Volunteer Tom Babbitt of Camden has assembled a series of slide shows and talks about marine topics.

A life-long sailor, Babbitt is a certified professional yacht broker. He and his wife, Jane, presented a talk about their yearlong sailing experience with their children for the Seafaring Series a few years ago.

All presentations will be at the Rockport Opera House on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The first one will be upstairs in the auditorium, but the rest will be in the downstairs meeting room (entrance on the right side of the building).

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Cam Lewis, world class sailor, author, public speaker, and original holder of the Trophee Jules Verne Record, will speak. Lewis is known throughout the sailing community as a top racing skipper, able to extract the most from his team and boat. He is a past winner of the America’s Cup and holds numerous ocean sailing records and world titles. Most recently he was color commentator for the television and Internet coverage of the 33rd America’s Cup, and he’ll be talking about that.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, one of the most experienced sailors in New England, Tom Amory has in the past few years raced single handed to Bermuda (twice), double handed once, as well as completing a one-year Atlantic Circle on his beloved and well-travelled J/35. Armory’s most recent adventure was to Cape Horn with a few select and sturdy

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Peter Van Alstine will talk about a family adventure to the Caribbean. Van Alstine grew up sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. His wife Christine grew up day sailing on a lake in Texas. Their children, Hannah and Hayden, have been sailing since they were born. Cruising is a family passion. Van Alstine decided to share his love of blue water sailing with his family this past year with an incredible adventure from Maine to the Caribbean and return, embarking on the ultimate sabbatical from corporate life.

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Chuck Paine will talk about his yacht designs. Paine is one of the world’s most famous yacht designers. From 1971 through 2008, Paine specialized in designing for the high end of the market. These included both sail and power custom and semi-production yachts. Paine retired from designing in late 2008, but remains active in the boating field, as a lecturer on the subject of design at yacht clubs, major boat shows, and at libraries in support of his just-released book “My Yacht Designs and the Lessons They Taught Me”

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, John Gass, Nik Demaria, and Ben Ellison will discuss the latest and greatest in marine electronics. The Midcoast is blessed to have these high-tech marine wizards in its midst. Gass is an experienced marine electronics technician currently employed at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. He has designed, installed, and serviced systems on a wide variety of pleasure and commercial craft ranging from skiffs to Coast Guard cutters. Ellison is editor and owner of Panbo, a blog about marine electronics, and electronics editor for the Bonnier Marine Group specifically “Yachting and Cruising World.” He has also been director of the WoodenBoat School, editor for Reed’s Nautical Almanac, a boat delivery captain, and much more. Demaria owns and operates Blue Maple Systems, which serves the high tech needs of yachts as well as homes and businesses in the Midcoast.

For more information, call the library at 236-3642. The Rockport Public Library is located at 1 Limerock St. in Rockport and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.