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My Boat – John Franklin

18th January 2023 @ 8:00 PM 10:00 PM GMT

18th January 2023 @ 8:00 PM 10:00 PM GMT

Doors Open 7:30pm


Design it yourself or buy from the factory? Everyone’s dream or a nightmare? In 2001 John launched his new boat built to his own design, having managed the build. He will explain the reasons for choosing the design and the complications of building a one-off design to a budget while complying with regulations. He sailed her to the Caribbean in 2002 and then, with his wife Jenny, spent 11 years sailing between the Caribbean and Newfoundland, returning to the UK in 2013. John has served as Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club and (now based in South Africa) he and Jenny are founder Directors of the Ocean Sailing Association of Southern Africa.


Colston Hall

The Memorial Centre, 8 East Common,
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 7AD United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1753 883759
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We hope you will join us in Colston Hall (visitors welcome) but the talk can also be heard live on Zoom. If you are a member of GXSA, please login to access the Zoom link

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John Franklin


Bernie Smallman


£5 Visitors, (Members Free)

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