Event Detail

10
Apr
2001

The Viking Sun Compass

Sir Robin KnoxJohnston
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001
the Furama Hotel
In 1969, the sailor Sir Robin KnoxJohnston became the first person to make a nonstop circumnavigation of the world single handed and in 1994, he set a new nonstop sailing circumnavigation record of just under 75 days in the catamaran Enza New Zealand. Sir Robin lectured to the branch on the Viking sun compass and showed a recently made BBC documentary on his voyage in a Viking trading ship using the compass.

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