Winter Talks

We'd love to see you on those chilly, dark winter evenings when it really is too cold to sail, the Club hosts a range of talks from its own Cruising Section, the Cruising Association and Poole Maritime Trust.  Speakers present a diverse range of topics to entertain us on Tuesdays from October through to March.

Cruising Section

Usually held on the second Tuesday of every month October - March with the exception of busy December. Please arrive in time to get yourself a drink and settle in ready to begin at 19:30.  The duration varies depending on the speaker and their topic though is usually between 60 and 90 minutes, with a comfort break half way.

Talks are open to all members and their guests, free of charge. The bar is open though the restaurant is closed. No booking is required - just come and support us.

If you happen to know a great speaker, or perhaps you're itching to do a presentation yourself, please contact the Cruising Section.

2018/9 Programme coming soon.

Cruising Association

Lectures and talks are hugely popular with CA members and are open to non-members as well. These events are informative, inspirational, entertaining and popular so booking in advance is strongly recommended. If you decide to go along at the last minute please give us a call to check there are still places available. Talks begin at 19:30
Tuesday 16th October 2018 First Time Back from the Baltic M G Prewett
Tuesday 20th November 2018 The  Dorset Police Marine Section and Counter Terrorism Unit PC Bruce Murdoch
Tuesday 19th February 2019 Around Ireland Anti Clockwise Julian Cable
Tuesday 19th March 2019 Extreme Voyagers Part II Jeremy Batch

For more information visit the Cruising Association website

Poole Maritime Trust

Talks Programme for Trust members, talks begin at 7.30pm
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 The Unfortunate Captain Peirce  PYC*  Philip Browne
Thursday 25th October 2018 Autumn Supper at 7pm followed by talk Britain’s Disappearing Ferries PYC Brian Margetson
Tuesday 6th November 2018 The Man who Never Was PYC* Kevin Patience
Tuesday 4th December 2018 Harbour Happenings PYC* Harbour Commissioner
Thursday 3rd January 2019 New Year Supper at 7 pm followed by talk A Slightly Alternative Christmas PYC or RMYC
Bobby Sartin
Tuesday 5th February 2019 Life on board a submarine PYC* Mike Curtis

Please visit the website to look at the Trust's Winter talks programme or email