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Talk in Kingsclere on sailor's expedition to South Shetlands in footsteps of legendary sailor

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Can you imagine the stresses of being confined to a sailing boat for three to four weeks?

Come and hear all about it from skipper Angus Cater as he holds a talk at the Kingsclere Community Library to discuss his book, Harrac Goes South.

The book focuses on Mr Cater’s trip in 2007 from Southampton in his classic yawl, Harrac, to sail the South Shetland Islands and climb Mount Foster on Smith Island.

The library is in the village club in George Street
The library is in the village club in George Street

He was following in the footsteps of his friend, Simon Richardson, and the legendary sailor/mountaineer, Bill Tilman, who had together attempted the same feat 30 years previously on the converted tugboat En Avant and disappeared without a trace in the South Atlantic.

Mr Cater will tell the story of his own adventure, with all its highs and lows, involving 25 different crew including five gap year students.

The talk is at the library on June 14, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5, with proceeds going towards library funds. Tickets are available from the library or at https://bit.ly/3zmursG.

The library is also on the lookout for more volunteers.

To register an interest, visit the library in George Street or email kingsclerelibrary@gmail.com.

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