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PROGRAMME - SPRING 2002

Wed 9th Jan

VOYAGE ROUND EAST ANGLIA

Robert Simper, renowned author will take his audience on a yachtman's cruise round the East Anglian coastline, highlighting interesting and attractive places many landsmen miss.
Wed 16th Jan

WEATHER FORECASTING FOR YACHTING IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Alan Sills, professional meteorologist and yachtsman, describes recent improvements in weatheriorecasting and how they will help yachtsmen find winds they want and avoid those they don't.
Wed 23rd Jan

ROUND SPAIN AND PORTUGAL TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Association members Karin Wilkinson and Andrew Walker, back in the UK for a winter's break from the sun, share details from the first stage of their 'Sell-up and Sail Away' adventure.
Wed 30th Jan

GET-YOU-HOME TECHNIQUES

Pat Manley, YM instructor and member of PBO's panel of experts, will advise on various yachting 'Get-you-Home' techniques without the aid of the AA, covering aspects of engine, rig and steering failure.
Wed 6th Feb

THE 'J' CLASS YACHTS

David Pitman tells the story of the rebirth of the 'J' class fleet, their racing in the Caribbean and their recent regattas in the. Solent.
Wed 13th Feb

EXTENDED CRUISING IN A LIVE-ABOARD WAYFARER

Anne and Denis Kell, who previously enthralled GXSA with an account of sail-camping in Ireland, return with details of recent cruises from Essex to Beaulieu via Calais and to the Isles of the Inner Hebrides.
Wed 20th Feb

GOING DUTCH

Members Reg and Chris Hadwen illustrate and describe their recent cruise in their Westerly Regatta to the lower Ijsselmeer in Holland, following the standing mast route through the canals..
Wed 27th Feb

SAILING THE SQUARE-RIGGER, STA 'STAVROS S NIARCHOS'

Local yachtsman Ian Crookall joined the Sail Training Association's new brigantine in the Azores last May and shares the experience of working a Square-Rigger 1765 miles back to Southampton.
Wed 6th March

BALTIC CRUISE TO RUSSIA AND BEYOND

Ray Glaister has sailed his Colvic 32 to beyond the Baltic into the heart of. Russia, where few other yachtsmen have ventured, so he comes to GXSA with a rare tale to share.
Wed 13th March

AGM AND OPEN FORUM

Sat 16th March.

ANNUAL DINNER - AT HAZLEMERE GOLF CLUB