Despite the clubhouse being closed for refurbishment, 12 members took part in a First Aid course last Saturday, 19 January. As you can see they suffered a range of severe injuries during the day! The course included practical CPR using dummies and a demonstration of using a defibrillator - this generated lively discussion of the use of this kit in sailing clubs. It was great to see four junior members getting their certificates in preparation
Published 22:54 on 23 Jan 2019
We are proud and delighted to announce that the Club has been awarded British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status. The programme recognises clubs that meet British Youth Sailing's vision to develop and retain the best young racing sailors in the world and was launched in March 2018. Since then 40 clubs from all over the country have been awarded Recognised Club status – we are in the company of such prestigious clubs
Published 18:02 on 21 Jan 2019
The sailing programme for 2019 is now available for download below. It kicks off on 9 March with the spring working party; the first sailing event is the new Early Spring Tuning Event, sailing for the Burnham Bowl on Sunday 10 March. There is a full range of training, junior coaching, racing and fun sailing - new events for 2019 include Sprint Racing on Sunday 14 April and Friday evening BBQ, Sailing and
Published 10:25 on 14 Jan 2019
New Year, New Business, New Home? Vacancy for chef/ caterer: we are looking for a part-time, live-in, caterer (or couple) to run the kitchen for members when the club is open for sailing, and look after some caretaking services. The arrangement is a Catering Franchise, Caretaking Services contract, and tenancy of the 2-bed flat in the clubhouse, overlooking the river. See the ad on the club website. https://www.utsc.org.uk/about/vacancies-1 , and please contact
Published 19:15 on 1 Jan 2019
Happy New Year to all members and friends of the club. The January Newsletter ("E-Info") will be out soon, but in the meantime don't forget that Sunday sailing carries on throughout January and February. There are no races scheduled, but informal sailing may take place if conditions are suitable and members want to go sailing. There is no box team or safety boat cover provided, so sailors have to fend for themselves but the changing
Published 19:11 on 1 Jan 2019
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
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
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