The Dana Point Ocean Institute Distinguished Speaker Series presents David Grant on Sunday September 25 at 4:00pm.
David Grant will be speaking about Cape Horn.
This is a tale of one of the most dramatic and treacherous of maritime obstacles — Cape Horn — Early attempts at rounding the cape, why it is so dangerous, and the few options that clipper ships and their crews had available.
During a 1972 sabbatical leave, Dave sailed a 28-sloop to Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji and New Caledonia, retracing some of the routes of Capt. James Cook.
He has sailed extensively in New Zealand and Australia, having competed in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race several times, circumnavigated NZ’s South Island aboard the College’s sloop Alaska Eagle as well as sailing with that vessel in the Society Islands and through much of Northern Europe.
He has also sailed amongst the Galapagos Islands and competed in several Trans Pacific and Mexican yacht races.
He has sailed through the Straits of Magellan and was a member of an expedition to South Georgia Island, 1,500 miles east of Cape Horn.
The OCC President was inducted into the Intercollegiate Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis, Maryland in 1975 becoming only the sixth West Coast mariner to be given that prestigious honor.
General Admission: $15.00
Ocean Institute Members: $10.00
*Space is limited; advance registration is encouraged.
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The Ocean Institute in located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point California