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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.