Hector Morris has been awarded a prestigious Lifetime Commitment Award from the RYA in recognition of his commitment to Upper Thames Sailing Club. He joined UTSC in 1975 as an active sailor in the Wayfarer fleet and served as Treasurer for over 10 years. For 23 years, his services on the Wednesday night race team helped build the popularity of the club's mid-week sailing and he was instrumental in putting a training programme
Published 18:18 on 13 Nov 2018
On Saturday 8th September there's the end of summer BBQ to thank everyone who helps out and takes part to make Upper Thames the great place it is. We very much hope that you will be able to come. It's also Cadet "Super Saturday" Regatta with Team Racing in the morning, then Fun Sailing (and socialising!) with Cup Races, Oppie sailing and paddleboard games. If you have children and ..(click) have not yet
Published 08:53 on 17 Aug 2018
Many congratulations to member Jock Wishart, who's fulfilled a long-held ambition to win this prestigious trophy. He put together the three-yacht "Celtic Team" to compete in this week-long regatta run from Cowes by the Royal Ocean Racing Club alongside the IRC European championships. More details in Yachts and Yachting Online here .
Published 22:23 on 12 Jul 2018
Message from the Commodore: Bourne End Week & Junior Bourne End Week regattas, were as popular as ever. I'd like to thank all those involved in organising & running these events - without our ever-supportive volunteers, these events would not be possible! Here's some of the feedback: "It was a simply brilliant weekend!" – OK sailor "Good sailing, close racing and amazing parties!" – Merlin sailor.
Published 22:49 on 8 Jun 2018
Welcoming all younger children who are not yet ready for cadet coaching but would like to start sailing and playing on the river. The aim is to have fun and make new friends. We will go afloat if the weather and conditions are suitable. If we can't, we will play games on shore. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Adults do not need to be experienced sailors but need to be
Published 17:09 on 2 May 2018
Our Open Day was a fantastic event with nearly 200 visitors who came along to try sailing and see what we offer. Thanks for all the ideas for names for new club boats. After considering all the suggestions - the Wayfarer will be "Bourne Again", suggested by Phil Warner, long-standing member and ex-Training Principal, and RS Feva number 4 will be "Maid Marian" to accompany no.3 "Little John" (several people suggested this one!). We're pleased
Published 21:20 on 23 Apr 2018
Lots of shiny new Toppers – the Club is continuing to upgrade its fleet of club boats. After new Oppies last year and better Wayfarers, the latest arrivals have been introduced to the club lawn! The first Cadet Day of the season was well attended, despite many families being away on their Easter holidays. A Topper Tour from Alan Markham was the main focus, mostly to learn the differences about the ........
Published 18:57 on 9 Apr 2018
This Sunday 25th of March we are having a Junior Bourne End Week get together and members priority booking for the 31st of May - 2nd of June 2018. Come along to the club from 11am till 2pm and talk to the JBEW team, get the kids together, find out about the event, how you can help and sign up before it sells out, which quite often happens!! Please note that ...CLICK...you need
Published 17:21 on 22 Mar 2018
**POSTPONED*** A Look at Rule 42; Happy Hour, talk and Chilli evening – Now on Friday 9th March . If you already know how to Pump, Rock, Ooch or Scull then you need to come to the Look at Rule 42 evening hosted by John Meadowcroft. If you don't know what Pumping, Rocking, Ooching and Sculling are then you definitely need to come along, as you ...CLICK
Published 00:00 on 12 Feb 2018
Congratulations to Oliver Meadowcroft who has been awarded a Performance Award bursary for promising young sailors from the regional RYA youth training fund. Ollie started sailing an Optimist dinghy in 2014, and has progressed through regional zone squads and national championships to selection for the national team. This year he will be competing for GBR in Spain and in Holland. Ollie learned to sail at a young age with his family and is
Published 19:16 on 26 Jan 2018