When: Tuesday 27th February. Drinks from 6.30pm, Presentation starts at 7:00pm
What: Drinks & canapes will be served followed by the presentation
Where: Careening Cove Anchorage (CCA) at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - 33 Peel Street, Kirribilli NSW 2061
Join us for a free presentation, drinks and canapes.
Andrew Phippen from the National Maritime Museum will present a potted history of the exploits in the French Polynesia of James Cook and William Bligh whose ship the Bounty suffered the infamous mutiny of the same name, which saw Bligh and a number of loyal crew members safely navigate more than 4,000 miles to safety in modern day Indonesia. Meanwhile the mutineers headed east across the Pacific to the unchartered Pitcairn Island, via Tahiti. It was of course during their stay in Tahiti that many of the crew established a clear preference for life on the shore rather the dark, wet, smelly and rat infested living quarters on the Bounty.
The Tahiti Yacht Rally in September will sail through the Leeward Islands, which Cook visited, and starts in Papeete, not far from where Cook recorded the transit of Venus across the Sun for the navigators.
To book please call us on 02 9966 1244 or email us at email@example.com
There is no cost to attend but please RSVP for catering purposes.