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||
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||
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||
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||
|Sat 15th March||
Annual Dinner at Hazlemere Golf Club