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This Year's News Reports - 2022
  • Winter Talks – Change of day
    Following a trial at the end of the 2021-22 Winter Talk series, the decision has been taken to move the meetings to a Wednesday for 2022-23. This change will allow us to continue using the main function room at the British Legion.
  • Summer Rally 2022 – Lymington
    With the venue meaning a sail to the West for everyone, it was unsurprising to find a Westerly wind forecast, but fortunately it wasn’t quite on the nose so sailing was less of a beat than expected. The consolation for the wind direction was that it was a beautiful summers day, so a slightly ...
  • Spring Cruise 2022 – Channel Islands and France
    After a couple of years of disruption, the Spring Cruise was set to return to it’s usual schedule, and begin with an easy sail to Yarmouth. The weather didn’t entirely agree with the ‘easy’ part, especially those pushing up to Yarmouth from the East. Wind over tide kicked the Solent into a mini ...
  • Burgee exchange with the Antigua Yacht Club
    During Favorita’s adventures and now in the Caribbean, Barney exchanged burgees with the Antigua Yacht Club. They were found very receptive and senior instructor Carl James accepted our burgee to go in their already large collection of other clubs burgees.
  • Tracy Edwards – “Maiden” – Jan 2022
    In a change from the traditional format of winter talks, the year began with film night. The movie selected was Maiden, the story of Tracy Edwards’ beginnings as a sailor and progression to skipper an all-female crew around the world. The film documented the extraordinary challenge just to reach the start-line for the 1989-90 Whitbread ...
  • Tom Cunliffe – “The Life and Times of the Shell Channel Pilot” – Feb 2022
    Tom Cunliffe is a familiar speaker to the Club, and for good reason. Unlike last year, Tom was able to return to speak in person this time around, with the topic of choice being the development of the Shell Channel Pilot – a book well known by many. Tom gave an excellent, and highly entertaining ...