Early History of GXSA


In 2016, as part of the 50th anniversary programme of GXSA, Chairman Stuart Gaunt initiated a project to document some of the early history of the Association. The 50th Anniversary dinner on 29th March 2016 was an opportunity to bring together some of the founder members to recount their recollections and celebrate the Association’s popularity and achievements. GXSA member Jane Moss hosted a table of Founder Members at the dinner and formed the starting point for this document, using notes that Ken Moss had made from the time of the 25th Anniversary dinner.


Relevant photographs or additional recollections from members that would enhance or correct this article would be very welcome.


GXSA: The First 21 Years

This section is based on recollections by Alf Sampeys, the first Secretary and Treasurer.

The first exploratory meeting leading to the Association was held on 24th November 1965. Martin Pelton was the first Chairman and Rex Ebbetts served as a Committee member.

The inaugural meeting of ”Gerrards Cross Yachting & Boating Association” was on 10th March 1966. 30 Founder Members attended.

The Founder Members in 1966 were Martin and Joan Pelton, Alf and Joy Sampeys, Martin and Joan Tomlins, Rex Ebbetts, John Scadeng, Don Goddard, John and Ann Briggs, Fred Lloyd, Peter and Elizabeth Batterley, Tony and Barbara Barrett, John Potter, Bill and Peggy Rimmer, Derek Fawcett, Leslie Bunten, Ray and June Bushell, Greville Muir, Ron Cross, George and Bunny Burgess, Norman Halliwell, John Spreckley, Bill Nicol.

The first talk was ”Personal experiences of Yacht Cruising” by Martin Tomlins, (subsequently an Honorary Member) illustrated with films.

It was in 1968 that the name was changed to Gerrards Cross Sailing Association (GXSA). In the early days, most members owned dinghies and raced on reservoirs. The majority of the talks, ten per year, were given by members, many of whom had sailed extensively in various areas of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. There were many ups and downs during the formative years. Sometimes when meeting attendance was below ten, the partners of the Founder Members had to be coaxed to attend! There was a great deal of enthusiasm when GXSA chartered the 60 ft. yacht ‘Overlord’ for a weekend; twelve members sailed the yacht in the Solent area and across to Weymouth. Two Thames Barges were also chartered for a weekend.

By 1968 – 1969, the membership had increased to about 65. The first weekend Sailing Rally in the Solent was in the summer of 1969.

In 1970 the first Annual Dinner and Dance was held and autumn and spring Social Evenings (Christmas Nautical Hop, quiz, barbecue) were organised. In 1971 a GXSA Boat Show (!…) was organised at the Memorial Centre.

Fred Lloyd produced the artwork for our programmes and earlier function tickets 1966-1979. Colin Buchanan kindly served as auditor 1976 – 1985.

Brian Warren, who had been on the committee 1976 – 82, became Chairman 1978-80. He and David Henriques organised for the meetings to be transferred in 1979 from the Social Room to Colston Hall due to increasing attendance at the talks. Around this time, about 1980, the first Saturday Special was held. This was a one day course on Astro Navigation by GXSA member Ken Moss. Subsequent topics included Weather Forecasting, Electronic Navigational equipment, Practical Life-Raft Demonstrations and Marine Engine Maintenance.


Founder members present at the 50th anniversary dinner:

Alf Sampeys was the first secretary and treasurer. He retired to Spain in 1986, from where he travelled for this event. At the end of August 1986 he sailed his new Westerly Corsair Tal Querida from the Hamble to Alicante with one daughter and two male friends as crew. Alf and Joy then lived permanently in Alicante. They enjoyed sailing to Corsica, the Greek Islands, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Italy, and the Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera (their favourite).

Rex Ebbetts was in charge of audio-visual, films and projectors for all meetings for almost 30 years. He retired to the South Coast but became an “out of town” member, then known as Roland Ebbetts. Rex was President of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society in 1979.

Susan Henriques represented her husband and past chairman, David Henriques. They moved to Lymington and David, 87, had Parkinson’s disease so was unable to join the celebrations.

Founder members Brian Warren, Nigel Thomas and Robin Pratt also came to the dinner.


GXSA recollections 20 years on, from 1986

Nigel Thomas became Chairman 1986 – 87, having served on the committee 1982-87.

Honorary Members at that time included Martin and Joan Tomlins, Peter and Elizabeth Batterley, Bill and Peggy Rimmer, June Bushell, Derek Fawcett.

The 25th Anniversary dinner was held at Little Ship Club in 1991.

The 50th Anniversary dinner was held at the Compleat Angler, Marlow in 2016.


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A Selection of Speakers and Programme Material from the early years

The main emphasis during the years 1966-1969 was instructional, when most evenings were concerned with the art of Navigation and Seamanship, interspersed with a few well known speakers. From 1970 onwards, to broaden the appeal, talks of a more general nature were added.


