Winter talks start Thurs 2nd Feb

The Winter Talks will be starting soon and to whet your appetite, the first two talks are from well-known and illustrious members, John Spencely CBE and Mark Primrose.

John Spencely receiving the club’s largest trophy – possibly wondering where he is going to put it!

John will be kicking things off on Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm, by reading some of his favourite sailing readings:

1) “Fastnet 1979” by John Maclean, the skipper of Fluter, a Contessa 32. Utterly gripping! 8 pages.
2) “The Recovery of the Dubai Valour” by Douglas J Lindsay. Skullduggery up the creek in Nigeria. 11 pages.
3) The sail reefing episode from “We didn’t mean to go to sea” by Arthur Ransome. 10 pages.

He has asked that members might like to bring along interesting short extracts that inspired their own sailing, to share with the audience?
Mark Primrose, with his great knowledge of the technical side of boats, will, on Thursday 9th february at 7.30pm, be sharing his experience with a talk entitled ‘How not to build a boat’.
Miss this at your peril if you are interested in or contemplating doing more than simply polishing your boat!

 

We will keep you up to speed as the remaining dates firm up.

With best wishes from the House and Social Cmte

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