September Meeting: Grenada to the San Blas Islands and a Panama Canal Transit

When you transit the Panama Canal on a large cruise ship, you do it in the lap of luxury. While the trip is an interesting experience from a historical perspective, the passengers on such large vessels are somewhat insulated from the magnitude of the event.

To transit the canal on a small sailing yacht is an entirely different experience. For those who make this passage, it is the experience of a lifetime. As the captain of your vessel, you are fully responsible for the safety of your vessel and your crew. And only from your small ship’s deck can you truly experience and understand the immense magnitude of the canal and what a marvel of engineering it is.

Ellen and Ed Zacko will present live video footage of their voyage from Grenada to Panama, the San Blas islands, and their canal transit at the September meeting.

September 12, at 7:00 pm (come early for dinner)
Dave & Buster (Party Rooms 1 & 2)
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 1100
Tempe, AZ 85281

Another map to make it easy.
Guests are always welcome!

The couple built a NorSea 27 sloop from a bare hull in their backyard and set out to see the world. For over forty years, they have sailed Entr’acte to and from the Caribbean, five times across the Atlantic and on through the Panama Canal, to spend seven years cruising the South Pacific before returning once again to Europe.

Ed is a contributing editor for Good Old Boat magazine and a successful drummer from Pennsylvania. He met his wife Ellen, a professional violinist from Minnesota while playing in the pit orchestra of a New York City Broadway musical and right after the entr’acte. More bio information here.