Despite the best summer we have had for a while, this year the clubs social events have generally been better supported then the clubs cruising events. This is partly because we have comparatively few members with boats, and partly because those with boats have a number of calls on their time.
So while we are a cruising club, and shall I hope always have cruising events, perhaps we should add a couple more social events into next years calendar.
Our next social event is drinks in the snug followed by a curry at Sami Spice on Friday 10th October from 6.30pm. I hope to see you there. If you have recently joined the club or are thinking of joining, please do come along and get to know everybody.
The Great River Race BBQ
Saturday 27th saw Steve behind the BBQ once again raising funds for the RNLI. By the time that the first boats started to pass Brentford Dock at around 3pm a decent crowd had gathered keeping Steve busy most of the afternoon. A total £633 was raised on the day so thanks to everybody that came along and a big thank you to Steve for his sterling efforts.
The ATYC Rally 23rd-25th August
Harvey and Joy represented the club at the Assn of Thames Yacht Clubs Rally at West India Dock. The event was attended by 86 boats coming coming from clubs up and down the Thames. Although there was no formal competition this year, there were various events taking place throughout the weekend including a BBQ on Saturday night featuring a 'Knees up' , traditional London Pub sing along with the Pealy King and Queen.
Unfortunately, on Monday, Joy slipped while getting back on the boat and ended up at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel with a broken leg. Poor Joy had to stay there until 19th September, with Harvey living on the boat which he had moved to Limehouse. I'm sure you will all join me in wishing Joy a speedy recovery from what was clearly a nasty accident.
Friday 10th October - Drinks in the Snug followed by a curry at Sami Spice
By way of an end of season get together, you are invited to join the committee for drinks and nibbles in the Snug from 6.30pm on Friday 10th October. This will be followed by a curry at Sami Spice, an indian restaurant on the High Street that receives rave reviews from Brentford residents.
This is a great opportunity for everybody to get together and so please do come and join us.
Sami Spice Brentford
Wednesday 26th November AGM
A date for your diaries. Please do come along and help shape the clubs activities for the coming year.
Please renew your membership
Membership this year is £20, a slight increase, but the first rise for 6+ years and reflecting increasing costs of running the website and newsletters.
Your subs may be paid by cheque which should be sent to the Treasurer, Christine Peppiatt, 30 Orchard Road, Brentford, Middx TW8 0QX. Alternatively, you can pay by BACS to account number 50198811 sort code 20 72 17. Attached below is a membership application and renewals form. Please complete this and send it with your cheque or e mail it to Christine if paying on line.
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