Author John Rousmaniere is set to give a lecture on American sailing history on May 16th at 7 pm at the Jay Heritage Center.
John Rousmaniere’s 30 books range over a world of topics, but he is best known for writing about sailing in all its facets – including seamanship, storms, sailing safety, the America’s Cup, and stories of America’s yacht clubs, including the New York Yacht Club, where he is club historian. His illustrated talk is about what he calls “The Golden Pastime.”
A longtime member of the New York Yacht Club, Rousmaniere is an alumnus of Columbia University (B.S. and M.A.) and Union Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). He is a recipient of the William P. Stephens Award from Mystic Seaport – the award is given in recognition of a significant and enduring contribution to the history, preservation, progress, understanding, or appreciation of American boating.
The Jay Estate in Rye is the home of NYYC’s John Clarkson Jay, owner of La Coquille, an 1842 George Steers design. Numerous Jay descendants and descendant of other notable residents were active sailors including former American Yacht Club Commodores Edgar Palmer and Walter B. Devereux.
The talk will be held at the Jay Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for JHC Members; $15 for Non-Members.
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