John Rousmaniere will present “The America’s Cup, Then and Now,” an entertaining review of
the nearly 170-year history of one of the world’s most celebrated and sometimes controversial sports trophies.

John is the author of 30 books covering a wide range of topics, including the America’s Cup, yachting history and seamanship. His books include Fastnet Force 10, After the Storm, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and three histories of the America’s Cup.

He is a recipient of the Mystic Seaport W.P. Stephens Award for maritime history.

John has sailed more than 40,000 miles in many waters and is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America. He headed the media operation for the four most recent Newport-Bermuda races.

Descended from a Frenchman who served on the rebels’ side in the American Revolution, John is an alumnus of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary.

After many years of residing in Stamford, he now lives in Manhattan with his wife Leah and sails wherever there are good boats.

Arranged by Bob Fiske