February Meeting

Guest Speaker: Captain Liz Clark – “Swell: a Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening

Meeting – when & where:
7PM, Tuesday, February 8
We will meet VIRTUALLY via Zoom instead of in-person owing to current COVID conditions. Click below to join the meeting from your PC, phone, or tablet. Our meetings are open to anyone who loves sailing.

  • Zoom link: AYC Zoom (on the AYC Calendar too)

Commodore Deb Heisler will kick it off with updates about club events and happenings, then Captain Liz Clark will join us via Zoom from Tahiti. Liz is a nomadic sailor and author of the Amazon Editor’s Choice book “Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening”.  Liz will discuss her secrets for successful cruising and maintaining her live-aboard lifestyle, and will share some of the many adventures detailed in her award winning book.  Can’t wait?  Order her book here and give it a read before the meeting – Amazon: Swell.

Join your AYC shipmates – via Zoom – for a fun evening and a great presentation. See you there … virtually!

About Liz Clark:

Since she was just ten (10) years old, and sailing with her family along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Liz dreamed of sailing the world.  Her passion for the sea grew stronger as an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara where she fell in love with surfing.  After graduating with a degree in environmental studies, Liz – then twenty-two – bought her own forty-footer “Swell”, threw off the dock lines, and set sail for destinations south along the California coast and through Central America, before turning west and making for the Pacific Islands.  

More than ten years on, and 20,000-sailing miles later, those little girl dreams are still her reality.  Liz supports her nomadic ocean lifestyle through writing, blogging, photography, representing conscious brands, and earning recognition as a surf adventurer, environmental activist, and captain. She hopes to inspire people to live their passions and reconnect with nature and our inherent oneness. She was featured in the film ”Dear and Yonder” in 2009 and nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2015. 

Her memoir, “Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening”, was published by Patagonia Books in 2018. In true stories overflowing with wild waves and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, relationships sweet and sour, nature’s marvels, and colorful cultures, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail in this memoir sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth, and commitment to living in harmony with it.

Liz is now settled in Tahiti, where she works with a nonprofit for animal welfare and environmental protection.

Captain Liz Clark