Reports

2021 - Shoreside Reports
  • Tom Dymond – Hooked on the Horizon – Nov-21
    Our speaker dropped out at the last minute, and we were fortunate to find Tom Dymond thanks to Brenden McGarvey who introduced Tom just a few days prior to our meeting. Tom told us of his adventure of a lifetime sailing around the world with his old school friend James.  Tom selected highlights from the trip ...
  • Barry Pickthall – The Golden Globe Race – Oct-21
    Barry Pickthall, one of the organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe race, gave a very interesting and entertaining talk to begin our 2021-22 Winter Series. The 2018 race marked the 50th anniversary of the original which was won by Robin Knox-Johnston. The rules were largely the same, with equipment matching what had been available for ...
  • Cheese & Wine – Sept-21
    Although nobody seems ready for the summer to be nearing an end, it was time for the Winter Series to begin, with the customary cheese and wine evening. It was the first time we’ve been able to meet for a Shoreside event in over eighteen months, so it was great to see people and ...
  • Duncan Wells – “Stress Free Sailing” – Apr 2021
    Our final Winter Talk in the 2020-21 series was conducted by Zoom, as we’ve become used to. It was attended by nearly 50 club members, who were clearly attracted by the goal of achieving ‘stress free sailing’. Duncan Wells is an RYA instructor, as well as a features writer for Yachting Monthly, Sailing Today & ...
  • AGM – Mar 2021
    This year’s AGM took on a different format to past meetings, driven by the ongoing COVID-19 requirements.  We still couldn’t meet in-person, but are now well used to seeing each other on screen, so this was the obvious solution.  There were a few questions as to whether a quorum would be achieved, but more than ...
  • Tom Cunliffe – “Ice with Everything” – Feb 2021
    We were delighted to welcome the return of Tom Cunliffe for a fascinating talk, albeit in a virtual format.  Tom’s reputation goes before him, and as expected the turnout from Club members and guests was high, with well over a hundred people listening to Tom’s anecdotes. He entertained us with tales of his voyage to America ...
  • Geoff Saunders – “Reports from Coastal Stations” – Jan 2021
    Despite the return into Lockdown preventing our Winter Talks being held in-person, we’ve shown that the virtual option can work as an alternative, and allow the club to continue to interact and enjoy some excellent speakers. For January, we were entertained by Geoff Saunders, with an insight into his journey around the British shipping areas. As an ...