'Man is not Lost'- Tom Cunliffe

  • 23/11/2016
  • 20:00 - 21:30
  • Old Freemen's Clubhouse

Talk : 'Man is Not Lost by Tom Cunliffe

Tom is a professional speaker and as such charges for his time.

Tickets will be £ 7

They are available to both members and non-members. The limit due to room constraints is 60 people. They will be available for sale from mid-September initially at Club Evenings.

Talk Overview

·         ‘Man is Not Lost ‘.  One of my most popular club lectures, this is about the development and safe use of navigational electronics. This talk combines a mix of yarns and solid information and is a friendly and irreverent look at the changes many of us have seen from the early 1970s when I found Barbados after 42 days at sea with no chart at all – just a lat/long position, a sextant and my grandfather’s pocket watch – to my current chart plotters that sometimes manage to lead me astray 


Tom Cunliffe learnt how to sail in a 22 ft gaff sloop as a teenager on the Norfolk Broads.[1] After studying Law at university, he chose not to enter the profession and effectively ran away to sea instead.[2] He has worked as Mate on a coasting merchant vessel and skippered private yachts as well as having been a delivery and charter skipper. He was a sailing tutor for many years, progressing from running a dinghy sailing school in the south of France to becoming a senior offshore instructor at the British National Sailing Centre in Cowes. He has been a qualified Yachtmaster examiner since 1978. His many cruises in his own yachts span the Atlantic from the Arctic to the South Atlantic, east to west as far as you can go. He and his wife are keen motorcyclists and have crossed the American continent in both directions, each riding their own machines.

If you wish to know more about Tom he has a website


  Organiser: Simon Davey

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