Ted Heath’s old house in Salisbury is the setting for the fourth Morning Cloud Talks on 13 April with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mike Golding and Peter Bruce relaying their sailing experiences during what is sure to be another highly popular and interesting event.
Edward Heath (1916-2005), ex conservative Member of Parliament and British Prime Minister and owner of several S&S yachts named Morning Cloud, was a Sydney-Hobart winner in 1969 and led the British Admiral’s Cup team in 1971. Sir Robin Knox Johnston is the first man to complete a single handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world in 1969 – winning the Golden Globe. He has been Yachtsman of the Year three times, set up the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and has a long life dedicated to sailing in all kinds of boats.
Mike Golding set the fastest ‘wrong way’ round the world record in 1994 and won the 1996/7 BT Global Challenge. He is one of few yachtsmen to have raced round the world non stop in both directions. He held the solo record for sailing round the world westabout (the most challenging direction for a circumnavigation) between 1994 and 2000 and raced in three Vendée Globes.
Peter Bruce has represented Britain on seven occasions, four times in the British Admiral’s Cup Team, twice in the British teams for the Southern Cross series in Australia and once as the sighted skipper of one of the British Team blind sailing crews. In 1979 he was in the top individual boat in the Admiral’s Cup, twice, in 1977 and 1981 he was in the winning Admiral’s Cup team and, when skippering the blind crew in 1992, he won a gold medal. In 1978, he won the Round the Island Race Gold Roman Bowl and has cruised extensively and has written several books on pilotage including Solent and Wight Hazards.
Tickets are priced at £30 and are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07921 800533.
For directions and map see Classic Sailor’s event pages: HERE