Wednesday 21st October
Boats, Planes (and Trains)
What do dinghy sailing, going to sea as a cadet and ships officer, a flying instructor, coal mining and big bulk carriers have in common? Not a lot usually but Alastair makes the links through some windows on his career, experiences and events that have encompassed these and more. From learning to sail on the Norfolk Broads as a youth, to ultimately building and operating a large fleet of bulk carriers, he illustrates the twists and turns of a journey that somehow kept coming back to small and large boats. Alastair is now co-Chair of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative.