New Speakers Program

Sarasota Sailing Squadron proudly hosts an inspiring talk and slide show by Linda Petrat, a Sarasota resident, on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4 to 6:30 pm in which she will discuss her newest book. All members are encouraged to come and bring friends. Hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. Free for members; $5 for guests.

From Stem to Stern: A True Life Adventure tells about Linda’s adventures on land and sea--mostly sea. Her teen years were spent aboard her family’s 65-foot wooden schooner, with her six siblings, sailing throughout the Bahamas. She tells about sailing aboard Tall Ships, cruising through the Panama Canal, and big boat racing in Maine and Key West. The book is truly about overcoming adversity with hope and perseverance through her love of sailing.

Six years ago, Linda presented her first book at SSS, A Great Big Adventure on a Good Little Boat. Almost since that day until now, her life has been on hold when she was suddenly diagnosed with kidney failure, barely surviving dialysis and finally receiving a transplant. She now is well on the road to recovery.

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