Tonight we’re going to RANSA, our yacht club, for a talk by Alex Whitworth, skipper of Berrimilla, a Brolga 33 that is currently wintering on the hard in Falmouth.
What’s so special about Alex and Berrimilla?
This time last year they were making final preparations before sailing from Sydney to Falmouth via the North West Passage! What started as an invitation to observe the total solar eclipse on 1 August 2008 on Devon Island, became quite an adventure as you can see from the blog of the voyage.
The invitation* was from Pascal Lee who runs NASA’s Haughton-Mars Project there.
* When on the Berrimilla website, scroll down to see Pascal’s hand-drawn map.