Notable early speakers included:

Errol Bruce (RNSA, author Deep Sea Sailing) Autumn 1966 and Autumn 1986
Derek Boyer (Rear Commodore Island SC) Autumn 1967
Martin Tomlins (GXSA member)
Spring 1968
Bernard Hayman (editor Yachting World)  
Autumn 1968 and Autumn 1979
Sir Alec Rose (single handed RTW) Autumn 1969
Chay Blyth (1st non-stop single handed RTW westwards) Spring 1970 and Spring 1972
Lt Col John Blashford-Snell (explorer, author) 
Spring 1970 and Spring 1971
Roland Prout (Catamarans)    
Autumn 1970
(John) Des Sleightholme (Editor yachting monthly)
Autumn 1970
Admiral Sir Charles Madden GCB (CIC Home Fleet)
Autumn 1971
Lt Col Lord Burnham   (Hall Barn, Beaconsfield)
Spring 1972
Ewart Meyer 
Autumn 1973
Robin Aisher (Olympic bronze 5.5m 1968)
Spring 1979
John Oakeley   (1972 Olympics, Lionheart, Americas Cup) Spring 1980
Capt David Hart-Dyke RN (of HMS Coventry) Spring 1983
Maj Ewen Southby-Tailyour (Falklands Pilot) Autumn 1983


Recent talks from Autumn 2006 to the present day can be seen via the programme links on this web site but Nick Ringshall kindly compiled a list of all speakers and titles from 1979 -2006, shown below.


