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AUTUMN PROGRAMME 1998

Wednesday 7th October

A STOPPING TRIP ACROSS THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

Dr. Dick Allan goes off the beaten track on the Trade Winds Rally.
Wednesday 14th October

THAMES TRADITIONAL BOATS.

An illustrated talk on the development of traditional boats and boat building on the Thames by Colin Henwood, foremost builder and restorer of these crafts.
Saturday 17th October

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF G.R.P.

A repeat of the hands-on course designed to teach techniques required for expert D.I.Y. maintenance of GRP.
Wednesday 21st October

ALONE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - AT 21.

By popular request, Ellen MacArthur returns to describe her experiences before and during the 'Mini Transar race, in her 21 ft boat "Le Poisson".
Wednesday 28th October

DESIDERATA CRUISES HOME

The O'Connells return to tell the second half of their circumnavigation of Europe, from Majorca through the Canal du Midi to Lymington.
Wednesday 4th November

COASTGUARD SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION ON THE SOUTH COAST.

The crewing, training and operation of the coast guard helicopter based at Lee-on-Solent covering the south coast and central channel areas.
Wednesday 11th November

RACING ROUND THE WORLD.

Around the world with Paul Clark following the Tea Clipper routes in the 1996 yacht race.
Wednesday 18th November

THE TWO R's OF SAILING - REEFING AND RIGGING.

Andy Cassell discusses the pro's and con's of different types of reefing and Den Maidment offers advice on the care and maintenance of rigging.
Saturday 21st November

SOLENT COASTGUARD STATION.

A visit to the Coastguard Station at Lee-on-Solent including inspection of the S.A.R. helicopter.
Wednesday 25th November

FRENCH AFFAIRS

John Pell gives an account of some of the delights of cruising in Northern France and Brittany.
Wednesday 2nd December

ADVANCED CRUISING AND BOAT HANDLING TECHNIQUES.

James Stevens, National Coach of the R.Y.A. retums with more expert advice on pilotage, boat handling and passage making.
Wednesday 9th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS