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Bourne End Week 2019

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Wednesday 29th May 2019

UTSC's annual regatta - river racing at its best. This year features the Merlin Rocket River Championships and Thames A Rater Nationals but also the return of the International OK River Championships after last year's inaugural event, plus the UTSC Wayfarer Splashaway Challenge.

These events cover three days from Saturday to Monday, and are also part of the traditional Bourne End Week Regatta, which runs until Tuesday for the smaller dinghy classes. There will also be the well-supported Handicap fleet.
The Thames A Rater Nationals run for the traditional five days and will culminate in the Queen's Cup on Wednesday

UTSC is an excellent location on a wide and long reach of the upper Thames, with easy launching from the clubhouse lawn. The club looks forward to welcoming visitors to this classic river regatta. There are beautiful trophies to be won by testing your river sailing skills, roll tacking and tactics against fellow competitors and the stream on the river and shifting breezes.

The start is directly in front of the clubhouse, so the lawn is the perfect vantage point for spectators, with the Thames Path running through the grounds and alongside the river upstream to follow the races. The frontage was rebuilt a few years ago now and circuit sailors will appreciate the three slipways, pontoons and the paved 'beach' area.

Bourne End Week has a tradition of great hospitality and the location with the historic clubhouse, the marquee on the lawn, and midsummer sunsets provide the ideal setting.

Our new professional caterer Kathryn and her team offer quality food for the whole week: breakfasts, lunches, and teas from the Galley and the tea tent.

The House team have planned an exciting social calendar. This year's BEW starts with a welcoming home-made lasagne supper (no need to book, but do if you can!) and Happy Hour at the bar on Friday evening. On Saturday after sailing there will be Paella freshly cooked on the lawn, with your ticket included in the sailing entry. Don't miss our famous Garden Party cocktails and glorious buffet meal on Sunday. On Monday why not treat yourself to an authentic curry from a visiting chef?" More details on the Social Event page.

Camping is available just behind the club, and it's just a few minutes' walk into the village with a wide variety of shops for everything you might need.

More images here.

With thanks to our event sponsors:


Last updated 15:52 on 26 May 2019

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