John Rousmaniere Winter Program at Suntrust


Fri, Feb 10 2006



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Cam Hoggan
FBYC Winter Program

FBYC Winter Program

The Golden Pastime

Speaker:  John Rousmaniere

Author of  22 sailing books, including:

In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion for Craftsmanship


Fastnet, Force 10

The Low Black Schooner

A Berth to Bermuda: 100 Years of the World’s Classic Ocean Race

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is pleased to host John Rousmaniere at our annual Winter Program on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the 4th Floor Auditorium of SunTrust’s Headquarters Building (10th and Main Streets in downtown Richmond.)

One of the best known and most prolific writers on the sea, writer-historian-sailor John Rousmaniere has written 22 books and hundreds of articles. His most recent book is In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion of Craftsmanship, a biography of one of the finest of all American yachts and the people who made and restored her (including FBYC member Rives Potts.) Rousmaniere’s book Sleek is a collection of breathtaking photographs of classic yachts. He has written three histories of the America’s Cup, including a biography of the yacht America, The Low Black Schooner. He is now at work on the centennial history of the Newport-Bermuda ocean race.

In his talk at the FBYC Winter Program entitled The Golden Pastime, Rousmaniere will present a beautifully illustrated survey of great yachts, great sailors, great races and the great photographers who recorded them.

Date: February 10, 2006                                                  Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: 4th Floor Auditorium of SunTrust’s Headquarters Building, 10th and Main Streets, Richmond

Parking: Free at SunTrust Parking Deck on Cary Street between 9th and 10th Streets

Cost: FBYC Members: $15.00: Non-members: $ 20.00; Under 12 Years: $ 10.00

Light snacks/ Cash bar

Reservations: Available to FBYC members on FBYC website

Inquiries: Cam Hoggan at 804-285-6443 or

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
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Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-889-2327

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