130 - Donald Crowhurst & The Golden Globe Race

In search of fame and fortune, Donald Crowhurst enters The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race Around the World - a competition for the first person to solo circumnaviagate the world without stopping.


However, unlike the rest of the field, Crowhurst is not a highly qualified sailor. He decides to mortgage his house and business in order to build his own boat for the 30,000 mile journey. When things don't go well at sea, he begins to lie about his position in the race... But will his huge lie catch up with him?


Dave reports on this crazy story, recorded live at The Melbourne Comedy Festival.

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:


Deep Water (IFC Films, 2006), Fantastic documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2rQh8UraY


https://www.rightboat.com/articles/the-greatest-ever-yacht-race-1969-sunday-times-golden-globe-race


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Times_Golden_Globe_Race


http://goldengloberace.com/ggr/


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/drama-on-the-waves-the-life-and-death-of-donald-crowhurst-421934.html


https://www.sportsnet.ca/more/big-read-donald-crowhursts-heartbreaking-round-world-hoax/


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-414489/Donald-Crowhurst-sea-lies.html


https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/apr/05/donald-crowhurst-lone-sailor

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