Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a presentation by Bob Kostyla. Kostyla is a member of the Marion Bermuda Race organizing committee. From 1999 through the 2017 race, he has crewed and skippered in eight Marion Bermuda races and has also done four return sails. He is a sailor and boat owner of 40 years and a longtime member of the Beverly Yacht Club and resident of Marion, MA.
Since the first Marion Bermuda Race in 1977, it has focused on cruising sailors who want to experience the challenge and enjoyment of an offshore race. While boats, methods of navigation, safety requirements and sail technology have changed, the Marion Bermuda Race still stays focused on the cruising sailor. For more information on the history of the Race visit www.marionbermuda.com. The Marion Bermuda Race Committee holds a series of offshore race preparation seminars at yacht clubs from New York to Maine each year. These seminars are approximately 60 minutes in length and present a great overview of what is required to participate in the Marion Bermuda Race. Even if you’re not considering participating in the race in 2019, the seminar still gives you lots of good information and suggestions on creating a well-founded ocean cruising boat
This event is free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to stay for dinner after the presentation. Reservations are requested by calling Tricia Walsh at 860-535-0112 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org