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5 Oct 2017 -6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come and learn to splice three strand rope at Arthur Beale. You will be shown how to make your own dog lead or lanyard that you can take away. We charge £12.50 for the evening including materials although the price could change slightly if you choose a more expensive fitting. Starts at 18:30 finished before 20:00 . Great fun!
Keep an eye on the website as we will be organising more splicing classes in the New Year.
25 Oct 2017 -6:45pm to 8:15pm
Save the date! We are still thinking of a snappy title for this talk which will include Kim Strugess talking about his successful sail around Britain in 50 day sails followed by Nicholas Gray talking about less successful "Last Voyages" which will include his thoughts on Donald Crowhurst's disastrous voyage, the story of which will be released as a Big Screen Film on the following day.
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Admission £5.00 but refundable on purchase of either of the two splendid books (or anything from the shop worth over £15.00 on the same evening)
2 Nov 2017 -6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come and learn (or brush up) on a few seagoing knots. You will be given a a small booklet to take away and some pieces of rope practise on. Entry is £12.50. Starts at 18:30 and finished by 20:00. A very useful life skill.
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16 Nov 2017 -6:45pm to 8:15pmAn Illustrated Talk by Peter Willis
Arthur Ransome’s "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea" was inspired by his boat the Nancy Blackett
which appears in the book as the Goblin.
But there was more to her influence on the novel than that, as Peter Willis shows in this new book, which combines an analysis of this classic of maritime literature (“a book of which Conrad would have been proud” – Hugh Brogan) with the history of the boat herself, her life, near-death, restoration and renaissance as an ambassador for Ransome and his tales.
Also included: Arthur Ransome’s own article, ‘Saturday to Saturday’ and notes on all of his other boats
Peter Willis is a former Deputy Editor of Classic Boat, currently performing a similar function on Classic Sailor magazine. In 1996 he launched an appeal to buy Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett and preserve her to be sailed as a living reminder of Ransome and his works. He lives in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Admission to the talk is a nominal £5.00 which is fully refunded on purchase of the book or any item from Arthur Beale worth over £15.00.
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7 Dec 2017 -6:30pm to 8:00pm
Modern ropes such as Dyneema and Technora are many times stronger than steel but they are weakened by up to 70% if they are tied in a knot so they are always best spliced. This class will show you how to make a Dyneema strop or a soft shackle to take away.
Entry £12.50 (High load eyes will be charged at cost if you want to incorporate it into your strop). Please secure your place by emailing email@example.com