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August 2017

Sunset Seminar: Paralympics Program and the Future of Olympic Sailing

August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Come and hear Hugh’s story of balancing the demands of training for the paralympics with real life. Hugh Freund is a 2016 Paralympic Silver Medalist in the three-person keelboat event, competing in a 23-foot Sonar in Guanabara Bay at the Rio Olympics last summer. After a year-long battle with bone cancer during his freshman year of college, Hugh was introduced to the world of adaptive sailing. He began a seven year journey, along with his teammates Rick Doerr (Clifton, NJ)…

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Sunset Seminar: Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine

August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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A panel presentation with Maine Sea Grant’s Dana Morse and local kelp, scallop, and oyster fishermen/farmers who are members of the Maine Aquaculture Co-op, seeking to expand the seafood industry through: integrating fishing and farming, diversifying income opportunities, maintaining working waterfront, and strengthening the coastal community—while sharing climate change concerns. The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP).

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July 2018

Sunset Seminar: Greg and Jon Mort—“Maine Illuminations”
 Artistic Inspirations in the Mid Coast

July 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Artists Greg Mort and Jon Mort will reflect on the powerful influence Maine’s natural wonders and mysteries have had on their artistic development. This father and son artistic duo work together in their Port Clyde summer studio but each creates in a very separate universe. Greg Mort is a widely recognized American contemporary artist whose unmistakably modern creations have the classic feel of the Dutch Masters juxtaposed with startlingly modern designs. His signature images combine his twin passions for science…

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Sunset Seminar: Susan St John—To Sail Beyond the Sunset

July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Beginning in 1973, Susan St. John was a sea instructor for 30 years with the Outward Bound School, which was then based on Hurricane Island. She taught teens, women over 30, families, executives, and Vietnam Veterans on land, but 90% of the time in the pulling boats. Susan will show slides and speak about experiential education, including her experiences at Outward Bound and creating the book To Sail Beyond the Sunset, which contains stories and photographs from 100 people associated…

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Sunset Seminar: Charles Nethersole, World Class Skipper, Recounts Capsize of 57′ Atlantic Cat

July 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Charles Nethersole, a professional captain, will give an account of what happened one fateful night in November, 2016 aboard Leopard, a 57-foot Chris White design Atlantic Catamaran. The Leopard capsized 400 miles north of the Dominican Republic due to a random weather event. The cause of the capsize has been debated by meteorologists, suggesting that a volatile tornado waterspout or a microburst was to blame. The captain and crew had been sailing proficiently prior to the capsize and did all…

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August 2018

Sunset Seminar: Sea Shanties & Poetry Readings with Bennett Konesni & Kristen Lindquist

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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The Camden Yacht Club is delighted to host two world-class artists, both with local connections, for an evening of music and poetry. Bennett Konesni, who grew up on Islesboro and in Appleton and who currently lives in Belfast, Maine and Shelter Island, New York, will share songs from the 1900s recordings of Searsport native Joanna Colcord’s collection of sea shanties. He will lead a lively discussion of the successes and challenges he’s encountered during his efforts to revive these songs…

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Sunset Seminar: Alison Langley—NY40 Marilee: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic

August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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NOTE: This seminar is being held on a Thursday (all others are on Wednesdays) and takes place post-Castine Classic Regatta and pre-Camden Classic Regatta, in which hundreds of classic wooden yachts participate (many of which will be in Camden Harbor). Marilee will be dockside at the Camden Yacht Club. This 40-minute documentary follows the story of Marilee’s meticulous and unique restoration by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine, as well as Marilee’s ambitious and successful racing program throughout New England.…

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Sunset Seminar: The Benefits and Brilliance of Traditional Open Boats and Their Relevance in Modern Times

August 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Arista Holden, captain and longtime seamanship instructor for programs such as Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Atlantic Challenge, and the Wooden Boat School, will present on her recent 800-mile round trip voyage to the Norwegian Arctic in an open boat. She will also talk about her work as Head Trainer for the team representing the USA in the Atlantic Challenge International. Arista is a Lincolnville native and got her start in sailing Penobscot Bay out of the Rockport Boat…

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Sunset Seminar: Nordic Aquafarms, with Erik Heim, CEO

August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Nordic Aquafarms is planning on building one of the world’s largest inland salmon aquaculture facilities in Belfast, Maine. Aiming for a 2019 start date, they predict producing more 
than 60 million pounds of salmon a year and potentially creating 140 jobs in the $400,000,000 facility. Erik Heim, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, will deliver information and answer questions about the project. He explains that the land-based tanks set them apart from other systems that raise fish in pens in oceans. This…

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Sunset Seminar: Protecting Nature in Maine’s Coastal Waters

August 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bayview Street
Camden, 04843 United States
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Lisa Pohlmann, the executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will discuss current challenges facing Maine’s ocean waters as they relate to policy debates in Maine, and how the Natural Resources Council of Maine is addressing them. NRCM is Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization, with more than 20,000 members and supporters in Maine and beyond. Started by Maine people in 1959, NRCM is based in Augusta and is actively engaged in policy making and works statewide to protect…

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