Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-03-2010, 17:45   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Galway
Boat: Offshore 8 metre
Posts: 48
Images: 6
Commander Bill King, Solo Circumnavigator and Living Legend

Delighted to stumble across a wiki page on the great man who is still going strong as he heads for his 100th birthday cake later this year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_King_(Royal_Navy)

I purchased one of his books "The Wheeling Stars" some time ago and was delighted to read in the intro that he had taken up hang-gliding with a first flight from a 10,000 foot peak in the French Alps at the age of seventy-eight! Respect!!
__________________
west coast Ireland family sailing
http://nigheandonn.com
nigheandonn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 18:05   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Good for him! There is always that fine line between brave and crazy. It sounds though like he is on the right side of the fence.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2010, 08:11   #3
Registered User
 
J Ventura's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Azores
Posts: 98
Delighted to read "living legend" , I read his bio when he was 80.... , and although men of that caliber last long I though he was gone already.
Respect and admiration , I hope someone will throw him a proper party
__________________
J Ventura is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Master and Commander-Far Side of the World-Review Stede Fishing, Recreation & Fun 18 09-01-2013 11:44
The Sea King Butler The Library 6 23-02-2010 07:36
ZF Marine Micro-Commander Problem stormsurf Engines and Propulsion Systems 1 02-08-2009 17:39
svarmido, solo circumnavigator and livaboard.. PorkLoin Meets & Greets 5 29-08-2008 12:53



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:11.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.