SPRING PROGRAMME 1996
|Wednesday 10th January||
NEW ZEALAND SOUNDS WONDERFUL AND NO! NOT TURKEY AGAINGXSA member Fred Hughes takes a retrospective look at two contrasting cruising areas
|Wednesday 17th January||
TALES OF THAMES BARGESRichard 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 COASTCharles 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 WARBob 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 SAILINGInveterate 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 HillA 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 CORROSIONMike Rickard and Eddie Curnick of M G Duff talk about electrolysis and corrosion in small boats.
|Wednesday 6th March||
CARIBBEAN VOYAGEHugh 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 SAILINGA 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 DINNERThis 30th Anniversary dinner will be held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club where the Guest of Honour will be Robin Aisher.