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PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2002

Wed 2nd Oct

LOWESTOFT LIFEBOAT

Bert Coleman, Coxswain and Engineer of the busy Lowestoft lifeboat, will describe its crewing and working arrangements and recount details of some of the boat's dramatic rescues
Wed 9th Oct

RESTORING AND SAILING "GUIDE ME"

Judy Brickhill and her husband bought and restored "Guide Me" a 1911 Looe Lugger and she will share the adventures of cruising with a growing family to South Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean without an engine!
Wed 16th Oct

SEA BIRDS' SECRET LIVES

Ornithologist, Victor Scott, specialises in estuary and coastal birds and his illustrated talk with fascinating details of their lives will add greatly to the pleasure of all who observe birds in marine situations
Wed 23rd Oct

SAILING IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST SQUARE RIGGED SHIP

Michael Locke recently crossed the Atlantic aboard Royal Clipper, a five masted fully rigged sail powered cruise ship and he will provide an illustrated tour of the ship together with details of the voyage
Wed 30th Oct

FROM COMPETENT CREW TO YACHTMASTER (AND MUCH MORE)

James Stevens, RYA's Training Manager returns to GXSA to discuss how the RYA meets the changing training needs of those who take to the water by providing courses which are run all round the UK
Wed 6th Nov

GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR SAILS

Ivan Bole from Arun Sails will update members on the latest technology in sail design, manufacture and materials and also advise on getting the best life and performance from your current sails (RNLI Christmas cards will be on sale this evening, prior to the lecture and during the interval)
Wed 13th Nov

SAILING, CLIMBING AND SKI MOUNTAINEERING IN GREENLAND

The Rev. Bob Shepton (Tilman Medal winner) makes a welcome return to illustrate and recount his latest exploits cruising and climbing in Greenland and discusses heavy weather sailing tactics in the North Atlantic
Wed 20th Nov

CRUISING THE PACIFIC SOCIETY ISLANDS

GXSA Member, Nigel Thomas, recently joined other members Hugh and Angela Farrant on parts of their voyage to New Zealand aboard Spring Gold II and will highlight the cruise from Tahiti to Bora Bora
Wed 27th Nov

PACIFIC HIGHLIGHTS

David and Marcia Pirie describe their passages to Alaska and Polynesia as highspots from nine years cruising the Pacific aboard their Endurance 36
Wed 4th Dec

CAST-OFF FOR CHRISTMAS

(Seasonal events including members' salty tales)