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Visitors are welcome to all our talks - all we ask is a £3 contribution towards the cost of our speaker programme.
A visit has been arranged to the facility of the HM Coastguard SAR (Search and Rescue) Helicopter Unit at Lee-on-Solent.
Date: Sunday, 7th January
Timing: Prompt start at 14:00 hrs.
Organiser: Andrew Barlow
The visit will last approximately 1½ hours (including time for questions)
The visit will be conducted by Richard Norris, Chief Pilot Lee-on-Solent.
Now operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard, we’ve all seen the rescue helicopter at one time or another above the Solent, well this is a chance to visit the base from which the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter operates and learn more about the valuable service they provide.
The visit is free of charge, however we will have a collection, the proceeds of which will go to a charity nominated by the Unit.
Maximum of 15 places ONLY.
Members must register via the GCCC website.
Registration is available from the afternoon of Tuesday 5th December on a first come, first served basis
Members and Partner members must each register individually.
Note: for Partner members without an email address, the main Member should first register and then send an email for the Partner registration to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk by Tracy Edwards
The event is open to GCCC members and also members of associated sailing clubs and the public.
Entry is free for GCCC members and £5 for all non-members.
GCCC Members and Partner members must each register individually. Note: for Partner members without an email address, the main Member should first register and then send an email for the Partner registration to email@example.com
Members can also register to bring non-member guests but the guests must be paid for in advance.
Non-members must register individually and pay in advance of the event.
There is a maximum limit of 110 places.
Payment must be made by bank transfer to GCCC's bank account.
Details: Sort Code 402226, Account Number 51377477
Please use your surname as the reference.
No physical tickets will be issued but confirmation emails will be sent out.
Talk by Duncan Wells
Duncan is an RYA Instructor and a feature writer for Yachting Monthly and an author. He will give us tips for single handed and short handed sailing setting sail – trimming sails – navigation – anchoring etc.
One-day RYA First Aid Course (8-hours)
Due to the demand for places on the November 2017 course and subsequent interest, another course has been scheduled.
Sunday, 18th February, 2018
Course instructor: Peter Lytton
Timings for the day:
09:00 hrs – prompt start
Morning and afternoon breaks for refreshments
Approx.. 12:30 hrs – Lunch break
Approx. 17:00 hrs – end
Cost per person: £25.00
RYA First Aid book (content of which is specifically written for water based activities)
Morning and afternoon tea & coffee.
Please bring your own packed lunch, notebook and pen.
Please also wear clothing suitable for kneeling and lying on the floor as the course does include practical elements. If a student has an injury or medical issue that may cause problems, please speak to Peter prior to the start of the course and he will adjust the course accordingly.
Maximum of 12 places available therefore please register promptly.
Event organiser: Andrew Barlow
The event is open to GCCC members and partner members only. Please register before 4th February.
GCCC members must each register individually, which means that partner members must register separately.
If a member and partner member both register then just one payment of £50 can be made.
Confirmation emails will be sent out once payment is received.
Birds of the Solent
Chris has lived in Keyhaven for some 40 years and has been a keen bird watcher since the age of 8. He sails a Cornish Shrimper out of Lymington. He will introduce us to the range of birds to be found in the Solent.
A Talk on Coastwatch
Tim is Head of PR for the National Coastwatch Institution, a voluntary organisation founded in Cornwall as a registered charity in1994 before becoming National. Tim will talk about Coastwatch and it’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Coastguard.
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