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    Sprint racing this Sunday starting at 14.00

    Last weekend saw the second day of the Upper Thames Sailing Club's Merlin Rocket open meeting limited to just the Saturday with the Sunday racing abandoned due to a lack of wind. This weekend sees the club's sprint racing event starting at 14.00 on Sunday. This involves a number of short races, with the emphasis on getting good starts to stand the best chance of a good result. The races can be viewed from

    Published 09:57 on 16 Sep 2021

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    Bourne End Week regatta - results for all classes for all events

    The results for the 3-day events and races that finished on Monday can be found in the results section, including: Thames A Rater Thames Champion Cup & Dunn Cup Merlin Rocket River Championship OK River Championships Wayfarer Splashaway Challenge (This page takes a long time to load). The results for the full 4-day regatta can be found below

    Published 16:55 on 29 Aug 2021

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    On-line Booking for Bourne End Week now closed

    Bourne End Week includes the Merlin Rocket River Championships, Thames A Rater Nationals and the International OK River Championships. The OK and Merlin Rocket 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 four days and will

    Published 09:31 on 7 Aug 2021

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    UTSC is now on Instagram

    We have now established an Upper Thames Sailing Club page on Instagram - with some photos from Junior Bourne End Week just loaded. The Instagram page can be accessed by clicking on the camera icon after the Facebook and Twitter icons on the top left of our pages, or it by storing the following link as a bookmark or favourite on your browser: Upper Thames Sailing Club (@upperthamessc) Instagram photos and

    Published 13:50 on 27 Jul 2021

  • A Club To Be Proud Of

    Im all for basking in reflected glory, young Ollie Meadowcroft is allowing us all to enjoy that feeling of being part of success. He is a young man who has grown to a standard where he was selected to represent the UK at the 420s International Championships held in Italy from the 2nd to the 10th July 2021. Ollie has been a member of UTSC since he was three years old, he has been able

    Published 08:32 on 21 Jul 2021

  • History In The Making

    I once saw on a company executives office wall, a poster that had a beautiful sunset behind a mountain range, it said Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal. Ollie Meadowcroft may not have read or heard these pearls of wisdom, but he didnt get picked for the UK team sailing 420s at the world championships by allowing COVID 19 problems to get in the way. He and his crew, Oscar

    Published 08:29 on 21 Jul 2021

  • Enjoy Water Safely

    As sailors, I'm sure we all have a healthy respect for the dangers in the waters we regard as our playground. But, with the recent tragic news of a teenage boy drowning in the river just downstream from the clubhouse, it's worth reminding ourselves of the risks. The temperature of river water at this time of year is somewhere between 15 and 20 degrees, it can come as a bit of a shock, especially if

    Published 00:00 on 25 Jun 2021

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    Wednesday evening racing photos 9 June 2021

    Courtesy of Martin Beddows we now have a selection of photos from last Wednesday's evening racing. Please visit the gallery to view.

    Published 16:04 on 14 Jun 2021

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    Ed flies the UTSC flag at Cookham Reach OK Open

    On Saturday 12 June three OK's from UTSC sailed down to CRSC (yes - an eventful trip under the bridge) for CRSC's first OK Open in many years. A full report of the event is now available on the CRSC website . With 5 OK's from the host club, 3 OK's from UTSC and 5 other visitors, including multiple National Champion Nick Craig, a total of 13 OK's competed in

    Published 15:23 on 14 Jun 2021

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    Commodore's message - Hector Morris

    It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Hector Morris died on Monday 24th May. Hector was a long standing and very active member of the club. He joined with his wife Jenny and daughter Sarah back in the 1970s, and was a keen racing member, sailing Wayfarer 1337 Hermes, for many years. He was also the club treasurer for an extensive period of time before becoming Caroline's

    Published 19:05 on 26 May 2021

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