AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2000

Wednesday 4th October

CRUISING CHILE.

John and Fay Garey tell of their year exploring coastal and inland Chile, from the sub-tropical south to the desert north. And why we should all remember Chiloe

Wednesday 11th October

MUD IN THE BLOOD.

Colin Jarman - journalist, author and sailor - recalls his upbringing and exploits on sailing our East Coast.

Wednesday 18th October

MEMBER'S NIGHT.

  1. Ted Sutton recalls his first Channel crossing at the beginning of a very steep learning curve!
  2. John Pell returns with more tales of keeping 'UBIN' in his favourite parts of
Wednesday 25th October

TESTING TIMES ON YACHTS.

David Harding, yachting journalist and photographer, tells of his work with the sailing monthlies.

Wednesday 1st November

FORGET COWES WEEK - THIS IS FERRET NIGHT!

Have a flutter on the Furry Flyers to raise funds for the RNLI and GXSA. Or sponsor a race or runner, or just come for the fun!

Saturday 4th November

SATURDAY SPECIAL-SELDEN MASTS, SOUTHAMPTON.

A visit to Europe's biggest spar manufacturer.

Wednesday 8th November

NARROWBOAT FROM LECHLADE TO LIMEHOUSE.

Airline pilot Richard Poad changes speed from Boeing to narrowboat and draws upon twenty years of Thames navigation to take us from (almost) source to sea.

Wednesday 15th November

HMS WARRIOR.

Val Fontana, historian and senior guide to the Warrior, tells his story of this ship which marked the end of the Royal Navy's days of sail.

Wednesday 22nd November

ROPE YARNS.

The inimitable Des Pawson talks of ropes and knots.

Wednesday 29th November

A GUIDE TO NEW GADGETRY.

For ALL the crew! Jolyon Martin of Raytheon joins us for an evening of discussion and hands-on practice with the latest electronic equipment for small boats. Try before you buy.

Wednesday 6th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS.

Your chance to amuse, inform or confess!!

SPRING PROGRAMME 2000

Wednesday 12th January

BLUE WATER PREPARATION.

Dr. Dick Allan advises on what to do and what to avoid in getting ready for that cruise of a lifetime.
Wednesday 19th January

FROM LIMPETS TO LEVIATHANS.

Vicki Billings, marine biologist, diver and member of the Marine Conservation Society, talks about the life under our keels.

Wednesday 26th January

NORDIC SAGA.

Barry Meacham, association member, gives an illustrated talk on his idyllic 1999 cruise from Inverness to Bergen, Oslo and Marstrand, and its planning.

Wednesday 2nd February

CHINA CRUISE.

Dave Lane, association member, has been travelling again and returns to tell of his cruise through the Yangtse Gorges to Hankow.

Wednesday 9th February

THE STUPIDITY OF YOUTH.

Peter Poland of Hunter Boats tells of his early crossing of the Atlantic in a twenty-five foot yacht.

Wednesday 16th February

WORLD WAYFARING.

Margaret and Frank Dye show how to widen your dinghy sailing horizons and tell of their own distant exploits.

Wednesday 23rd February

R.N.L.I. SEA CHECK.

Guy Addington of the R.N.L.I. introduces the new safety scheme for all craft. Want a free inspection? Here's how

Wednesday 1st March

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.

After his 'Ferry to the Falklands' talk last year, Master Mariner Chris Clarke returns to share cross channel experiences and some of the problems facing modern ferry skippers.

Wednesday 8th March

THE MATTHEW

America's Cup yacht designer David Alan-Williams recounts his experience as Master of the Matthew on the 500th anniversary re-creation of Cabot's voyage to Canada.

Saturday 11th March

SATURDAY SPECIAL - WORLD NAVAL BASE VISIT.

By popular request, a return visit to the 'World Naval Base' and ropeworks at Chatham Dockyards.

Wednesday 15th March

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

Saturday 25th March

MILLENNIUM ANNUAL DINNER.

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1999

Wednesday 6th October

A CRUISE AROUND BRITAIN.

Ken Shaw, association member, on his sail around Britain in 1998 "by Orkney and by Wrath and by Corryvreckan too."

Wednesday 13th October

CURRENT CHARTING.

Jeremy Davies-Webb, of U.K. Hydrographic Office, explains the background to modern charting methods, digital charts and their use by the leisure sailor.

Wednesday 20th October

A WHOLE HEAP OF JUNK.

With the emphasis on self-built boats and Chinese Junks, Lynda Chidell discusses the merits of cruising as a way of life.

Saturday 23rd October

LIFE RAFT SPECIAL.

Graham Gardner, of Suffolk Sailing and Liferafts, returns for this practical hands-on life raft demonstration in the pool and tips on cold water survival. A MUST for serious cruisers.

Wednesday 27th October

CRUISING AROUND DENMARK.

Karin Wilkinson and Andrew Walker, association members, describe their 4 month cruise to and around Denmark - visiting the Friesian Islands, the Kiel Canal, the Baltic and Bornholm.

Tuesday 2nd November

METEOROLOGY.

A visit to the Meteorological Office, Bracknell.

Wednesday 3rd November

GREENLAND 1998 - IN THE STEPS OF TILMAN.

Atlantic storms, a knockdown, mountain summits, ice routes - the Rev. Bob Shepton, winner of the Tilman medal, recounts them all.

Wednesday 10th November

FROM CONCEPTION TO BERTH.

David Marsh, from Motor Boat and Yachting, takes us through the design and building processes involved in getting a contemporary production boat from drawing board to water.

Wednesday 17th November

THE MYSTERY OF NAPOLEON'S DEATH SOLVED!

Association member, Wolfgang Ansorge, talks about his voyages in the South

Atlantic and to the island of St. Helena, which lead to an amazing find.

Saturday 20th November

BRISTOL DOCKS.

A visit to the S. S. Great Britain and The Matthew, ending at Harvey's Wine Cellar for Sherry tasting.

Wednesday 24th November

THE WIND IS FREE.

Noel Dilly advises whether we need a sail or a mechanical device.

Wednesday 1st December

THE RIGHT BOAT FOR THE RIGHT JOB.

James Jermain, yachting authority, editor and journalist discusses the alternatives.

Wednesday 8th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS.

Your chance to amuse, inform or confess.

SPRING PROGRAMME 1999

Wednesday 6th January

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF OCEAN RACING.

John Chittenden describes the ups & downs of racing both ways around the world.

Wednesday 13th January

FERRY TO THE FALKLANDS.

