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Film Night, 'An Inconvenient Sequal: Truth to Power', with Commodore Sean McDermott.

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Friday, March 15th, 7pm, with Commodore Sean McDermott
and the Film, 'An Inconvenient Sequal: Truth to Power'

With high interest from members on the upcoming Film Night with Commodore Sean McDermott, we want to make sure everyone can enjoy the presentation and so we're asking you to please register to attend this special event!

Registering is easy! Simply choose one of the following options:
*Click on the link below to register online, where you'll receive a confirmation email, and a reminder to put in your online calendar. Plus, you can reserve for up to ten guests!
*Or, Contact Function Manager, Marriann Creelman, by phone (902) 477-5653 Ext 102

Film Night with Speaker Commodore Sean McDermott:
With more than 50 years experience racing sailboats, avid sailor is what comes to mind when you think of Commodore Sean McDermott. What you may not realize is that his professional career takes him to frontier areas like Kazakhstan, Russia, the US and Canadian Arctic regions as well as Norway and NE Greenland, as an ice management expert. Since starting out as an ice observer in the 1980s, Sean has witnessed some of the changes that now dominate climate news. In this role he spends much of his time in either helicopters or on icebreakers or even icebergs, making him the perfect speaker for this month's film night.

Sean will talk about:

What his career entails and how he was uniquely positioned to note some of these changes in climate
Climate shifts noted in the US & Canadian Beaufort Sea Regions
Caspian Water Level Challenges
NE Greenland Ice Bergs, field ice and multi-year ice cover

The film, 'An Inconvenient Sequal: Truth to Power' follows the efforts made to tackle climate change and Al Gore's attempts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016, as well as attempting to de-bunk the de-bunkers of Gore, his film and Global Warming in general.

Reservation deadline is Wednesday, March 15th, 5pm.

Register Here for Film  Night!

View the Trailer

About Commodore Sean McDermott

2019 marks the 52nd year that Sean has been racing sailboats. From early campaigns in 420s, 470s and Fireballs he then moved on to small keelboats like the J22, Sonar and finally the J24 where he enjoyed many successes at National and International levels. He has raced J105s internationally as well and currently owns one-half of the Squadron-based McMac, a J105. While cruising has usually taken the form of boat deliveries as well as one epic Arctic adventure, his focus of late has been big-boat offshore racing. As primary helm and watch captain he has been part of the Triple Lindy adventure for several years now and has introduced several other Novi sailors to the New York based Swan 44 Mk II campaign. This has resulted in his racing in many Newport-Bermuda races, a Marion-Bermuda, Marblehead to Halifax Races, Swan Sardinia Cup (Swan 60 OD), RORC Caribbean 600, Les Voile de Saint Barth as well as Key West and Charleston Race Weeks and most recently, the RORC Sydney-Hobart Race and the epic 2017 Fastnet Race. Since then he has raced the RORC Middle Sea Race (Malta) and the 2017 Sydney to Hobart Race aboard the new Triple Lindy, an all-carbon Cookson 50. There are several other major events planned by Triple Lindy’s owner in the coming years such as a Transatlantic, Transpac and many more, which will see a continuation of this level of racing.

When not racing, Sean’s professional career takes him to frontier areas like Kazakhstan, Russia, the US and Canadian Arctic regions as well as Norway and NE Greenland, as an ice management expert. In this role he spends much of his time in either helicopters or on ice breakers or even icebergs.

Now Commodore, Sean is also a past Squadron sailing committee member and former Member at Large as well being a past Vice-Commodore of Sailing. Sean and his wife Carla Dale co-won RNSYS Sailor of the Year honours many years ago. To keep up with his racing adventures, be sure to read out monthly Lifeline Newsletter!

 

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