2017

 

Overview : The CYC Education Series 2017 includes seminars intended to be of interest to both racing and cruising sailors. All events are scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Living Room Restaurant located at 101 Atlantic Ave Boston. Admission includes appetizers, a cash bar, and a dinner menu.   


When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110


Jonathan Green, Boston-based specialist in shorthanded sailing and winner of the 2013 Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR), is part of the team that assisted Rich Wilson in his 2016/17 Vendée Globe campaign and his international school program, which has active participants in 62 counties. Jonathan will discuss the race, its history, the monumental effort just to get to the starting line and Rich’s approach to taking on this Everest of sailing. With luck, Jonathan will follow in Rich’s footsteps in 2020!
This event is free to CYC members and is $10 for non-members.
 


When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110


Community Boat Building’s (CBB) mission is to bring real world experience and academic skills together to build not only a seaworthy boat, but also excitement for learning among low-income elementary school students in Boston Public Schools. Executive Director of CBB, Stockton Reece, will join us to discuss the background and goals of CBB and to explain how CYC members can support the program.
This event is free to CYC members and is $10 for non-members. 
 


When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

In February, 2017 Clyde Challenger, a 60-foot sailboat transiting from the Azores to the United Kingdom, was dismasted. Stranded in a severe sea state and weather conditions the vessel put out a distress signal. It took 20 hours before the crew could be rescued by Royal Navy warship HMS Dragon. Come hear a first-hand account of the dramatic accident and rescue from crew member Luke Leafgren!