Club Night May - Guest Speaker - Peter Schranz

  • 01 May 2018
  • 20:00 - 22:30
  • The Downshire Golf Complex, Easthampstead Park, Bracknell, Wokingham RG40 3DH

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Peter Schranz is an accomplished sailor having singlehanded sailed around the UK for charity in his Sadler 26' yacht 'Tela'

Peter is a personal friend of RBYC Member, Henri Grech and has kindly offered to talk to us about his sailing adventures.

His chosen charity; IMPACT Foundation's vision is of a world free from needless disability.  We believe that no one should become or remain needlessly disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services.

The IMPACT programme, across 11 countries of Africa and Asia, prevents and treats needless disability; improves health; and as a consequence, alleviates poverty.

http://www.impact.org.uk/

Born in Twickenham to Maltese parents, Peter was brought up in Malta.

Educated at St Aloysius College and the Royal University of Malta where he studied medicine.

As a result of political unrest in Malta he moved to UK in 1978 and continued his medical studies at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London.

Peter joined the Royal Air Force under their medical cadetship scheme and completed his surgical training in the UK and Germany, with brief tours to Cyprus and also serving with 32 Field Hospital during the First Gulf War in 1991.

He retired from the RAF as Wing Commander in 1996 and was appointed as Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, serving as Trauma Lead and then Clinical Director.

His main expertise is in trauma and sports knee surgery. He ran an MSc programme in Sports Medicine for six years and continues to teach and train young surgeons.

Married to Anne, they have three children and one grandson.

A keen sailor, he completed a single-handed Round Britain sail in 2013, raising over £3000 for Impact.

Peter has been a volunteer surgeon with Impact since 2005 with nine trips to Bangladesh and one to Nepal.

He has recently also joined the International Committee of the Red Cross as a surgeon and is currently awaiting a mission to the Middle East treating the civilian victims of conflict.


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