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Seaburban Around Alone: The Lure of the Distant and Difficult
November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
On July 18 2020 Bert terHart arrived back in Victoria after having spent 265 days at sea alone becoming the first North American to sail, non-stop around the world using only traditional navigational tools.
What does a mind-bending, near suicidal attempt at the very nearly impossible have to do with anything other than crazy? Discover what it takes, and means, to adventure into the most remote, extreme, and hostile marine environment on the planet.
Bert terHart has had a life-long passion for the oceans and oceanography. With advanced degrees in math, physics and physical oceanography, he has studied the role the world’s oceans and coastal seas play in moderating and regulating climate, nutrient productivity and pollution distributions, and salmon migration.
A career in academics, however, was not to be. Software engineering and business drew him away from the formal world of academia. Bert went on to create software and technical tools used by health care professionals in Canada, Great Britain, the United States, and Australia ultimately helping in the diagnosis and treatment of tens of thousands of patients.
His passion for the oceans has translated into more than 45,000 miles of blue-water sailing and a keen advocacy for the citizen scientist in all of us. His programming and business skills have been sought out by the universities, professionals, and environmentally responsible businesses and corporations in Canada and the US.
Bert will be joining us all the way from British Columbia to share his story. More info about Bert and his sailing adventure can be found online at: The5Capes.com