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Branch Secretary Report, Solent Branch, 2013 AGM

Branch Secy Report For AGM DRAFT ( To be approved by Solent Branch Committee.)

DRAFT ( To be approved by Solent Branch Committee.)

Royal Institute of Navigation
Solent Branch

Branch Secy Report For AGM
Thurs 25th April 2013


The 2012/13 season has been a particularly busy one for the the RIN in the Solent region and I do not intend to review the full range of activities, a summary is attached.

As can be seen from the summary, by the end of the season there will have been in all 18 events in the region at a variety of locations covering a wide range of topics, reflecting the RIN's interest in navigation at sea, on land and in the air. It is interesting to note that events have been held in no less than 12 different locations, we are grateful to all our hosts, in particular the Warsash Maritime Academy.

We have continued to work with other organisations, in particular yacht clubs, The Nautical Institute and the UK Hydrographic Socy and we plan to maintain these links into the future.
Useful links have been developed with the joint Southern Branch of RINA and IMarEST which resulted in interesting invitations to some their events.

Meetings at yacht clubs are an important feature of our programme and with two meetings at Hornet SC and one to come at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Once again we took part in two exhibitions for young people held at the Southampton Cruise Terminal and the Soton University. In total these exhibitions attract about 2200 youngsters and their teachers. Using inter active displays we demonstrate navigational techniques on land, at sea in the air. On the topic of young navigators, It is also pleasing to report the that Branch is maintaining active links with the Southampton URNU and that HMS Blazer will joining at the Royal Lymington YC on 8th May 2013.

Visits are always popular with one to Surrey Satellite Technology and a meeting at NATS which gave the opportunity for those taking part to see the operations room.

The local committee is working on the programme for next season commencing Sept 2013. With minor changes, it is likely to follow the pattern we have used in previous years. Details will be given in the RIN calendar, the August Solent Branch newsletter and on the RIN website. We are always pleased to receive suggestions for events.

MAH - 15 – 3- 2013, ( Draft)

  • 25 March 2013
  • Solent Branch

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