Winter Wednesday Warmer Evening

Date and Time 04-Dec-19 Wed 19:30 - 22:30


‘Reflections on a Fastnet campaign’ by our very own Hugh Whatley.

As many of you will know Hugh is one our sprightly elder citizens – a former Treasurer and Commodore. He was ‘geared up’ to do this warmer for us last year but plans had to change.
He sailed as First Mate on a Sigma 38 with a Professional Skipper – his son Alex, who was aged 26 at the time. The talk will cover the whole campaign, from first meeting of a scratch crew at the London Boat Show, through training weekends & qualifying races to the actual event itself and final prize-giving. Hugh will illustrate his talk with books, charts, photos and some insights about the planning & preparation for an adventure which took-over almost a year of his life! Members are encouraged to contribute to a retiring collection for the RNLI in this 40th anniversary year of the terrible accidents on the Fastnet Race in 1979.