Winter Talks

Our club’s Winter Talks programme is organised on behalf of members by the Cruising Section.
The aim of the programme is to help enliven the dark winter evenings with a series of interesting talks on an eclectic range of subjects – mostly with a maritime flavour but not always.

The talks are held in the upstairs presentation room in our clubhouse at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of October, November, January, February and March.

On November 12th PYC member Nigel Pearce, whose forebears left the island in the 1830’s, gave an illustrated talk on St Helena, one-time far flung outpost of the British Empire.  The talk was very well attended with standing room only.
In the New Year the first talk will be on Tuesday, January 14th when Kevin Patience, a gifted and authoritative speaker well know to Winter Talk regulars, will uncover the tragic tale of how the Flying Lady mascot came to be on the radiators of Rolls Royce motor cars from 1911 to the present day.
Topics and speakers for the February and March slots will be announced in due course.

We are very happy if members wish to bring along non-members to the various talks.

The Winter Talks are organised by Cruising Section Committee member Peter Baillie. He can be contacted on: and is always keen to hear ideas.