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OCC: The America’s Cup: A Sailor’s View
May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mark your calendars! OCC is hosting a presentation-“The America’s Cup: A Sailor’s View”-by John Rousmaniere, nationally prominent sailor and maritime author. The lecture is Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30pm. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Reservations are recommended.
Rousmaniere has written two histories of the America’s Cup and a biography of the yacht “America” (titled The Low Black Schooner) that he is currently updating with newly discovered facts about her story. John is also the author of numerous other books on sailing and maritime history, including The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (just published in its fourth edition); A Berth to Bermuda: One Hundred Years of the World’s Classic Ocean Race; Sleek: Classic Images from the Rosenfeld Collection; and, In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion for Craftsmanship, among others. His books Fastnet, Force 10 and After the Storm: True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea have been hailed by critics as among the best of sea literature.
Rousmaniere is a devoted sailor who has logged over 40,000 miles of blue water, including nine Newport-Bermuda Races. He is a former Chairman and current member of the selection committee of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, RI. Mystic Seaport has awarded him the WP Stephens Award for Maritime History. He has also been awarded the Timothea Larr Award presented by the U.S. Sailing Association for a person whose vision and guidance have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sailing education in the United States. He is a member of the Cruising Club of America, the New York Yacht Club, and U.S. Sailing.
Tickets for the program are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling the OCC at 410-226-5904 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Buy your tickets online through the OCC website here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. The Rousmaniere event is co-sponsored by Brewer Yacht Yards and Marinas, Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, and Mystery Loves Company Bookstore.