"There is nothing... absolutely nothing, half-so-much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Appropriately, those words were first published in 1908, the year that the Cruising Association was founded.
Based on a different book: Cruising for 100 Years by Brian Hammett and with additional material provided by many other members, this is Jeremy's adaptation of the story of the CA over the past 110 years, told against the background of a century of developments in leisure boating and marine technology including: how a melted ice-cream led to an invention which has been blessed - and cursed - by every CA member (and it wasn't the freezer) and how "the most valuable cargo we ever sent to America" can now be found on many of our boats and in all of our homes.
Date: 8th March 2018
Time: 1900, talks start 2000
Venue for our Winter Warmers:
The Dog & Bear Hotel
Many eat beforehand and It helps speed up service if you are able to telephone the Dog and Bear and order your meal before 4pm. The talks start after supper at 8pm.
Breaded Wholetail Scampi – chips and salad with tartare sauce
Steak and Spitfire Ale Pie – with mash potato and peas
Brie and Sun Dried Tomato Burger (v) – chips and coleslaw
Lambs Liver and Bacon Casserole – mash, kale and red onion gravy
Horseshoe Gammon Steak – with grilled pineapple
Breast of Chicken – with crushed potatoes, creamed leeks and fennel
Pumpkin Risotto (v) – with rocket and parmesan
Cottage Pie – with vegetables
There is ample parking available and you are very welcome to bring guests.