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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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    Fireworks night at UTSC

    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

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    UTSC goes green with new energy supplier

    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

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    Congrats to Team UTSC @ Regional Champs!

    Eleven cadets raced in the RYA BYS Regional Junior Championships at the end of September. We are proud of our youngsters rising to the challenge of sailing in big fleets in big winds and coming home with smiles on their faces - well done Edward, Dan, Jude, Frankie, Kate, Tom, Freya, Dan, Rowan, Jacob. Ollie Meadowcroft took the final honours - congratulations on becoming the London & SE Region Topper Junior Champion! Read on

    Published 00:00 on 23 Oct 2019

  • ​Relay race 5th October

    Following the success of this fun event in 2018 we are running another one on 5 th October. Teams consist of four boats – Wayfarer, Merlin OK and Topper – each sailing a lap of the course. The Topper must be sailed by a Cadet and you'll need six people altogether as nobody may sail in more than one boat. Entries will be accepted up to 1330 on the day and the briefing

    Published 10:46 on 26 Sep 2019

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    Bourne End Week and JBEW

    What a fantastic week! Thank you to everyone who sailed, volunteered on and off the water and visited during our regattas. Reports to follow, results are here , photos on the Facebook page , and let's enjoy the rest of the season!

    Published 10:00 on 2 Jun 2019

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    Successful First Aid course

    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

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    Upper Thames awarded British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status

    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

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    2019 Sailing Programme

    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

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    Royal appointment for UTSC member

    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 00:00 on 2 Jan 2019

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