Lectures, Films & Forums

Topic Description Fee/Tickets
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FEATURED EVENT

NBC/ESPN SAILING COMMENTATOR GARY JOBSON

Saturday, October 29 / 6:00pm
Sultana Education Center/ 200 South Cross St.

Co-sponsored by the Chester River Yacht & Country Club

America’s Cup winner, world class sailor, and television commentator Gary Jobson makes a repeat visit to Downrigging just weeks after covering the sailing events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Jobson will discuss his experiences in Rio, give a preview of the 2017 America’s Cup, and touch on other topics as far ranging as cruising, maritime disasters, and his new film on Sable Island. Jobson was a hit when he presented at Downrigging Weekend in 2013 so expect a very full house!

Jobson’s Downrigging Weekend presentation is free and open to the public as space permits.

 

 FREE
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BOOK TALK: STUART WALKER ON “TRAVELS ON THERMOPYLAE”

Saturday, October 29 / 11:00am
The Book Plate / 112 S. Cross St.
Partner Event with the Book Plate
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear legendary Olympic sailor Stuart Walker discuss his new book “Travels with Thermopylae,” which recounts years of international travels aboard his yacht of the same name.
Learn more about Stuart Walker’s amazing sailing and medical career in this video:
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FREE
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BOOK TALK: ROGER TAYLOR ON “L. FRANCIS HERRESHOFF: YACHT DESIGNER

Saturday, October 29 / 3:00pm

The Book Plate / 112 S. Cross St.

Partner Event with the Book Plate

Renowned yachting author Roger C. Taylor  will discuss his new book “L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer,”  the first of two volumes to chronicle the life and work of one of America’s most remarkable yacht designers.

Get a preview of Taylor’s talk in this video:

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 FREE
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BLACK WATERMEN ON THE SHORE

Saturday, October 29 / 4:00pm

Sumner Hall / 206 South Queen Street

Partner Event with Sumner Hall

A panel discussion with Black Watermen discussing the past, present and future of African American Watermen on the Chesapeake Bay. Hosted at Sumner Hall, one of only two existing African-American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States.

 FREE