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Sailor's Cocktail Night

Date: Saturday, 6 May 2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 3/F The Bridge

"Sailing the Southern Ocean: A voyage to Antarctica & South Georgia”
A talk by Alex Johnston. 

During the talk, Alex tells the tale of how his team’s yacht, the 2041, set sail from Cape Town, South Africa to South America and then on to Antarctica.  The mission, through these ferocious seas, was to support Robert Swan’s Mission Antarctica Programme, to clean up the Bellingshausen Russian Antarctic base on King George Island of 1,000 tonnes of waste.

Sailed over 13,000 miles in 8 months, visiting Tristan de Cunha, the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Ushuaia and the South Shetland Islands.  He then sailed to Antarctica and South Georgia on the leg back to South Africa. With a crew of just four, he was the first mate, diver and climber for the expedition.

Alex also tells the tales of the extreme sailing which was involved, including the crew surviving, both on and off the water, in one of the most remote and hostile places on the planet. 

$50 per person with one free drink.
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