel: Memoirs of a Seagoing Life.” Capt. Grimes’ ancestry includes six generations of seafaring men, many of whom were Captains. Water Under the Keel spans
a lifetime of adventures and experiences upon and around the
sea. Captain Grimes, a licensed master mariner, has extensive seagoing
experience navigating steam, motor, towing, and auxiliary sail-training
We are in need of hosts for the Talks on July 27
and August 31. (Talks are generally hosted by one or two members who
share the responsibility for refreshments.) If you would like to be
involved with helping to host the Thursday Night Talk Series, please
contact Shelley Vassallo at email@example.com. We
would also like to add one or two more "Thursday Talks", so please
share any ideas for additional speakers with Shelley Vassallo.
those new SBYC members or members and guests who have not had the
opportunity to attend a talk, the format is relaxed and informal. The
talks begin at 7 p.m.
on Thursday evenings with refreshments. They are 45 minutes to an hour
long and not limited to boating. We try to appeal to a variety of