The Whitbread Round the World Race, John Bartlett

John’s talk covers how the Whitbread was established, an overview of the first race in 1974 and his personal view as a participant in the last Whitbread in 1989-90. The race progressed into the Volvo Race, then the Ocean Race and, to come, the 2023 Ocean Globe race that offers the non-professional an opportunity to follow the Whitbread route. Crews will compete for the Big Red Trophy named after Sir Peter Blake’s Steinlager 11, the only yacht ever to win all legs, line honours on handicap of a Whitbread Race.


Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Time: Lectures and talks start promptly at 1900 hrs

Place: Your own home (webinar broadcast)

Booking: This event is open to members only. A link to register to join will be added here before the broadcast and will also be emailed to CA London Section members.