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2018 Golden Globe Race Yacht Race


Join us at the Maritime Museum for a first-hand insight into an extraordinary race and an extraordinary voyage.

Eighteen solo sailors left France’s Les Sables d’Olonne on a 30,000 mile – nine month – race around the globe.

They were competing in the Golden Globe yacht race. If the demands of sailing around the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted are not hard enough they went a step further. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 race when Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to circumnavigate the globe solo and nonstop. To mark the anniversary the seafarers agreed to use only 1968 technology. So no GPS – just a compass and sextant. They called it adding spice!

Mark Sinclair, Adelaide seafarer and former naval officer, was one of those sailors.

Most of us can only imagine the seamanship, the courage and the mental strength required by the challenge. Mark has generously agreed to share his experiences of the race at the SA Maritime Museum.

Thursday 21 February 2019, please arrive from 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. The evening will include a presentation, short question time and light refreshments.


South Australian Maritime Museum
126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015

Contact Details


8207 6255