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This Year’s Meetings

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    This year we are combining our AGM with a standard speaker-meeting.  The formal AGM will follow supper and we then will move swiftly on to the main event:

    Max Liberson – who has previously entertained us with tales of his voyage to the Caribbean in a leaking concrete boat – will kick off the new year with a talk on helping deliver Barnaby’s new boat from England to Greece. If his last talk is anything to go by, everything will have gone smoothly …… most of the time.

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    Nicholas Gray is a sailing author who spent most of his life around boats. He will be talking about his latest book ‘Astronauts of Cape Horn’ which tells the tale of the only eleven men who had sailed alone around and south of Cape Horn by the time that twelve astronauts, the only men to have done so, stood on the surface of the moon.

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    Hannah Stodel has represented Great Britain at three Summer Paralympics and with her colleagues John Robertson and Stephen Thomas has won multiple medals in the Mixed Sonar class at the Disabled Sailing World Championships, including gold in 2005 and 2006. She is now preparing for the 2020 Vendée Globe ….

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    When CNYC member, Phil Levermore, set-off from Gibraltar in the spring of 2005 in ‘Scandal’, his 10.5m Scanmar 345, he knew which was his ultimate port of arrival, but had only a hazy idea of how he was going to get there, and even less of the journey, with its highs and its lows, that lay ahead.  Twelve years later, Phil and Scandal arrived in Beirut having, very slowly, explored many of the sights, sailing areas, coasts and ports of 14 countries in-between.
    Phil’s talk covers his motivation for this slow-motion journey and the pleasures and pitfalls of his slow approach to sailing.  Reflecting on 12 years cruising down the Mediterranean, Phil offers some practical observations on how to choose sailing destinations, the sailing costs involved, the vagaries of European air travel, dealing with officialdom and, as importantly, how to sail successfully with infants, children and young adults.  (Spoiler – young adults are the most challenging).  He’ll also offer some personal and, therefore, highly subjective, views on the Med’s best sailing areas, the differing national attitudes towards sailing and on the pros and cons of ‘slow’ sailing.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    Mike Austin recounts the story of Joshua Slocum who built the “Liberdade” when he was shipwrecked in southern Brazil and later became the first man to circumnavigate the world alone in the “Spray”.
    A century later David Sinnett-Jones  built and circumnavigated the world in a copy of Joshua’s “Spray”, and when this sank and proved unsalvagable, went on to build a copy of the “Liberdade”.  Mike then joined David Sinnett-Jones to retrace the voyage of the “Liberdade” from Paranaguá, Brazil to New York, including nineteen days single-handed from Antigua to Norfolk VA.

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019

    7:00 pmWychwood Golf Club

    Our ever popular Summer BBQ will be held this year at Wychwood Golf Club in the Oak Room with full access to the terrace and glorious views.  An informal get together to celebrate the arrival of Summer  – and as always guests (there is no guest fee for this event) and prospective members are very welcome.  Please book now to reserve your places and to help us determine numbers.   Watch for further details.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    After a fire destroyed their house, Justin Tyres and his wife Linda irrationally decided to build a 15-ton pilot cutter, as complete amateurs – starting with the trees. Working under the watchful eye of local sheep farmers who gave freely of their advice, how could they possibly fail? Once built, they set off for seven years to search out the hidden paradises and wildernesses in Scotland, France, Cornwall and Ireland.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    Nic Compton, yachting journalist and aclaimed author, will be entertaining us with a talk about the history of madness at sea. His book Off the Deep End looks at the sea’s physical character, how it confuses our senses and makes rational thought difficult. It explores the long history of madness at sea and how that is echoed in many of today’s yacht races.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    7.00 for 7.30pmWychwood Golf Club

    Recently retired and with some time to kill in Sydney, Chris joined Arctos, a cutter-rigged Radford/McIntyre 55, as navigator for the 2008 Sydney Hobart Race.  His talk will touch on the history of this notorious race as well as his personal experiences.