The Fourth Annual MassBaySailors Winter Solstice Holiday Party!
2 Guests of Honor & speakers;
Furthering the Herreshoff heritage as a designer and a sailor, Halsey (b. 1933) earned his stripes as an America's Cup bowman, tactician and navigator, with four successful defenses and one that wasn't, Liberty in 1983.
His Freedom 40 design led to a line of Herreshoff cat ketches from 27 to 45 feet and changed the way the world felt about un-stayed rigs. Perhaps his greatest contribution to sailing has been his development of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America 's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol , R.I.
A local lifelong Winthrop resident who is an international sailing legend.
ICSA Hall of Fame Inductees for 2008
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
Recognizing a career of extraordinary service to college sailing, whether as volunteer or professional; one honoree per year; nominees must have passed their 60th birthday.
1963 World's Championship – Chicago
Sunday December 21, 2008
At 4:00 PM (please mark your calendars!)
Winthrop Yacht Club
649 Shirley Street, Winthrop , MA 02152
Wow, how time flies, another year nearly gone by.
As busy as we all are, I ask you to make time for another MassBaySailors get together.
This is an open invitation to all MassBaySailors, their guests and any area sailing enthusiast.
Planning is underway for the Fourth Annual MassBaySailors Winter Solstice Holiday Party. Yup, the 4th. In 2005 we had 19 people attend an evening of dinner and drinks at Ironside’s Grill in Charlestown . The next 2 years we had 35 attend each time at WYC. This year I hope we get 50 or more attendees.
Each year we’ve had an optional Yankee Swap (with a nautical gift theme) which turns out to be pretty fun.
This year it’ll again be held at WYC, you can’t beat FREE. I’m coordinating with the function manager to insure we have adequate accommodations. It’ll be a cash bar with our full Pub Menu, appetizers and snacks.
There will be music, a Yankee Swap (with a nautical gift theme in the $20 to $25 range) and maybe even a video presentation.
I’m also working on scheduling a local legend of world-class sailing to be our honored guest and speaker. I’m inviting some Boston Volvo Ocean Race organizers as well as other Harbor area planners & coordinators.
Please understand that the most important element of this event will be us all getting together to celebrate the shortest day of the year, sharing some Holiday enthusiasm and rounding the mark towards next season.
Note: The Patriot’s Game, against the Cardinal’s, airs at 1:00 PM this same day, so please feel free to arrive early at WYC to watch the game with us on our 6 TV’s including a 7’ HD screen.