04/10/1979   Come Alongside Robin Pratt
11/10/1979   Yacht Design – a Personal View David Sadler
18/10/1979   The Mary Rose   Major
25/10/1979   Channel Cruising in Company Nigel Thomas
01/11/1979   ‘Bird’ Spreads her Wings Mike Hall
08/11/1979   Boating in the South of France Henry Hector
10/11/1979   Seamanship and Passagemaking Tom Sage
15/11/1979   Small Craft Communication Bernard Neyman
22/11/1979   Film Evening Rex Ebbetts
29/11/1979   Yesterday in the Atlantic Libby Purves
17/01/1980   Sailing in the Ionian and Dodecanese Islands John Ross
24/01/1980   Yesterday in the Atlantic Libby Purves
31/01/1980   Cruising Through Burgundy Hugh McKnight
07/02/1980   Challenge for the America’s Cup John Cakeley
14/02/1980   The Maritime Electronics Scene John Hawkins
16/02/1980   Visit to Greenwich Maritime Museum Stephen Riley
28/02/1980   Round the World Race 1977/78 Fred Dovaston
06/03/1980   The Fastnet Enquiry David Edwards
15/10/1980   Channel Navigation Ted Jones
29/10/1980   Training Assoclation   Burnham
05/11/1980   Riddle of the Sands Bob Bowker
15/11/1980   Practical Navigation and the Electronic Calculator Basil D’Oliveira
19/11/1980   Marine Electronics John Bell
26/11/1980   Trinity House   Kennett
03/12/1980   Caribbean Holiday Peter Steddon
14/01/1981   Exercise ‘Boston Sail 80’ Peter Callis
21/01/1981   Lionheart and the Americas Cup John Oakeley
28/01/1981   Olympic Weather David Houghton
04/02/1981   The Westerley Way Lionel Dove-Dixon
11/02/1981   Azab 1979 Gregor Johnston
18/02/1981   Maritime Training Chris Phelan
25/02/1981   Waterways Heritage Francis Pratt
04/03/1981   Sailing Short Handed Geoff Hales
11/03/1981   Cowes Week Peter Snowden
28/10/1981   Wavepower. Mike Urwin
04/11/1981   Seagull Outboards Chris Secretan
14/11/1981   VHF Radio Keith Miller
18/11/1981   VLCC’s and the Yachtsman   Machardy
25/11/1981   Outward Bound on Patriarch Stephen Riley
02/12/1981   The Admiralty Chart David Haslam
13/01/1982   Come Alongside Nigel Thomas
20/01/1982   Cowes—Gran Canaria—Antigua Rodney Hill
27/01/1982   Parmelia Race Giles Chichester
03/02/1982   Development and Care of Sails David Robinson
10/02/1982   Search and Rescue Paul Sparks
24/02/1982   First Aid on Board Frank Newton
03/03/1982   The Amazon Saga Tom Webb
10/03/1982   Marine Diesels Reg Webb
17/03/1982   Royal Ocean Racing Club Alan Green
06/10/1982   Come Alongside Geoff Tomlinson
13/10/1982   Racing Sail Development John Channon
20/10/1982   Flotilla and Bare Boat Cruising in Florida Bruce MacDonald
27/10/1982   Sea Wives Alison Noice
03/11/1982   Satellite and Decca Navigation Basil D’Oliveira
10/11/1982   Captain Baines of the Onedin Line Howard Lang
17/11/1982   Life Raft Survival Demonstration Ken Blowers
20/11/1982   Weather Forecasting for Sailors Bill Giles
24/11/1982   Cruising When it All Happens Mike Maclaurin
01/12/1982   Heavy Weather Sailing Tom Cunliffe
08/12/1982   Panel Quiz Nigel Thomas
12/01/1983   Winter Sailing in the Virgin Islands   Hewitt
19/01/1983   Task Force – South Atlantic David Hart-Dyke
26/01/1983   Mediterranean Cruising David Sadler
02/02/1983   Round Britain or Bust Geoff Hales
09/02/1983   Navigation on the Thames Alan Urwin
16/02/1983   The Mary Rose Wendel Lewis
23/02/1983   Weather Facsimile Equipment   Owen
02/03/1983   Blue Blue Water Racing Peter Philips
09/03/1983   Design of a New Cruising Yacht David Sanders
16/03/1983   Clothing for the Yachtsman and Woman Keith Musto
12/10/1983   Thames Regatta Alan Bramson
19/10/1983   Her Majesty’s Coast Guard Service   Stubbing
26/10/1983   International 14’s Tom Vaughan
02/11/1983   Falklands Pilot Ewen Southby-Tailyour
09/11/1983   Ropes. Their Many Types and Recommended Uses Julian Anderson
16/11/1983   Cruising Over the Years Ewart Myer
23/11/1983   The RYA and the Thinking Yachtsman Peter Waring
30/11/1983   The Ocean Racing Bug Paul Waxman
11/01/1984   The History of the ‘J’ Class Ian Dear
18/01/1984   The Americas Cup: 1 – Design of Victory 83 Ian Howlett
25/01/1984   The Americas Cup: 2 – The British Contender Jim Alabaster
01/02/1984   The Design and Development of Masts and Spars lain McLuckie
08/02/1984   The RNLI and the Yachtsman Raymond Baxter
15/02/1984   Pierhead Artists of the 19th Century Stephen Riley
22/02/1984   Chartering in Danish Waters John Jarvis
29/02/1984   Long Distance Short Handed Sailing Richard Clifford
07/03/1984   Winning Races Jim Saltonstall
14/03/1984   Cruising the French Waterways Hugh McKnight
