May 8th, 2019 7:00 – 10:00 PM at The Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Free, but advance reservations are required. RSVP by email to the YRA office.
Open to the public and area sailors: The evening includes a presentation that invites you aboard, dispels myths, and offers robust discussion of successful past races. Veterans of the 635-mile offshore "Thrash to the Onion Patch" will present both the history and current challenges of this 114-year-old race, which next starts in June, 2020. Imagine yourself at the helm of one of the 170-plus boats heading over the continental shelf, across the Gulf Stream, and making landfall in the island paradise of Bermuda. Sometimes a true "thrash," sometimes a test of patience, the race remains a bucket-list test of sailors.