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April 2015 – Sticky Stapylton

Sticky ends the Cold War April’s speaker was Sticky Stapylton, a trainer and teacher certified to teach practically everything in the sailor’s repertoire up to Yachtmaster Instructor and Yachtmaster Ocean. Sticky rather surprised us before the meal by leaping to his feet and saying a bloodthirsty Grace, calling for the sending of doves with sharp […]

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March 2015 – Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher has the sea in his blood. At the age of 9 he attempted to run away to sea, showing better judgement in packing sandwiches and “pop” (his term), than in his choice of vessel – which failed to depart before food and drink was exhausted. He slunk home. But before long, as a […]

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February 2015 – Chay Blyth

I suspect some of us in the audience were a little apprehensive. Chay is one of the biggest names in the UK for adventures and feats on the high seas. Knighted for it. We were wrong to worry. Chay was charming, self-effacing and entertaining. And he really did have a story to tell. Chay joined the Paras from […]

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January 2015 – AGM

The January AGM was well attended. With sandwiches and a glass of something “on the house” we plane sailed through official business, heard Commodore and Treasurer reports, were given an outline of 2015 plans, and discussed the Club’s future direction. Topics included training, crewing service, Members’ directory, gatherings on the water, the balance of internal/external […]

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November 2014 – Sam Llewellyn

Sam LLewellyn, sea novelist, celebrated storyteller, columnist for Classic Boat and PBO and editor of the Marine Quarterly,  talked about Britain’s attitudes to, and relationship with, the sea. Sam was the first CNYC speaker not to use visual aids. We did not miss them however, as Sam is an author by trade, and a wordsmith who can conjure […]

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October 2014 – Frances Miller

 Around the world in 15 years Frances addressed our October meeting, following much hard work by her and Rear Commdore Hugh Woodsend in gathering and shaping material into an exemplary   presentation. James had planned a round-the world voyage for his retirement. He bought an  Endurance 35 ferro-cement (i.e. concrete) bare hull and spent 5 […]

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September 2014 – Tom Cunliffe

Commodore Duncan Wheatley paid tribute to James Jacques, who died this month after a long illness.  James was one of the Club’s most distinguished members and will be greatly missed; Duncan extended condolences on behalf of the Club to partner Frances, who was with us in the audience. We look forward to hearing Frances tell […]

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