1995-H1 – Programme – Spring


Wed 11th January

Great Ships of the North Atlantic

Peter Jackson, a captain of the QE2 and of Falklands experience, presents an illustrated talk with pictures from 1893 onwards, covering the Blue Riband battle and the triumphs and disasters of those memorable ships.

Wed 18th January

Sea and Estuary Birds

Victor Scott, an experienced ornithologist and lecturer, offers an illustrated talk on the birds we see from our yachts whilst sailing in British coastal waters.

Wed 25th January

Six Atlantic Days in a Tinker Dinghy

Geoff Hales has a graphic description of two men’s survival after “Minitech” lost her keel in AZAB ’91. No punches pulled nor apologises for failure. Plenty of lessons for all of us to learn – plus a personal appearance by the favourite linker.

Wed 1st February

Safe and Warm

The importance of safety is critical. Keith Musto explains that being warm and active plays a major part in safety as well as in our enjoyment of sailing.

Wed 8th February

Sailing with the Round Britain Rally

Andrew Bishop of Epic Ventures will give an illustrated talk on the planning, places visited and events organised during this midsummer rally.

Wed 15th February

Across the Atlantic and Caribbean to Haiti and US Coast

Nick Ryley who gave us a fascinating talk last Spring on Arctic Sailing, returns to entertain us further with slides and tales of another voyage.

Wed 22nd February

HM Customs and Exercise Update 1995

Will Robinson reviews the past, present and future of the Service. He will emphasise the need for the help and co-operation of yachtsmen.

Wed 1st March

South Pacific

Intrepid voyager and raconteur – club member Wolfgang Ansorge recounts his recent passage through the South Seas on board the brigantine Soren Larsen.

Wed 8th March

In Greek Waters

After four summers exploring the Greek coastline and islands GXSA members David and Gill Lane will review the main cruising areas and highlight their favourite places.

Sat 11th March

Saturday Special Visit to the Historic Dockyard Chatham

To apply for this special all day visit please put your name on the notice board list. Limited numbers so follow up with Peter Upcher.

Wed 15th March

AGM plus the ‘Bring and Buy”

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a members “Nautical Bring and Buy Sale” (See the notice board for details).

Fri 17th March

The Association Dinner

The annual dinner will be held at the Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green.

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