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America’s Cup Lecture
May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm$20
On May 3 at 5:30 p.m., the Oxford Community Center (OCC) will host “The America’s Cup: A Sailor’s View,” by John Rousmaniere, nationally prominent sailor and maritime author. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling the OCC at 410-226-5904 or visiting www.oxfordcc.org. The OCC is located at 200 Oxford Road in Oxford. Tickets also can be purchased at the door. The lecture event is co-sponsored by Brewer Yacht Yards and Marinas, Sandaway Waterfront Lodging and Mystery Loves Company Bookstore.
John has written two histories of the America’s Cup and a biography of the yacht America, entitled The Low Black Schooner, that he is currently updating with newly discovered facts about her story. John is also the author of numerous other books on sailing and maritime history, including The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (just published in its fourth edition); A Berth to Bermuda: One Hundred Years of the World’s Classic Ocean Race; Sleek: Classic Images from the Rosenfeld Collection; and, In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion for Craftsmanship, among others. His books Fastnet, Force 10 and After the Storm: True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea have been hailed by critics as among the best of sea literature.
John is a devoted sailor who has logged over 40,000 miles of blue water, including nine Newport-Bermuda Races. He is a former Chairman and current member of the selection committee of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island. Mystic Seaport has awarded him the WP Stephens Award for Maritime History. He has also been awarded the Timothea Larr Award presented by the U.S. Sailing Association for a person whose vision and guidance have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sailing education in the United States. He is a member of the Cruising Club of America, the New York Yacht Club and U.S. Sailing.