Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Nancy Erley

Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Nancy Erley

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Our Nautical Nights Speaker Series programs are delivered in a hybrid model: an in-person event at our 744 Douglas St. location, and a simultaneous Zoom Meeting. After purchasing a Zoom program ticket, you will receive a link for the Zoom Meeting directly days prior to the event,

In-person or by Zoom, enjoy the Maritime Museum of BC's Nautical Nights Speaker Series. This series focuses on discussion about our unique maritime heritage, culture, and environment!  


One World, Twice Around

Captain Nancy Erley shares the 10-year adventure and profoundness of crossing big oceans in a small boat with all women crew. 

She led two 5-year voyages from Seattle around the world on her Orca 38’ sailboat Tethys.  “As the skipper of an all-woman crew, Nancy fashioned a circumnavigation that should go down in the record books as one of the soundest, most seamanlike journeys in the modern cruising era.  Like all competent voyages, Tethys circumnavigation was notable for its lack of disasters.” George Day, publisher Blue Water Sailing magazine.”  65 women participated in the adventure as learning crew.

As a young Girl Scout in Ohio, Nancy’s troop was accepted to the Joseph Conrad Youth Mariner program at Mystic Seaport Museum and the next year the Schooner Brilliant.  Nancy was 16 when she found the sea calling her.

In 2006 Nancy was presented with the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award sponsored by BoatUS and the National Women’s Sailing Association. The award honors a male or female who has built a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing.

Nancy holds her USCG 100-ton Master of Ocean license and is an Instructor Evaluator-Ocean Master for the International Sail and Power Association.

February 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wine & Beer Mingle 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM 
Talk starts at 6:45 PM 



Please note: Registration for Zoom programs must occur at least 2 hours before the scheduled program and provide an e-mail, or we can not guarantee that you will receive the link to participate. We will contact you before the program, and are available for Zoom troubleshooting aid up to 2 hours before the program start time.

The Maritime Museum of BC does not want to cause additional financial hardship at this time to any who would like to participate in our programs and lack the ability to pay. Free attendance at these programs is available. please email us at to request your free Virtual Program discount code.

All ages event, but please bring two pieces of valid ID if you plan to consume alcohol.

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