Speaker Series

CYC Speaker Series ...For a Good Yarn..

Sailors, like fishermen, can tell stories, and when they aren't on the water, they are talking or listening to stories about being on the water. One could say "sailors are a curious bunch."

The CYC Speaker Series baits that curiosity. We have listened to thrilling adventures, nerdy gear-based discussions, lively debates, and together we have dreamed and schemed while hearing about places we can barely find on a map.

Some of the speakers we have enjoyed are:

  • Life on the Water, Film Portraits of local watery souls
  • Julian Guthrie, Norm Bajurin on The Billionaire and the Mechanic
  • Nick Hayes, author of Saving Sailing
  • Richard Spindler, founder of Latitude 38
  • Bruce Schwab & Rich Wilson, twice single-handed non-stop race around the world
  • Dawn Riley, first woman to actively sail in America's Cup (1992), author of Taking the Helm
  • Erden Eruc, 2014 Guinness World Record for rowing circumnavigation
  • Gary Jobson, CEO of US Sailing, AC TV commentator
  • Hank Easom, beloved SF Bay sailor
  • Jimmy Cornell, authority on long distance sailing,
  • Mark Reynolds, Olympic champion sailor
  • Mark Rudiger, legendary navigator in TransPac and round the world races
  • Pat Henry, single-handed woman sailor
  • Paul Cayard, professional sailor in numerous world championship events
  • Philippe Kahn, one-design sailor and entrepreneur
  • Ron Holland, nautical designer
  • James Martin, Islands of the Bay photographer
  • John Connolly, head instructor at Modern Sailing School
  • Nigel Calder, author of well-respected Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual
  • Thom Whidden, America's Cup participant

Our venue is one of the most desirable on the San Francisco Bay. Our 100-year-old ballroom with grand stone fireplace has an excellent screen/sound system.  The adjoining sun porch and bar open to a deck with incomparable views of the San Francisco skyline, Angel Island and the San Francisco Bay.

The CYC Speaker Series is free and open to the public. For any type of inquiry about the Speakers Series, contact speakers@cyc.org.

These events will be held approximately once per month, and are open to reciprical members of other yacht clubs. They last from about 6pm to 9pm.  Please RSVP.

Upcoming

Speaker Series

Elaina Breen, CYC Member
Crewed and Won on
C.V. 21 Henri Lloyd in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

After a mere 18 months of sailing (and initial inspiration from the CYC Women’s Sailing Seminar), Elaina Breen joined 18-member strong Team Eric on Clipper Vessel (CV) 21, Henri Lloyd, to complete two legs – Rio to Cape Town in 2013 and San Francisco to New York in 2014 – of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Henri Lloyd triumphantly won the circumnavigation and Elaina logged almost 9,000 nautical miles.
Come hear Elaina tell of her inspiration, her determination, her preparation, and the difference it has made in her life.
Upstairs bar opens at 6:30. Presentation begins at 7pm.

Date: 

2015-05-06 (All day)

Location: 

Ballroom

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Coming Speakers

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015