2020 Winter Programs

During the off season, the MYC Program Committee invites experts to present boating topics such as chartering, engine maintenance, cruising, and safety.  Most programs are Free and open to MYC members and the general public.  These programs offer a great way to learn something new, meet fellow boaters, and stay engaged with the Club during the off-season.

Shorthanded Sailing 

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Presented by Brian Hancock

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, we have switched speakers from Jonathan Green to Brian Hancock.

Brian Hancock is in the rare club of professional sailors who have logged over a quarter million offshore miles, most of them competing in major offshore races, including three Whitbread Round the World Races. He also competed and was shipwrecked in the disastrous ’79 Fastnet Race where 21 sailors were lost.  Brian took up solo sailing and to qualify for the 89/90 Around Alone race, he set out to sail from Spain to Bermuda but ran into more trouble. Brian later co-founded the first international race for smaller boats (40-feet) and smaller crew, solo or double handed, the Portimão Global Ocean Race, which was a huge success.

Whether you and your spouse plan to do some doublehanded coastal cruising, or you’re gearing up for a shorthanded, long distance offshore passage, these topics will be relevant to your preparations: sail handling, autopilots, electronic alert systems, sleep strategy, safety training and more. 


Wooden Boat Building

Thursday February 20, 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Presented by Graham McKay of Lowell Boat Shop

Graham will present wooden boat techniques and share some recent and upcoming boat building projects.

Click here to reserve your seat.

Ocean Wildlife of Alaska and Antartica 

Thursday March 19, 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Presented by Berit Solstad, Oceanographer

Berit will present his recent trips to Alaska and Antartica including the beautiful ocean wildlife.   


Reserve your slot here.

Sailboat Racing: Starting Techniques

New Date:

 Thursday April 23, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by North Sails

Looking to up your starting game?  Come to learn starting techniques, tricks and tips.


Reserve your space now.

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