Master Mariner, Capt Chris Clark, recounts events in 1982 when his •cross channel ferry was requisitioned to help recapture the Falklands.

Wednesday 20th January.

THE WHITBREAD ON BRUNEL SYNERGIE

Stuart Quarrie on racing in the Whitbread on a low budget - only $4.5m.

Wednesday 27th January

HISTORY BENEATH THE SEA.

The maritime archaeology of the Solent area by Brian Sparks and Gary Momber of the Hants and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.

Wednesday 3rd February

FIRST AID AT SEA.

Dr. Robert Hadley advises on the First Aid Kit and how to use it plus dealing with head injuries.

Saturday 6th February

R.Y.A. FIRST AID PART II.

The remainder of the course for the R.Y.A. First Aid certificate which includes dealing with emergencies.

Wednesday 10th February

A TRIBUTE TO BRITANNIA.

John Godfrey describes Britannia's last voyage to Portsmouth and her decommissioning.

Wednesday 17th February

AROUND THE WORLD THE WRONG WAY.

Glyn Hughes, Association member, relates his experiences on the B.T. Challenge.

Wednesday 24th February

OWL TO IRELAND.

Peter Bruce on cruising to Southern Ireland and a visit to anchorages known and less well known.

Saturday 27th February

COOKERY FOR SAILORS.

A practical course on preparing one-pot meals.

Wednesday 3rd March

THE RIGHT BOAT FOR THE RIGHT JOB.

James Jermain, of Yachting Monthly, discusses the alternatives.

Saturday 6th March

OUTBOARDS

A practical course on servicing small outboards.

Wednesday 10th March

ALONE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - AGAIN!

Following her recent success in the Route du Rhum, Ellen MacArthur returns to recount her latest adventures.

Wednesday 17th March

A.G.M.

Saturday 20th March

ANNUAL DINNER AND PRIZE GIVING.

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1998

Wednesday 7th October

A STOPPING TRIP ACROSS THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

Dr. Dick Allan goes off the beaten track on the Trade Winds Rally.
Wednesday 14th October

THAMES TRADITIONAL BOATS.

An illustrated talk on the development of traditional boats and boat building on the Thames by Colin Henwood, foremost builder and restorer of these crafts.
Saturday 17th October

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF G.R.P.

A repeat of the hands-on course designed to teach techniques required for expert D.I.Y. maintenance of GRP.
Wednesday 21st October

ALONE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - AT 21.

By popular request, Ellen MacArthur returns to describe her experiences before and during the 'Mini Transar race, in her 21 ft boat "Le Poisson".
Wednesday 28th October

DESIDERATA CRUISES HOME

The O'Connells return to tell the second half of their circumnavigation of Europe, from Majorca through the Canal du Midi to Lymington.
Wednesday 4th November

COASTGUARD SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION ON THE SOUTH COAST.

The crewing, training and operation of the coast guard helicopter based at Lee-on-Solent covering the south coast and central channel areas.
Wednesday 11th November

RACING ROUND THE WORLD.

Around the world with Paul Clark following the Tea Clipper routes in the 1996 yacht race.
Wednesday 18th November

THE TWO R's OF SAILING - REEFING AND RIGGING.

Andy Cassell discusses the pro's and con's of different types of reefing and Den Maidment offers advice on the care and maintenance of rigging.
Saturday 21st November

SOLENT COASTGUARD STATION.

A visit to the Coastguard Station at Lee-on-Solent including inspection of the S.A.R. helicopter.
Wednesday 25th November

FRENCH AFFAIRS

John Pell gives an account of some of the delights of cruising in Northern France and Brittany.
Wednesday 2nd December

ADVANCED CRUISING AND BOAT HANDLING TECHNIQUES.

James Stevens, National Coach of the R.Y.A. retums with more expert advice on pilotage, boat handling and passage making.
Wednesday 9th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1998

Wednesday 7th January

EPISODES FROM THE DAYS OF SAIL

An illustrated lecture by Adrian Seligman the square rig sailor and author.

Wednesday 14th January

'DESIDERATA' CRUISES FROM LYMINGTON TO MAJORCA

Frank 0' Connell narrates this cruise in a Westerly Consort 29'.

Wednesday 21st January

YACHT BROKERAGE

So you want to sell your boat? Patrick Boyd, broker, describes the do's and don'ts of such a sale.

Wednesday 28th January

FLORIDA TO CAPE COD

David and Sepha Wood describe a cruise up the east coast of America in "Tehari II" - a salar 40'.

Saturday 31st January

MARINE ELECTRICAL COURSE

Covering maintenance and safety, batteries, multi meters, legislation, starting and lighting systems, voltage drop, marine components and basic fault finding.

Wednesday 4th February

BOAT LAW

By special request solicitor David Johnston returns to discuss some of the legal problems facing boat owners including insurance, sales, purchase and salvage.

Wednesday 11th February

AN UP-DATE OF MARINE ELECTRONICS

Keith Miller reviews electronics from communications and navigation to general instrumentation.

Wednesday 18th February

SAILS

Mike Batt talks of design, construction and use of sails for cruising yachtsmen.

Wednesday 25th February

SAFETY AT SEA

Peter Bradley, Sea Safety Liason Officer of the R.N.L.I. will advise on do's and don'ts and suggest remedies for our safety.

Saturday 28th February

PRACTICAL ROPE & BRAID WORK

Alan Banton of English Braids will give a short talk and then give a "hand on" practical demonstration of 3 strand and braid splicing.

Wednesday 4th March

COMING HOME?

David Lane, Association Member, describes a cruise from Greece, around the Italian coast to Sardinia and the Balearics with some thoughts on Mediterranean cruising.

Wednesday 11th March

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held at Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre at 8.15 p.m.

Saturday 14ttiMarch

ANNUAL DINNER

To be held at the Beaconsfield Golf Club.

RALLIES 1998
  •  13th June at Bembridge.
  • 12th September at Port Solent

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1997

Wednesday 8th October

Mary Rose

Ted Sutton, a member of the "Mary Rose" Information Group and Association member relates the finding, raising and preservation of the famous "Mary Rose".

Wednesday 15th October

Sailing East by South to Holland

Gordon Wood, Association member, describes a cruise in "Kwenda".

Wednesday 22nd October

Cruising in Brittany

Peter Cumberledge, the well-known Sailor and Author describes "Cruising in Brittany".
Wednesday 29th October

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO REGATTA WEEK

Rum and Sun - The ultimate Sailing Holiday - Peter Poland, Director of Hunter Boats, talks about this enjoyable experience.
Wednesday 5th November

Greenland

Willy Kerr - describes a cruise up the east coast of Greenland and High Latitude sailing.

