At this year’s Southampton Boat Show Topsail hosted the very first speaker-led coffee morning in the British Marine Members Lounge.
Members and friends of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC - click here) and Cruising Association (CA - click here) joined the Topsail team for tea, coffee and pastries before listening to presentations from guest speakers Liza Copeland and Rev. Bob Shepton.
Liza spoke first to the 70 guests about her life adventures at sea, her love of cruising and what it Was like to home teach her children whilst travelling the world.
Bob, well known for his written works on ocean sailing and circumnavigation, spoke of sailing in the high latitudes including trips to Antarctica and North West passages.
Guests joined in on a Q&A session with Liza to find out more and were treated to book signings from both authors.
This first event was so well received with a great turnout that Topsail will be looking to make this into an annual event at the boat show. Watch this space!