2023 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 2023 Winter Programs.
Boat and Seascape Photography Tips
January 25 at 7 pm
Presented by Bruce Durkee
Bruce has been taking photos of boating and seascapes for years, and has won several photo contests. Bruce shared tips to help make your boat photography better – including light placement, horizon, background, and many other tricks photographers use to make pictures go from "blah" to "wow"!
Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore
February 15 at 7 pm
Presented by Pam Peterson
Pam recounted the oral and written accounts over the past 400 years from Marblehead, which she documented in her book Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore. She shared a diverse sampling of tales from Marblehead's past – including stories of magic and witches, sailors, pirates, shipwrecks and more!
Marblehead Yacht Club and Shipyard History
March 15 at 7 pm
Presented by John Murray
MYC History Committee Chair
After 3 years of research, the MYC history committee has released their book. The story begins with Marblehead in the 1800s and describes how the club was formed. It explains the Marblehead Shipyard Waterfront and its changes over a 145-year history.
A Special Journey – The Triangle Loop
April 5 at 7 pm
Presented by Peter and Pam Evans
Peter and Pam Evans detail their 67-day Triangle Loop journey on their 31’ Duffy, Brew-HaHa. The journey started in Marblehead and took them 1,800 miles to NYC, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal, Lake Champlain and back to NYC and home.
Getting the Most Out of Your Sails – Tips on Sail Trim
April 26 at 7 pm
Presented by Stan Schreyer
Stan presents tips on better sail trim for both cruising and racing boats. Whether you are a day-sailor, racer or cruiser, learn tricks to help the boat sail better. Starting with the setting the rig, he explains how using halyards, lines, sheets will help sail shape.