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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.