Event

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SISKA Monthly Meeting-Peter Freeman
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Oct 23/19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Our speaker for October is Peter Freeman. His book Cape Horn Birthday documents the extraordinary non-stop round-the-world journey of a lone sailor and his thirty-two-foot sloop. GPS did not exist when Peter set sail from Victoria in 1984. Peter navigated the old-fashioned way, with a compass, a sextant, books of tables, and his wits. Along the way, he had to rebuild the self-steering rudder, repair torn sails, and fix broken gear.

Peter encountered severe storms, snow, and hailstorms as he sailed as close to the Antarctic ice as he dared. In the South Indian Ocean, Laiviņa almost rolled over in a violent storm. While the little sloop was inverted, Peter was under water, helplessly tied to the pushpit rails holding his breath as he waited for the sturdy little craft to right herself. He not only survived but upon arrival back in Victoria, Peter learned that he had broken the existing non-stop round-the-world world record. So please join us for an interesting evening with Peter Freeman.