Friday, September 14th
10:30-11:30 Marine Services and Products Provided by the National Weather Service (Presenter Ian Lee)
Ian Lee is a General Forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Detroit/Potomac, Michigan. Lee obtained his bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Valparaiso University in 2012. Prior to working at the Detroit/Potomac office, Lee worked at the Albany, NY and Miami, FL offices. Lee time with the National Weather Service has included several significant weather events including Nor’easters, tornadoes, and issuing hurricane warnings for Irma and Matthew.
This presentation will provide an overview of marine products and services that the National Weather Service provides, as well as some general information for marine services across the entire U.S. A brief overview of marine weather hazards and safety preparedness information will also be presented.
12:30-1:30 History of Gold Cup Racing (Presenter Timothy Matyn)
I am a life-long resident of Michigan, and I have lived in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Woods for the last 38 years with my wife, Marie.
My interest in unlimited hydroplane racing goes back to my childhood when I attended the races in Detroit with my father. The first Gold Cup Race that I attended was in 1956, and I have attended every race in Detroit since. I also have an extensive collection of photographs, score sheets, and hydroplane racing articles. In addition, I recently submitted an article about the Gold Cup Races to Michigan History magazine, which was published in their May/June 2017 issue.
I am also an antique motorboat enthusiast and own a 1940 Chris Craft Utility, which I have had since the 1970s.