Captain Stefan Edick speaking at the Annual Meeting

 Many ASA members are acquainted to some extent with our speaker at the upcoming Annual Meeting.  We are fortunate that our congenial friend, Captain Stefan Edick, will be ashore and able to join us with his talk, “An American Privateer: the Schooner Lynx and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration”___  

Captain Edick is a lifelong sailor, and after being introduced to traditional sail as a volunteer in 1992, began his professional career on the water one year later. Issued his first Captain’s license in 1996, he has since held command of a number of schooners, including the William H Albury., Lettie G. Howard, Virginia, Westward, Spirit of Massachusetts, Harvey Gamage, Amistad, and Lynx. In addition, he has served as an officer in the Class A Tall Ships Sorlandet, Roald Amundsen, and Gazela. He currently holds a USCG 500 Ocean Master’s License for power and sail, a Norwegian Chief Mate’s License for Unlimited Tonnage, and a number of other certifications and endorsements. Captain Edick has devoted most of his career to programs of education under sail, and together with co-Captain Nicholas Alley was awarded the ASTA Sail Training Program of the Year in 2002 for their work with youth-at-risk in Lettie G. Howard. A longtime participant in the Gloucester Schooner Festival and the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, Captain Edick is a member of Tall Ships America, the American Schooner Association, and the Society of Professional Sailing Ship Masters.