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Hayling Sea School Ltd
www.haylingseaschool.co.uk
RYA sail cruising course - 16/17/18 and 24/25 April
Just to let you know that due to a cancellation we have 2 spaces on a RYA sail cruising course - suitable for Competent Crew or Day Skipper. Or anyone who just wants to go sailing or get more experience.
The course is running over 2 weekends 16/17/18 and 24/25 April.
Normal course price �375 per person inclusive of all food eaten on board, all boat costs and use of waterproofs.
We would accept any reasonable offer. If you can only make one of the weekends - again please make me an offer.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Poole Sailing Ltd
www.poolesailing.co.uk
Just to let you know that we have 2 spaces left for a weekend sail over Easter which we are offering at a special price of 3 days for the price of 2 days ie �190, you can join the boat on Thursday evening and complete the event on Sunday afternoon.
Also, we have spaces on a Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased theory course running over the weekends of 10-11 and 16-18 April, if you follow us on Twitter you get 10% off the normal price of �350. We may be able to accomodate students for the shorebased course overnight in a marina on one of the yachts.

Ardnamurchan Charters
www.west-scotland-marine.com.  Tel. 01972 500208
Boat trips - week commencing Saturday 3rd April 2010
Monday 5th April, Ferry to Tobermory, departs Laga 9.15am
Wednesday 7th April, Whale Watching Trip PLACES AVAILABLE
9.30am-6.30pm, full day whale and marine wildlife cruise. Visit the Cairns of Coll and the Island of Muck. Opportunity to see whales, dolphins, basking sharks, gannets and fantastic scenery. A wonderful day out for all the family. �65 per person, child concessions available.
Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th April, Available for trips such as:
Whale Watching Trip (detailed above) OR
2 hour Wildlife Loch Cruise
Visiting Loch Sunart and Loch Teacuis, with time to observe the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Prices start at �25 per person. Child concessions available.
Friday 9th April, Ferry to Tobermory, departs Laga 9.15am
AVAILABLE DAILY: Self Drive boats (max 6 passengers) or Individual guided trips in small boats (max 5 passengers).
If you can not see what you are looking for please phone and we will see what we can arrange.

Arrow Yacht Enterprises
www.sail-help.co.uk
During the Easter break, I shall be taking a boat across the Channel again, this time only five days, 31 March - 5 April. Cost to include food, fuel and moorings �450.
7 - 9 April Budget weekend sail. �160 a head, supper ashore, bacon butties for breakfast, sandwich lunch, mooring and fuel paid separately and shared between the crew. Sit back and watch everyone else doing the work or get involved in navigation, pilotage or sailing the boat.
A friend is bringing back a Clipper 67' (see http://www.oceanexperience.co.uk/yacht/specifications/index.asp for a bit about this type of boat) from Antigua in the Caribbean leaving round about 24th April and seeks crew. The final destination will be either Portugal or northern Spain. The boat will either head straight back to Iberia (28 days) or will go to the Azores (21 days), dependent on crew time availability. The cost will be air fare to Antigua, and a �200 contribution to food and fuel costs. The skipper seeks experienced sailors. Please email me if you would like to hear more about this trip.

The Cherwell Boathouse
www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk
Spring wine tasting dinner
Wednesday 14th April, 7.30pm, �60.00
Spring is in the air and down by the riverside at The Cherwell Boathouse the punting season has officially begun.
Eighty hand made wooden punts have been lovingly lowered into the water and are at your disposal from ten am to dusk.
Come and celebrate and be the first to try our new spring menu with delicious local Oxfordshire lamb in a starring role.

Poole Sailing Ltd
www.poolesailing.co.uk
1-5: RYA Practical Course (EASTER WEEKEND)
14: Boat Handling
16-18: Weekend RYA Practical Course
19-23: RYA Practical Course
Our 2010 programme is up on the website. It covers RYA shorebased courses as well as the practical events. We also have opened a twitter account called Poolesailing to keep you informed of our last minute special offers and other items which may interest you.

Scottish Seabird Centre
'What's On' at the Scottish Seabird Centre
Weekends and holidays: Puffin Club. Join us 2pm - 3pm weekends and holidays for fun make and take sessions.
19th - 20th April: Spring Lambs. Celebrate the spring time by making a little lamb from recycled materials.
24th - 25th April: Puffin Food Chain Mobiles. Who eats who? Make a mobile that will help you figure out the food chain.
30th April: Puffin Model. Watch the clowns of the sea live on camera to help you make a realistic puffin model.
1st April - 9th April: Scotland's Housing Expo Exhibition. This exhibition gives a national focus to the design of our built environment and associated issues. Through a series of models, it highlights developments, ranging from low carbon design strategies to the complementary roles of design and sustainability within public and private housing. Part of the Sustainability in Architecture Programme and supported by the Scottish Government. For further information visit http://www.scotlandshousingexpo.com/index.php
1st April - 31st May: Barbara MacKenzie Exhibition in the Picture Gallery. Barbara Mackenzie exhibits a series of paintings using inspiration from the surrounding area. Her work is particularly vibrant, bringing an almost Mediterranean feel to her Scottish landscapes. Free admission.
2nd April 2.30pm: Story Time by the Sea. Snuggle down for an afternoon of stories by the sea.
3rd - 17th April 2pm-3pm: The Save the Planet Show Science Festival. The Planet needs your help! Join Professor Egghead's team of eggsperts to solve the mystery of what's gone wrong and how you can stop disaster striking in the future!!
7th April: Walking with Birds - Paxton House. Meet at Paxton House Car Park 10.30am. Contact Lesley Johnson 0750 242 947.
11th April: RSPB Walking with Birds - Beginners Walk 3 hours. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates. Contact Mike Betts - email mike@betts10fsnet.co.uk or 0131 332 1708. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates.
12th April - 12th May: Biodiversity - Vital and Fragile Exhibition. Discover more about biodiversity, what it is, why it is vital to our survival and how we can help protect it. 2010 International Year of Biodiversity www.biodiversityislife.net.
17th April: RSPB Walking with Birds - Beginners Walk 3 hours. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates. Contact Mike Betts - email mike@betts10fsnet.co.uk or 0131 332 1708. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates.
18th April: RSPB Walking with Birds - Paxton House. Meet at car park there10am. Leaders Mike Betts and Lesley Johnson.
18th April 2pm - 4pm: Wild About Art - Back Garden Beasties. Join our scrap material workshop and make something to encourage the bugs and beasties in your backyard with Alchemy Arts.
21st April: Walking with Birds - Barns Ness. Meet at Car Park 10.30am. Contact Lesley Johnson 0750 242 947.
24th April: RSPB Walking with Birds - Beginners Walk 3 hours. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates. Contact Mike Betts - email mike@betts10fsnet.co.uk or 0131 332 1708. Cost is �20 for the 4 dates.
25th April: Walking with Birds - Early Birds. Meet at the Scottish Seabird Centre entrance 8am. Contact Maggie Sheddan on 07709505133.
All activities are free with admission to the Discovery Centre unless otherwise stated.
There may be a charge for the Walking With Birds events.
Please note we will make every effort to provide this programme, but operational issues or circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancellation, at short notice, or any part of it.
Further information can be found at www.seabird.org
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment. Charity number SC025837.




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