Camden Yacht Club hosts ship capsizing talk

Jul 06, 2018
Capt. Charles Nethersole will recount his 2016 adventure at sea, in Camden, July 25.

Camden — Charles Nethersole, a professional captain, will give an account of what happened one fateful night in November, 2016 aboard Leopard, a 57-foot Chris White-design Atlantic Catamaran. The free presentation will take place at the Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bay View St., Wednesday, July 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Leopard capsized 400 miles north of the Dominican Republic due to a random weather event. The talk will describe the hours of the night leading up to the event, the crew’s response to the difficult circumstances of being upside down as water rose to chest level, and the rescue after the emergency signal was picked up.

Nethersole, with over four decades of skippering a diversity of boats, will share other stories of mishaps along the way, including dismasting and grounding and his preventative and recovery strategies. The presentation is the third in a series of eight, hosted by the Camden Yacht Club and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted, to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.

For more information, contact the CYC office at 236-7033 or visit



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