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Winter Talk And Supper At The Chichester Boat House

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Practical Boat Maintenance Steps To Combat Coastal Invasive Species. 

Now is the time when you will be thinking about prioritising essential wintertime boat maintenance; the time, effort and funds you spend over the winter period can hugely affect your boat's performance come next season.

To help guide you in this process, on Thursday 24th January at 6.30pm, Premier Chichester will be holding a Winter Talk and Supper at Chichester Boat House and inviting Marine Biologist, Dr Marc Rius from Southampton University and Mr Ed Warren from International Paints

6.30pm – Talk from Dr Marc Rius, Marine Biologist at Southampton University 

With 20 years of experience conducting research on marine ecosystems, Marc will talk about the organisms that live in marinas and harbours like Chichester, from coral worm to sea squirts and how these organisms are transported around the globe via shipping. In addition, he will talk about species interactions and how changes in environmental conditions derived from human activities influence the distribution of species.

7.15pm – Talk from Ed Warren at International Paints

For over a century, International Paints has been creating the most innovative coating solutions to protect, beautify and improve the performance of all types of boats. Ed will discuss how antifouling paint works, what goes in to it and the common problems and challenges of protecting a boat from marine growth including coral worm. 

8.00pm – Two course meal at the Chichester Boat House 

Menu set out below. 

Venison sausages, grain mustard mash, braised red cabbage, redcurrant jus
Roasted butternut squash and sage risotto, crumbled stilton, crispy walnuts (v)
Bread and butter pudding, cinnamon custard

Priced at £20 per head, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book your space on the evening, please call the Marina Reception on 01243 512731. 

*Please be advised beverages are not included.