Antarctica Presentation at 28/11 Club Night

Tim Barker (who learned to sail at RSC) visiting Antarctica

Tim Barker will be coming to Ranelagh on the 28th November (7.00 for 7.30) to give a talk and slide/video show about his trip to Antartica on the 100th Anniversary of the death of Laurence Oates. Tim is the son of Hugh & Noel Barker, honorary Ranelagh members. A couple of photos are attached. Also if anyone has a projector that could be borrowed for the slides and video clips, that would be great!

Tim says "Before his heroic death in Antarctica, Oates was an adventurous cruising sailor and elected a member of the Royal Cruising Club (RCC) which still thrives today and of which I am a member.

In January last year, the centenary of Oates death, I sailed my own yacht down to Antarctica, via the Falkland Islands, and presented a tribute to Lawrence Oates to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust on behalf of the RCC. Not many amateur yachts get down to Antarctica, so I have been asked to give a number of talks on our expedition.. I live in Southfields and have many friends who live in Putney whom I believe would like the opportunity to attend the talk, which would not only focus on the Oates connection but would also incorporate many photos and video clips of Antarctica and its wildlife."

Tim Barker was introduced to sailing at Ranelagh at the age of eight. Since then he has sailed his Oyster 485 Mina2 to 35 countries on five continents.

Tim will be talking about his recent cruise past Cape Horn down to Antarctica where he presented a tribute to Putney-born Lawrence Oates on the centenary of his death.

Look forward to seeing you then if not before!