17/10/1984   Survival in Storm Conditions Graham Adams
24/10/1984   4 Months Cruise to the Mediterranean and Back Jim Cross
31/10/1984   The Tall Ships Race Howard Meacham
14/11/1984   Round the World with Bubblegum Ian Fyfe
21/11/1984   The Hillyard Boatyard Dennis Cullerforth
28/11/1984   The Freedom Yacht John Dakeley
05/12/1984   Autohelm Autopilots Derek Fawcett
16/01/1985   Royalist Geoffrey Ulrich
23/01/1985   Ostar and Quebec to St Malo Peter Phillips
30/01/1985   Sail Trimming for High Performance Iain McDonald Smith
06/02/1985   Transatlantic and Back in a Biscay 36 John Cawsey
13/02/1985   Rescue Peter Burwood
20/02/1985   Care, Use and Maintenance of Outboard Engines Chris Neville-Parry
27/02/1985   Azores and Back – the Hard Way Mike Spring
06/03/1985   Camper & Nicholsons Yachts Jeremy Lines
13/03/1985   Birds Around the Buoys Robert Gillmor
09/10/1985   Admirals Cup Rod Carr
16/10/1985   Stormalong to Denmark Peter Cumberlidge
23/10/1985   Weather Bill Giles
30/10/1985   Single-Handed – is it Safe? Desmond Hampton
06/11/1985   The Antifouling Controversy Terry Cooke
13/11/1985   The Revenue Cutters Graham Smith
20/11/1985   Cruising in the West Country Alan Miller-Williams
27/11/1985   Search, Rescue & Survival   Robins
04/12/1985   The Triangular & Round Britain Races Hugh Farrant
11/12/1985   Cast Off for Christmas Archie Annan
15/01/1986   International Cruising Rodney Hill
22/01/1986   The Barracuda 45 and Sadler Yachts Martin Sadler
29/01/1986   Pilotage – Present and Future James Mather
05/02/1986   Discovering Viking America in a British Pilot Cutter Tom Cunliffe
12/02/1986   Sail Trimming and Boat Performance Bunty King
19/02/1986   Smij Goes to Spain Archie Annan
22/02/1986   Practical Life Raft Course John Driscoll
26/02/1986   Running Chichester Harbour Ian MacKay
05/03/1986   Apricot Shows Her Stern to the French Tony Bullimore
12/03/1986   Yacht Testing Peter Milne
08/10/1986   Cruising in the Arctic Hugh Clay
29/10/1986   Cruising in the Virgin Islands John Ross
05/11/1986   Heavy Weather Sailing Errol Bruce
12/11/1986   The Three Peaks Race Kate Sankey
19/11/1986   Electronic Navigation Basil D’Oliveira
26/11/1986   Vilamoura and Return George Bastard
03/12/1986   Gallant Rig to Turkish Waters Jack Manners-Spencer
10/12/1986   Cast Off for Christmas Archie Annan
14/01/1987   Dismasted in Mid-Atlantic Brian Sismey
28/01/1987   Small Ship Radar Roy Durrant
04/02/1987   Modern Glassfibre Yachts Peter Thomas
11/02/1987   Charter in the Grenadines Hugh Try
18/02/1987   Electronic Navigation Basil D’Oliveira
25/02/1987   Boat Law David Johnston
04/03/1987   Americas Cup 1987 Barry Pickthall
11/03/1987   Modern Ocean Racing Malcolm McKeag
07/10/1987   Come Alongside Ewart Myer
14/10/1987   Solent Local Knowledge Peter Bruce
28/10/1987   The RYA and its Functions Robin Duchesne
29/10/1987   First.Aid at Sea Frank Newton
04/11/1987   Dismasted in Mid-Atlantic Brian Sismey
11/11/1987   Modern Cruising Yacht Design Bill Dixon
18/11/1987   Sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean Nigel Craine
02/12/1987   Local Weather Forcasting David Houghton
09/12/1987   An Evening of Sea-Shanties Tom Round
13/01/1988   Ocean Cruising Countdown Geoff Pack
20/01/1988   STA Lord Nelson Graham Kay
27/01/1988   Getting the Best Out of Your Sails Peter Sanders
03/02/1988   Uphill All the Way Archie Annan
10/02/1988   Which Antifouling Do We Use Now? Leslie Ryan
17/02/1988   A Cruise With a Difference- The 1987 Single-Handed AZAB George Bastard
24/02/1988   Charts- How Accurate Are They?   Page
02/03/1988   Going Dutch Hugh Try
09/03/1988   Solent and Wight Hazards Peter Bruce
05/10/1988   Square-Rig Sailing on ‘Lord Nelson’ Tom Round
12/10/1988   Cruise to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Willy Kerr
19/10/1988   The Ocean-Cruising Yacht Bill Spears
26/10/1988   Campaigning an Admirals Cup Team Stuart Quarrie
02/11/1988   Francis Drake to Windward Stephen Riley
09/11/1988   Classic Sailing Passages Kitty Hampton
16/11/1988   Getting the Best Out of a Small Cruiser Charles Stock
23/11/1988   Single-Handed Race to the Caribbean and Back Howard Meacham
30/11/1988   Its Not the Boats, its the People in Them Andrew Bray
07/12/1988   Cast Off for Christmas Archie Annan
11/01/1989   Yacht Photography Keith Beken
18/01/1989   Olympic Gold at South Korea 1988 Bryn Valle
25/01/1989   The Americas Cup, 1851 to Date Ian Dear
