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Historian John Rousmaniere Speaks About Greenwich's Links To Yachting

Historian John Rousmaniere will discuss Greenwich's links to yachting April 19 at the Greenwich Historical Society.
Historian John Rousmaniere will discuss Greenwich's links to yachting April 19 at the Greenwich Historical Society. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – In conjunction with its spring/summer exhibition “Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History,” the Greenwich Historical Society will present a special lecture by mariner, author and historian John Rousmaniere Tuesday, April 19 at the Greenwich Historical Society.

Rousmaniere will talk about Greenwich's links to the history of American yachting on Long Island Sound and beyond. He has authored more than 30 books on yacht design, marine photography, classic boats, seamanship and boat safety and is the author of “The Annapolis Book of Seamanship,” “Fastnet” and “Force 10.” He has penned histories of the Bermuda Race and the America's Cup Race and closer to home, the history of Indian Harbor Yacht Club. He ran media operations for the Newport-Bermuda Races from 2010 to 2016.

A true salt, Rousmaniere has logged over 40,000 nautical miles in nine Newport-Bermuda Races, two Fastnet races, multiple one-design regattas and overnighters. He has shared his vast knowledge and experience in countless boating seminars and received numerous distinguished awards.

Rousmaniere is a graduate of Columbia University and a member of the Cruising Club of America and the New York City Yacht Club.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Member price is $10, non-members are $15. Click here to reserve tickets or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

Attendees may also visit the exhibition “Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History” in the Storehouse Gallery one hour before the lecture starts.

The Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center, is located at 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob.

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