Wednesday 12th November

Round Britain Cruise

Jeff and Gillian Thatcher relate a Round Britain Cruise from the Solent in a Colvic 26 Motor Cruiser.
Wednesday 19th November

Circumnavigating the World

Clive and Sally Roberts describe the Trials and Tribulations of a circumnavigation.
Saturday 22nd November

Diesel Engine Course by J. Chapman of Volvo.

Wednesday 26th November

MEANDERING AROUND THE GREEK ISLANDS WITH SAILING HOLIDAYS LTD

Barrie Neilson introduces - Flotilla and Independent sailing in the most beautiful of areas. Wander from island to island, village to village. taverna to taverna.

Saturday 29th November

V.H.F. Course and exam at Fulmer Hall given by N. Thomas.

Wednesday 3rd December

Coping with adverse conditions

James Stevens, R.Y.A. National Coach.

...including tactics, pilotage and sailing in extreme weather.

Wednesday 10th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

SPRING PROGRAMME 1997

Wednesday 8th January

SAIL NORTH FROM PLYMOUTH

Explore the Tamar past and present with members Jill and David Lane. Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1996 but one of the busiest commercial rivers in England serving the largest copper port in Europe.

Wednesday 15th January

'J' CLASS YACHTS

Racing in the 1930's. Unique film shot in the Solent and on the East coast between 1931 and 1939 and presented by Rosemary Joy.

Wednesday 22nd January

ASSOCIATION MEMBER PETER NEWMAN

Relates his experiences up to 1949 including coastal erosion, Hamble River, shipbuilding, trawl fishing, the first marina and sailing adventures with an 1890 Thames One Design to France and yacht delivery to Greece.

Wednesday 29th January

SEA TALES FROM THE GREEK ISLANDS IN TIME OF WAR.

Adrian Seligman talks about his adventures in small boats at that time.

Wednesday 5th February

THE 1992/3 BRITISH STEEL & 1996/7 B.T. GLOBAL CHALLENGE.

Michael Kay describes the setting up, planning and running of these global races.

Wednesday 12th February

CRUISE TO SCOTLAND.

Peter Bruce that well known author takes us from Lymington to Scotland and back via St. Kilda.

Wednesday 19th February

OLYMPIC SILVER, SAVANNAH 1996

Ian Walker, who with John Merricks, won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics, describe their experience both before and during the event..

Wednesday 26th February

HOME FROM RUSSIA VIA THE FORMER EASTERN BALTIC STATES

David and Sepha Wood describe this fascinating cruise.

Wednesday 5th March

BASIC FIRST AID FOR YACHTSMEN

Mrs. Jean Andrews M.B.E. S.R.N. will talk about resuscitation and incident management as well as treating casualties at sea.

Saturday 8th March

SATURDAY SPECIAL: FLARES DEMONSTRATION

At Rickmansworth Sailing Club. Bring your old out-of-date flares.

Wednesday 12th March

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

At Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre at 8.15 p.m. Including a Boat Jumble Sale.

15th March

ANNUAL DINNER

At the Beaconsfield Golf Club.

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1996

Wednesday 9th October

TESTING, TESTING, TESTING

James Jermain, Deputy Editor of Yachting Monthly, reveals the secrets and techniques used in their now famous boat tests.
Wednesday 16th October

RADAR

Mr Tim Bartlett F.R.I.N., Technical Editor of Motorboat and Yachting, talks about radar for small boats.

Saturday 19th October

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH GRP-SATURDAY SPECIAL

The Marine Engineering Training Centre in Burchetts Green near Maidenhead opens its doors for a practical course on GRP repairs and maintenance - all materials included. As numbers are restricted to eight early booking is suggested.
Wednesday 23rd October

I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO SEA WITH MY UNCLE MAURICE

A 12 year old midshipman joined the Navy on 21st January 1771 - his name was Horatio Nelson and the rest is history. Stephen Riley of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, tells the story of the boy who became a national hero.
Wednesday 30th October

THE LEGENDARY FAIREY MARINE-50 YEARS ON

Charles and Gordon Currie chronicle the family's association with the design and construction of classic dinghies, sailing cruisers and powerboats. Unique archive film will be shown to illustrate the founding of Fairey Marine 50 years ago.
Wednesday 6th November

ROUND THE WORLD WITH A DIFFERENCE

"Blue Water Medallist" Rev Bob Shepton describes a world circumnavigation in a Westerly 33 Discus with a young crew via the Falklands, Antarctica, Cape Horn, the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Saturday 9th November

LIFERAFT SATURDAY EVENING SPECIAL

Bring your swimwear and a lifejacket for this practical hands-on liferaft demonstration by Graham Gardner of Suffolk Sailing at the Chalfont St Peter Leisure Centre swimming pool.
Wednesday 13th November

CRUISING THE SPANISH RIAS

Gerry and Margaret Elliott share their experiences exploring the little known estuaries on the Atlantic seaboard of Northern Spain.
Wednesday 20th November

SINGLE-HANDED ROUND BRITAIN AT 18

Ellen MacArthur recounts the challenging 1,800 mile trip she made last year single-handed round Britain in her Corribee 21.
Wednesday 27th November

RUSTING THROUGH AND DROPPING OFF

Mike Rickard and Eddie Cumick of MG Duff talk about electrolysis and corrosion in small boats.
Wednesday 4th December

ORIENTAL SPICE

Club members Mavis and Alun Roberts divulge some oriental secrets during their illustrated talk on chartering in Thailand.
Wednesday 11th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

The annual pre-Christmas bash with seasonal mulled wine and mince pies

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1996

Wednesday 10th January

NEW ZEALAND SOUNDS WONDERFUL AND NO! NOT TURKEY AGAIN

GXSA member Fred Hughes takes a retrospective look at two contrasting cruising areas
Wednesday 17th January

TALES OF THAMES BARGES

Richard Walsh, chairman of the Thames Barge Sailing Match, talks about the history and characteristics of these unique trading craft and the lifestyle of their crews.
Wednesday 24th January

THE CRAFT AND CREEKS OF THE EAST COAST

Charles Stock, an authority on the East Coast and a contributor to yachting magazines, gives an illustrated talk on barges, smacks and gaff yachts together with details of many of the East Coast's beautiful rivers.
Wednesday 31st January

WITH HMS ENDURANCE TO THE ANTARCTIC BEFORE THE FALKLANDS WAR

Bob Mahoney our presenter was a civilian cameraman on what was supposed to be the last voyage of HMS Endurance. His slide commentary will take us to the Southern Ocean.
Wednesday 7th February

HEAVY WEATHER SAILING

Inveterate tempest seeker Noel Dilly, correspondent to Yachting Monthly, will relate his experiences and explain how to prepare your boat and crew for surviving heavy weather.
Wednesday 14th February

Hampshire Marine Police

PC Ian Hill

A talk on the Marine Police's activity in the Solent and provides up-to-date marine security techniques for boat owners
Wednesday 21st February

CIRCUMNAVIGATING SOUTHERN ENGLAND!