01/02/1989   Caribbean Cruising Nigel Thomas
08/02/1989   Beneteau Boats David Tydemar
15/02/1989   Rescue at Sea Graham Hall
22/02/1989   Safety at Sea, a State of Mind John Driscoll
01/03/1989   Power Generation Eric Kingsley
08/03/1989   The French Canals Hugh McKnight
04/10/1989   Classic Sailing Passages Kitty Hampton
11/10/1989   Marine Pollution Matters – Above and Below the Waves Sally Rodgers
18/10/1989   Escaping – All at Sea and Adrift Tony Jillings
25/10/1989   Via Panama Canal to the Galapagos Hugh Farrant
01/11/1989   One Design Story David Thomas
08/11/1989   Canoes and Cruisers Stephen Riley
15/11/1989   The Dorset Coastline Peter Bruce
22/11/1989   Managing the River Hamble   Nicholl
29/11/1989   Extended Cruising   Aishe
06/12/1989   Cast Off for Christmas Tom Round
03/10/1990   The Yachting Monthly Concept Yacht Geoff Pack
24/10/1990   Right to the Bitter End Clive Roberts
31/10/1990   Palmerston’s Folly Nicholas Hall
07/11/1990   With Integrity Andy Coghill
14/11/1990   Dunkirk Little Ships John Knight
17/11/1990   Weather Bill Giles
21/11/1990   The Art of Coarse Sailing Frederick Hughes
28/11/1990   Trinity House Malcolm Edge
09/01/1991   Blueprint for the Arun Class Lifeboat Stuart Wetford
16/01/1991   Two Star – Across the Atlantic Hugh Farrant
23/01/1991   Yachtmaster James Stevens
30/01/1991   Charts & Pilot Books for Yachtsmen Willie Wilson
06/02/1991   Anchors and Drogues – Facts and Myths Bernard Hayman
13/02/1991   Chance of a Lifetime Adrian Allenby
16/02/1991   Improve Your Weather Awareness David Houghton
20/02/1991   Some Thoughts for Navigation When Making a Channel Crossing Ken Burgess
27/02/1991   Fitted Out for Comfort and Efficiency Malcolm McLaren
06/03/1991   Voyage of the Lorne Leader Wolfgang Ansorge
15/03/1991   Silver Jubilee Dinner Ewen Southby-Tailyour
09/10/1991   Round the World in Maiden Nancy Hill
16/10/1991   Preparation for Extended Cruising Graham Lock
23/10/1991   Ships from 8 to 1,000 Feet Andrew Dawson
30/10/1991   North Brittany Pilotage and Passage Making Donald Beswick
06/11/1991   A Quick Sail Around the North Atlantic Robert Shepton
13/11/1991   Boat Law David Johnston
16/11/1991   Practical Liferaft Training John Driscoll
20/11/1991   The Biscay Coast of France Peter Cumberlidge
27/11/1991   Your Rig and You John Passmore
04/12/1991   Caribbean Yacht Charter Tony Newling-Ward
11/12/1991   Cast Off for Christmas Tom Round
15/01/1992   The Kiwi Magic Frederick Hughes
22/01/1992   The Three Peaks Race John Driscoll
29/01/1992   Cruising Through the French Canals David Lane
05/02/1992   Halberg Rassey, the Quality Yacht Jeff Taylor
12/02/1992   Propeller Power Simon Green
19/02/1992   Kiel and Beyond Malcolm McLaren
26/02/1992   The Queen’s Harbour Master, Portsmouth   Chestnutt
29/02/1992   Diesel Engine Care and Maintenance John Chapman
04/03/1992   British Cape Horn Kayak Expedition 1992 Nigel Dennis
11/03/1992   Columbus 500 Years Later John Hamilton
07/10/1992   Race Round the Island Peter Bruce
14/10/1992   To the North Cape and Beyond John Jarvis
21/10/1992   Tides and Water Movements in the Solent Area Jonathan Taylor
28/10/1992   An Evening of Nautical Films Alan Willmott
04/11/1992   Transatlantic Experiences Richard Clifford
11/11/1992   Admiralty Charts- an Update   Myers
14/11/1992   Flares   Redway
18/11/1992   Organising the Whitbread Race Bailey Wilmot
25/11/1992   A Centaur Odessey and Sailing Downhill to the Grenadines Roger Banks
02/12/1992   Yacht Mountaineering Gordon Wood
09/12/1992   Cast Off for Christmas Tom Round
13/01/1993   Mediterranean Cruising David Lane
20/01/1993   Electronics in Boats Matthew Walker
27/01/1993   The Yachtsman’ and the Brest Classic Rally 1992 Tom Cunliffe
03/02/1993   A Very Rum Punch Alun Roberts
10/02/1993   Spring Crusader Douglas Horton
17/02/1993   Ropes, their Types and Recommended Uses Mark Durbidge
24/02/1993   Irish Waters Cruising   Nixon
03/03/1993   Pilotage in Creeks and Harbours John Goode
10/03/1993   Working Sail Leslie Morrish
06/10/1993   The Toughest Yacht Race Ever Mike Calvin
13/10/1993   High Speed Navigation for Low Speed Sailors Richard Bickford
20/10/1993   The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Hugh Farrant
27/10/1993   Compact Cruising Dennis Kell
03/11/1993   Around the World in Eighty Minutes Jimmy Cornell
10/11/1993   Kwenda’s Return Gordon Wood
17/11/1993   Sail Making and Sail Cloths Ivan Bole
24/11/1993   The Inshore Lifeboat Roderick James
