For your Friday dose of edutainment, I offer you a series of videos that could keep you busy for the whole weekend.
In 1973, 17 boats left Portsmouth, destination Cape Town and beyond. This was the first Whitbread Round the World Race. In addition to the sailing adventures the Whitbread, then the Volovo Ocean Race, and as of the next iteration, The Ocean Race, have brought us, this series has an amazing history of documentation, right from the beginning. Recent races have included a media expert as one of the crew positions, but crew have always brought their video cameras along, resulting in a rich history that we can all enjoy today.
So, start at the beginning with the 1973-1974 Official Film and follow along up to 2019. Look for the all women teams, watch for familiar names from Morning Light and definitely, definitely, keep an eye out for the squirrel.
National Boating Safety Week starts tomorrow, so keep safe, keep learning