Can you stay afloat in a fast sailing cruiser on passage from the Isle of Wight through London and Bristol via Newbury? Chris and Alice Turner illustrate how.
Wednesday 28th February

ELECTROLYSIS AND CORROSION

Mike Rickard and Eddie Curnick of M G Duff talk about electrolysis and corrosion in small boats.
Wednesday 6th March

CARIBBEAN VOYAGE

Hugh and Angela Farrant continue the tales of their epic voyage to the Caribbean in Spring Gold II and now relate the retum passage and their visit to the Azores.
Saturday 9th March

WEATHER FOR SAILING

A practical teach-in by Alan Watts with an in-depth discussion on the useful aspects of forecasting for small boat sailing.
Wednesday 13th March

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This year the AGM will be followed by a film.

Friday 15th Marc

30th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

This 30th Anniversary dinner will be held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club where the Guest of Honour will be Robin Aisher.

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1995

Wed 4th October

Staying in Full Control in Unfamiliar Waters

John Goode of the Southern Sailing School will give tips and wrinkles on pilotage in unfamiliar waters.
Wed 11th October

Channel Alternatives

Join Ken Endean on an imaginary cruise around the western channel, visiting lesser known harbours, anchorages and sheltered coves.
Wed 18th October

Conflict in Inshore Waters - Real or Imaginary?

Harbour Master and Deputy Port Manager, Southampton - Captain James Chestnutt makes a welcome return visit to the Association and will analyse the issues and identify the problems associated with the management of inshore traffic. A seminar format will be used to encourage dialogue and debate.
Wed 25th October

Life in Nelson's Navy

Brian Lavery from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich gives us a close-up view of life forthe officers and crew in the time of Nelson. He looks at daily life aboard ship - food, drink, entertainment and the horrors plus the excitement of battle.
Wed 1st November

The Frisian Islands

Ted Osborn - the well known sailing journalist - shares his many experiences in the Frisian Islands. The illustrated talk takes us from the North of Holland, along the North Sea coast of Germany as far as Denmark.
Wed 8th November

Production Boat Building in the UK

Peter Thomas of Westerly - Britain's largest manufacturer of sailing boats -describes the process of constructing a GRP sailing yacht, from plug to mould to finished yacht.
Sat 11th November

Saturday Special - Visit to SS Great Britain

This visit to Bristol to go aboard Brunel's massive flagship of the steam revolution may also include a visit to Harveys, of Bristol Cream fame. If you would like to be included please see the noticeboard.
Wed 15th November

Round the World in Blackjack

Mike and Pat Pocock give an illustrated account taken from their seven year voyage which included time spent in the remote parts of Alaska.
Wed 22nd November

Batteries on Board

Eric Millett - an authority on batteries and chargers - explains how batteries charge, discharge and die. Dispel the myths and mysteries and you too can run a trouble-free electrical system on board.
Wed 29th November

The Delta Area of Holland

Stuart Bradley gives us the benefit of his extensive cruises in Holland. He advises on getting there, avoiding problems, routes to follow in the delta area plus a look at the ljsselmeere and Friesland.
Wed 6th December

Cast Off for Christmas

Mulled wine and mince pies with light entertainment. Fri 15th March 1996 30th Anniversary Dinner

This year's annual dinner will be at the Royal Thames Yacht Club and the Guest of Honour will be Robin Aisher.

SPRING PROGRAMME 1995

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.

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1994

Wednesday 5th October

WOMAN OF STEEL

Vivian Cherry describes an adventure of a lifetime for crew and skipper alike. T o be cold, wet and tired racing around the world against the prevailing winds and currents. A skipper's inside view of the British Steel Challenge.

Wednesday 12 October

SAILING IN ALASKA

Chris Lewis will relate his sailing experiences in Alaska which included windsurfing, ice boat sailing, cruising and racing.
Wednesday 19th October

CRUISING IN THE GREAT LAKES

Members Alun and Mavis Roberts tell about their holiday with American friends.

Wednesday 26th October

OLD FATHER THAMES

Neil Garside, a professional boat builder and an authority on the Thames, will talk on the local history of the river and its wooden boats.

(Come early and support the RNU stall.)

Wednesday 2nd November

CLOUDS AND THE WEATHER

Alan Watts the well known writer on yachting meteorology will tell us how to look for and try to understand some of the signs in the sky.

Wednesday 9th November

IN THE WAKE OF SHACKLETON

Trevor Potts recounts the recent re-creation of Shackleton's 800 mile voyage across the Southern Ocean in a 23 foot boat in a desperate bid to summon rescue for the crew of Endurance.
Saturday 12th November

SATURDAY SPECIAL

The first of two small parties of 15 will visit the Meteorological Office at Bracknell. The visit will be repeated on November 26th. Early booking needed via notice board.

Wednesday 16th Novmber

THE RNLI — A MORE PROACTIVE APPROACH

Mike Vlasto the RNLI Sea Safety Officer presents an update on recent develop­ments within the Institution, including Navaids, training and the new sea safety initiative.

Wednesday 23rd November

CIRCUMNAVIGATION 1991-1993

Keith Braint describes some experiences in his Nicholson 32 visiting-the Pacific Islands of Polynesia and Melanesia and from Darwin through the Timor and South China Seas to Bali, Singapore and Thailand.

Wednesday 30th November

MODERN BOAT PAINTS

Tom White of International Paints will discuss modern antifouling and topside paints —what to use and how to apply it. Hopefully he will have a new development to report

Wednesday 7th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Something different again this year —fun and games. Mulled wine and mince pies are planned as usual.

