Captain James Cook was England’s finest explorer, skilled navigator, seaman and hydrographer. Join Paul Covell for his fascinating illustrated talk in period costume of this famous 18th century Yorkshireman, as he re-lives Cook’s three voyages of discovery around the world. Cook claimed Australia for King George III and shaped the future development of that country. During his third voyage he went in search of the North West Passage going from the Pacific to the Atlantic. It proved a fatal voyage and resulted in his death at Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii at the age of 51
Paul was a crew member aboard ‘Quadstone’ one of twelve identical 72-foot yachts which took part in the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race. During his voyage around the world he was enthralled by the biography of Captain James Cook and became a member of the Captain Cook Society.
Date - Friday, 17/05/2019