01/12/1993   The Titanic – 80 Years of Legend David Hatchings
12/01/1994   In Turkish Waters David Lane
19/01/1994   Understanding Sea Breezes Jonathan Taylor
26/01/1994   Radar for the Average Yachtsman Tim Bartlett
02/02/1994   Arctic High – an Adventure North of 80 deg N Nick Ryley
09/02/1994   Primrose and Other Boats Valerie Fenwick
16/02/1994   A Voyage to Tristan Da Cunha Wolfgang Ansorge
23/02/1994   Our Slides Marcus Taylor
02/03/1994   The Falkland Islands Stephen Riley
09/03/1994   Seastart Toby Kilner
05/10/1994   Woman of Steel Vivian Cherry
12/10/1994   Sailing in Alaska Chris Lewis
19/10/1994   Cruising in the Great Lakes Alun Roberts
26/10/1994   Old Father Thames Neil Garside
02/11/1994   Clouds and the Weather Alan Watts
09/11/1994   In the Wake of Shackleton Trevor Potts
16/11/1994   The RNLI – a More Proactive Approach Mike Vlasto
23/11/1994   Circumnavigation 1991-1993 Keith Braint
30/11/1994   Modern Boat Paints Tom White
11/01/1995   Great Ships of the North Atlantic Peter Jackson
18/01/1995   Sea and Estuary Birds Victor Scott
25/01/1995   Six Atlantic Days in a Tinker Dinghy Geoff Hales
01/02/1995   Safe and Warm Keith Musto
08/02/1995   Sailing With the Round Britain Rally Andrew Bishop
15/02/1995   Across the Atlantic and Caribbean to Haiti and the US Coast Nick Ryley
22/02/1995   HM Customs and Exercise Update 1995 Will Robinson
01/03/1995   South Pacific Wolfgang Ansorge
08/03/1995   In Greek Waters David Lane
04/10/1995   Staying in Full Control in Unfamiliar Waters John Goode
11/10/1995   Channel Alternatives Ken Endean
18/10/1995   Conflict in Inshore Waters – Real or Imaginary?   Chestnutt
25/10/1995   Life in Nelson’s Navy Brian Lavery
01/11/1995   The Frisian Islands Ted Osborn
08/11/1995   Production Boat Building in the UK Peter Thomas
15/11/1995   Round The World in Blackjack Mike Pocock
22/11/1995   Batteries on Board Eric Millett
29/11/1995   The Delta Area of Holland Stuart Bradley
10/01/1996   New Zealand Sounds Wonderful, and No! Not Turkey Again Frederick Hughes
17/01/1996   Tales of Thames Barges Richard Walsh
24/01/1996   The Craft and Creeks of the East Coast Charles Stock
31/01/1996   HMS Endurance to The Antarctic Before the Falklands War Bob Mahoney
07/02/1996   Heavy Weather Sailing Noel Dilly
14/02/1996   Hampshire Marine Police Ian Hill
21/02/1996   Circumnavigating Southern England! Chris Turner
28/02/1996   Electrolysis and Corrosion Mike Rickard
06/03/1996   Caribbean Voyage Hugh Farrant
09/03/1996   Weather for Sailing Alan Watts
09/10/1996   Testing, Testing , Testing James Jermain
16/10/1996   Radar Tim Bartlett
23/10/1996   With My Uncle Maurice Stephen Riley
30/10/1996   Legendary Fairey Marine – 50 Years On Gordon Currie
06/11/1996   The World with a Difference Robert Shepton
09/11/1996   Liferaft Demonstration Graham Gardner
13/11/1996   The Spanish Rias Gerry Elliott
20/11/1996   Single-Handed Round Britain at 18 Ellen MacArthur
27/11/1996   Rusting Through and Dropping Off Mike Rickard
04/12/1996   Oriental Spice Alun Roberts
08/01/1997   Sail North from Plymouth David Lane
15/01/1997   J Class Yachts Rosemary Joy
22/01/1997   Experiences up to 1949 Peter Newman
29/01/1997   Sea Tales from the Greek Islands in Time of War. Adrian Seligman
05/02/1997   The 1992/3 British Steel & 1996/7 BT Global Challenge. Michael Kay
12/02/1997   Cruise to Scotland. Peter Bruce
19/02/1997   Olympic Silver, Savannah 1996 Ian Walker
26/02/1997   Home from Russia Via the Former Eastern Baltic States David Wood
05/03/1997   Basic First Aid for Yachtsmen Jean Andrews
08/10/1997   Mary Rose Edward Sutton
15/10/1997   Sailing East by South to Holland Gordon Wood
22/10/1997   Cruising in Brittany Peter Cumberlidge
29/10/1997   Trinidad & Tobago Regatta Week Peter Poland
05/11/1997   Greenland and High Latitude sailing. Willy Kerr
12/11/1997   Round Britain Cruise Jeff Thatcher
19/11/1997   Trials and Tribulations of a circumnavigation Clive Roberts
22/11/1997   Diesel Engine Course John Chapman
26/11/1997   Meandering Around The Greek Islands With Sailing Holidays Ltd Barrie Neilson
29/11/1997   VHF Course and exam   Thomas
03/12/1997   Coping with adverse conditions James Stevens
07/01/1998   Episodes From The Days of Sail Adrian Seligman
14/01/1998   Desiderata Cruises From Lyminoton To Majorca Frank O’Connell
21/01/1998   Yacht Brokerage Patrick Boyd
28/01/1998   Florida To Cape Cod David Wood
04/02/1998   Boat Law David Johnston