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1994

Wednesday 12th January

IN TURKISH WATERS

Join GXSA members David and Gil Lane as they explore the anchorages and archeology of Turkey.
Wednesday 19th January

UNDERSTANDING SEA BREEZES

Oceanographer Dr. Jonathan Taylor will describe and give examples of the cause and effect of sea breezes.
Wednesday 26th January

RADAR FOR THE AVERAGE YACHTSMAN

Radar the all seeing eye — or is it? Tim Bartlett of Motor Boat and Yachting will tell us about modern radar equipment for yachts.
Wednesday 2nd February

ARCTIC HIGH — AN ADVENTURE NORTH OF 80degN

Nick Ryley will describe his 1984 sail aboard the 62 ft. "Warbaby" crossing the Barents Sea, coasting Svalbard to Moffen Island.
Wednesday 9th February

PRIMROSE AND OTHER BOATS

Recent exciting finds in marine archeology will be outlined by Valerie Fenwick.
Wednesday 16th February

A VOYAGE TO TRISTAN DA CUNHA

GXSA member Wolfgang Ansorge recalls his visit to "The Loneliest Island in the World" aboard RMS St. Helena. (Unusual items to be raffled in aid of The Tristan da Cunha Charitable Trust.)
Wedesday 23rd February

YOUR MARINE COLOUR SLIDES

A chance for members to show and comment on their slides. Marcus Taylor of Marcus Taylor Offshore Photography will give a short introduction and make constructive comments.
Wednesday 2nd March

THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

A welcome return visit from Stephen Riley of the Greenwich Museum staff. This time he will tell us about the war, shipwrecks, hulks and wildlife of the Falklands.
Wednesday 9th March

SEASTART

Solent trouble shooter Toby Kilner will describe his work adding some anecdotes dealing with mechanical failures afloat.
Saturday 12th March

SATURDAY SPECIAL - RETURN VISIT TO THE SOLENT COASTGUARD

To apply for this HQ visit please put your name on the notice board form. Limited numbers so follow up with Peter Upcher.
Wednesday 16th march

AGM, FOLLOWED BY A MEMBERS "BRING AND BUY" SALE

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a members "Nautical Bring and Buy Sale". (See the notice board for details.)
Friday 18th March

THE ASSOCIATION DINNER

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

Admission to members and guests by reservation only, via Paul Harper

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1993

Wednesday 6th October

THE TOUGHEST YACHT RACE EVER

(Members only evening-numbers limited to 135)

As a follow up to his superb reports in the Daily Telegraph, Mike Calvin will recount his participation in the British Steel Challenge race on board Hoffbrau Lager.

Wednesday 13th October

HIGH SPEED NAVIGATION FOR LOW SPEED SAILORS

Captain Richard Bickford of British Airways compares navigation in somewhat different dimensions—not to say planes!
Wednesday 20th October

THE ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS (ARC)

Sail with Caribbean bound GXSA members Hugh and Angela Farrant. This time take the easy way across in Spring Gold II.
Wednesday 27th October

COMPACT CRUISING

Anne and Dennis Kell recall their experiences of coastal and inland cruising throughout the British Isles.

(Come early and support the R.N.L.I. stall)

Wednesday 3rd November

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY MINUTES

Founder of the successful Atlantic Rally for cruisers, Jimmy Cornell, will discuss the highlights and problems in organising his first Europa Round the World Rally.
Wednesday 10th November

KWENDA'S RETURN

By special request Gordon Wood, ably assisted by wife Rosemary and Gil Ireland, will tell of "every day a new experience" during Kwenda's return home from Bordeaux.
Saturday 13th November

SATURDAY SPECIAL - VISIT TO THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

To apply for this all day visit to Greenwich please put your name on the notice board.
Wednesday 17th November

SAIL MAKING AND SAIL CLOTHS

Ivan Bole of Arun Sails describes some of the whys and wherefores of producing good sails.
Wednesday 24th November

THE INSHORE LIFEBOAT

The ups and downs of life on the Hayling Lifeboat by helmsman Roderick James. (Come early-your last chance to get your R.N.L.I. Christmas gifts)
Wednesday 1st December

THE TITANIC — 80 YEARS OF LEGEND

David Hutchings will talk of the White Star Shipping Line and the fateful maiden voyage of its most famous ship, including accounts of survivors and recent diving discoveries.
Wednesday 8th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Music, Nautical Fun, Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.

SPRING PROGRAMME 1993

Wednesday 13th January

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISING

Travel along with GXSA members David and Gill Lane as they cruise from the Rhone to Rhodes.
Wednesday 20th January

COMMON SENSE ELECTRICS AND ELECTRONICS IN BOATS

Matthew Walker and Mike McAllister of Mainstream Marine Electronics will discuss a practical approach to everyday electrics.
Wednesday 27th January

"THE YACHTSMAN" AND THE BREST CLASSIC RALLY 1992

Tom Cunliffe, editor of The Yachtsman founded in 1891, will discuss its relaunching and introduce us to some of the magnificent classic vessels at the Brest Rally.
Wednesday 3rd February

A VERY RUM PUNCH

Association members Mavis and Alun Roberts will talk light-heartedly about their chartering in the Caribbean.
Wednesday 10th February

SPRING CRUSADER

Ex-Association member Douglas Horton will describe his transition from dinghy to cruiser sailing which included a flotilla delivery passage from Yugoslavia to Turkey.
Wednesday 17th February

ROPES THEIR TYPES AND RECOMMENDED USES

Mark Durbidge of Marlow Ropes will talk on the manufacture and recommended uses of ropes together with a demonstration of splicing.
Wednesday 24th February

IRISH WATERS CRUISING

W.M. (Winkle) Nixon the well-known cruising correspondent of Yachting World will take us to Irish waters with the aid of slides.
Wednesday 3rd March

PILOTAGE IN CREEKS AND HARBOURS

John Goode Principal of the Southern Sailing School and author of the "Let's do it under sail" articles will give us hints for sailing in close waters.
Wednesday 10th March

WORKING SAIL

Irene is a 1907 West Country trading ketch and the last working survivor of a vast fleet. Dr. Leslie Morrish will tell us about the history of Irene and her new career.
Saturday 13th March

SATURDAY SPECIAL - VISIT TO COASTGUARD AT LEE ON SOLENT

To apply for this headquarters visit please put your name on the notice board form. Numbers are limited so follow up with Peter Upcher.
Wednesday 17th March

AGM AND FILM

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a film or video—title to be announced.
Friday 19th March

THE ASSOCIATION DINNER

The Annual Dinner will be held at the Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross. Admission to members and guests by reservation only via Paul Harper

