Presented by the Cruising Club of America with support from the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound and hosted by the Gaelic-American Club in Fairfield, CT on Wednesday, May 8, this evening includes a presentation that invites you aboard, dispels myths, and offers robust discussion of past Newport Bermuda Races.


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Guest Speaker W. Frank Bohlen, Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences at UConn and a veteran of 18 Newport Bermuda Races, will give a presentation authored by Newport Bermuda Race Historian John Rousmaniere covering all aspects of the race, the next edition of which starts June 19, 2020. This presentation is for veteran skippers, interested crew and anyone simply interested in ocean racing, and it’s open to the public. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm, and a Q&A session and social hour will follow. A cash bar will be available. Admission is free, but the organizers expect a big crowd so please RSVP to the YRALIS at 516-767-9240 or For additional information, contact YRALIS Seminars Czar Cliff Crowley at 203-550-4488 or ■