Author to discuss 'Overboard!' at Pequot Yacht Club
Published 5:10 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011
Michael Tougias will give a slide presentation on his new book, "Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival" at 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Pequot Yacht Club, 669 Harbor Road, Southport.
Tougais' book is a true story that begins in May 2005 when Captain Tom Tighe and first mate Loch Reidy of the sailboat Almeisan welcome three new crew members for a five-day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. A massive storm strikes four days into their voyage and Tighe and Reidy are swept from the boat and carried away by huge seas.
Tougias, the author and co-author of 19 books, will show slides of the storm, the sinking sailboat, the crew and the rescue missions during the presentation.
A book signing will follow the program. Admission is $8 per person, followed by a light dinner for $10.