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    BEW Priority List now open for non-members

    Bourne End Week will follow approximately the same programme as previous years with a good social programme. But all of this will be subject to any Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time. Demand for places is expected to be high, and we may need to limit entry numbers. UTSC members are guaranteed places and do not need to do anything now, but for non-members only we are introducing an

    Published 10:53 on 9 Apr 2021

  • Commodore's Message

    Dear Member, On the 29th March 2021 it is expected that outdoor sports facilities can open for use. Under the current legislation and guidance, the use of the Clubhouse itself will be limited to the use of the toilets only with the same restrictions applying as last year. If you want to sail, please come to the club in your sailing gear or change in the car park. We will contact you again when further restrictions are

    Published 12:39 on 20 Mar 2021

  • Commodore's Message

    Dear Members, The Opening up of UTSC At the recent General Committee, we had the opportunity to discuss the Government Roadmap, that was released on the 22 February 2021, which should lead us out of the COVID-19 restrictions. This Roadmap is in 4 Steps. Step 1 - Starts 8 March 2021 Step 2 - Starts 12 April 2021 Step 3 - Starts 12 May 2021 Step 4 - Starts

    Published 16:53 on 28 Feb 2021

  • Success Story

    A success story. Upper Thames Sailing Club has benefited over recent years from visionary management teams and many inspirational members. This combination has seen the need to focus their efforts in creating an environment that will foster and encourage its younger members to develop their sailing skills. Jude Armstrong is the most recent of the clubs young members to have succeeded in fulfilling the managements hopes and aspirations, which are to develop

    Published 11:53 on 1 Jan 2021

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    Discovery of interesting stuff

    Many of our long-standing members will say you cant discover something that isnt lost. True enough, but perhaps if you are the inquisitive type and have poked around in the committee room or up in the loft you will know of all the lovely old photos, documents and newspaper cuttings that tell of our history. Committee member and Bar Manager Daniel Harrison has seen the stuff Im talking about and he commented, I

    Published 11:42 on 6 Dec 2020

  • Using Club Boats

    The General Committee has agreed the protocols set out below to release some of the club boats for members to use. I would like to thank Kevin Rose (Rear Commodore Sailing) and his team, Richard Pausey (Vice Commodore) and John Dighton (IT Manager) for getting these procedures in place. The guidance below includes which boats are available to use, how they are marked up and where they can be found,

    Published 09:20 on 10 Jun 2020

  • Additional Club Facilities Available

    We are ready for the next phase of opening up the club. I would like to thank Richard Pausey and Debbie Kite for their hard work in producing the risk assessments, signage and making the necessary adjustments to keep you all safe whilst you enjoy the sailing club again. The Toilets These will be open from Monday 25th May . Please use common sense and follow the guidance

    Published 09:53 on 25 May 2020

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    The 420 Life By Ollie Meadowcroft

    Some of you may be wondering what I am doing standing off the side of this boat as they are not often seen playing around on the Thames. This boat is an International 420 dinghy and is my class of choice when it comes to racing around the UK and Internationally. It is made up of a helm and crew partnership consisting of a trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker and is raced competitively in

    Published 22:26 on 8 May 2020

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    eSailing News

    Dan and Ollie Meadowcroft and Freya Lillywhite recently took part in the RYA eSailing Youth Nationals, where over 150 sailors competed in eight qualifying groups to make it through to a final of 10 sailors. Freya was unlucky not to get through the group stage, missing out by one place, and Ollie just missed out in his semi-final, but Dan made it all the way through to the finals, which was live-streamed on the RYA's

    Published 16:36 on 1 May 2020

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    Congratulations to Alan who wins prestigious RYA Award

    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

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