St. Francis YC’s Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Chair Kimball Livingston has a habit of drawing some very interesting and evocative speakers to the club’s weekly luncheon, and this week’s is no exception. Frank Savage — international businessman, financier and sailor — will be speaking on his "journey from proud yet humble beginnings to the heights of international business and sailboat racing, and the life lessons learned from both."
From the WYL page: There was nothing in his circumstances growing up to light Frank Savage’s path to a career in international business, a position as Chairman Emeritus of Howard University, a reputation as a winning yachtsman with some very fast boats. Nothing perhaps except an indomitable mother who believed in the call of distant horizons. Savage’s boats have each been named for his wife, Lolita. They include a Swan 56 that produced a string of successes 2001-05 (Antigua Sailing Week, for example) and proved his only escape from a rare business misadventure: "The only time I could get it out of my head was when I was racing Lolita." The Savage Way is his account of what makes for success, on the water and off.
Kimball notes this will be Savage’s only Northern California appearance. The luncheon is open to members of all PICYA yacht clubs and costs under $30. The buffet service opens at 11:45 a.m. with the programs starting at 12:30 p.m. precisely. Most talks run about an hour. Find out more at the link above, and find Savage’s book at Amazon.
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