Colin Julie Angus

Oct 23, 2017

The Maritime Museum of BC is thrilled to host our second Nautical Nights Speaker Series featuring Colin and Julie Angus. This Speaker Series runs on the last Thursday of every month from September to April, with the exception of December.

Talk Summary

What does it feel to ride out a hurricane in a rowboat? This is exactly what Julie and Colin Angus experienced during their record-breaking row across the Atlantic Ocean, voyaging from Portugal to Costa Rica, as part of their human powered journey around the world. Julie and Colin will be sharing stories from their Atlantic Row, and will also be outlining their next project; an attempt to cross the Atlantic once again, but in an entirely different craft. The team are developing an unmanned autonomous boat, and are hoping to be the first to cross the Atlantic with a crew-less ship. There are numerous reasons why none of the 27 autonomous Atlantic crossing attempts so far have succeeded. Technical malfunctions, storms, sharks, fishing gear entanglement and collisions are just a few of the problems these vessels encountered. Extensive analysis of previous challenges has allowed Julie and Colin to create an innovative boat designed to deal with these hurdles.

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