This was in today's Echo.
The beginning of October marked the start of the WPCA winter programme. Unfortunately the planned talk by Rikk Butler had to be cancelled due to illness but Neil Salter from the UK Hydrographic Office stepped in and gave an interesting talk on autonomous shipping. Despite being a somewhat technical talk members were interested to learn about the future of shipping with the development of crewless vessels. There were many questions afterwards as many were unaware of the progress being made in this field of seafaring. There will be a social meeting next Tuesday when members will be able to share their tales of their adventures during the summer and the following Tuesday Nick Critchell, Chris Bell and their crews will give a presentation on the Channel Islands and West Country cruises held during the summer. Full details of the talks can be found on the Club website and all local sailors are welcome to attend. Not all members give up sailing for the winter and many still have their boats in the water and are hoping for some better weather this month when they will be able to get out for day sails in Weymouth Bay. DON'T FORGET THE LAYING UP SUPPER ON 11 NOVEMBER - TESS REID IS TAKING NAMES AND MENU CHOICES. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT - ALWAYS A GOOD EVENING AND A GREAT CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW FELLOW MEMBERS BETTER