Sailing series starts tonight
The Friends of the Jamestown Library will focus on the 2009 12 Meter Worlds, as part of its Sailing Lecture Series, starting tonight, Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the library.
Jan Slee, president of the 12 Meter Association will discuss the upcoming 12 Meter Golden Year of Racing, a year-long calendar of racing and events that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic and elegant 12 Meter Class of boats in the America's Cup competition.
This "golden year" will highlight the famous 12 meters with regattas in Newport, Edgartown, Mass., Nantucket, Mass. and New York City. The highlight will be the 2009 12 Meter World Competition in Newport from Sept. 22 to 27.
Up to 35 12-meter yachts from around the world are likely to participate.
Special events open to the public will include competition viewing, a dockside party, a lecture series, book signings and film presentations.
Trophies and awards will be on display in addition to the slide presentation accompanying the talk.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Lutes at 423-7435, or call the library at 423-7280.