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PROGRAMME - Spring 2006

Wed 11th Jan

Vagabond's Circum-Polar Navigation

An illustrated talk by Eric Brossier, winner of the Ocean Cruising Club and the Royal Cruising Club awards for achieving the first transit of the North East Passage in one season under sail on his 45 ft steel yacht Vagabond.
Wed 18th Jan

Roundabout the Mediterranean

Britta Bahr on a 2 year sabbatical from City life in a Dehler 34 to Greece — going round the outside, over-wintering inTunisia and back through the French Canals.
Wed 25th Jan

Birds of the Solent and Isle of Wight

Ann Farrar of the RSPB shares her extensive knowledge of the type and variety of birds to be seen from boats and from the land with magnificent illustrative slides.
Wed 1" Feb

My Love Affair with Nancy

Arthur Ransome's boat has been lovingly restored and her current skipper, Bryan Bonser, talks about sailing this very dry, very well built gentleman's sailing boat.

Wed 8th Feb

Travelling the European Inland Waterways

Ken & Sue Shaw, club members, provide a fascinating account of their adventures during recent travels with their own boat on the inland waterways of France and Germany.
Wed 15th Feb

Marine Electrics

James Hortop, sailor, motorboater and PBO technical expert, will discuss and answer questions on designing and getting the best out of electrical systems
Sat 18th

Feb Radar Course

A Saturday Special RYA course for members on basic Use of Radar.
Wed 22nd Feb

Great Maritime Festivals of Brest and Douarnenez

Kathy Mansfield, the world-renowned maritime photographer and sailor, will present an illustrated talk about the festivals, boats, crafts, art and music of the sea.
Wed 15t March

West Coast of Ireland

Peter Poole, our well-known long distance sailor, returns to Ireland in "Holly" and reveals the fun and excitement of sailing in this fantastic region.
Wed 8th March

Turkey for Christmas

Club members Karen and Andrew Walker return to provide us with the latest update on their five year sabbatical in and around the countries of the eastern Mediterranean.
Wed 15th March

AGM andThe Falkirk Wheel

The AGM will be followed by a talk by member Bill Munnoch on the restoration and re-commissioning of the world's first and only rotating boat lift.
Sat 25th March

Annual Dinner — Little Ship Club

We celebrate the Association's Ruby Anniversary in magnificent surroundings with Nigel King of Ocean Racing Fame as our after dinner Speaker.