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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.