Camden Yacht Club Sunset Seminar Series: Circumnavigating the Americas on ‘Novara’

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Steve Brown departed Camden in the summer of 2014, sailed around North America via the Northwest Passage and Antarctica, climbed a few mountains along the way, and returned five years later to Camden in early June. He will speak at the Camden Yacht Club June 21 at a special Friday version of the club’s Sunset Seminars.

Steve’s sailboat, Novara, is uniquely equipped for such a rugged passage: she is a 60-foot aluminum-hulled yacht built in Holland and extensively refitted at the former Wayfarer Marine yard (now Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer). The yacht features an unusual aero rig, in a two-masted schooner configuration.

Steve and his wife, Trish, are United Kingdom citizens living part of the year near the French Alps. They have many friends in Camden developed mostly during months living in Camden while Novara underwent extensive improvements.

Brown will speak about his remarkable sailing adventures and climbing experiences, including mountains in several countries and Antarctica, all illustrated with photography and videography. 

He will explain how his adventure was motivated by the exploits of famous British deep-sea sailor and mountaineer, William (Bill) Tillman, a World War II hero who ultimately perished at sea in 1977.

This talk begins at 7 p.m. and will run approximately one hour, plus. The Yacht Club hopes that Novara will be alongside dock for inspection before the talk from 5 to 6 p.m.

This presentation is the 1st in a series of eight hosted by the Camden Yacht Club and is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted, to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP). For more information, please contact the CYC office at 207-236-7033 or visit our web site:

Camden Yacht Club

68 Bay View Street, Camden, Maine 04843 • 207-236-7033 •

Event Date: 

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 7:00pm


Camden yacht club
Camden  Maine
United States