AGM 2008 (Nov 2008)

by Laurence. 10th November, 2008 : The AGM was on Monday 10th November 2008 in the Welfare Room at the BAWA. We have a new and keen committee albeit with a couple of details to sort out. Replacement of the rib was again considered. Storing one or more boats nearer the sea was discussed and…

Billy Smarts Circus (Oct 2008)

by Mary. 10th October, 2008 : We had a stunning time with lots of amazing acts:- where did she go when they squashed the box completely flat? And how does one person pass straight through another when he is standing in a box with no room to go round the side? Free falling on the…

Circomedia circus cabaret (Sep 2008)

by Mary. 13th September, 2008 :Circomedia is a circus cabaret who put on a show in Portland Square, St Pauls. This was a variety show featuring some of the best local talent on the circus scene. Our host and compere for the show was the world famous Rod Laver with his amazing oral manipulation routine (ping…

Portlands New Helicopter (Sept 2008)

by Matt. 7th September, 2008 : On a recent Portland trip both myself and Terry were treated to a look at the new Helicopter based at Portland. The Aircraft is an Augusta Westland A139, and although smaller than the previous Aircraft it is quicker and has a much better endurance. There was a lot of…

Christmas Meal (Dec 2008)

by Mary. 12th June, 2008 : This years’ Christmas meal is at the UWE. A full 3 course carvery meal Disco Free raffle Crackers & novelties Free parking Easy access The cost is £38.95 pp, Places are available on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 December, and there is plenty of free parking.  Please let me know…

Wreck Appreciation Course (May/Jun 2008)

31st May – 1st June 2008 : The British Sub Aqua Club and the Nautical Archaeology Society are combining to do the new Wreck Appreciation Course at Portland on May 31st-June 1st. This course is great fun and concentrates on wrecks and how to identify important features. The diving is suitable for Ocean Divers and above as the course…

Analox Owners Note (Apr 2008)

by Paul. 4th April, 2008 : Just received this today direct from Analox.  I know quite a few of you have the O2EII so please take note. “Following on from previous correspondence, I would like to make you aware the the following information is still an issue: You may have read that various companies are offering sensors which are…

NAS Introduction Course (Mar 2008)

by Mary H. 16th February, 2008: Have a go at some maritime archaeology – The NAS Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Course. Saturday 8th March, West Wales Diving Centre, Pembrokeshire. The course offers a one day introduction to nautical archaeology and the NAS, combining theory and practical sessions covering topics such as ‘What is Archaeology’ and ‘Archaeological…