Lisa Gabrielson, Annual Photo Contest & Calendar Project: General Meeting 2016 Sep 22

LogoPSC2015General Meetings are free and open to the public.

Savin Hill Yacht Club, 400 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125Savin Hill Yacht Club Burgee
Directions: SavinHillYC.org/~/driving-directions.
Latitude: 42.309292  •  Longitude: -71.044234

General Meetings begin, at 6:30 pm, local time, with a brief social among boat owners, skippers, crew, applicants, and guests. Following a brief business meeting, a noted speaker presents an interesting topic relevant to sailing and seamanship.

2016 Sep 22 Thu:


Lisa Gabrielson

Sailing World Magazine Associate Editor

Lisa recently returned from covering the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lisa has raced to Bermuda numerous times on her family 50’ Hinckley where they use Celestial navigation in lieu of electronics.

Lisa will also talk about how she turned her love of sailing into a career in sailing.


Annual Photo Contest, Calendar Project

Ahoy Mates!

Time for the Pelagic Sailing Club “Annual Photo Contest”. Hope you had a wonderful summer sailing and that you took lots of photos. Now you can enter them in our ‘Annual Photo Contest’ at the Sep 22, 2016 General Meeting. No special theme this year, but must be related to sailing. There will be a first, second and third prize winner. I will also select nine honorable mention photos for a total of twelve to be used for the 2017 Pelagic Calendar.

I will need:

Photos related to sailing
Photo credit for each photo (Person that actually took the photo)
Name of subject and location.

You can show your photos on a laptop, electronic picture frame or bring a color photo (at least 8 x 10). Do not send photos to me. Don’t be shy, you may have the first prize winner!

We had a good showing last year, so lets keep up the trend.

Calendars make great Christmas gifts!

Sorry for the short notice.

Photo Contest Coordinator
Loretta Lopez
Lorlin2000@aol.com


Check the Calendar for future events, speakers, topics and updates.
(For details, browse the month full-page, or select any event from the right sidebar.  Pelagic Ensign ).

General Meetings are held monthly from April through November, hosted by:

Savin Hill Yacht Club BurgeeSavin Hill Yacht Club, 400 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125
Directions: SavinHillYC.org/~/driving-directions.
Latitude: 42.309292  •  Longitude: -71.044234

April through Oct: … 4th Thursday
November: …………… 3rd Thursday

General Meetings begin, at 6:30 pm, local time, with a brief social among boat owners, skippers, crew, applicants, and guests. Following a brief business meeting, a noted speaker presents an interesting topic relevant to sailing and seamanship.

 

 

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Lexington Symphony 2016 May

Join the fun!

I’ve had 12 tickets ($40 each) put aside for “Pelagic Sailing Club” for the May 14th concert at 8PM.

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

May 14, 2016 | Saturday, 8 p.m.

Without the spine-tingling, pulsing bass notes of John Williams’s Jaws theme, those Steven Spielberg beach scenes would have seemed just like any other day at the beach! Featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the big screen, our Music from the Movies concert explores the important role music plays in setting the scene and telling a story via the medium of film.

Simply call (781-523-9009) before March 1 to purchase your tickets. You may need to leave your name and phone number, but Sam will call you back. Be sure to say “Pelagic Sailing Club” when ordering tickets. Then let me know if you would like to join me at a nearby restaurant before the symphony.

Kathryn Clapp

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Public Meeting: Autonomous Sailing Vessels

Title: Public Meeting: Autonomous Sailing Vessels
Location: Savin Hill Yacht Club 400 Morrissey Blvd., Fox Point, Dorchester, MA 02125
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2018-09-20
Description:

If you’ve been out sailing recently, you may have seen 1 of the strange vessels depicted below or something like them. Sailboats with no Capt. or Skipper or crew.
These are the equivalent of self driving automobiles, but on the ocean. Extensive research is being done on these vehicles. Some of which stated see for very long periods of time.

The pelagic sailing club will present an evening presentation by 2 local experts.

1 of them Michael Sacarny sailed with the club this summer on its main cruise.

Schedule is at the end of this email.

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Title: “Developing autonomous vessels for marine research

Bio’s:
Michael Sacarny is a Research Engineer in the MIT Sea Grant, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Lab with over forty years of experience developing computer systems and software. His diverse activities in the AUV Lab include enhancing critical systems of REx 4, the largest marine robot in the Lab, as well as charting the Charles River, mapping eelgrass beds with sonar, operating ROVs to collect deep-water corals, and providing dive support for marine photographers. He is an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and a twenty-year member of the Courageous Sailing Center.

Paul Robinette is a research scientist at MIT in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on human-robot trust in time-critical situations. He received the PhD in Robotics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. He received the BS in Physics, and BS in Computer Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2008 and the MS in Computer Engineering from the same institution in 2010.

Presentation:

The marine environment presents many interesting opportunities for robotics research. Much of our research is focused on automating some portions of vessel navigation, such as COLREGs-compliant collision avoidance and autonomous navigation of the Charles River to enable easier ocean science sampling. The marine environment also creates an interesting place to test other robotics research, such as human-machine teaming. The presentation will include a discussion of the Aquaticus project at MIT which studies human-machine teaming in a competitive environment on the Charles River. The presentation will also relate some of the day-to-day challenges faced by robotics engineers as they struggle against the marine environment.
Schedule

Public Meeting begins at 6:30 pm with pizza and a brief social among members, applicants, visitors, and guests. At 7:00 pm a brief club business meeting, Then our presenters. Followed by Q and A. Ending by 9:00 pm

Will Phillips
Past Commodore and Fleet Captain Meetings
Pelagic Sailing Club

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