Bob Shepton.

Expeditions 1993


First School Group to sail Round the World

Falmouth – Falkland Islands – Antarctica – Cape Horn – Easter Island – Pitcairn – Tahiti – Fiji – Vanuatu – Torres Strait – Darwin – Cocos Keeling – Mauritius – Durban – Cape of Good Hope – Capetown – St. Helena – Ascension – Azores – Ireland – Holyhead.

Boat with half a mast scaled

Mast fell down in Antarctica – jury rigged back to the Falklands (730 miles, 7 days) – new mast flown out on RAF Trident – back down to Antarctica – Round Cape Horn to Easter Island and onwards from there.

View of port of boat squeezing between two rocks in a channel of water

With school leavers (Kingham Hill School), two came all the way round and we changed two at six or seven places on the way round.


Daughter and friend also joined us. 38,000 miles, 22 months.