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PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2003

Weds 8th Oct

PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER

Jake Kavanagh (News Editor and Features_Writer) tells us "How they put together this well known Magazine" with some amusing anecdotal tales along the way.
Weds 15th Oct

NAVIGATING WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY

Simon Fraser, whose Victoria 34 is equipped with lots of instruments integrated to help short-handed sailing, illustrates how they were used whilst sailing from the South Coast to St Kilda, Orkneys and the Shetland Isles.

Weds 22nd Oct •

RESCUED AT SEA

Nick Harper (GXSA Member's son) tells of an accident at sea whilst racing and the subsequent rescue by the RNLI.

Weds 29th Oct

THE UBIQUITOUS CREW

Pauline Duart recounts some of the pleasures and perils she has experienced whilst sailing 50,000 miles on more than 100 yachts. Both skippers and crew may hear some home truths and pick up some tips on Blue Water sailing .

Weds 5th Nov

BUILDING A HUNTER 31

GXSA member Ian Cox tells us of his "trials and tribulations" whilst building a 2nd yacht in his front garden.

Weds 12th Nov •

ROUND THE WORLD WITH A DIFFERENCE

The Rev Bob Shepton returns to recount details of, when as school Chaplain, he took parties of school leavers on an adventure of a lifetime aboard his Westerly Discus, round Cape Horn, to the pacific Islands, to Australia, the Indian Ocean, Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Azores and home.

Saturday 15th Nov

SATURDAY SPECIAL

Alison Noice leads us through a GMDSS Practical Course starting at 09.00Hrs followed by a RYA Assessment Examination.

Weds 19th Nov

GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR RADAR

Ron Davies tells us how to get the best information from using our Radar, illustrating it with a Cruise along the coast of England and a video.

Weds 26th Nov

A NEW LOOK AT THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

Richard Woodman, Master Mariner, Naval Historian and Author (Nathaniel Drinkwaternovels and many others) presents his newly researched details of this Historic and Momentous Battle.

Weds 3rd Dec

CRUISING THE OUTER HEBRIDES

Alec Mcpherson describes a cruise with "Bagpipes and Kilt".

Weds 10th Dec

CAST OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

Fred Hughes will MC our festivities. Judging our Summer photographs.