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
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
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
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
We are pleased that our public website is back up and running again, and apologies to those who missed us. It's now integrated with the Members' Area and should be quicker and easier to find information and get in touch or make a booking. Thanks to the club members who've been working on the content. Your feedback would be appreciated. Please email John D, Debbie or Peter Landon, or catch us at the club.
Published 06:00 on 13 Nov 2017
Report from OOD Richard: Yesterday (29th October) saw the End of Season Dhow races run in fair conditions, with a Northerly breeze of about 6-8 knots and wall-to-wall sunshine for the afternoon. Seventeen entries were on the race sheet at the start, although several retired before the end of the race, and the gun came out for the first four finishers as it was a special occasion! A course was
Published 05:00 on 13 Nov 2017