Supported by Ruth and Hope Atkinson

Supported in part by The Samuel D. Rusitzky Lecture Fund

Sailors’ Series lectures present a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea. 

For the most up-to-date lecture schedule, see our calendar here.

azorean whaleboats lined up on shore
detail of photograph --view of water and sky
John Pinheiro at the wheel

Captions: (top) In 2019, Bruce Halabisky discussed the rich heritage of the Azorean whaleboat, from design through restoration, and its emergence as a modern international racing class. (middle) The lectures in 2018 celebrated a collection of notable maritime photography. (middle) Abel-J, the research vessel that William Watkins journeyed on to gather his foundational recordings of marine mammal bioacoustics. (bottom) Victor Pinheiro aboard Maravilha from Padanaram Harbor on a 9000-mile loop around the North Atlantic Ocean.