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1992

Wednesday 7th October

RACE ROUND THE ISLAND

Commander Peter Bruce will pilot our way around the Isle of Wight and illustrate the pitfalls to avoid.
Wednesday 14th October

TO THE NORTH CAPE AND BEYOND

Ex-Association member John Jarvis will describe a trip with wife, Rosemary, in a Norwegian coastal ferry boat to the Arctic Circle.
Wednesday 21st October

TIDES AND WATER MOVEMENTS IN THE SOLENT AREA

Dr. Jonathan Taylor of the Oceanography Department of Southampton University will explain some of the interesting features of the tides about the Solent.
Saturday 24th October

SATURDAY SPECIAL — DIESEL ENGINES

By special request, a repeat of Volvo’s teach-in on diesel engine care and maintenance. Limited to 12 so book early with payment to Gil Ireland.
Wednesday 28th October

AN EVENING OF NAUTICAL FILMS

Alan Willmott of Windjammer Films will show four films including. Sailing to the Cape in black and white, Surf Boat off Accra in colour, one on the Malcolm Miller anci one Australian production.
Wednesday 4th November

TRANSATLANTIC EXPERIENCES

Richard Clifford will tell us about his many experiences—with special emphasis on planning, navigation and heavy weather.
Wednesday 11th November

ADMIRALTY CHARTS — AN UPDATE

Rear Admiral J.A.L. Myers, F.R.I.C.S.—Hydrographer to the Navy—will give us an update on the work of his department in preparing charts including the new Small Craft edition.
Saturday 14th November

SATURDAY SPECIAL — FLARES

A practical demonstration of flares by P. Redway of The Wheelhouse School of Navigation. To be held at the Rickmansworth Sailing Club, West Hyde from 1400 hours. Limited numbers so book early with payment to Peter Upcher.
Wednesday 18th November

ORGANISING THE WHITBREAD RACE

Bailey Wilmot, race director, will give an insight into the detailed planning which makes the Whitbread Race such an international success.

Wednesday 25th November .

A CENTAUR ODESSEY and   

SAILING DOWNHILL TO THE GRENADINES

An Association member's double bill. Roger Banks will describe the trials and tribulations of preparing an old Centaur for active service. David Henriques will tell us about sailing downwind to the Grenadines in a 60 ft. schooner.
Wednesday 2nd December

YACHT MOUNTAINEERING

Up the Seine, down the Rhone and back via the Midi. Gordon and Rosemary Wood take Kwenda, their Southerly 1.15, through the French canals.
Wednesday 9th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Again by special request, Tom Round and friends will add music to our nautical fun. As usual there will be mince pies and mulled wine

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1992

Wednesday 15th January

THE KIWI MAGIC

Association member Fred Hughes will talk about three of the cruising areas of New Zealand and show some fiordland scenes of Milford and Doubtful "Sounds”.
Wednesday 22nd January

THE THREE PEAKS RACE

John Driscoll describes the RYA Seamanship Foundation's attack on the Three Peaks Race in the catamaran Sealegs.
Wednesday 29th January

CRUISING THROUGH THE FRENCH CANALS

By special request Association member David Lane will recount how he enjoyed taking his boat Psalm to the Mediterranean via the scenic route.
Wednesday 5th February

HALBERG RASSEY THE QUALITY YACHT

Jeff Taylor of Halberg Rassey will discuss the new design of their yachts and recount his experiences on the 1989 Two-handed Round Britain race.
Wednesday 12th February

PROPELLER POWER

Simon Green of Poole Propulsions will talk about matching the right propeller to the engine and boat combination.
Wednesday 19th February

KIEL AND BEYOND

Dr Malcolm McLaren will relate his adventures from Guernsey to Kiel followed by his cruise around the Danish Isles and the Swedish coast aboard Malmac.
Wednesday 26th February

THE QUEEN’S HARBOUR MASTER, PORTSMOUTH

Captain J.S. Chestnut RN, will review the history, statutory duties and current operations in the Solent area and suggest possible solutions to safety problems.
Saturday 29th February

“SATURDAY SPECIAL”

DIESEL ENGINE CARE AND MAINTENANCE

John Chapman of Volvo Penta will lead a "hands on" diesel engine teach-in.
Wednesday 4th March

BRITISH CAPE HORN KAYAK EXPEDITION 1992

Nigel Dennis, Principal of the Anglesey School of Sea Canoeing will describe how he piloted John Ridgeway and his daughter Rebecca around the Horn in kayaks.
Wednesday 11 th March

COLUMBUS 500 YEARS LATER

John Hamilton JP, Chairman of the Race Committee for the Grand Regatta, Columbus '92, retraces this epic voyage of discovery. He will discuss the replica ships being built and tell of the other craft taking part.
Wednesday 18th March

A.G.M. PLUS FILM

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a film or video. (The title will be announced in good time.)
Friday 20th March

ANNUAL DINNER

The Association Dinner will be held at the Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross. Admission to members and guests by ticket only obtained from the Hon.Secretary

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1991

Wednesday 9th October

ROUND THE WORLD IN MAIDEN

Nancy Hill, sail trimmer, narrates her experiences as a member of the ‘all girl’ crew on the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Wednesday 16th October

PREPARATION FOR EXTENDED CRUISING

Association member Graham Lock describes the pleasures and perils involved in commissioning a Contest 46 with a new rig.
Wednesday 23rd October

SHIPS FROM 8 TO 1,000 FEET

Andrew Dawson, Association member, will give an illustrated talk about his life long passion of ship photography.

(COME EARLY AND SUPPORT THE R.N.L.I. CHRISTMAS STALL)

Wednesday 30th October

NORTH BRITTANY PILOTAGE AND PASSAGE MAKING

Donald Beswick, editor of Adlard Coles North Brittany Pilot distinguishes between the two subjects and explains some practices he has followed.
Wednesday 6th November

A QUICK SAIL AROUND THE NORTH ATLANTIC

The Rev. Bob Shepton, school chaplain and ex-marine, describes a voyage to Greenland and beyond in the wake of the Vikings.
Wednesday 13th November

BOAT LAW

By special request, solicitor David Johnston returns to talk on some of the legal aspects of yachting.
Saturday 16th November

“SATURDAY SPECIAL”

PRACTICAL LIFERAFT TRAINING

John Driscol, National Sailing Coach of the Royal Yachting Association will lecture on liferafts and their use, followed by practical training in the pool in your 'oil skins etc’ at the Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill at 1500hrs-1930hrs. Cost £10.00 (limited to thirty). Apply and pay Bob Allman — Treasurer
Wednesday 20th November

THE BISCAY COAST OF FRANCE

Peter Cumberlidge will give an illustrated talk on cruising the Biscay coast in his gaff cutter Stormalong. Up-to-date information will be given on new harbours and marinas.
Wednesday 27th November

YOUR RIG AND YOU

John Passmore MBE of Kemp delves into the design, maintenance and operation of modern cruiser and cruiser/racer rigs and associated sail handling systems.
Wednesday 4th December

CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

Tony Newling-Ward of Sun Days Worldwide Charters describes the areas and options for Caribbean cruising.

