PROGRAMME - SPRING 2004
|Weds 7th Jan||
A THIRD YEAR INTO THE VOYAGE OF A LIFETIME
Club members Karin Wilkinson and Andrew Walker return to tell of their adventures and voyaging aboard their Vancouver 32 along the Croatian Coast.
|Weds 14th Jan||
OPTIMIST GOES NORTH
Members Mike and Mary Allan tell us how Optimist, a Westerly Oceanquest, went North last Summer on her third adventurous voyage around Britain.
|Weds 21st Jan||
SEPTUAGENARIAN CROSSES ATLANTIC SINGLE HANDEDEleanor Timms returns to talk of her experiences when she took her own small yacht across the Atlantic via the Cape Verde Islands to Trinidad and Venezuela.
|Weds 28th Jan||
PASSAGE MAKING USING WEATHER FORECASTS
Frank Singleton, well known meteorologist and author, tells us about weather forecasting and how it is used to its best advantage for passage planning.
|Weds 4th Feb||
TEN DAYS BEFORE THE MASTPaul Covell, a well travelled Club member, relates how he spent ten days before the mast of a Russian Square Rigger during the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race.
|Weds 11th Feb||
PALMERSTON FOLLIESCdr Bruce Nicholls, OBE RN (retd.), an expert Historian, relates the interesting story of the Solent Forts which stand guarding the Eastern entrance to the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour.
|Weds 18th Feb||
GOBLIN RETURNS TO FLUSHING
Bryan Bonser talks about the return of Arthur Ransom's boat 'NANCY BLACKETT' to Flushing. Nancy was Goblin in We didn't mean to go to sea'.
|Sat 21st Feb||
First Aid Practical Course
...in order to update certificates. Tutor-Peter Pocock.
|Weds 25th Feb||
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
David Lane, a long standing Club member, returns to take us on a River Boat journey up the Irrawaddy River into the heartland of Burma.
|Weds 3rd Mar||
NAVIGATION MADE EASY
Ken Bottrell and club members show us how easy it is to navigate across the Channel under sail and in a power boat, enabling more members to venture forth this summer and join our cruise.
|Weds 10th Mar||
AGM followed by BUILDING A MARINERS LIBRARY
Rod Paton, a Club member, will give us ideas for building a Mariners Library.
|Sat 13th Mar||
DINNER AT THE ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Our Speaker will be David Pitman, Secretary of the 'J Class yachts'.
|Weds 6th Oct||The Autumn 2004 Programme starts with Club member Peter Poole recounting details of his voyage down to Spain and Portugal.|