Trekka Under Twin Sails - by Alan Lester

Trekka under Twin Sails

Alan Lester 

The Trekka is the smallest of the three vessels at 20’ 6” and was the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe in its time. It was built by John Guzzwell, the vessel’s skipper, in 1954 and set out on its voyage from Victoria in 1955. The voyage lasted four years and Guzzwell returned in Canada in 1959. He went on to write a book about his adventures.

Trekka would go on to change owners and circumnavigate the globe twice more before it was bought by the Thermopylae Club of Victoria and was donated to the Maritime Museum of BC in 1981. The Trekka has been part of the Maritime Museum of BC’s collection ever since.