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Two Sailing Adventurers - A Winter Talk and Supper At Gosport Marina

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6.30pm – Talk from Paul Pearson, the round-the-world sailor and adventurer 
You have to grow up. Who do you think you are? Peter Pan!

A reputable Detective Sergeant with Surrey Police, in 1993 Paul Pearson had the opportunity to embark on around the world adventurer as a skipper, sailing to the far-flung corners of the globe. From pirate encounters to a whale strike and co-sleeping with flying fish, Paul will share some humorous anecdotes of his time at sea. 

7.15pm – Two course meal at the Gosport Boat House Cafe

Menu set out below. 

Beef chilli con carne with rice with nachos
Stuffed chicken breast with blue cheese wrapped in bacon, potato wedges and seasonal vegetables
Butternut squash and sweet potato coconut curry with basmati rice and poppadums’ (V)

Apple and rhubarb crumble with custard
Warm chocolate brownie and ice-cream with raspberry coulis

8.30pm – Talk from Tom Cunliffe, British yachting journalist, author and broadcaster.
Ice with Everything - to America with the Norsemen

The early 1980s saw Tom Cunliffe set off in a 1911 sailing pilot boat with his 4 year-old daughter to follow the Viking route from Norway to America. He only partly succeeded and it was to be many years before another chance came his way when a mate offered him a berth to Greenland in a boat that he’d bought for £14,000 on eBay. In this talk he weaves the modern day and ancient expeditions into a rollicking tale you won’t want to miss!

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 023 9252 4811. 

*Please be advised beverages are not included