Wednesday 11 th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

By special request, Tom Round joins us with music and song. As usual there will be fun puzzles with mince pies and mulled wine

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1991

Wednesday 9th January

BLUE-PRINT FOR THE ARUN CLASS LIFEBOAT

Stuart Welford, Research & Development Manager of the R.N.L.I. will describe the process of developing this class of vessel.
Wednesday 16th January

TWO STAR — ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Our members and the only husband and wife team, Hugh and Angela Farrant will excite us with their adventures in getting there and back in their new Sadler Starlight 38.
Wednesday 23rd January

YACHTMASTER

What it takes to become a Yachtmaster. James Stevens, the R.Y.A. cruising coach explains and also outlines the new design and equipment requirements for Sailing School yachts.
Wednesday 30th January

CHARTS & PILOT BOOKS FOR YACHTSMEN

Willie Wilson, Chairman of Imray Laurie Norie Wilson will describe the work that goes into the preparation and production of the necessities for safe and enjoyable cruising.
Wednesday 6th February

ANCHORS AND DROGUES — FACTS AND MYTHS

Discussed by Bernard Hayman of Yachting World.
Wednesday 13th February

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME

Captain Adrian Allenby, R.N. Master of the Sir Winston Churchill will talk about the work of the Sail Training Association and life aboard the Schooners.
Saturday 16th February

“SATURDAY SPECIAL”

IMPROVE YOUR WEATHER AWARENESS

Plotting and tracking depressions. David Houghton, Olympic Meteorological adviser, will give a day’s tution.
Wednesday 20th February

SOMETHOUGHTS FOR NAVIGATION WHEN MAKING A

CHANNEL CROSSING

From Sqn Ldr Ken Burgess, Senior Lecturer in navigation and meteorology at the College of Maritime Studies, Warsash.
Wednesday 27th February

FITTED OUT FOR COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY

Experienced cruising yachtsman, Dr. Malcolm McLaren, illustrates his priorities when fitting out his Moody Grenadier "Malmac” for serious extended off-shore cruising.
Wednesday 6th March

VOYAGE OF THE LORNE LEADER

Association member Wolfgang Ansorge describes his voyage in a 1892 Brixham trawler to St Kilda and the Hebrides including many rarely visited islands.
Wednesday 13th March

A.G.M. and VIDEO

Friday 15th March

THE ASSOCIATION SILVER JUBILEE DINNER

at Trinity House, London EC3

Guest Speaker: Maj Ewen Southby-Tailyour.

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1990

Wednesday 3rd October

THE YACHTING MONTHLY CONCEPT YACHT -A REVIEW

Geoff Pack, Assistant Editor describes the design of this offshore cruising yacht and brings us up to date.
Wednesday 10th October

WHERE ON EARTH ARE WE?

Greenham Marine will review modern electronic navigation aids and future trends.
Wednesday 17th October

SAILING WITH THE CIRDAN TRUST

A speaker from the Trust will describe the history, operation, and work of the Trust, and their sailing vessel - including a Baltic Trader and Thames Barge.
Wednesday 24th October

RIGHT TO THE BITTER END

Association Members, Clive and Sally Roberts will give an illustrated talk on their cruising holiday in the British Virgin Islands.

Come early and support the R.N.L.I. Christmas Stall

Wednesday 31st October

PALMERSTONS FOLLY - A HISTORY OF THE SOLENT FORTS

Nicholas Hall, Curator of Artillery at Fort Nelson will talk about the construction and armament of the Victorian Forts defending Portsmouth and its Royal Dock­yard.
Wednesday 7th November

WITH INTEGRITY

Andy Coghill, Skipper takes us Round the World in the Whitbread.
Wednesday 14th November

DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS

Association archivist John Knight will illustrate the history and exploits of the Little Ships.
Wednesday 21st November

THE ART OF CORSE SAILING

Almost a circumnavigation of Corsica with a visit to the Northern tip of Sardinia recounted by Association members Doreen Annan and Fred Hughes.
Wednesday 28th November

TRINITY HOUSE

A brief history and a look into the future of aids to navigation by Captain Malcolm Edge, Deputy Master and Association Member.
Wednesday 5th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Nautical Fun Games and Songs - Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.
Saturday 17th or 24 November

SATURDAY SPECIAL

Weather - Bill Giles

SPRING PROGRAMME 1990

Wednesday 10th January

EXPLORING THE SCILLIES

Club member David Lane will pilot you to these enchanting islands with their wealth of natural and historic interests.
Wednesday 17th January

CLOSE QUARTER HANDLING

Alison Noice, principal of the Westerley Sea School, will discuss techniques of manoeuvring, mooring and anchoring.
Wednesday 24th January

IS SHE WELL FOUND?

Peter Tier, Chairman of the Yacht Builders, Designers and Surveyors Association, provides an insight into yacht surveying with cautionary tales.
Wednesday 31st January

5,400 MILES IN "SALAL", A GOLDEN HIND 31

Ruth Clements and Ted Long illustrate with slides and film this epic trip from England to Vancouver B.C. via Panama and Hawaii.
Wednesday 7th February

CRUISING THE RIAS OF N.W. SPAIN, ABOARD SKYJACK 11

Gp. Cpt. Bastard returns to describe yet another fascinating cruise.
Wednesday 14th February

DEVELOPEMENTS IN SAIL REEFING SYSTEMS

Tim Drew, a rigger (formerly with Sadler's) will discuss recent develope- ments in reefing systems and the sails as they affect cruising yachts.
Wednesday 21st February

WHICH TACK?

Yachtmaster examiner John Cawsey will describe how to develop one’s ' navigational skills and improve the sailing performance of the average cruising yacht.
Wednesday 28th February

FIT FOR THE PURPOSE?

