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Sunday, September 11 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Ease of Circumnavigating in Stages Today

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ON Sep 8,  1522  Ferdinand Magellan's SV   The  Victoria  sailed into Seville Spain  with 18 surviving sailors remaining  from the initial 237 men and five vessels  to complete  the first Circumnavigation of the globe .  On Sep 22 , 1580 Sir Francis Drake in his vessel  The Golden Hind  reached London to be the second vessel to circumnavigate.   On June 16, 2016 The  SV Terrwyn reached Bamfield BC with  100% of her double handed crew aboard  becoming the very  last  vessel to circumnavigate the globe by that day .   Hence we are all related and following in each others' wake,  today although the risks are  reduced  the challenge and satisfaction  of  voyaging across the world's  oceans remain.   I intend to outline the joys and techniques  Terrwyn has used  to circumnavigate  "in Stages"  in today's world, hopefully to encourage similar crews and boats  to experience "living the dream " as Terrwyn's crew have enjoyed.


Bill Norrie

William C Norrie  is a retired mountaineer, practicing physician and blue water sailor.  He credits surviving his youth to an early love of mountains and medicine. While training and climbing in New Zealand he met his beautiful wife and Co-Skipper Catherine and was introduced to sailing. While practicing medicine and raising his family on Vancouver Island he raced in the PNW, PHRF fleet culminating in the Vic -Maui 1992 race... Read More →

Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room

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