Sail Newport has announced that they will host a lecture on the polar wilderness through the eyes of several Newporters who traveled to the Southern Hemisphere. 

The event is scheduled from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 17th.

Susan Daly will present stories and spectacular imagery from Patagonia and South Georgia. Daly also traced some of the footsteps of the historic Shackleton Expedition and will share her experience.  

Also, Janette and Rufus Van Gruisen and family,  who explored Cape Horn and areas in Antarctica, will engage guests with stunning multimedia of the scenery, wildlife and environment.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for members of Sail Newport). Cost includes the lecture, beer, wine and appetizers. Lecture takes place in Sail Newport’s building at 72 Fort Adams Dr., in the 11th Hour Great Room. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (open seating) the lecture takes place between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A short reception follows until 7:30 p.m.  Parking is free.

Visit for ticket purchase, or, call (401) 846-1983.   Sail Newport is a non-profit organization.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).