The Figure 8 Voyage: Around the Americas and Antarctica…Alone
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location: Craneway Seminar Pavilion
Speaker: Randall Reeves
|In the fall of 2017, a lone sailor will depart San Francisco for the first-ever circumnavigation of both the American and Antarctic continents in one season. The route will pass through all the world’s oceans, approach both poles, and round Cape Horn twice. What would lead a person to want to make such an attempt and how in blazes does one prepare?
Randall’s greatest pleasure as a young man was “borrowing” the family sailboat for singlehanded explorations of San Francisco Bay. In 2010, Randall departed his home waters for a two-year, solo loop of the Pacific in his 30-foot ketch. In 2014, Randall crewed on one of a handful of boats to complete the Northwest Passage that….
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