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The Vendée Globe Journey, by Pip Hare

Wed, 23/02/2022 - 19:00

Having sailed round the world, non-stop, alone, as part of the 2020-21 Vendée Globe race, Pip Hare took her place in history as only the 8th woman ever to finish the race. She started as the underdog, battling for her place in a fleet of the world's best offshore solo sailors. By the time she finished three months later, she'd won the admiration of her peers and the hearts of her growing number of followers. Pip emerged as the skipper who smashed expectations and pushed her old boat to a performance few thought possible.

Cruising from the USA east coast to the west, via the Panama Canal, Michael and Anne Hartshorn

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 19:00

Blue Water Section Secretaries, Michael and Anne, crossed the Atlantic in 2010 and enjoyed four years’ cruising the US east coast, Cuba and the Bahamas before beginning the next part of their round the world adventure.

The Green Blue, Phil Horton

Wed, 16/03/2022 - 19:00

The Green Blue is the RYA and British Marine’s environmental outreach programme. This talk will showcase The Green Blue’s resources, campaigns and activities and how they relate to recreational boaters. Phil Horton, the RYA’s Sustainability Manager will present, and will also cover the RYA’s Carbon Pathway to Zero report, published in 2021. The report covers both the RYA’s own activities alongside those of the wider recreational boating sector. Discussion and feedback is encouraged throughout!

Boat electrics, Rupert Holmes

Wed, 09/03/2022 - 19:00

Our boats are increasingly complicated, so reliable electrical systems are more critical than ever before. Yet reliability is a perpetual issue, especially for those who spend extended periods on board. Yachting journalist, Rupert Holmes, looks at the electrics you really need: how to anticipate problems in advance; diagnosing faults; and how to create a boat that’s resilient to as many problems as possible.

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2022

Harbour Master sailing challenge, Mark Ashley Miller

Wed, 02/03/2022 - 19:00

Starting out from Dartmouth in March 2019 in his 34ft boat Good Dog, Mark is attempting to visit every Harbour Master in the UK. So far, he has sailed 5,300 nautical miles, visited 170 harbours and interviewed 150 Harbour Masters in places ranging from Cornish fishing villages to urban container ports and everything between. All is in support of The Seafarers’ Charity. In this talk, he will describe some of his favourite stops and highlight some of the places you might not have thought of visiting.

Hanson lecture: Evolution of yacht design process over 45 years, Rob Humphreys

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 19:00

Rob describes a personal journey from his first boat built - a 24ft stripped-out Quarter Ton racing yacht - to the studio’s most recent work, including a 160ft expedition yacht currently under construction. It spans the transition between pencils, splines and ducks through early computerisation to various high level CAD/CAM processes. It’s an art-meets-science journey, where the former still plays a huge part.

Date: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Still Mad About the Isles, Chris Adams

Wed, 09/02/2022 - 19:00

After more than 30 years sailing the Scottish islands Chris is as entranced by them as ever. Camera always at the ready, his blog - which won the 2020 Lacy Trophy - celebrates this combination of sometimes challenging sailing, remoteness, stunning scenery and wildlife. His talk will cover two extended cruises from an excellent 2021 season and also share some guiding principles that have helped him and Ann get the most from this remarkable cruising area.

Getting it Right: Making Accuracy Affordable, Jeremy Batch

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 19:00

In 1772 on the second of his three voyages to the South Seas, James Cook was delighted to fix the position of the Resolution to within 30 miles, thanks to Larcum Kendall’s (more expensive) copy of John Harrison’s watch and a sextant he could barely lift.

Hybrid Lecture Rehearsal: Making Space for Sailing: another Orbit: Jeremy Batch

Thu, 30/09/2021 - 16:00

When Flying Officer A.C. Clarke first proposed geostationary communications satellites in May 1945, a few days after VE day, no one was actually sure if radio waves could pass up through the atmosphere at all; so far, they had tended to bounce back.

CA carol service and supper

Wed, 15/12/2021 - 19:00

Traditional carol service at St Anne’s Limehouse, followed by an informal Christmas supper at CA House.