First Wednesday talk: 7th Dec 2016
Mike Jaques – Sailing to 80° North



Join us for an evening of high-latitude adventure!

Mike Jaques is a racing sailor and adventurer who regularly takes part in offshore races such as the Three Peaks Yacht Race, Scottish Islands Peak Race, the Fastnet and the Round Ireland Yacht Race. In summer 2015 he and his crew (including his wife, Pam and our very own Diane Carr) sailed a Bestewind 50 from Holland to Spitsbergen, which they circumnavigated before sailing home. They also managed to fit in a fair bit of mountaineering and skiing!

H Y Tyne

7:30 pm start

Ray McGinty

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