Suffolk

Smuggling on the East Coast by Andy Beharrell

Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2022 - 18:00 to 22:00

Over several centuries a surprising diversity of goods were traded between East Anglia, northern France and the Low Countries and this two way trade helped the local economies. Andy used the lock-down to prepare this presentation on what he discovered during his researches.

What: Smuggling on the East Coast talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

When: Saturday 2nd April at 18:00 - Doors open at 18:00, Dinner at 18:45, Talk at 20:00.

Ocean Sailing by Clare Symes

Date: 
Thu, 17/03/2022 - 11:00 to 15:00

"We completed a 17 year circumnavigation in 2013 in our Bowman 48. The longest passage was from Galapagos to Hawaii, 4,800 miles; it took 36 days. We were enjoying the passage so much we didn't want it to end. I hope to share the excitement of Ocean sailing with you."

What: Ocean Sailing talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

Near & Far and Photo Competition

Date: 
Sat, 05/03/2022 - 18:00 to 22:00

Each year the topics covered at this popular event include anything which will inform and entertain with a nautical flavour. If you have a story to tell in just 20 minutes please contact the Suffolk Secretaries, we look forward to hearing from you. The Annual Suffolk Photographic Competition entries will be on display.

 

What: Near & Far and Photo Competition, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

When: Saturday 5th March 2022 - Doors open at 18:00, Dinner at 18:45, Talks at 20:00.

Artistic Exploration of Antarctica by Paul Rodhouse

Date: 
Thu, 17/02/2022 - 11:00 to 15:00

Biological Oceanographer and artist Paul Rodhouse has spent his life working for British Antarctic Survey. He will introduce us to the art from the Antarctic expeditions from James Cook’s time to the present.

What: Artistic Exploration of Antarctica talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

When: Thursday 17th February 2022 - Doors open at 11:00, Talk at 11:30, Lunch at 13:00.

Sailing in the Baltic by Amanda Wright

Date: 
Sat, 05/02/2022 - 18:00 to 22:00

Through the Kiel Canal and into the Baltic on Infinity, an Oyster 406 deck saloon, exploring many unspoilt Danish Islands, the dramatic landscape of the West coast of Sweden and finally reaching the Öckerö Archipelago. Infinity wintered in Germany and may still be there.

What: Sailing in the Baltic talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

When: Saturday 5th February 2022 - Doors open at 18:00, Dinner at 18:45, Talk at 20:00.

The Pioneer Sailing Trust by Felicity Lees

Date: 
Thu, 20/01/2022 - 11:00 to 15:00

Based locally at Harkers Yard, Brightlingsea, Essex, the Trust provides learning opportunities for young people to equip them with skills for life, both at sea and on land. Find out how this is achieved.

What: The Pioneer Sailing Trust talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

When: Thursday 20th January 2022 - Doors open at 11:00, Talk at 11:30, Lunch at 13:00.

A Short History of Yachting in the Mediterranean by Rod Heikell

Date: 
Sat, 08/01/2022 - 18:00 to 22:00

From the royal yachts of the pharaohs and the Victorians and Americans cruising in their pleasure palaces, to the explosion of yachting in the 20th century, Rod will take us on a fascinating historical voyage.  He has spent more than 40 years sailing and writing about the Mediterranean and in the progress has amassed an extensive collection of papers and books on the history of yachting in this area, and he himself is part of that history.

A Teenagers' Cruise Around Britain by Issy Taylor-Jones, Simon Brown and Peter Russell

Date: 
Sat, 18/12/2021 - 18:00 to 20:00

The summer of 2020 did not seem like a year to have wild adventures, it was a year of staycations and Covid claps, Captain Tom and his hundred laps.

The History of Small Arms at Sea by Robert Tilney

Date: 
Sat, 27/11/2021 - 18:00 to 22:00

The Antiques Roadshow have regularly sought Robert's expertise on historical small arms over the last 14 years. His great grandfather acquired the firearm business based in Beccles in the 1860s and it has stayed in the family ever since.

What: The History of Small Arms at Sea by Robert Tilney talk, with or without a meal, at the RHYC.

ORCA, Looking out for Whales and Dolphins, by Anna Bunney

Date: 
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:00 to 15:00

Protecting our cetaceans is at the heart of ORCA's work. This organisation specialises in collecting data about marine mammals through surveys in partnership with various shipping companies, including Fred Olsen based in Ipswich. They rely on volunteer surveyors managed by a small team in Portsmouth. See Biographical notes on our speaker below.