Please note: This event has been cancelled.

The Essex Yacht Club in Essex, CT is pleased to announce that two-time Volvo Ocean Race skipper Charlie Enright will present “Top Ten Lessons Learned in 90,000 Miles of Volvo Ocean Racing” in their second Ocean Racing Forum of the year, on Tuesday, April 7.

Charlie Enright © Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing Team


“Charlie was born and raised in a boatbuilding family in Bristol, RI, attended Brown University, where he was a member of the sailing team, and then went on to sail on Roy Disney’s Morning Light in the 44th Transpac,” said Phil Dickey of the EYC Regatta Committee. “Charlie, who is affiliated with North Sails, and his sailing partner in 11th Hour Racing, Mark Towill, are setting their sights on winning the 2021 edition of The Ocean Race. Charlie is prepared for a vigorous question-and-answer session after his talk.”

“On February 22, the EYC Ocean Racing Forum hosted Jenifer Clark, the Gulfstream expert, where approximately one hundred sailors, most with experience in at least one Newport Bermuda Race, heard her and her husband, Dane, present excellent talks about oceanographic and meteorological topics relevant to the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race,” Dickey continued.

The Forum, which is open to the public and free of charge, will begin at 1800 hours at the Essex Yacht Club, which is located at 13 Novelty Lane in Essex. (All are welcome for cocktails at 1730.)

Reservations are requested. “Please RSVP to Office Manager Ellen Kelly at or 860-767-8121 if you plan to attend,” said Dickey. “Also, please park in the gravel sailors’ lot just to the southwest of the Club building.” To learn more about Essex Yacht Club, visit ■