The Mount Gay Rum Speaker Series featuring BURNHAM will be held on Friday, 15 April at 1645 hours (local time) in the St. Francis Room. BURNHAM will share his unique story of a quest for Olympic gold. When BURNHAM won a gold medal with skipper Paul FOERSTER in the 470 class in Athens last summer, BURNHAM earned the distinction of becoming the oldest gold medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games. BURNHAM will also be at the US SAILING booth all day on Friday to autograph his famous 'back flip' photo, taken by Daniel FORSTER, showing BURNHAM doing a back flip off the boat after winning the gold medal.
On Sunday 17 April a US SAILING Safety-At-Sea Seminar will take place in the Spinnaker Room at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel starting at 0800 and continuing until 1600. The Seminar, moderated by Ralph NARANJO, is an authoritative daylong seminar on safe seamanship, heavy-weather tactics, and boat preparation. It is a certified safety program for offshore sailors, required for many races and recommended for anyone who wants to learn about safety relating to offshore sailing. For more information on the Seminar click here.
For more information on Strictly Sail Pacific, such as a complete list of the show's special events and show exhibitors, as well as a seminar schedule click here.