Author Dick Durham on Sailing on the Thames

Our annual dinner this year is at Chalkwell Park Rooms on Thursday, November 29th where our guest speaker will be local author and sailor, Dick Durham. He began cruising the local creeks in a dinghy, crewed for barge legend Bob Roberts aboard Cambria, was mate on a brigantine.

A 1906 cutter followed along with a series of yachts. Currently he owns Betty II, a boat which was surveyed the waterways for East Coast Rivers - the bible for estuary sailors.

When not at sea Dick spent many years in Fleet Street as a journalist covering major news stories around the world. He writes a column for yachting monthly as well as books on the sea and has published a novel, A Tide For Drowning, a dark tale which begins with a crucifixion on the Essex mud flats.

We shall also have new merchandise for sale in time for Christmas, including our calander and there will be a raffle. Tickets are £25 per person.

A booking form is available with the Newsletter and from here.

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