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2024 Winter Programs


During the off season, the MYC Program Committee invites experts to present boating topics such as chartering, engine maintenance, cruising, and safety. All programs are free and open to MYC members and the general public. Winter programs offer a great way to learn something new, meet fellow boaters, and stay engaged with the Club during the off-season. All programs are Wednesday evenings at the MYC starting at 7pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Below is a summary of our 2024 Winter Programs.

Restoring the Industrial Waste Site at Stellwagen Bank

January 10 at 7 pm    

Presented by Steven Wolf

From the 1940s-1970s, the U.S. Government created a dumping ground in Massachusetts Bay for construction debris, derelict vessels, munitions, and various toxic wastes, including low-level radioactive material. In 2000’s safety concerns arose when hazardous waste was covered with dredging material from Boston Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked together to solve this massive and delicate problem. Environmental expert Steve Wolf explains the history of this immense undertaking, which was completed in 2020.

Round the World Racing aboard Gryphon2

February 7 at 7 pm    

Presented by Joe Harris

Joe Harris grew up sailing on Long Island Sound, and eventually competed in long-distance races where he won the Transat Jacques Vabre and Bermuda 1-2 races in his Open 50. In 2015, Joe raced solo, around the world, non-stop, by way of the three great capes.  In 2022-2023 Joe competed in Globe 40 Round-the-World race in his Class 40 GryphonSolo2.  Joe and his partner Roger Junet finished 4th and covered over 36,000 nautical miles in 8 months.  Joe is pleased to present a multi-media presentation describing his sailing career and both RTW voyages.

Local Striper Fishing – Tips and Techniques

March 6 at 7 pm    

Presented by Scott Edwards

 

Scott Edwards, a recently retired Commercial Real Estate Executive and Marblehead Native, is and has been an avid and very productive sport fisherman in local waters for many years. He is an active member of Maddie's Anglers and has organized and led many fishing tournaments for this popular fishing club. Scott runs a charter fishing business (keeperfishingcharters) and lobsters recreationally. He will share his tips related to bait, tides, depths, and other tips of how to catch striped bass. Bring questions.  

Sail Trim – Tips and Techniques (Tentative)

April 10 at 7 pm    

Presented by Jud Smith, Doyle Sails

 

Marblehead sailor and sailmaker, Jud Smith will present his go-fast tips for sail trim that can help the beer-can racer to the more competitive sailor improve boat speed. Jud is a legend in Marblehead as he was Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 2006 & 2018, raced in the America’s Cup, and was world champion in both Etchells and J70’s. Bring questions. 

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