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Essex Corinthian Yacht Club to host talk on the “Teaching Life Lessons and Character through Sailing” on Sunday, May 31st.

Teaching life lessons through sailingFor more than 100 years, the United States Coast Guard Academy has consistently developed exceptional leaders of character who are Semper Paratus (Always Ready) to perform courageously in any conditions of the maritime environment.

Egret is one of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's eight Leadership 44s. © LT Anderson Ogg

Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Zeke Lyons, one of the Officers in Charge in the Coast Guard Academy’s Coastal Sailing Program, will visit the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club on Sunday, May 31st at 4pm to reflect on three years of adventure and guiding experiential learning with CGA cadet crews during summer cruises throughout New England onboard the Academy’s fleet of 8 custom designed Leadership 44 sloops.

Lt. Cmdr Lyons is completing a three year assignment as a Company Officer on the Academy’s staff.  In addition to sailing each summer as part of the Coastal Sailing Program, he was also an Instructor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership in the Management Department.  Prior to his assignment at the Coast Guard Academy, he graduated from the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point in conjunction with Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City. 

Lt. Cmdr Lyons will combine humor and insights about the CGA experience to shed light on how the Academy develops leaders of character and his talk will highlight why, as Vice Admiral James Pine said, “The sea has, though the ages, been of all schools, the best for bringing out the qualities of leadership.” 

This talk is open to the public but space is limited.   Please contact the club’s office at 860-767-3239 or ecyc@essexcorithian.org to reserve space.  There will be an informal reception following the talk.

The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club is located at 9 Novelty Lane in Essex.   For more information about the Club, please visit www.essexcorinthian.org


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