An Idiots Guide to the 2014 Single-Handed TransPac (How I was First to Finish Without Really Trying) with Peter Heiberg.
Peter has been a member of TCYC for a number of years. He is a professional mariner who has spent his life earning a living and making a fool of himself on the water. He has recently published an autobiographical book, "Lee Shore Blues, Sex, Drugs, and Bluewater Sailing", which details his finding and rebuilding of one of the original Bristol Channel pilot cutters (circa1899). After the rebuild Peter sailed the boat (without an engine) from the UK to the west coast. He has spent years as a delivery skipper, commercial fisherman, tug boat skipper, cruise ship skipper, and general lay about.
In 2010 Peter first raced to Hawaii in the Pacific Cup and upon his return gave a captivating talk to TCYC about the race. In 2012 he did his first Single Handed Transpac Race to Hawaii and again in 2014. In this last race, much to everyone's surprise (most of all Peter), he was first to finish. Hear how it all came about and whether the 18,000 miles sailed to compete in these various races were worth it.
Bring your questions.
Doors open 7:15PM, meeting begins at 8PM.
All are welcome, members, guests, interested sailors.
Free guest parking passes available from desk at South Entrance.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is located at 1905 Ogden Ave Vancouver