For those entering or considering the Bermuda Ocean Race, organizers are hosting a seminar entitled “Navigation Know-How: Combining Common Sense with Technology” on February 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Eastport Volunteer Fire Department, located at 914 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, MD.
“This seminar will focus on navigating your way to Bermuda via the busy waters of the Chesapeake Bay, crossing the sometimes devious Gulf Stream and avoiding the treacherous reefs encircling Bermuda,” said chairwoman Mary Ann DeGraw. “We’ll also review the latest in electronics as well as required and allowed electronics.”
Kurt Lowman, a veteran ocean racer for more than 40 years and winning navigator of Donnybrook, a Custom 72, is the head speaker.
Tarry Lomax, a bluewater sailor in more than a dozen ocean races, will also participate in the seminar. Lomax and Lowman have competed head-to-head in a number of ocean races.
This featured seminar is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Call Kristy Goode at 410-570-9710 for more information or to register.
Courtesy of www.soundingsonline.com.