Autumn 2007

Uffa Fox Association

Tony Dixon tells of Uffa's adventures when he was Scout Master of the Cowes Sea scouts in 1921, including taking the scouts to France, up the Seine nearly to Paris and back in an open whaler without the parents knowing where they had gone.

SS Terra Nova - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship

Mike Tarver talks of the exploits over sixty years of this remarkable vessel including those with the Captain Scott Expeditions, covered in his new book.

From North Atlantic Drama to South Atlantic High

Explorer and Adventurer Jonathan Blain recounts surviving a shipwreck in the North Atlantic, then designing and building a yacht, which he raced to the island of St Helena.

Laying-up Supper

Fish "&" Chip Supper with an interesting evening of members’ tales recounting challenges, memorable times and the odd confession whilst sailing or motor cruising.

Life as an Engineer Officer on the Orient Line 50 Years ago

Club member David Harrop will describe the Passenger Steamships he served on for four years and give an illustrated tour of the world as it was 50 years ago.

High Barbaree to the Baltic and back

Tim and Liz Dodwell sailed their Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter to the Baltic in 2005, laying up near Stockholm, then in 2006 cruised the Baltic before returning to Buckler’s Hard. They will talk about their adventures and misadventures too!

A New Future for the Sailing Barge Cambria

Cambria Trust, founded by Tony Ellis, is restoring the famous 101 year-old sailing barge Cambria. Tony has been involved in a variety of barging organisations over the years and will tell us his fascinating story.

Singlehanded round the world ‘vertically’

Adrian Flanagan will tell how he this year became the first single-hander to circumnavigate
north/south including crossing the Arctic Ocean along Russia’s northern sea route.

Shenanigan in the Hebrides

Club member Rob Johnstone recalls a summer cruising Skye and the east coast of some of the Outer Isles as navigator/bo'sun/leading hand in a 35ft Moody.

Cast off for Christmas

Our traditional members' evening of yarns, light entertainment and mince pies ahead of the Christmas break.