11/02/1998   An Up-Date of Marine Electronics Keith Miller
18/02/1998   Sails Mike Batt
25/02/1998   Safety At Sea Peter Bradley
28/02/1998   Practical Rope & Braid Work Alan Banton
04/03/1998   Coming Home? David Lane
07/10/1998   A Stopping Trip Across the South Pacific Dick Allan
14/10/1998   Thames Traditional Boats Colin Henwood
21/10/1998   Alone Across the Atlantic – at 21. Ellen MacArthur
28/10/1998   Desiderata Cruises Home Frank O’Connell
11/11/1998   Racing Round the World. Paul Clark
18/11/1998   The Two R’s of Sailing – Reefing and Rigging. Andy Cassell
25/11/1998   French Affairs John Pell
02/12/1998   Advanced Cruising and Boat Handling Techniques. James Stevens
06/01/1999   The Ups and Downs of Ocean Racing John Chittenden
13/01/1999   Ferry to the Falklands Chris Clarke
20/01/1999   The Whitbread on Brunel Synergie Stuart Quarrie
27/01/1999   History Beneath the Sea Brian Sparks
03/02/1999   First Aid at Sea Robert Hadley
10/02/1999   A Tribute to Britannia John Godfrey
17/02/1999   Around the World the Wrong Way Glyn Hughes
24/02/1999   Owl to Ireland Peter Bruce
03/03/1999   Flying Boats in the Solent John Godfrey
10/03/1999   Alone Across the Atlantic – Again! Ellen MacArthur
06/10/1999   A Cruise Around Britain Ken Shaw
13/10/1999   Current Charting Jeremy Davies-Webb
20/10/1999   A Whole Heap of Junk Lynda Chidell
23/10/1999   Life Raft Special Graham Gardner
27/10/1999   Cruising Around Denmark Andrew Walker
03/11/1999   Greenland 1998 – In the Steps of Tilman Robert Shepton
10/11/1999   From Conception to Berth David Marsh
17/11/1999   The Mystery of Napoleon’s Death Solved! Wolfgang Ansorge
24/11/1999   The Wind is Free Noel Dilly
01/12/1999   The Right Boat for the Right Job James Jermain
12/01/2000   Blue Water Preparation Dick Allan
19/01/2000   From Limpets to Leviathans Vicki Billings
26/01/2000   Nordic Saga Barry Meacham
02/02/2000   China Cruise David Lane
09/02/2000   The Stupidity of Youth. Peter Poland
16/02/2000   World Wayfaring. Frank Dye
23/02/2000   RNLI Sea Check. Guy Addington
01/03/2000   View From the Bridge. Chris Clarke
08/03/2000   The Matthew David Alan-Williams
04/10/2000   Cruising Chile John Garey
11/10/2000   Mud in the Blood Colin Jarman
25/10/2000   Testing Times on Yachts David Harding
08/11/2000   Narrowboat from Lechlade to Limehouse Richard Poad
22/11/2000   Rope Yarns Des Pawson
29/11/2000   New Gadgetry. Jolyon Martin
17/01/2001   Cruising Cuba and the West Caribbean Mike Manzoni
24/01/2001   Vibration & Noise Suppression John Grazebrook
31/01/2001   Real Rescues Tony Glaze
07/02/2001   Life of Arthur Ransome Brian Hammett
14/02/2001   Celtic Voyage George Lipscomb
21/02/2001   Rigging for Single and Short-Handed Sailing John Passmore
28/02/2001   Seeking Scenery, Seclusion and Single Malts! Peter Poole
07/03/2001   Sydney 2000 Olympic Yachting John Derbyshire
03/10/2001   Never Again! Paul Covell
10/10/2001   Cowes Week – Successes and Failures Stuart Quarrie
17/10/2001   Cruising the Black Sea Jasper Scovill
24/10/2001   Yachtmaster Tutorial Tales Michael Hindley
31/10/2001   Baltic Cruise Brian Hammett
07/11/2001   Hands-on Radar Reg Suter
14/11/2001   Caribbean Crulslng – Members’ Tales Alun Roberts
21/11/2001   Marine Life of Southeast England Lisa Browning
28/11/2001   A Decade of Progress Chris Coburn
09/01/2002   Voyage Round East Anglia Robert Simper
16/01/2002   Weather Forecasting for Yachting in the New Millennium Alan Sills
23/01/2002   Round Spain and Portugal to the Mediterranean Andrew Walker
30/01/2002   Get-You-Home Techniques Pat Manley
06/02/2002   The J Class Yachts David Pitman
13/02/2002   Extended Cruising in a Live-Aboard Wayfarer Dennis Kell
20/02/2002   Going Dutch Reg Hadwen
27/02/2002   Sailing the Square-Rigger, Sta ‘Stavros S Niarchos’ Ian Crookall
06/03/2002   Baltic Cruise to Russla and Beyond Ray Glaister
02/10/2002   Lowestoft Lifeboat Bert Coleman
09/10/2002   Restoring and Sailing “Guide Me” Judy Brickhill
16/10/2002   Sea Birds’ Secret Lives Victor Scott
23/10/2002   Sailing in the World’s Largest Square Rigged Ship Michael Locke
30/10/2002   From Competent Crew to Yachtmaster (and Much More) James Stevens
06/11/2002   Getting the Best from Your Sails Ivan Bole
13/11/2002   Sailing, Climbing and Ski Mountaineering in Greenland Robert Shepton
20/11/2002   Cruising the Pacific Society Islands Nigel Thomas
27/11/2002   Pacific Highlights David Pirie
