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Boaters Meeting – Wednesday 19th April – Pub Dinner

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Following the success of the Pub Dinner in 2016, this year we will hold it on our regular Wednesday social evening..

Advance booking on WebCollect will be required, more details to follow shortly!

Boaters Meeting – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – Barrie Neilson of Sailing Holidays

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Barrie Neilson joined the Flotilla Sailing Club in 1979 as a flotilla engineer and subsequently worked as flotilla skipper for six years in Greece, Florida and the former Yugoslavia.


In 1983 he and his partner Heidi took over the business and, in 1987 renamed it Sailing Holidays Ltd, operating with eleven Jaguar 27 yachts.  Years later, Sailing Holidays now has 178 yachts in Greece, all of which are run on flotilla sailing holidays around the Greek islands, and Barrie and Heidi and their grown up children still enjoy flotilla sailing with their customers and friends.  Sailing Holidays remains the only non-corporate flotilla and bareboat specialist in the United Kingdom.

Barrie will tell us something of the changes over the years, and of the enduring pleasures of sailing the Greek islands.sailing-holidays-1

Boaters Meeting – Wednesday 15th February 2017 – “Confessions of a Cruising Correspondent”, Dick Durham of Yachting Monthly

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Dick Durham writes a regular column in Yachting Monthly, ruminating upon the trials and tribulations of yacht cruising, and yacht cruisers.

He learnt to sail in dinghies before leaving home aged 18 to be mate on the Thames sailing barge Cambria, the last vessel in Britain and northern Europe to carry cargo under sail alone.  He worked on schooners and a 55ft brigantine before taking up yacht cruising for pleasure.

Dick spent 20 years as a journalist on Fleet Street and with CNN before joining Yachting Monthly in 1985, since when he’s sailed aboard all manner of boats in all sorts of places.

He loves sailing, but his latest podcast reveals his fear and loathing of engines!













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