Winter Talks

This page shows all GCCC Winter Talks.

To see the separate event categories of Sailing and Social click on the individual drop down links above.

Visitors are welcome to all our talks - all we ask is a £3 contribution towards the cost of our speaker programme.

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 14:00 - 15:30
    • Lee-on-Solent
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    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 events@guildfordsailing.org

    • 16 Jan 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt
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    Talk by Tracy Edwards

    • Speaker; Tracy Edwards
    • "The Maiden Factor"
    •  Maiden was built in 1979. She entered the Whitbread 1981-82 coming fourth. Tracy with an all female crew entered the 1989/90 Whitbread to come an amazing third. In 2014 Tracy tracked Maiden down to the Seychelles and in April 2017 succeeded in returning her to the UK.
    • Note: all attendees must register in advance
    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe

    Event Registration

    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 events@guildfordsailing.org
    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.

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Talk by Duncan Wells

    • Speaker: Duncan Wells
    • Stress Free Sailing and MOB
    • 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.

    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe






    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Papercourt
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    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

    To be held at Papercourt Sailing Club, Polesden Lane, Ripley, GU23 6JX

    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

    Cost includes:

    • Instructor fee
    • RYA First Aid book (content of which is specifically written for water based activities)
    • Certificate
    • 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

    Event Registration

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Birds of the Solent

    • Speaker: Chris Willard.
    • A talk on all the different birds around the Solent and their habitats.
    • 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.

    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe






    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    A Talk on Coastwatch

    • speaker: Tim Colquhorn
    • 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.


    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe







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