Camden Yacht Club announces four free summer boating seminars


CAMDEN — The Camden Yacht Club invites the public to a series of free seminars on Wednesday evenings in July and August.

Four one-hour presentations will offer unique insights into boating in Penobscot Bay and beyond. Everyone is welcome to attend these gatherings, which start at 7 p.m. and include plenty of time for questions and answers, according to the yacht club, in a press release.

Here is the composition:

July 6: David Gelinas, President of the Penobscot Bay Pilots Association – Piloting large vessels in Penobscot Bay: how pilots work and how boaters can safely interact with them.

July 27: Photographer and Videographer Alison Langley – Wind, weather and wood: Learn how an award-winning photographer captures Maine’s classic yacht regattas.

August 17: Schooner olad Captain Aaron Lincoln, Master of Ceremonies – Schooner Tall Tales: The audience will decide which of Lincoln’s other captains tells the best tale of the sea.

August 31: Nigel Calder – Lessons from a Lifelong Sailor: Wisdom gained from years of sailing, including practical directions and tales of adventure.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more details about them, visit

The Yacht Club, located at 68 Bay View Street in Camden, is home to the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP), which serves local youth regardless of ability to pay. Donations for CAYSP scholarships will be gratefully accepted at seminars or on the club website.


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