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    Midsummer Celebrations: Relay Race followed by a Festive Fusion of Traditions

    The Relay Sailing Race is a thrilling and competitive event that combines the strategic elements of sailing with the excitement of a relay race. This unique race format involves teams of boats taking turns to navigate a set course, passing a baton at the start/finish line to the next boat in their team. The team with the lowest corrected time after completing the required number of laps is declared the winner. The race typically

    Published 10:01 on 12 Jun 2024

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    Appreciation for a Successful Open Day

    Thank you to everyone who supported the open day today, whether by sharing details of the event with others or contributing to its delivery on land or water. The day started a little grey, with even some rain during the briefing at 10:30 in the morning, but there was wind all day, and it ended with glorious sunshine. Visitors were taken out on the water, and there were discussions about membership and

    Published 09:55 on 12 Jun 2024

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    Thanks for coming to Bourne End Week 2024

    The bank holiday weekend was a bustling celebration of sailing and social events, despite some challenges with the weather. Here's a detailed roundup: The weekend kicked off on Friday with low winds that unfortunately curtailed much of the planned sailing activities. Sailors and enthusiasts were eager to get out on the water but resulting in a quieter day than anticipated. Saturday saw an improvement in the weather, with a bit more

    Published 14:36 on 30 May 2024

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    Volunteers Band Together to Revitalize UTSC Frontage

    In a remarkable display of community spirit and teamwork, a group of nine volunteers from UTSC dedicated their Wednesday morning to clear the moss and vegetation that had accumulated over the years on the concrete areas along the club's frontage. This initiative, led by club member Geoff Sheddick, aimed to enhance the appearance and safety of the space used for berthing dinghies and under the Topper racks. The need for this

    Published 17:12 on 19 Mar 2024

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    Dates announced for 2024 Bourne End Week Regatta

    Upper Thames Sailing Club's annual regatta will be held from Friday 24 May to Monday 27 May 2024 with racing for A-raters on the Friday and all other classes on Saturday to Monday. Full details and on-line booking will be available soon, please revisit this site in March.

    Published 09:39 on 18 Feb 2024

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    Fitting Out Supper

    It's time to get the club out of hibernation at our annual Fitting Out Supper! This is the first of our two formal dinners for the year and is being catered by the trusted Truly Scrumptious. Full details in the poster below.

    Published 09:32 on 18 Feb 2024

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    6 new Zests added for club use

    Thanks to Mark Gould and his contacts, UTSC has been able to acquire the use of six brand new RS Zests which have now arrived in the car park. On Friday a small team put three of them together in the car park. They averaged an hour each once we worked out what went where with the bag of ropes and fittings supplied. There are still three to go so if you

    Published 09:25 on 18 Feb 2024

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    Photos from quiz night

    Happy hour on Friday 2nd February was even livelier with the second annual UTSC quiz night. 40 people in 7 teams answered questions on a wide range of topics, including the identification of crushed biscuits, in a tight contest. Competition was close but the eventual winners were River Rats. Thanks to the House Committee for organising, Tessa and David for running the event, and Stephen Cronbach for providing the questions. Photos from

    Published 17:20 on 16 Feb 2024

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    Report and results from Merlin Rocket Open Meeting 2023

    Please click here for the Yachts and Yachting report The results from the Open meeting can be downloaded below: Photos from the event can be viewed in our gallery

    Published 20:08 on 20 Sep 2023

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    Club Championships - 9/10 September 2023

    The club's championship weekend consists of 2 days of racing for a number of trophies - some aimed at experienced helms and crews, but also some targeted at the less experienced. The full programme can be found in the document below. There will be a briefing for sailors at 10.30 on Saturday followed by races from 10.55. There is a fish and chip meal on the Saturday evening which should be booked in

    Published 07:01 on 16 Aug 2023

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    Caribbean Buffet on Saturday evening 16 September

    You don't have to be sailing in the Merlin Open to attend the buffet on the Saturday evening 16 September at 18.30 - it is open to all members and the visitors. Heart and Soul Caribbean are providing their usual high quality buffet including: Mains: Jerk Chicken, Vegan Curried Veg with Chickpeas Sides: Caribbean 'Rice and Peas', Potato Salad, Green Salad Dessert: Fruit, Rum Cake Please book your tickets here

    Published 18:01 on 11 Aug 2023

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    Merlin Rocket Open Meeting - 16/17 September 2023

    On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September the annual Merlin Rocket Open meeting will take place at the club with crews competing for the De May Vintage Series and Spade Oak Bowl on the Saturday. On the Sunday will be the Thames Series Allen Challenge Cup and for the first time we will also be hosting the Allen South East Series that will be run in conjunction with the Thames Series. Racing

    Published 16:11 on 10 Aug 2023

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