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Winter Seminars

We are actively building up our 2024 Winter Seminar schedule! If you'd like to host a seminar, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the form. 

January 20, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

Father Time

A brief description of your event that will entice people to come to it!
The Father Time Lecture is a description of search for a method of determining accurately a ship's position at sea. The Longitude Act of 1714 followed the disaster of 1707 when 4 British wooden battleships were lost in home waters during a transit from Lisbon to London in heavy weather. The four ships and 2,000 men went to the bottom near the Skilly Reef, south of Penzance. John Harrison of Humberside perfected a wooden clock, and after 50 years finally collected the award, but only with royal assistance. The lecture will take 1/2 hourr with many fragile items to exhibit. In preparation please read: Sea Clocks by Louise Borden and Longitude by Dava Sobel.

Hope to see you-all. Bob Emmet

Host: Bob Emmet

February 18, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Ant Steward

WRSC and CHESSS are excited to partner together again this year to bring a fantastic speaker presentation to our members. Come to WRSC on Feb. 18th at 12pm to listen to Ant Steward talk about his experiences sailing around the world solo in an open boat (pictured with blue sails on the left).

CHESSS has taken the lead on organizing this, so please let us know whether you plan on attending by registering at this link ( Only your name is required to register! This event will not be held if an attendance requirement is not met.

To know a little about our speaker, see a story on YouTube at


February 17, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

Arundel Rivers' Matt Johnson Talks About Our Rivers.

Arundel Rivers' Exec. Director Matt Johnson will speak at West River Sailing Club on Feb 17th at 1pm on the topic of our local rivers. This event is open to the public. He will touch on the water quality around West River, oyster farming in the West River, the boat pump-out program and general conditions/projects in the West and Rhode Rivers.

We encourage everyone to come out to meet Matt, learn about our rivers' current state, and what the Arundel Rivers is doing to help our rivers in the future.

Host: Arundel Rivers / Matt Johnson / Bob Ottenhoff

March 16, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

Prepare for Success in Racing Offshore

We'll discuss the myriad elements involved in organizing a successful distance race campaign including boat and crew prep plus risk management and more.

Bring your crew and questions!

Host: Jahn Tihansky, Longtime USNA Offshore Sailing Director

Host a Winter Seminar!


Hey Member! We're excited that you want to host a Winter Seminar for our community! To book the time for your event, please fill out the booking form below!

When you book, there are three time slots available. 10am, 1pm, 4pm. 

Try to give at least a two-week period between when you book the event and when the event is occurring (this allows us to advertise the event for you!!!). If for some reason the date you picked is not available, we will reach out and help select a new date. 

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