2004-H2 – Programme – Autumn


Weds 6th Oct

A Journey to Spain and Portugal

Club member Peter Poole tells us of his last summer’s journey southwards aboard his Nicholson 32, along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.

Weds 13th Oct

A Land of Snow and Ice

David and Jill Lane, long standing Club members, return to tell of a voyage to Antarctica, S Georgia and the Falklands, following apart of Shackleton’s small boat journey along the way.

Weds 20th Oct

Sweden’s Secret Shore

Graham and Fay Cattell tell how they spent one summer exploring Northwards from the Stockholm archipelago to the Finnish border. This breathtakingly beautiful Gulf of Bothnia is an area steeped in the history of fishing, forestry and fighting. Nowadays it’s the ‘paper’ coast.

Weds 27th Oct

Disaster and Opportunity

Dr Leslie Morrish relates tales of the history of his 97-year-old Ketch ‘Irene’ which unfortunately suffered from a fire recently whilst in the Caribbean, and tells of his plans for rebuilding her.

Weds 3rd Nov

Seabed types, their formation, and stability.

Brian D’Olier, a marine geologist, explains why seabed’s vary in their sediment composition and form, why an area is shallow or deep, whether the materials are mobile or not, where they come from and how tidal currents affect their form.

Weds 10th Nov

Sailing without Legs

Ted Palmer visits to illustrate how the Jubilee Sailing Trust built and operates two specially designed tall ships. These provide adventure and challenges at sea for physically disabled and able-bodied men and women.

Saturday 13th Nov

Navigation made easy

Club member Ken Bottrell, provides a practical course for the day especially for our lady members, to give them an insight into and a chance to practice simple navigation.

Weds 17th Nov

A Day Out Down South

Nigel King talks about, aspects of living on board a racing yacht and the ‘Thrills and Spills’ of sailing in the Southern Ocean.

Weds 24th Nov

Let the wrecks of others be your Seamarks

Richard Woodman returns to speak of the work of Trinity House and in particular his experiences in maintaining lighthouses and other seamarks, with special reference to wrecks and wreck marking, matters which generally do not preoccupy yachtsmen.

Weds 1st Dec

Caribbean to Cape Cod

Alec Mcpherson revisits (minus Bagpipes and Kilt) to relate of a voyage all the way up the Eastern side of America via the Intercoastal waterways.

Weds 8th Dec

Cast Off for Christmas

Mulled wine, short stories, festivities and judging of our summer photographs.


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