Author Edward Renehan will discuss his new book, “Desperate Voyage,” which imparts the tale which inspired the new film “The Mercy,” starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. 7 p.m., free admission; wine and cheese, plus books available for sale/signing.
Synopsis: On a dismal day at the end of October, 1968, a weekend sailor by the name of Donald Crowhurst set out from England in a flimsy trimaran, hoping to win the London Sunday Times “Golden Globe” race and become the first solo sailor to circumnavigate the world non-stop. His was an exercise in over-arching ambition, delusion, and tragedy such as the world has seldom seen. Before it was over, the world media would be subject to a fraud of enormous proportions, and Crowhurst would die a madman in the middle of the Atlantic. What he left behind was a shattered boat, a shattered family, and this incredible story.
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