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1st April 2014 2014


The red boards are finally starting to be replaced with yellow boards or none at all, so  it looks like the river is starting to return to business as usual.

We have been invited to a pre-season briefing by the PLA aboard MV Salient moored alongside Tower Pier. Clive Evans and John Scott are going to go along to hear what they have to say.

Meanwhile at Twickenham Yacht Club, Nichole Wehden has taken over from Tom Drake as Cruiser Captain. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm BCC welcome to Nichole and thank Tom for his great efforts to bring our two clubs together.

Finally, we have our first cruise of the year on Sunday 13th April. Please come and join us.

Best wishes
Andrew Kirkwood

BCC Launch Party

Thanks to those members and berth holders who attended our recent launch party. The evening started with drinks at the snug which was well and truly christened.

We then set off to sample the delights of the newly opened Thames restaurant. The simple buffet style 'all you can eat' menu worked well for a group of 18, avoiding the confusion and delay that is often the case with such a large group. The variety of food on offer meant that there was something for everybody.

BCC Events 2014

April 2014
13th - Sunday - Lunchtime cruise to the Anglers or the Barmy Arms. All members and berthholders invited.
High water Brentford is at 14.45 so we will plan to leave the marina at around 12.15 which should get us to the pub for around 13.15, leaving us time for a couple of beers and some lunch, before returning to the marina. I will be taking Hebe III and Clive will be taking Club Claret. Skippers please let me know if you plan to bring your boat so  know how much space we have for crew, members and guests. commodore@brentfordcruisingclub.co.uk

April 2014

18th April Twickenham Yacht Club come to Brentford
Members of Twickenham yacht club will be visiting Brentford by way of a shakedown trip to prepare for their cruise to Greenwich the following weekend. BCC members are invited to join them at Poppadums. Please let me know if you would like to join us please let me know so that we have nubers for the restaurant. commodore@brentfordcruisingclub.co.uk

26th/27th April
TYC Cruise to Greenwich Yacht Club
TYC plan to cruise down to Greenwich, mooring at Greenwich Yacht Club overnight and returning on Sunday.

22nd-25th August ATYC Rally
Richard Hart from the ATYC has asked me to distribute that attached flyer to let you all know about the ATYC Rally over the August bank holiday. Support for the event has dwindled over the last few years and so they are working hard to make this years event successful.
ATYC Flyer

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River Conditions

March 2014
15th  - Saturday - BCC Launch Party at the snug then the Thames Restaurant

April 2014
13th - Lunchtime cruise to the Anglers or other pub

- TYC come to Brentford and visit Poppadums Restaurant

26th/27th TYC Cruise to Greenwich
May 2014
23rd/24th/25th TYC Trip up the River Wey

June 2014
Trip to London VTS - Date TBC

July  2014
4th-6th London Ring

20th Greenwich and the Thames Barrier
August 2014
9th - Sunbury Fireworks

22nd - 25th AYTC Rally at West India Dock 

September 2014
27th Great River Race and BBQ

28th Night Cruise to Limehouse

October 2014
11th - Meet TYC at the London Apprentice followed by fish and chips

25th - TYC End of Season party  

November 2014
26th BCC AGM

December 2014
12th BCC Xmas party

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