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North Central Michigan College will present a special lecture featuring Jerome Rand on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Center.  Cost is $12 and includes lunch. Mr. Rand will be talking about his 271-day non-stop sail around the world aboard the Westsail 32, “Mighty Sparrow.”  

On October 3, 2017, Jerome Rand set sail aboard the Mighty Sparrow for what would be a 271-day sail and the adventure of a lifetime. On June 30, 2018, the Mighty Sparrow sailed into Gloucester, Mass after nine months and 29,805 miles sailed.  The journey tested every limit both mental and physical, from fierce winds to demoralizing calms, and everything in between.  In the end it was perseverance and a bit of luck that would see this small boat through some of the world’s most dangerous seas.

Reservations are required.  Please call 231-348-6600 to reserve a seat.   

 North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military Friendly® and Veteran Friendly School.


For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist