Reports

This Year's Shoreside Reports - 2020
  • AGM – Mar 2020
    Despite many members opting for self-isolation rather risk exposure to the corona virus, there were sufficient members attending to have a quorum and allow the AGM to go ahead. It did mean there was more than enough cheese and wine to go around! Our outgoing Commodore, Barney, gave us a round-up of his time in office ...
  • Captain William Wells – “The Life & Times of a Ship’s Pilot” – Feb 2020
    ‘The Life and Times of a Ship’s Pilot’, was an entertaining and informative talk about maritime pilotage.  The wide range of vessels a single pilot needs to bring safely into harbour is staggering; from Tall Ships to military craft; small tramp freighters to colossal cruise-liners.  Captain Wells took us behind the “green baize door” leading to the ...
  • Ski Trip – Jan 2020
    Another successful ski trip, thanks to impeccable organisation from ” Le Pisteur Pete” the weather and snow conditions were fantastic and the pistes and lifts were very quiet – what more can you ask for. With an exclusive NYC booking filling Chalet Rikiki with 22. It provided fantastic access to the pistes, an open ...
  • Tom Cunliffe – “Confessions of a Yachtmaster Examiner” – Jan 2020
    Having been the guest of honour at the 40th anniversary celebrations, Tom Cunliffe returned to Newbury for our 50th year.  With a lifetime of sailing stories, Tom has a vast array of tales at his disposal, but on this occasion focused on his ‘Confessions of a Yachtmaster Examiner’. I don’t think anyone in the room was left in any doubt that ...