Winter Talks

To see the separate event categories of Sailing and Social click on the individual drop down links above.

Visitors are welcome to all our talks - all we ask is a £3 contribution towards the cost of our speaker programme.

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Birds of the Solent

    • Speaker: Chris Willard.
    • A talk on all the different birds around the Solent and their habitats.
    • Chris has lived in Keyhaven for some 40 years and has been a keen bird watcher since the age of 8. He sails a Cornish Shrimper out of Lymington. He will introduce us to the range of birds to be found in the Solent.

    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe






    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    A Talk on Coastwatch

    • speaker: Tim Colquhorn
    • Tim is Head of PR for the National Coastwatch Institution, a voluntary organisation founded in Cornwall as a registered charity in1994 before becoming National.    Tim will talk about Coastwatch and it’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Coastguard.


    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe







Past events

18 Feb 2018 RYA First Aid Course
30 Jan 2018 "Stress Free Sailing and MOB"
16 Jan 2018 "The Maiden Factor"
07 Jan 2018 Visit to HMCG SAR (Search and Rescue) Helicopter Unit
05 Dec 2017 "Organising Finances on a Boat"
21 Nov 2017 In the Footsteps of Shackleton
19 Nov 2017 RYA First Aid Course
07 Nov 2017 "Scapa Flow - Salvaging the German Navy"
24 Oct 2017 Bembridge Harbour Past, Present and Future.
14 Mar 2017 Talk on Three of the Great Maritime Explorers
14 Feb 2017 Talk - 'Around London in a small dinghy'
31 Jan 2017 Talk by the RYA on their services for yacht sailors
17 Jan 2017 Talk - All about Sails
13 Dec 2016 Talk - Solent Sailing in the 1930's and the 1970's
22 Nov 2016 Talk on Yacht GRP Construction
08 Nov 2016 Talk by Yacht Surveyor Guy Nicholls
01 Nov 2016 Talk by Captain McNaught of Trinity House
10 Nov 2015 Casting Off - Emma Bamford, Deputy Editor of Sailing Today
24 Feb 2015 Briefing on 2015 Summer Cruise
17 Feb 2015 An evening with Richard Nicolson
14 Oct 2014 New Members Night
06 May 2014 2nd Briefing on Summer Cruise
08 Apr 2014 New Members Night
18 Mar 2014 Ropes and Splicing
11 Mar 2014 Briefing on summer cruise
04 Mar 2014 Photography
18 Feb 2014 Atlantic Adventure with the ARC
04 Feb 2014 Marine Accident Investigation Branch
21 Jan 2014 Chatham Dockyard
17 Dec 2013 Commodore's Punch Party
10 Dec 2013 Sailing the Global Challenge - Round the World 2004-05
26 Nov 2013 40 Years of Navigating, Positioning and Communications underwater
12 Nov 2013 Preparing My Entry for the Fastnet 2013
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