08/01/2003   A Second Year of the Voyage of a Lifetime Andrew Walker
15/01/2003   Beautiful Azores George Lipscomb
22/01/2003   Classic and Other Interesting Boats Kathy Mansfield
29/01/2003   Understanding Boat Electrics Pat Manley
05/02/2003   Voyage to Gambia Eleanor Timms
12/02/2003   French Biscay Peter Poole
19/02/2003   Maritime Flags and Etiquette Bruce Nicholls
26/02/2003   Cruise Croatia David Lane
05/03/2003   ‘Shindig’ at Sea Andrew Simpson
08/10/2003   Practical Boat Owner Jake Kavanagh
15/10/2003   Navigating with Modern Technology Simon Fraser
22/10/2003   Rescued at Sea Nick Harper
29/10/2003   The Ubiquitous Crew Pauline Duart
05/11/2003   Building a Hunter 31 Ian Cox
12/11/2003   Round the World with a Difference Robert Shepton
15/11/2003   GMDSS Practical Course Alison Noice
19/11/2003   Getting the Best from Your Radar Ron Davies
26/11/2003   A New Look at the Battle of Trafalgar Richard Woodman
03/12/2003   Cruising the Outer Hebrides Alec McPherson
07/01/2004   A Third Year into the Voyage of a Lifetime Andrew Walker
14/01/2004   Optimist Goes North Michael Allan
21/01/2004   Septuagenarian Crosses Atlantic Single Handed Eleanor Timms
28/01/2004   Passage Making Using Weather Forecasts Frank Singleton
04/02/2004   Ten Days Before the Mast Paul Covell
11/02/2004   Palmerston Follies Bruce Nicholls
18/02/2004   Goblin Returns to Flushing Bryan Bonser
21/02/2004   First Aid Practical Course Peter Pocock
25/02/2004   The Road to Mandalay David Lane
03/03/2004   Navigation Made Easy Linda Waugh
10/03/2004   AGM, followed by Building a Mariners Library Rod Paton
13/03/2004   Annual Dinner David Pitman
06/10/2004   A Journey to Spain and Portugal Peter Poole
13/10/2004   A Land of Snow and Ice David Lane
20/10/2004   Sweden’s Secret Shore Graham Cattell
27/10/2004   Disaster and Opportunity Leslie Morrish
03/11/2004   Seabed types; their formation and stability. Brian D’Olier
10/11/2004   Sailing without Legs Ted Palmer
13/11/2004   Navigation made easy Linda Waugh
17/11/2004   A Day Out Down South Nigel King
24/11/2004   Let the wrecks of others be your Seamarks Richard Woodman
01/12/2004   Caribbean to Cape Cod Alec McPherson
05/01/2005   A Journey Northwards Via the Irish Sea George Lipscomb
12/01/2005   Sea Britain 2005 Stephen Riley
19/01/2005   Back to Basics and Valsheda vs. Ranger David Pitman
26/01/2005   Ring Around the Isle of Mull Kathy Mansfield
09/02/2005   From Longitude by Pocket Watch to PC Based Plotter Tom Cunliffe
16/02/2005   Cruising Kattegat to Skagerrak Dennis Kell
19/02/2005   Radar Alison Noice
23/02/2005   From Cook to Computers Tony Wooldridge
02/03/2005   Cruising to the Lofoten Islands John Duff
09/03/2005   AGM, followed by Cruising Styles 65 Years Ago Michael Goffe
12/03/2005   Annual Dinner Alan Priddy
05/10/2005   Windfarms, the ICC and Electronic Navigation Simon Jinks
12/10/2005   East Coast Sailing – Southwold to Southend Charles Stock
19/10/2005   A Tour of Ireland and the Creation of a Digital Log Graham Rabbitts
02/11/2005   A Nice Cup of Tea John Fishe
09/11/2005   The Exploits of Stokey Woodhall and the Atlantic Islands Stokey Woodhall
23/11/2005   Beating Wrinkles – Not Just a Salty Dog Tale Stephanie Sutton
30/11/2005   The River Thames Society Colin Reynolds
11/01/2006   Vagabond’s Circumpolar Navigation Eric Brossier
18/01/2006   Roundabout the Mediterranean Britta Bahr
25/01/2006   Birds of the Solent and Isle of Wight Ann Farrar
01/02/2006   My Love Affair with Nancy Bryan Bonser
08/02/2006   Travelling the European Inland Waterways Ken Shaw
15/02/2006   Marine Electrics James Hortop
22/02/2006   Great Maritime Festivals of Brest and Douarnenez Kathy Mansfield
01/03/2006   West Coast of Ireland Peter Poole
08/03/2006   Turkey for Christmas Andrew Walker
15/03/2006   AGM and the Falkirk Wheel William Munnoch
25/03/2006   Ruby Annual Dinner Nigel King
04/10/2006   Channel Islands and North Brittany Peter Cumberlidge
11/10/2006   Mary Rose (substitute speaker) Edward Sutton
18/10/2006   2004/2005 Global Challenge – Imagine it Done. Sian Hankinson
01/11/2006   The Adventures of the ARC Chris Monahan
08/11/2006   The Extraordinary Voyages of Captain James Cook Paul Covell
15/11/2006   Triumph & Tragedy – Tales from Arctic Greenland Robert Shepton
09/12/2006   Boat Electrics Pat Manley
22/11/2006   CSS Alabama 1862 – 1864 Davina Watson
29/11/2006   30 Years Before the Mast Wolfgang Ansorge



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