Dear members, On Thursday the General Committee held its first video meeting and I would like to update you all regarding the following decisions. Our Commitment to Helping Members With immediate effect and in line with recent Government statements, the Environmental Agency's request to minimise unnecessary river usage and the RYA's latest advice the club will be closed and all planned activities will cease until further notice.
Published 17:58 on 30 Mar 2020
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that on Wednesday 25th March Mike Weller passed away after a prolonged illness. As a mark of our respect for Mike the club lowered the club flag to half mast yesterday, Thursday 26th March. Due to the current situation the funeral will be for close family members only. Our sympathies go out to Pat and her family at this very sad time.
Published 14:29 on 27 Mar 2020
Dear Members, Covid-19 Update After the Prime Ministers address of a couple of days ago the General Committee have decided on the following actions which are in line with the Governments' latest advice. We are also taking the latest view from the RYA into consideration. Actions Bourne End Week and Junior Bourne End Week have been cancelled The Open Day has been cancelled
Published 13:27 on 18 Mar 2020
The allocation of current members to Duty Teams for 2020 is now complete and has been added to the members area. When logged in you can see them here
Published 12:29 on 10 Mar 2020
Now published - the 2020 sailing, social and training programme - use it to plan your year at UTSC.
Published 18:55 on 22 Feb 2020
Members! There are plenty of social events to look forward to at the club in the next few weeks: Line dancing, a club walk followed by Sunday Roast this weekend, Friday Night talk and meal, all available to book online now. There are more dates for your diaries in the calendar and on the poster - see you at the club soon.
Published 13:36 on 22 Jan 2020
I thought I would take a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year and to give you a short update of what is happening at the club during this quiet period. Work continues via the three Committees to prepare for the 2020 season of sailing and social events. Both the sailing and social calenders have been agreed and the Blue Book has been updated and is almost ready to go
Published 17:04 on 21 Jan 2020
Alan wins one of the 47 RYA Volunteer Awards for his services to Upper Thames Sailing Club. At a ceremony in London Princess Anne presented Alan with his award with the following commendation... Alan Markham has been a member of Upper Thames Sailing Club since 1998, serving as Sailing Secretary, Rear Commodore Sailing, Vice Commodore and Commodore. He is an RYA Race Coach, has been the club's Training Principal and Chief Powerboat Instructor
Published 09:18 on 27 Nov 2019
Avoid the crowds at larger firework displays and come down to the club on Friday 1st November and enjoy a firework display by the Thames. Just bring one firework worth £15 ( no selection boxes) per family and our pyro guys/stewards will do all the hard work. There will be sparklers for the children. Kathryn will also be serving food from the Galley, hot dogs and jacket potatoes, so book your food asap.
Published 13:12 on 25 Oct 2019
We recently used an energy broker to find the best tariff for our electricity, which, as most members know, is the main source of heating for the club. The Club is now with the UK's greenest energy provider Ecotricity, and we have managed to cut our overall electricity spend, saving the Club £3.5k over the next 3 years and future proofing us against any price rises. It wasn't the cheapest and we could
Published 00:00 on 24 Oct 2019