Date of Program: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00 PM for “Sailing Bermuda to Newport in a Gale,” a thrilling presentation about a routine sailing excursion taken by presenter Captain Karl Meyer that takes a hair-raising turn.
In April, 2012, Karl Meyer joined Captain Chris and owner, George Patrick, in Bermuda on board the sailing vessel Annabelle, a Shannon 38 cutter rigged ketch. They were to sail her back to Newport, Rhode Island, completing a trip to the Azores that started the year before. With post card perfect weather they left Bermuda only to find themselves in a storm coming off the Carolinas. The presentation will include preparations in Bermuda, an Idyllic sail, building up to the storm packing 55 mph winds and twelve to twenty foot seas, crossing the gulf stream, and the dash home to beat an incoming nor’easter. The presentation includes photographs, video, and the audio of actual communications with meteorologists about the pending storm.
Captain Karl Meyer grew up around boats on Long Island. He built his first boat at 15 and has had numerous power and sail boats since then. Captain Karl has a Coast Guard captain’s license, is a past commander of the Springfield Power Squadron, and has spent the last 8 years mapping 130 miles of the Connecticut River above Hartford.
All programs at the Enfield Public Library are free and all are welcome. To register for this program, please visit the Circulation Desk, or call 860-763-7512. For more information on upcoming library programs, please visit our website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.