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Program Meeting: Sail Design Stories

Program Meeting: Sail Design Stories

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/21/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Knights of Columbus

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Mark Smith, our June speaker, is a Rowayton, CT resident and life-long sailor.  An accomplished artist who illustrated “The Annapolis Book of Seamanship” by legendary John Rousmaniere, a book that has been in publication for over 30 years, and is regarded by sailing guru Gary Jobson as “A must-read reference for every seasoned or first-time sailor.”

Mark will tell us the fascinating story of how the “hard-wing” sail was developed at Roton Point Club in Rowayton, leading firstly to Dennis Connor’s “Stars and Stripes” catamaran’s runaway defeat of New Zealand’s huge 90′ monohull in the 1988 America’s Cup, and ultimately to the hard-wing foiling multihulls in the last two Cup series.  News flash – the next America’s Cup will feature monohulls, the likes of which have never been seen before!

For those less interested in technical stuff and more into art, Mark will show us examples of his current innovative art creations – SUS members who like to dabble in painting or photography will love this!

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