On June 11, come hear Allie Blecher, of the US Sailing team. Allie learned to sail at CYC when she was only 8 and started racing at age 11. She won her first Sabot nationals at 12 and went on to the CFJ 420 and Laser Radial classes. She ended her junior sailing career with a 3rd place finish at Laser Radial Worlds in 2006. After earning the top honors in college sailing, she decided it was time to follow her dream to the Olympic Games. She qualified for the US Sailing Team and has since been training hard to improve at the sport she loves.
On May 14, come hear Bari Belcher, Christine Perakis, Sue Purcell, and Simone Shocklee share their stories about how it is to live on their boats year round. They will discuss how they chose their boat, the pros and cons of summer and winter seasons, and what it takes to maintain them.
In April, UCLA Professor William Newman will speak on Climate Change. Presently, humans introduce more than 32,000,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere each year; Americans are responsible (in per capita terms) for 20 tons per person. We will review how people have brought this about and the consensus among 97% of climate experts that global climate change is real and due to humans.
Dr. Newman is Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and has worked on environmental issues around the globe. He has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and 3 books.
Michelle Kearney will present on the Dockwalkers program of volunteers who help educate boaters and keep our harbor clean.