Programme 2023-24

Monday 11 September 2023
AGM followed by Film: ‘The voyage of madmen’
Film about the 2018 Golden Globe Race by organiser Don McIntyre

Monday 9 October 2023
GUEST SPEAKER – Frank Bond. ‘Henry Blogg. RNLI Coxswain from Cromer’
Film and talk about this longest serving lifeboatman decorated with the RNLI equivalent of the VC.

Monday 13 November 2023
GUEST SPEAKER – Commander Sue Moore. ‘Britannia waived the rules. The first woman to Command a Royal Navy Warship’.

Sue will explain her experiences of joining the RN shortly after women were allowed to go to sea, and her career progression as a Warfare Officer. She will also answer the questions continually asked: – what does the Navy actually do; why always away when there are no sea battles anymore; why little media coverage of the Navy?

Monday 11 December 2023
GUEST SPEAKER – Chris Strang, Secretary Westerly Owners Association. ‘History of the Westerly marque’ and ‘Bonnie goes North’.

A history of this well-loved British marque, followed by a talk about sailing a Westerly Fulmar to Scotland and cruising around its coastline over a 4 year period.

Monday 8 January 2024
GUEST SPEAKER – Cam Cameron. ‘The Rockall Attempt’
Cam’s attempt to stay on the isolated & uninhabitable Rockall for 60 days! In May 2023, army veteran & former Gordon Highlander, Cam, aimed to set a world record for the number of days living on the tiny North Atlantic isle of Rockall to raise money for veteran’s charities

Monday 12 February 2024
ANNUAL DINNER – Kingswood Golf Club

Monday 11 March 2024
GUEST SPEAKER – David Verghese, Naval Researcher and Biographer. ‘From Jutland to the jetty at Portsmouth – a Centenary of RN Aircraft Carriers & Naval Air Power’
It is now just over a century since an aircraft landed on a moving Royal Navy warship in 1917 thus heralding the dawn of sea carrier air power. This talk will chart the memorable developments over the years of RN carriers and Fleet Air Arm aircraft – from early biplanes to the F35B.

Friday 5 April 2024 (NB note change of date)
VISIT – National Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks
Housed in the old Llanthony Warehouse in the heart of what once was the bustling Gloucester Docks, the museum charts the 200-year history of the docks and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. It should make a fun day out and a different focus on the role of the waterways in our industrial heritage.

May/June 2024
MEMBER’S RALLY – details tba

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