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Sunset Seminar / Circumnavigating the Americas on Novara / Steve Brown
June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Award-winning adventure sailor Steve Brown departed Camden in the summer of 2014, sailed around North America via the Northwest Passage and Antarctica, climbed a few mountains along the way, and returned 5 years later to Camden in early June. He will speak at the Camden Yacht Club on June 21 at a special Friday version of the club’s popular “Sunset Seminars.”
Steve’s sailboat, Novara, is uniquely equipped for such a rugged passage: she is a 60-foot aluminum-hulled yacht built in Holland and extensively refitted at the former Wayfarer Marine yard (now Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer). The yacht features an unusual aero rig, in a two-masted schooner configuration.
Steve and his wife Trish are UK citizens living part of the year near the French Alps with many friends in Camden developed mostly during months living in Camden while Novara underwent extensive improvements.
Steve will speak about his remarkable sailing adventures and climbing experiences, including mountains in several countries and Antarctica . . . all illustrated with high quality photography and videography. Steve will explain how his adventure was motivated by the exploits of famous British deep-sea sailor and mountaineer, William (Bill) Tillman, a World War II hero who ultimately perished at sea in 1977. Happily, Steve has survived to tell his extraordinary stories.
This one-of-a-kind talk begins at 7 PM and will run approximately 1 hour plus. We hope to have Novara alongside the CYC dock for inspection before the talk from 5 to 6 PM.