Boston Yacht Club Fleet Captain to speak at Council on Aging

Mike Michaud, Fleet Captain at the Boston Yacht Club, will explain the history and importance of Marblehead’s sailing tradition at the Council on Aging on June 21. Photo by Michael Thompson

Since the opening of the Boston and Eastern Yacht Clubs, competitive sailing has built a worldwide reputation for Marblehead.

From early entries in the America’s Cup race to ongoing one-design annual championships, sailors from all over have come to our town to compete. The Marblehead Race Week is one of the largest sailing regattas in the country. This year’s Marblehead to Halifax Race will celebrate over 118 years of friendly competition and warm personal connections between locals and Nova Scotians who love the sea.

Come join us on June 21 at 1 p.m. to listen to Mike Michaud, fleet captain at the Boston Yacht Club, explain the history and importance of Marblehead’s sailing tradition.

“Visitors to Marblehead can see the vast array of vessels in the harbor and many residents are proud to explain the role Marbleheader seafarers have played over the years. Few of us know the whole story,” Speaker Series Chair Michael Thompson said.

The Marblehead Speakers Series, formerly known as the COA Men’s Group, produces educational events quarterly at the Council on Aging. It’s planning committee is a group of senior men and women volunteers, who are interested in a variety of topics. Recent programs include: A Preview of Town Meeting, a Tour of English Gardens, and New Life Roles: Coping With Transitions. We are thankful for the continuing sponsorship from All Care.

This is a free event open to the public. We are requesting attendees sign up at the Council On Aging desk in the Jacobi Community Center at 10 Humphrey St.

For more information, contact Michael Thompson at 781-367-4952.