CAMDEN — Sailor, boat systems expert and boating manual author, Nigel Calder will present “Lessons from a Lifelong Sailor” at the Camden Yacht Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The club invites the public to hear Calder’s tales from four decades of family boating adventures in the North Sea, the Caribbean, and other waters. He will also share pointers about boat maintenance, mechanical breakdowns, nautical charts, navigation, anchoring, and the challenges that can make or break a day out on the water. Calder will recall regrettable mistakes, inventive solutions, and positive outcomes during this final talk in the club’s Sunset Seminars series.

Calder, who repaired motorcycles and sailed dinghies as a teen, has never outgrown his fascination with machines and boats. The technical skills he gained working on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil platforms have served him well at sea.

The Yacht Club, located at 68 Bay View St., hosts the nonprofit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program, which is open to all young people in the community. CASYP’s scholarship program makes its lessons affordable to all. Donations for CAYSP scholarships will welcomed at the seminar. Email cyc@camdenyachtclub.org for more information.