Club members Archie Annan and Robert Smith will each talk about selecting and equipping their yachts - one for extended cruising and the other for off-shore racing.
Wednesday 7th March

CRUISING CORSICA

Matthew and Fiona Flynn of Sun Sail will illustrate this magnificent cruising area and recount their experiences as flotilla tenders.
Saturday 10th March

SATURDAY SPECIAL, DIESEL ENGINES

John Chapman of Volvo/Penta U.K. will give a talk on the principles of the diesel engine and follow this with a practical demonstration on maintenance.

A snack lunch will be available.

Wednesday 14th March

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:

Followed by a video film on Whitbread 1989/90.
Saturday 17th March

THE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER:

at the Bellhouse Hotel, Beaconsfield, guest speaker Bill Giles

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1989

Wednesday 4th October

CLASSIC SAILING PASSAGES

South Coast of England to Brittany with Kitty Hampton giving useful tips includ­ing passage planning.
Wednesday 11th October

MARINE POLLUTION MATTERS — ABOVE AND BELOW THE WAVES

Sally Rodgers, underwater photographer and conservationist, assesses the impact of human activitiy on marine life.
Wednesday 18th October

ESCAPING — ALL AT SEA AND ADRIFT

All at sea and adrift — Wing Commander Tony Jillings recounts with slides Sunderland Operations in the Mediterranean, being shot down in 1940 off the Coast of North Africa and his own escape.
Wednesday 25th October

VIA PANAMA CANAL TO THE GALAPAGOS

Association Members Angela and Hugh Farrant recall their sailing adventures from Venezuela to Galapagos including transitting the Panama Canal. (Come early and support the R.N.L.I. Christmas Stall)
Wednesday 1st November

THE ONE DESIGN STORY

Yacht Designer David Thomas describes the making of the one design classes from the Sonata to the Sigma.
Wednesday 8th November

CANOES AND CRUISERS

Stephen Riley of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich returns to illustrate the early steps in the development of the small cruising yacht.
Wednesday 15th November.

THE DORSET COASTLINE

Commander Peter Bruce takes us out of the Solent on an aerial trip along the Dorset coast to preview his new book"Inshore along the Dorset Coastline"
Wednesday 22nd November

MANAGING THE RIVER HAMBLE

The Hamble Harbour Master Capt. C. J. Nichol! O.B.E. will illustrate the many facets of organising this busy sailing river.
Wednesday 29th November

EXTENDED CRUISING

Canon Aishe, a long experienced yachtsman and winner of a number of cruising awards tells us of his extended summer cruises to the less well visited European cruising grounds.
Wednesday 6th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

New Nautical Teasers and songs with Tom Round.

 

SPRING PROGRAMME 1989

Wednesday 11th January

"YACHT PHOTOGRAPHY"

World renowned yachting photographer Keith Beken of Cowes will illustrate their work over three generations.
Wednesday 18th January

OLYMPIC GOLD AT S. KOREA, 1988

Bryn Vaile, who together with Mike Maclntyre won the Olympic Gold Medal, will describe his experiences at the Olympics and their wonderful win in the Star Class.
Wednesday 25th January

THE AMERICA'S CUP 1851 TO DATE

Yachting historian Ian Dear describes the golden age of yachting of the last Century.
Wednesday 1st February

CARIBBEAN CRUISING

Honorary member, Nigel Thomas, will recall and illustrate cruising in the West Indies.
Wednesday 8th February

BENETEAU BOATS

Mr. David Tydemar, Managing Director (U.K.) of Beneteau Boats will give an illustrated talk about their modern range of production boats.
Wednesday 15th February

RESCUE AT SEA

Graham Hall, Honorary Secretary of Bembridge Lifeboat will describe the work of our brave lifeboatmen.
Wednesday 22nd February

"SAFETY AT SEA — A STATE OF MIND."

John Driscoll, Principal National Coach of the R.Y.A. will discuss the importance of preparing yourself and then your boat.
Wednesday 1st March

POWER GENERATION

Eric Kingsley of Telesonic Marine Ltd will compare the various options open to yachtsmen of generating electricity on small boats.
Wednesday 8th March

THE FRENCH CANALS

Hugh McKnight, author of 'Cruising French Waterways' will tell us of the plea­sures of exploring rural France by boat.
Wednesday 15th March

"AGM AND FILM OF THE CALEDONIAN CANAL"

An illustrated cruise through the C.C. from Inverness to Fort William.
Friday 17th March

ANNUAL DINNER

The Association Dinner will be held at the Leander Club, Henley. Admission by ticket available from the Hon. Secretary

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1988

Wednesday 5th October

SQUARE-RIG SAILING ON 'LORD NELSON'

Two Association members Tom Round, Bill Richardson and Reyffiend--Glenny talk about the challenge of sailing with able and disabled crew.
Wednesday 12th October

CRUISE TO GREENLAND AND THE CANADIAN ARCTIC

Willie Ker recounts his award winning cruise in his Contessa 32.
Wednesday 19th October

THE OCEAN—CRUISING YACHT

Ted and Bill Spears of Bay Class Yachts will talk about building top-quality steel ocean cruising yachts.

Wednesday 26th October

CAMPAIGNING AN ADMIRALS CUP TEAM

Stuart Quarrie of British Performance Sailing describes the preparation and man­agement for an Admirals Cup Challenge.LA-

Wednesday 2nd November.

FRANCIS DRAKE TO WINDWARD

.Stephen Riley of The National Maritime Museum Greenwich reviews the tactics for the defeat of the Spanish Armada
Wednesday 9th November

CLASSIC SAILING PASSAGES

South Coast of England to Brittany with Kitty Hampton giving useful tips on passage planning
Wednesday 16th November

GETTING THE BEST OUT OF A SMALL CRUISER

An illustrated talk by Charles Stock on engine-free cruising out of Maldon from the Norfolk Broads to the Thames.

Saturday 19th November

SATURDAY SPECIAL

Hands-on-Decca. A practical teach-in on Decca to maximise the potential of this aid to navigation. (Tickets from secretary)
Wednesday 23rd November

SINGLE-HANDED RACE TO THE CARIBBEAN AND BACK

Association member Howard Measham recalls the preparation of his yacht Janie M for the Atlantic race for cruisers to Barbados, and his single handed return Bermuda to the Azores.
Wednesday 30th November

ITS NOT THE BOATS, ITS THE PEOPLE IN THEM

A sideways look at small boat seamanship by Andrew Bray, editor of Yachting Monthly.
Wednesday 7th December

CAST-OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Nautical fun and games with Doreen Annan and Tom Round.