‘All-day’ technical discussion meeting
12 November @ 10:30 - 17:00
We meet at the Basinstoke Canal Centre meeting room to talk about our projects and our boating activities. This can include boating holidays as well as construction or research projects. Although we call this an ‘All-day’ meeting feel free to come and leave as you wish. We usually have a mixture of informal discussion and prepared presentations, if you have a particular subject you wish to talk about you might like to let me know in advance so that I can ensure you get a ‘time slot’ and if you like even an advance mention on this webpage. Also, do feel free to bring your portable hardware along to show other members. We will provide either a digital projector or a large screen so members can show digital material. The meeting room has a WiFi system and we may use this to broadcast part of our meeting to the wider AYRS membership, but I think we will probably keep any such broadcast to a limited period, say one hour during the afternoon.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available in the meeting room. For lunch you can bring your own sandwiches but you don’t have to since the BCC has an onsite cafe which serves hot and cold food. Also, there is a pub next door to the BCC, this could be an option for an evening meal after the meeting if that is of interest.
The Basingstoke Canal Centre is a waterside location with a slipway suitable for launching lightweight boats so I am thinking that if anyone would like to do a bit of canal exploration on the Sunday following this meeting we should be able to arrange that. This slipway has a small step down at the water edge so it is not suitable for heavy boats but it is fine for canoes, rowing boats, yacht tenders, paddleboards etc. Josephine and I will probably bring our 15foot rowing boat. Unfortunately the canal is not suitable for boats with masts due to low bridges and overhanging trees. So let me know if you would like to join us afloat on the Sunday following this Saturday meeting – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that the BCC is not actually at Basingstoke – it is at Mytchett near Farnborough in Surrey, postcode GU16 6DD. – just a few minutes off the M3 motorway.