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Talk/Lecture Series

2016 THURSDAY EVENING TALKS at Sandy Bay Yacht Club ~ 7 P.M.
Complimentary  Refreshments ~ Guests Welcome

July 7

The popular Thursday night Talk series will be held again this summer, so mark your calendars now! Kicking off the Talks on July 7 is Jesse Fielding, nephew of SBYC members Ed and Betsy Salas. Hailing from Kingston, RI, Jesse Fielding entered filmdom at the age of 20, not as an actor but as a sailor. A contestant in the grueling Transpac sailing race between Honolulu and Los Angeles, he appeared prominently in the Walt Disney Pictures documentary covering that event, Morning Light (2007).

July 21

On July 21, we are delighted to welcome William H. Waller, Ph.D. His talk is titled, “Navigating the Cosmos”. Bill will take us on a cosmic journey -- from Rockport’s Front Beach into the Solar System, Milky Way and beyond. Along the way, he will show how astronomers reckon distances and sizes of myriad celestial wonders. It can take a lifetime to effectively navigate the currents, waves, winds, and shoals of Sandy Bay. It is another thing altogether to navigate our planet, galaxy, and universe. Bill is a former NASA astrophysicist and Tufts professor of astronomy. He currently teaches physical sciences at Rockport High School and writes general interest books on astronomy.


For those new SBYC members or members and guests who have not had the opportunity to attend one of the Talks, the format is relaxed and informal. The talks begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings with refreshments. The talks are 45 minutes to an hour and are not limited to boating. We look to appeal to a variety of interests. Talks are generally hosted by one or two members who share the responsibilities of the refreshments. If you would like to host, or have a suggestion for a speaker, please contact Shelley Vassallo at




Sandy Bay Yacht Club, P.O. Box 37, 5 T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966 USA
(978)546-9433 Clubhouse, (978)546-6240 Office

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