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PROGRAMME - SPRING 2003

Wed 8th Jan

A SECOND YEAR OF THE VOYAGE OF A LIFETIME

Members, Karin and Andrew Walker, return to continue their account of 2002's voyaging and adventures aboard their Vancouver 32, round the Balearics, Sicily, and among the Ionian Islands.

Wed 15th Jan

BEAUTIFUL AZORES

Member, George Lipscomb, sailed single handed to the Azores and back in 2002 and will share the exploration of this unexpectedly beautiful archipelago with his audience.

Wed 22nd Jan

CLASSIC AND OTHER INTERESTING BOATS

Kathy Mansfield, yachting photographer and journalist, will illustrate and describe many of the 'classic' and otherwise interesting boats she has seen in recent years.

Wed 29th Jan

UNDERSTANDING BOAT ELECTRICS

Pat Manley, PBO's technical expert, makes a welcome return to help demystify the essentials of marine electrical systems, from batteries, charging systems, lighting, engine starting and powering instrumentation.

Wed 5th Feb

BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

Richard Woodman, Master Mariner, Naval historian and author (the Nathaniel Drinkwater novels and many others) will present his newly researched details of this historic and momentous sea battle.

Wed 12th Feb

FRENCH BISCAY

Member, Peter Poole, describes the many harbours and anchorages of Southern Brittany from the Gironde, then heading North during his 2002 single handed cruise in 'Holly, his Nicholson 32.

Wed 19th Feb

MARITIME FLAGS AND ETIQUETTE

Cdr Bruce Nicholls, OBE, RN (Retd), is an expert on the history and design of flags and will explain the importance of these symbols of identity, their method of communication afloat and their correct usage.

Wed 26th Feb

CRUISE CROATIA

Member, David Lane, who now keeps his yacht in the Mediterranean and adjoining warm seas will recount and illustrate his recent cruising in the Adriatic along the coast of Croatia.

Wed 5th Maroh

'SHINDIG' AT SEA

Andrew Simpson, journalist and expert on yacht design and construction, completes the story from previous talks about building his composite light-wieght cruising yacht Shindig, with details of her completion and performance.

Wed 12th Mark

AGM

Sat 15th March

Annual Dinner at Hazlemere Golf Club