Club Night Talk: From Cadet to Commodore and Beyond [OPEN EVENING]
Commodore Ian Gibb MBE, MNN will enlighten you with tales of his 43 years at sea with the P&O Company followed by 22 years as an Elder Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House. His vast knowledge covers the changing face of passenger vessels and their passengers from the early 1950s, culminating in his attaining command of the P&O flagship ORIANA on her entry into service in 1995, followed by an 'alteration of course' as a willing servant of Trinity House to ensure continued safety for the seafarer around the English and Welsh coastlines.
Ian is a fifth generation Master Mariner (on both sides of his family) who entered the School of Navigation, Warsash, in January 1954. Apprenticed to the P&O in 1954, he remained in their employ, gradually working up to Command of passenger liners in both P&O and Princess Fleets. His first 'brass hat' was in 1975 and his favourite ship was CANBERRA where he served on and off for 17 years. He is married and lives in Wiltshire, his hobbies include walking a pet beagle twice a day and raising money for the RNLI. He also writes for the magazine 'Shipping - Today and Yesterday'.
Tonight will also be our second Open Evening of the year. This evening will give potential new members a chance to view the Club and learn about the many social, sailing, and training opportunities that we provide.
Tickets for the supper are £14.50 if booked online or £17.50 if booked at the bar. Please book your tickets online by clicking the button below before midday on Monday 28 January 2019.