Free Online Webinar - From the Periplus of Skylax to the Digital Age
From: David Pike
Date: 2020 Nov 18, 13:25 -0800
Thursday 19th November 2020 at 18.45 UTC
The RIN Joint RIN Small Craft Group/Royal Thames Yacht Club Joint Autumn Meeting will be held as a webinar online.
The topic for Rod Heikell’s talk is based on the last chapter of his latest book
'The Gift of a Sea: A short history of yachting in the Mediterranean’.
The talk starts with the Periplus of Skylax, arguably the first sailing guide to the Mediterranean and continues on through early contributions from the Greeks to the first Portulans. Sailing guides for the yachtsman started in the 19th century but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that yachting pilots really came into their own with the likes of Henry Denham and Phillip Bristow and later the RCC Pilotage Foundation. Today electronic navigation has made our navigation so much easier, but there are caveats to navigation in the digital age. In this book he has painstakingly put together the history of sailing for pleasure in the Mediterranean from the ancient Egyptians up to the present.
For further details and to register, please follow this link: https://rin.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1329555&group= . DaveP