Sunset Seminar: ArcticEarth Expeditions
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden filmmaker, sailor and founder of Compass Light Productions David Conover will share his vision and preparations for ArcticEarth Expeditions at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 11, at Camden Yacht Club and via Zoom.
ArcticEarth is a new six-year commitment by Compass Light Productions to position a vessel and crew in the new Arctic, extending 30 years of filmmaking work in the area. The focus is to deepen engagement and access to the Arctic Ocean, Baffin Bay, and the Labrador Sea — plus the southern gateway that is the Gulf of Maine. This summer Conover is prepping the 56-fott s/v ArcticEarth, a specialty aluminum expedition vessel designed by Ed Joy and Chuck Paine of Camden.
Conover was born and raised in a New England family with strong ties to the sea and a tradition of active storytelling. He and his two sisters and brother grew up around boats, inspired by the adventures of their parents Deedee and Connie. David attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in religious studies. His collegiate highlight was a sea semester at the Williams College-Mystic Seaport program, where he learned celestial navigation and researched the Arctic schooner Bowdoin. After college, with a 100-ton USGC license, he crewed the 51’ aluminum sailboat Zimba. He crossed the Atlantic with his family, and also entered (and dismasted) in the 1990 Two-Star Transatlantic Race. He spent five years as an instructor at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. For three decades he has led Compass Light Productions, producing over 30 films in the Arctic, and over 400 films worldwide.
The 2021 Sunset Seminar Series runs from July 7 to August 25 on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. Find full descriptions of seminars HERE, or CLICK HERE for a summary this year’s line-up that can be downloaded or printed. For archives of prior years, CLICK HERE. Donations made at the door or online will be accepted for the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP), a program hosted by Camden Yacht Club that is open to all area youth regardless of their ability to pay. The event will be available livestream by clicking on the Vimeo image above on the date and time of the event as well as after the event.