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Dave Selby confirmed as guest speaker for CA's Northern Roadshows

by Peta Stuart-Hunt 31 Jul 14:36 UTC 19 October & 23 November 2019
Dave Selby and Bart. © Dave Selby

  • CA North West Autumn Roadshow: Birkenhead | The Royal Mersey YC, 19 October
  • CA North Midlands Autumn Roadshow: Nottingham | National Watersports Centre, 23 November
These venues will be throwing open their doors to CA members and their guests for the CA's two Northern Roadshow events being staged this Autumn.

The special guest speaker at both the Royal Mersey YC and the National Watersports Centre is the popular author, journalist and raconteur Dave Selby. The title of his talk is 'Marlin's Mission'. As Dave says in his biographical details, "I'm a passionate but useless sailor who's been fumbling around the east coast for years in 'Marlin', my 18ft Sailfish, without dying once."

Life-changing event inspired adventurous voyage

In 2016 the Practical Boat Owner columnist set his horizons further afield, heading off on 'Marlin's Mission' to sail 340 miles to exhibit his boat at the Southampton Boat Show. The aim was to demonstrate that cost is no barrier to getting afloat; that in this day and age sailing has never been more affordable.

Dave will also be talking about the life-changing events that inspired this adventure. In 2012 he was struck down by a rare viral condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which temporarily paralysed him. "Far from holding me back, it gave me the drive for what became one of the richest experiences of my life," said Dave.

Royal Mersey YC, Birkenhead 19 October

The schedule, speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Registration 13.00
  • Afternoon speakers from 13.30 - 17.30
  • CA President Julian Dussek outlines ideas for the future of the CA
  • Nicholas Hill, CA Baltic Rally Captain on the attractions of Sailing in the Baltic
  • David Rainsbury, Freelance yachting journalist and Yachtmaster Instructor on preparing for a long sea crossing
  • Caroline Milmo, a CA Council member, on "The Crewing Service, the gateway to my Indonesian Experience"
Numbers are strictly limited to 60 on a first come, first served basis.

Full details and booking information are at Eventbrite. Just look up the relevant date: thecaevents.eventbrite.co.uk

The National Watersports Centre, Nottingham, 23 November - CA North Midlands Autumn Roadshow

The schedule, speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Registration 13.30
  • Afternoon speakers 14.00 - 17.00
  • CA President Julian Dussek outlines ideas for the future of the CA
  • Vyv Cox, engineering specialist and freelance technical writer, on Anchors and Anchoring
  • Caroline Milmo, a CA Council member on "The Crewing Service, the gateway to my Indonesian Experience"
  • Nicholas Hill, CA Baltic Rally Captain on the attractions of Sailing in the Baltic
Numbers are strictly limited to 60 on a first come, first served basis.

Full details and booking information are at Eventbrite - just look up the relevant date: thecaevents.eventbrite.co.uk

The CA is Britain's leading organisation for cruising sailors with 6,300+ members around the world, providing services, information, and regulatory and technical advice to sailors worldwide through RATS, an executive committee of the CA.

www.theca.org.uk

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