Author to Speak on 1968 Golden Globe Race

On February 9, author Peter Nichols will discuss his book Voyage for Madmen at the IYRS & Museum of Yachting Book Club.

Nichols’ book is an account of the 1968 Golden Globe race. In this singlehanded, solo, non-stop race around the world, 9 sailors left England in small sailboats navigating by sextant and paper chart to accomplish what many considered an ultimate test. Only 1 sailor finished the race.


  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: IYRS Newport Campus (Aquidneck Mill Building/Library, 449 Thames Street/4th Floor, Newport, RI).

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