Programme Autumn 2014
Pilot Cutters Under Sail
Pilot cutters were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft ever built. Distinguished yachtsman Tom Cunliffe explains what brought them such an enviable reputation. More details
St Peter's to Saint Pierre
Commodore of the OCC and GXSA member, John will tell us about recent cruising with his wife Jenny in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in their yacht, Al Shaheen. More details
Maritime historian Bill Cumming describes the development of these fast trading merchant ships built in Scotland from the late 18th century. More details
Around the UK in the motor boat Gralian.
Distinguished film maker Jonathan Lewis describes the restoration of motor cruiser Gralian and the experience of cruising in the Baltic and round the UK. More details
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - A Grandmother realises her racing dreams.
Gil Sharp describes the joy and deprivation of the Clipper race, including the Southern Ocean, the Sydney to Hobart race and the North Atlantic. More details
Bipolar Cruising – The Adventures of Mina2 from the Arctic to the Antarctic
Sea Biscuits and Lido Cakes
What it took to leave family, friends and a job to travel from Herne Hill to Barbados and how it was worth every minute. More details
Creating and Sailing an Arctic Mini-cruiser
Roger Taylor describes the re-construction of Mingming II, an Achilles 24, for high latitude sailing and describes her maiden voyage. More details
Cast Off for Christmas
Festive evening of short talks by GXSA members
Mulled wine, mince pies and other treats - a little earlier than usual this year
The North West Passage – twice. Madness?
2013 Apollo/Yachting Journalists' Association Yachtsman of the year, Bob Shepton returns to tell us about his latest exploits and his new book - Addicted to Adventure. More details