Yachting on Long Island Sound and Beyond: An Evening with John Rousmaniere

John Rousmaniere

John Rousmaniere

In conjunction with its spring/summer exhibition Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History, the Greenwich Historical Society will present a special lecture by mariner, author and historian John Rousmaniere Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Rousmaniere will talk about Greenwich’s links to the history of American yachting on Long Island Sound and beyond–a real treat for those who love Greenwich history, sailing or both.

Rousmaniere has authored more than 30 books on yacht design, marine photography, classic boats, seamanship and boat safety and is the author of (among others) The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fastnet and Force 10. He has penned histories of the Bermuda Race and the America’s Cup Race and closer to home, the history of Indian Harbor Yacht Club. He ran media operations for the Newport-Bermuda Races from 2010 to 2016.

A true salt, Rousmaniere has logged over 40,000 nautical miles in nine Newport-Bermuda Races, two Fastnet races, multiple one-design regattas and overnighters. He has shared his vast knowledge and experience in countless boating seminars and received numerous distinguished awards. Rousmaniere is a graduate of Columbia University and a member of the Cruising Club of America and the New York City Yacht Club.  

Doors open at 6:30. Q&A to follow lecture.

Members: $10; nonmembers: $15

To reserve visit greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. Attendees may also visit the exhibition Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History in the Storehouse Gallery one hour before the lecture starts.

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