October, the leaves are changing colour and there’s a little dampness in the air. Bright sunny days no longer provide summer warmth but still allow standing on deck in ‘Ts’ and shorts whilst thoughts turn to snugging the boat for the winter ahead - and of course to that long considered article for Sweeping Statements....

Did you discover new cruising grounds in the lovely summer weather? Did you re-visit some old grounds and find them still as good to cruise around? Has some new bit of kit worked really well or have you overcome technical difficulties for some promised conversion or renovation?  Let the rest of us know! Help fellow members overcome technical problems by sharing your knowledge and experience or introduce members to your favourite areas or provide navigation tips on how to more easily and safely get there. Share your experiences with fellow members and strengthen the reasons for joining and remaining in the Club. You know it makes sense. 

The closing date for articles is October 31st, and they should be emailed to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Don’t worry about underlining headings or using different colours or formats - a simple script, perhaps in Word is good, and high resolution photos to illustrate what you are writing about (maybe even including a photo of yourselves and your boat) sent separately will certainly enhance the subject and also let readers know who you are.  If you would like any advice on any aspect simply get in touch with me, I’ll be very pleased to help. And please remember - it’s easier than you may think. Good luck with it. David

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