The exact location for this meeting will depend on the level of interest. In past years the meeting has been held in John and Josephine's house at Wembury, a coastal village about six miles to the south east of the centre of Plymouth. This will probably be the location for our meeting in 2017, unless the level of interest is higher than in the past in which case we will hire a hall somewhere in the vicinity of Wembury.
The meeting will follow the format we used last time - a series of presentations and discussions through the afternoon followed by high tea, followed by more discussion in the evening for those who stay on that long. It has certainly been known for our discussions to continue towards midnight, but you can leave whenever you like.
Some people like to prepare presentations, others just tell us in an informal way about their latest boating projects or the sailing they did last season, both approaches are welcome. Also, some people bring pieces of equipment to demonstrate or even small boats that they have built. Last time we had a demonstration of a proposed propulsion using oscilatory vanes - we were still playing with that at 11:00pm! We have never been short of material at these meetings, but if we are I will comb the internet for video of interesting boats that we can show and discuss. We will be able to show pictures/video with a large screen PC or a digital projector.
John and Josephine can offer limited accommodation in their house for those who travel from afar and need to stay overnight.
Usually we have been able to find some appropriate activity for the Sunday morning following the meeting - last time we were taken for a short sail on a members cruising catamaran. Another time we viisted a replica traditional ship that was being built in the area - ideas for a sunday activity for next years meeting would be welcome.
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