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3rd October 2014


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.

Best wishes


Andrew Kirkwood

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.  

River Race 14-1
River Race 14-2

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.

  Pearly King at ATYC

BCC Events 2014

Coming Up

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.

Please pay your membership as soon as possible so that you can be included on the membership list and continue to receive notice of events.

Quick Links
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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
- cancelled
October 2014
10th - Drinks in the Snug followed by a curry at Sani Spice

November 2014
26th BCC AGM

December 2014
12th BCC Xmas party

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