Next Meeting: Wed 6 October
“London’s More Important River” - Jeremy Batch
Members will recall Jeremy’s fascinating talk last year when, with excellent illustrations, he recounted the detailed history of LimehouseBasin. We are privileged that he can again address us, this time onLondon’s more important river, which you will have guessed is not theThames. Jeremy is a famous local historian, and also the lock keeper at Limehouse. His stories are fascinating and of interest to everyone from historians, yachtsman and even barge skippers.
Come along to this our first meeting of this season, and enjoy the talk, learn a little more and meet up with old friends. As ever visitors are very welcome.
Wednesday 4th December
Historic Yachts and National Historic Ships UK
Gypsy Moth IV
What does it take for a historic vessel to make it on to the National Register of Historic Vessels and its associated registers? Stuart will tell the stories of some of the sailing vessels on the register, including Gypsy Moth IV and Maidie. In the second half he will describe the Traditional Seafarer route of the Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership, in which trainees at partner sites around the UK learn the on-board specialist skills required for operating and maintaining historic sailing vessels, including a short film illustrating how these skills are passed on.
Steffan Meyric Hughes - "The Circle Line " (Around London in a small boat )
"Portsmouth and Southampton " - A Maritime Contrast
Graham Horn explores the history of merchant port Southampton and premier Naval base Portsmouth, delves into their rivalries and reveals why they came to take on such different roles. Whether it is shipbuilding, trade, defence or football, Portsmouth and Southampton have had a long rivalry. It is a fascinating intriguing story that has lasted some 2,000 years.
A great evening for all
GXSA Talk Wednesday October 23rd
Stephen Golliker - A life Under and Over the Ocean
Stephen grew up in South Africa, and has been involved in sailing all his life. He’s raced Dinghies, J-Class, and much in between.
He was privileged to take part in the training of the South African dinghy racing 49er team, when the country rejoined the Olympic movement, in 1992.
He also spent several years in the South African navy, as crew in warships, submarines, and a replica caravel from 1488.
Come and hear how the images relate to the career of this well established long-term sailor, and gain some insight on how sailing boats have developed over the years.
|GXSA for timings and directions|
|South Africa at the Olympics|
|Bartolomeu Dias Video (5 minutes)|
|Mossel Bay Museum|