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Tales of Al the Water Rescue Dog: a Southwestern Yacht Club Lunch Adventure with NYT bestselling author and renowned long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

$65.00 – $120.00

About the Event

For anyone who has ever loved a dog (or even if you haven’t had the pleasure), you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet New York Times bestselling author and renowned long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox at the esteemed Southwestern Yacht Club in the beautiful Point Loma residential area within the Shelter Island Yacht Basin, as she discusses her heartfelt new book, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog.

Join us for lunch as Lynne recalls the moving, inspiring story of Al, the ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog and super athlete—part of Italy’s elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives.

Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog to be delivered and signed at the event, lunch, beverage, tax, gratuity, and the opportunity to meet Lynne live and in-person.

About the Author and Book

Lynne Cox is an American long-distance open-water swimmer, motivational speaker, and author. Over the course of more than 35 years, spanning a period equal to 8 Olympic Games, Lynne accomplished swims setting world records and opening borders, contributed to medical research, supported environmental causes, and inspired people to overcome great obstacles.

She is best known for her swim across the Bering Strait from the United States to the Soviet Union on 7 August 1987. She twice held the overall record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel from England to France and has completed over 60 challenging swims around the world.

When Lynne saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into Italian waters to save someone from drowning, she was transfixed by the rescue, and captivated by the magnificence, physicality, and daring of the dog.

Tales of Al is the moving, inspiring story of Lynne’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo, as witness to the rigorous training of one of these spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has taught hundreds of dog owners how to train their dogs—Newfoundlands, German shepherds, and golden retrievers—for this rescue operation. Lynne writes about coming to know the dog at the book’s center, Al herself, from puppyhood, an adorable but untrainable chocolate Newfoundland—about the dreams, expectations, disappointments, and vision of her trainer and about realizing the dog’s full potential; striving with all of her canine might to become an expertly trained, highly specialized water rescue dog.

About Southwestern Yacht Club

Southwestern Yacht Club is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious yacht clubs in San Diego, California. SWYC was formed in 1925 by visionary yachting enthusiasts looking for ways to enjoy each other’s company and to share their passion for boating. Since then, the Club has developed into a full-service operation with more than 800 members embracing all forms of yachting, fishing, and social activities, all while earning a reputation as being the friendliest club in the area.

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Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$65.00 – $120.00
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Venue

Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, California

Tickets

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Event Ticket with hc book (8/5/22)
This option is for event admission. Includes lunch and hc copy of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog to be delivered to the event for signing. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given after July 29 or for no-shows.
$ 65.00
Unlimited
Couples Event Ticket with hc book 8/5/22
This option is for couples event admission. Includes lunch for two and ONE hc copy of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog to be shared and delivered to the event for signing. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given after July 29 or for no-shows.
$ 120.00
Unlimited