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November


Arrow Yacht Enterprises
www.sail-help.co.uk
Short Range Certificate
I have been asked to run a course in Lymington on Sunday 14th November for the VHF/DSC. Any one interested contact me at instructor@sail-help.co.uk or 07973 798 169. Sticky Stapylton.

GXSA (Gerrards Cross Sailing Association)
www.gxsa.org.uk
Wednesday November 10th, David Moody, The Moody Legacy
In 2005 the family business of AH Moody and Son was sold after 175 years of trading from the same site at Swanwick on the River Hamble. The beginnings were humble, trading from a small wooden shed - in contrast the boats were magnificent and the Moody brand became well known, especially during the 1960s 70s and 80s when everyday yachting was enjoyed by more and more.
A 'Moody', particularly from that era, is still a desirable yacht today.
David, now retired, has documented the Yachts that were built by his forerunners, initially for his own family history records and now published as a successful book 'The Moody Legacy'. He will tell us the fascinating history of the yard and the yachts that bear his family name.
Wednesday November 17th, Graham Laurie MVO, The History of Royal Flying
During the last 20 years as a pilot in the RAF, Graham flew members of the Royal Family and Senior Government Ministers. In 1981 he was selected for The Queen's Flight and in 1995, after that unit's disbandment, he moved to No 32 (The Royal) Squadron at RAF Northolt, completing in all, over 2200 Royal Flights. He retired in Dec 2000. Graham's illustrated talk, presented in aid of The RAF Benevolent Fund, portrays a personal perspective of the early days of Royal Flying, the formation of The King's Flight and The Queen's Flight, and their history up to the present day. Doubtless he will share with us some of his many personal anecdotes and reminiscences. This should be an informative evening, quite different from our usual fare.
Wednesday November 24th, James Wharram, Polynesian Catamaran design and the Lapita Voyage
In the mid 50's, based on his research into ancient Polynesian boat design, James Wharram built the first off-shore Catamaran in Britain and sailed out into the Atlantic. While the world's yachting community were busy dismissing such a design as a worthy sea-going vessel, James was landing his 23'6" 'Double Hulled Canoe' in the West Indies. James subsequently established himself as the leading multihull yacht designer. In 2008, his career came full circle, when at the age of eighty, 50 years after his pioneering voyages, he sailed the arduous Lapita Voyage which, using two catamarans, followed a possible ancient migration route into the Pacific. Although based in Britain, James has worldwide interests and travels extensively. We are particularly honoured and privileged that he can come and talk to us. This is a unique event and one definitely not to be missed.

Adventures In Diving Ltd
www.adventuresindiving.co.uk
Dive Show
We shall be hosting the very first ESSEX Dive Show on the 14th November 2010 at The Boreham House in Chelmsford.
From displays by Diving suppliers through to rebreathers and historic artifacts, the show will prove to be a great place for divers to meet BSAC PADI SAA clubs and members.
Please phone the dive shop for tickets 01245-2526247.

Gloucester Waterways Museum
www.gloucesterwaterwaysmuseum.org.uk
Robert Longden Photography Exhibition
Gloucester Waterways Museum is delighted to host a display of Robert Longden's evocative photographs of working life on Britain's inland waterways of the 1940s and 50s.
The exhibition, which was previously at the Coventry's Herbert Gallery, is the first time that Robert Longden's photographs have been on display and the stunning black and white images reveal the remarkable photographic achievements of the Coventry factory worker.
During the late 1940s and early 1950s Robert Longden documented an intimate history of a working life which has now disappeared, providing a unique insight into the realities of life afloat in the post-war period. The photographs record the narrowboat people he encountered on the waterways, catching the moment of transformation which saw canals change from being industrial thoroughfares to locations for leisure.
Exhibition open daily throughout October and November 11am-3pm. Tickets: Adult �4.25, Child �3.25, Concession �3.75, Under 5s free. Tickets include entry to museum.

Poole Sailing Ltd
www.poolesailing.co.uk
10: Boat Handling
15-19: RYA Practical Course
24: Boat Handling
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
Puffin Club: Join us 2pm - 3pm weekends and holidays for fun make and take sessions.
6th - 7th November: Seal Puppets. Spot the seals on camera and make your very own seal finger puppet.
20th, 27th - 28th, 30th November: Stained Glass Seals. Have a go at creating a colourful creative stain glass Sammy the Seal scene.
1st - 30th November: Liz Mackley Exhibition in the Picture Gallery. For over ten years Liz Mackley has worked or volunteered as a research assistant on various wildlife conservation projects. This incredible privilege and opportunity for Liz has led to the pictures in this exhibition: Seabird Season ~ The Isle of May. The pictures include a mix of portraits, birds in their habitat and landscapes that give a feel for the island in its summer season.
3rd November: Encantados; Stories and Songs of the Sea. To be confirmed. Daniel Allison and Peter Govan This show is a combination of world myths from cultures that live by the water including Scotland, Australia, Brazil and Siberia, and music, including flute, didgeridoo and a traditional Scottish selkie song, sung by Peter in ancient Gaelic.
5th November 2.30pm: Storytime by the Sea. Snuggle down for an afternoon of stories by the sea.
1st - 18th November: Floating Zoo Exhibition. In the marine world it's the little things that count! There are literally billions of tiny plants and animals all drifting around the ocean with the tides like a floating zoo. Find out about this miniature marine world.
10th November: Walking with Birds - Vane Farm/Heritage Trail. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB at Vane Farm/Heritage Trail. For all enquiries please ring Alan Gracie on 0131 652 0308.
12th & 26th November 2pm - 3.30pm: Wildlife Club. Are you 7-11 years old? Do you love wildlife and nature? Do you enjoy getting outdoors, meeting new people and making friends? Then come along and join North Berwick's Wildlife Club, join us in exploring all that North Berwick and the surrounding area has to offer. We get up to all sorts of activities from rockpooling, bushcraft and birdwatching to wildlife themed games, parties and art activities. Most importantly, we have FUN!
19th - 30th November: Nature Photography Exhibition 2010. Now in its fifth year the Nature Photography Exhibition 2010 showcases the shortlisted entries from this year's Scottish Seabird Centre competition. View these stunning photographs and select your favourites. For further information about the competition, previous winners and exhibition please visit www.seabird.org.
21st November 2pm - 4pm: Wild About Art - Bags of Nature. Re-use your old magazines to create colourful gift bags in this 2 hour art workshop with Alchemy Arts.
21st November: Walking with Birds - John Muir Country Park. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB at John Muir Country Park. For all enquiries please ring Alan Gracie on 0131 652 0308.
24th November: Walking with Birds - Vane Farm RSPB Reserve, Loch Leven. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group at Vane Farm RSPB Reserve, Loch Leven. Meet at the Reserve Car Park at 10.30am. Contact Eppie Sweeney (07528 334050 or 0131 445 4379). Please inform the leader beforehand if you are coming.
All activities are free with admission to the Discovery Centre, unless otherwise stated.
There may be a charge for the Seabird Centre's 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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