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PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2001

Wed 3rd October

SOUTHERN OCEAN: BEEN THERE - DONE IT - NEVER AGAIN!

Paul Covell, Association member, tells of his adventure of a lifetime aboard 'Quadstone' in The BT Global Challenge 2000/2001, the world's toughest yacht race.

Wed 10th October

COWES WEEK - SUCCESSES AND FAILURES

A welcome return of Stuart Quarrie to talk about his latest role organising Cowes Week and to share with members the tribulations of twelve months' hard work behind this prestigious international event.

Wed 17th October

CRUISING THE BLACK SEA

Jasper and Sally Scovil cruised from the north Turkish coast in 1998 in their Voyager 30 `Dorinda'. Come and hear of Istanbul, Yalta, Odessa, the Danube Estuary, Crimea and other exotic destinations.

Wed 24th October

YACHTMASTER TUTORIAL TALES

Michael Hindley of the RYA tells of the trials and tribulations of examining would-be Yachtmasters.

Wed 31st October

BALTIC CRUISE

A return of Brian Hammett, Vice President of the East Coast Old Gaffers Association, to describe his recent cruise through the Baltic and illustrate why this should be a more popular cruising area.

Wed 7th November

HANDS-ON RADAR

Reg Suter of Regis Electronics advises members how to make best use of their radar or to choose the most suitable set If they are thinking of renewing one or fitting one for the first time.

Wed 14th November

CARIBBEAN CRUISING - MEMBERS' TALES

In the first part of the evening, Alun and Mavis Roberts describe their cruise from Antigua south and in the second, Ken and Hazel Powell recount details from their Spring cruise from Grenada north.

Wed 21st November

MARINE LIFE. OF SOUTHEAST ENGLAND

Lisa Browning, Marine Conservation Officer, Hampshire Wild Life Trust tells members about the wild life that they might see from their boats if they knew where and what to look for.

Wed 28th November

A DECADE OF PROGRESS

Chris Coburn, renowned enthusiast and activist for canal regeneration, shows video coverage of various voyages undertaken in 'Progress', his sea-going narrowboat, including the 60th Anniversary Channel Crossing to Dunkerque.

Wed 5th December

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS.

Members' chance to amuse, inform or confess.