We are having a Moxie Evening in February.
Moxie, designed in New England by NEMA Member Dick Newick, built in New England by NEMA Member Walter Greene, was New Englander Phil Weld's trimaran winner of the 1980 OSTAR, from Plymouth, England to Newport RI. Now, with young Thomas Lurton at the helm, she has just completed the Route du Rhum in the Multi Class, and while she didn't win she survived a course that sank at least one boat, dismasted several, and flipped another near the finish line in Guadalupe. Thomas will speak to us at our annual dinner February 11 in Fall River, and we will have more Moxie memories, former Moxie owners and sailors, plus Phil Weld's book, "Moxie, An American Challenge," about his adventure and a movie made of the 1980 OSTAR. Our Moxie Trophy will be on display--the sextant that Phil Weld used to get his bearings on his trans-Atlantic crossing--and we might even have some of the Moxie beverage in case anyone is willing to risk drinking it. (Maybe add rum?)
We will also see the contestants for the 2022 Season Trophy and crown the winner. And we'll share tall stories.
Please register early for the annual dinner. It is just two months away. Registration is $65.00 for NEMA Members and guests. After February 1, registration will increase to $75.00.
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