Club Night Talk: National Coastwatch Institution
Tonight the Little Ship Club is opening its club night to the City Livery Club to provide members from both clubs with an opportunity to mix and mingle and get to know one another. A talk will be given by Tim Colquhoun, a Trustee of the National Coastwatch Institution, followed by an informal three course dinner.
The NCI has 52 lookouts around the coast of England and Wales, and works with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution as part of the UK Search and Rescue Organisation. Whilst high technology and sophisticated systems are aids to improved safety, a computer cannot spot a distress flare, an overturned boat or a yachtsman or fisherman in trouble. Other vulnerable activities like diving, wind surfing and canoeing are made safer with visual surveillance. NCI watchleaders, all volunteers, provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies, offering a variety of skills and experience and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. Amongst its sponsors are Trinity House and the Baltic Exchange.
Followed by three-course Club Supper, £21.95
Starter Smoked mackerel, Dill, Melba Toast
Main Course Chicken, Wild Mushroom Sauce, Savoy Cabbage, Creamed Potatoes, Winter Greens
Vegetarian main course Chestnut mushroom penne pasta, truffle cream, sundried tomato
Dessert Fruit Bakewell with Vanilla Ice Cream or Cheese Board (only available if ordered in advance)