7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club
Mike Austin recounts the story of Joshua Slocum who built the “Liberdade” when he was shipwrecked in southern Brazil and later became the first man to circumnavigate the world alone in the “Spray”.
A century later David Sinnett-Jones built and circumnavigated the world in a copy of Joshua’s “Spray”, and when this sank and proved unsalvagable, went on to build a copy of the “Liberdade”. Mike then joined David Sinnett-Jones to retrace the voyage of the “Liberdade” from Paranaguá, Brazil to New York, including nineteen days single-handed from Antigua to Norfolk VA.
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