Origins & Legacy of MIT Sailing
From the 1860s to present, MIT faculty, students and graduates have had a profound global impact in maritime technology, vessel design and construction, sailing, ocean science and maritime enterprise. The MIT Nautical Association and Hart Nautical Collection of MIT Museum are collaborating to host a series of free informal talks and discussions about this fascinating history. Our aim is bring attention to an under appreciated area of MIT global impact and encourage wider understanding, exploration and communication about MIT and the Sea. With the audience's assistance we'd like to explore which avenues and directions this might take over the course of the colder months. Lots of discussion time is planned to encourage audience participation. Please email the Sailing Master with your intention to attend by Wednesday the 28th so we can get appropriate quantities of light refreshments.
This new program kicks off at 6:00- 7:30 Thursday October 29th, 2015 at the MIT Sailing Pavilion with a talk about Nathanael G. Herreshoff by Hart Nautical Collection curator, Kurt Hasselbalch
"N. G. Herreshoff (MIT Class of 1870): MIT’s first world-class sailor, naval architect and marine engineer"
The second program will held at the Sailing Pavillion at 6:00PM on November 12th with a discussion about MIT related sailing and design archives in the Hart Nautical Collection by Kurt Hasselbalch.
"Origins and Legacy of MIT Sailing & Yacht Design”
The cold weather will soon be upon us and you might as well enjoy the fine sailing and a 'night out' after an interesting lecture at the sailing pavilion. Please take advantage of these unique opportunities.
Questions about this event should be directed to the organizer(s): MITNA Exec