Thames Valley
 

The Navy of Nelson

date: 
Tue, 02/12/2014 - 19:15 - 22:00
place: 
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

The Navy of Nelson by Geoff Hunt, RSMA.  A past President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Geoff is one of the world’s finest painters of 18th and 19th century ships. Through his research for paintings he is also a leading authority on naval history and ship architecture of the period and has a special interest in the ships and commands of Lord Nelson.

“Geoff Hunt’s pictures, perfectly accurate in period and detail, but very far from merely representational, are often suffused with a light reminiscent of Canaletto”. So said Patrick O’Brian, whose book covers Geoff has illustrated since 1988.

Geoff gave the Hanson Lecture in London back in March 2013 and for those members who missed that evening here is another opportunity to see his beautifully illustrated talk.

All CA members and Guests are very welcome.

CA members and Guests £5.00 includes mince pies and mulled wine.

Bar Opens 19.15

Talk Starts 20.00

After parking please be careful crossing the railway - it is used every day all through the year.

Brittany: a Gallic Paradise, by Paul Brown

date: 
Tue, 27/01/2015 - 19:15 - 22:00
place: 
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

Brittany: a Gallic Paradise, by Paul Brown, 27/1/15

In July 2013 Paul and family cruised the stunning North Brittany coastline between Paimpol and Roscoff. The brief for the trip was to cross over from Poole, spend time ashore in as many places as possible, and return their Ovni, "Little Wing", safely to her home berth, all in the space of a three week break from work. They discovered a wonderful cruising ground with a great variety of idyllic, tranquil islands, small bustling harbours and winding rivers.

Illustrated with numerous pictures and video clips, Paul’s account will show why this small region of France really is a Gallic paradise for South Coast sailors.

All CA members and Guests are very welcome.

Ticket price is £3.00 for CA & UTSC members and £5.00 for guests. All very welcome.

Bar Opens 19.15

Talk Starts 20.00

After parking please be careful crossing the railway - it is used every day all through the year.

Girls' Guide to the Southern Ocean

date: 
Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:15 - 22:00
place: 
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

Girls’ Guide to the Southern Ocean, by Linda Crewe-Gee

Linda realised a dream when she joined Tecla, a traditional Dutch tall ship, for a voyage from Auckland across the Southern Ocean via Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands. Although no novice, this was very different from the sort of sailing Linda had previously experienced. The four permanent crew and nine volunteers needed true teamwork, a lot of energy, and occasionally no little nerve. Wild weather, hard physical work and odd mishaps notwithstanding, the voyage fulfilled her friend’s parting blessing: “May the ocean be beautiful, awesome and kind.” Come and hear her inspiring story.

All CA members and Guests are very welcome.

Ticket price is £3.00 for CA & UTSC members and £5.00 for guests. All very welcome.

Bar Opens 19.15

Talk Starts 20.00

After parking please be careful crossing the railway - it is used every day all through the year.

Please note this Talk is different from the original one advertised in our Thames Valley programme and in the December issue of Cruising.