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Newport Boat Show

Special Guest Speaker  & Meet & Greet  

Jerome Rand  presents the story of Sailing Into Oblivion  (grab photo website)

Experience the excitement as Rand relives his  271-day solo journey around the globe on his Westsail  32 Mighty Sparrow  

Sponsored by Bitter End Yacht Club

The physical hazards of circumnavigation alone in a 32 ft. sailboat is daunting and extraordinary. Jerome Rand, Michigan native and Bitter End Yacht Club’s beloved watersports director, set sail on October 3, 2017 out of Gloucester, MA on a 29,800 mile single-handed voyage that ended on June 29, 2018. Rand endured all that nature could throw at him; high winds, rough seas, harrowing nights – alone with his thoughts and only his own hands to survive.  

Saturday, September 15th,  2:00 - 3:00pm in The Bohlin Tent on the show site (free to show attendees)

Daily meet & greet  and rum tasting at the Bitter End Rambler,  5:00-6:00 pm daily - located on The Bohlin Patio. 

For more information on Jerome Rand visit:

Earlier Event: August 16
Later Event: September 24
Malletts Bay Boat Club