AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1994
|Wednesday 5th October||
WOMAN OF STEEL
Vivian Cherry describes an adventure of a lifetime for crew and skipper alike. T o be cold, wet and tired racing around the world against the prevailing winds and currents. A skipper's inside view of the British Steel Challenge.
|Wednesday 12 October||
SAILING IN ALASKAChris Lewis will relate his sailing experiences in Alaska which included windsurfing, ice boat sailing, cruising and racing.
|Wednesday 19th October||
CRUISING IN THE GREAT LAKES
Members Alun and Mavis Roberts tell about their holiday with American friends.
|Wednesday 26th October||
OLD FATHER THAMES
Neil Garside, a professional boat builder and an authority on the Thames, will talk on the local history of the river and its wooden boats.
(Come early and support the RNU stall.)
|Wednesday 2nd November||
CLOUDS AND THE WEATHER
Alan Watts the well known writer on yachting meteorology will tell us how to look for and try to understand some of the signs in the sky.
|Wednesday 9th November||
IN THE WAKE OF SHACKLETONTrevor Potts recounts the recent re-creation of Shackleton's 800 mile voyage across the Southern Ocean in a 23 foot boat in a desperate bid to summon rescue for the crew of Endurance.
|Saturday 12th November||
The first of two small parties of 15 will visit the Meteorological Office at Bracknell. The visit will be repeated on November 26th. Early booking needed via notice board.
|Wednesday 16th Novmber||
THE RNLI — A MORE PROACTIVE APPROACH
Mike Vlasto the RNLI Sea Safety Officer presents an update on recent developments within the Institution, including Navaids, training and the new sea safety initiative.
|Wednesday 23rd November||
Keith Braint describes some experiences in his Nicholson 32 visiting-the Pacific Islands of Polynesia and Melanesia and from Darwin through the Timor and South China Seas to Bali, Singapore and Thailand.
|Wednesday 30th November||
MODERN BOAT PAINTS
Tom White of International Paints will discuss modern antifouling and topside paints —what to use and how to apply it. Hopefully he will have a new development to report
|Wednesday 7th December||
CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS
Something different again this year —fun and games. Mulled wine and mince pies are planned as usual.