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
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
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
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
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
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
Many congratulations to long-standing club member Jean Keating who was presented with the RYA Lifetime Commitment Award by HRH Princess Anne, for her services to boating. Jean's husband Jim is also a recipient of the award. Having been House Secretary, supported Jim as Commodore, been Rear Commodore House, and most recently Bar Secretary, Jean's dedication has been invaluable to the club's growth in recent years.
Published 00:00 on 12 Dec 2017