Tom Cunliffe on his beautiful yacht Constance

Tom Cunliffe returns in-person to the Newbury Yacht Club.

Needing no introduction, Tom’s previous talks have been very popular, with capacity audiences.

‘The Life and Times of the Shell Channel Pilot’  I inherited this well-known guide for yachtsmen in the English Channel from the swashbuckling Commander Johnnie Coote, who in turn had it from the legendary Adlard Coles. In this lecture, I combine the history of the book with some of the misadventures the current Pilot has to go through for his readers. Fully illustrated.

Members are welcome to bring guests for the usual small fee of £5 for temporary membership. This is refundable if they subsequently join. Details available here Newbury Yacht Club – Membership

Non-members are welcome to attend this event, but members and their guests will have priority. If you would like to attend and don’t know a member to invite you please contact

To wet your appetite Tom Cunliffe has some excellent talks on his youtube channel.