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30th July 2014


I'm sure that you will all agree that there are times when life's other commitments push boating to one side and you are not able to get out on the water, despite some lovely weather. This is where I find myself currently, though hopefully not for too much longer. I hope that they rest of you have done better, as I'm sure that the publicans on the Thames needed cheering up after the dismally wet start to the year.

Best wishes


Andrew Kirkwood

The Olde Swan, Thames Ditton

The 6th of July was not a great tide day as although it enabled us to lock out at around 10am, it meant the we had to come back at low water and leave the boats on the outside pontoon. Undeterred, Hebe III and Bolt set off for lunch up river, ultimately reaching the Old Swan in Thames Ditton. Despite being told the the Albany was better when checking directions, a decent lunch was had by all. 

The journey back at low water brought us back through Richmond Lock. This now costs 6 if you pay by cash, but only 5 if you pay on a card. On reaching Brentford the climb up the ladder from the outside pontoon proved too much for some of Bolt's crew, however the newly installed pontoon with no cleats by Kew Bridge came in handy, providing a more user-friendly route back to dry land!
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BCC Events 2014

Coming Up

Paddington Basin and the Thames Barrier

Jan and Leslie are planning to take Porgy and Bess to the Sunbury fireworks on 10th August and can probably provide a nearby berth for anybody else interested in going.

They also plan to take the boat to Paddington Basin during August however have yet to finalise their dates.

Finally, there is also a good window to cruise down to the Thames Barrier on Sunday 17th August which they are considering.

If you would like to accompany them on any of these trips, please get in touch directly...e mail ferbers@talktalk.net.
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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
10th The Olde Swan, Thames Ditton

17th London VTS

25th-27th River Wey

June 2014
13th -15th - Trip to the Solent with George Rowell

July  2014
6th Day cruise Kingston or beyond

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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