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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