Reports

This Year's Shoreside Reports - 2020
  • Cheese and Wine evening – Sep 2020
    The start of September always means the beginning of the ‘winter’ talks, and this year was no exception, albeit not quite the same. COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, so having around 60 people meeting to share tales of their summer activities while consuming cheese and wine definitely didn’t fit within any of the ...
  • 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 ...