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1st June 2015 


We now have over 60 members and 16 boats in the BCC fleet, 6 of which will be joining the River Wey trip in a couple of weeks time.

Its great to see the BCC fleet growing, but BCC is all about getting boats out on the river, so it is pleasing to see the River Wey trip well supported. I hope that the sun shines that weekend and that some of you will come and join the boats for the day, however if you plan to do so, please let me know asap so that I can plan accordingly.

Best wishes


Andrew Kirkwood

Lunch with RYC at the White Swan

The 16th of May saw 5 BCC boats and their crews welcomed by Richmond Yacht Club, who joined us for lunch at the White Swan. As we prepared to moor at RYC, we were passed by a flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships heading down river to muster for a return to  Dunkirk to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo. Over 50 Little Ships escorted by the RNLI and the Royal Navy took part.

Whitw Swan Cruise 2  
White Swan Cruise 1

Coming Up

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th/14th June - River Wey
  The River Wey
The River Wey is operated by the National Trust and is a very beautiful and unspoilt waterway. We have been invited to join Twickenham Yacht Club on their cruise down the River Wey as far as Pyrford. We will have 2/3 boats doing this trip, however we also have some other boats hoping to cruise the all the way to Godalming over 4/5 days. 

If you would like to join this trip there are two options:
Friday 12th June Brentford - Shepperton 
This trip will leave - Brentford at approx 13.30 arriving Shepperton early evening. The boats will be mooring overnight by the Thames Court PH in Shepperton. It may be possible to arrange a shared taxi from Shepperton back to Brentford depending on numbers.

Sunday 14th June Pyrford to Shepperton
This trip will probably leave Pyrford around 9am and return to Brentford early evening, with a lunch stop on the way.  It may be possible to arrange a shared taxi from Brentford to Pyrford depending on how many people want to come. 

If you would like to join either of these trips please let me know asap so that I can make the necessary arrangements.

In addition you are welcome to join the boats exploring the further reaches of the River Wey, however if you wish to do this, please let me know and I will put you in contact with their skippers directly.

Sunday 28th June - Kingston for Lunch
We will aim to leave Brentford at approx 10.15am to allow us time to get to Kingston in time for lunch at the Boaters. We will need to be back at Brentford by 3pm latest.  If you would like to come on this trip, please let me know

12th July - Picnic at Anchor
We will aim to leave Brentford at approx 11.30am and head upriver to find a pleasant and secluded spot to drop anchor for a couple of hours for a chilled our picnic. Alternatively/in addition, we can head for a pub depending on the weather. We will need to be back at Brentford by 3pm latest.  If you would like to come on this trip, please let me know.

Please renew your membership
Membership this year is 20, and covers the cost of running the website and newsletters. Our membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December and payment by the end of February would be appreciated.

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.

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- Morning Photographic cruise followed by lunch at the Brewery Tap
24th - BCC welcomes TYC - curry at Sami Spice
9th - Saturday - Trip to London VTS

16th - Saturday - Lunch at the White Swan

12th/13th/14th - Friday - Sunday - River Wey with TYC

28th Sunday - Lunch in Kingston
12th -  Sunday -  Picnic at anchor 

25th - The White Swan raft race
15th - Saturday Sunbury fireworks

16th Sunday - Lunch at the Anglers at Walton Bridge 

12th - Saturday - Great River Race BBQ

18th - Friday - Night Cruise to Limehouse

26th  -  Saturday -Upriver Treasure Hunt
17th - Saturday The Barmy Arms then fish and Chips in the snug

24th TYC End of season party
6th - Drinks in the Snug followed by curry Sami Spice

26th - Thursday - AGM

12th - Saturday - BCC Christmas Party