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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 ALASKA

Chris 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 SHACKLETON

Trevor 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

SATURDAY SPECIAL

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

CIRCUMNAVIGATION 1991-1993

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.