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2nd July 2015 
Greetings! 

As a cruising club, its logical that most of our events should take place during the summer months. Although we managed fit in a fantastic cruise up the River Wey, a lot of people choose to go away in July and August,  which makes it more difficult to get events off the ground. That said, the Sunbury Fireworks can be a great trip, especially if a few boats come along and there is scope for lunch on the way back on Sunday.

I have also attached details of the TYC Regatta part which is this weekend, which will no doubt be a lot of fun. If you would like to go along, please phone Olwen who will let you know the best way to buy tickets. 
Best wishes

 

Andrew Kirkwood
Commodore


The River Wey

  

 
Hebe and C Sharp set off on the Friday afternoon tide, heading for Teddington, our rendevous point with the TYC boats. Once we were all through Teddington Lock we headed upriver to Weybridge, where the river Wey starts. Our mooring for the night was conveniently located for the Minnows, a popular local put where the assembled company of 12 gathered for supper.

We made an early start on Saturday morning as getting through Thames Lock takes time. Eventually all the boats made it thought and we headed up the river taking in lunch at a riverside pub. C Sharp decided to head back at this point leaving the other boats to carry on to Pyrford where the Twickenhan boats decided to stay overnight. Hebe and Porgy and Bess had resolved to go all the way to Godalming so pressed on to Guildford for the night, 'modifying' Hebe's mast with a low bridge on the way.

On Sunday morning we pressed on to Godalming, the returning to Guildford for lunch, then heading back to Pyrford for the night, leaving the final leg home for Monday morning. All in all, a fun little trip along a beautiful waterway.   
 
 
Coming Up

Saturday 4th July TYC Regatta and BBQ 7pm

 Live band . Steak or vege option

 

     Tickets 15 children 5

 

       SAME PRICE AS LAST YEAR!

 

   Members of neighbouring Yacht/Cruiser Clubs please

   contact Olwen to book tickets. You can book online to

   Twickenham Yacht Club Sort code 20-72-17 Account

number 30910236 with the reference BBQ AND email

Olwen with the number of tickets you have paid for.

   Please state if you require vege option.

 

   Olwen Griffith, Social Secretary. 07925796527

   olwengriffith@blueyonder.co.uk

   Twickenham Yacht Club, Riverside, Twickenham TW13DL

 

Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th July - Down river cruise - South Dock Marina
Christine has a plan to take C Sharp down river over this weekend, possibly to South Dock marina. If you are interested in joining her as with your boat, or as crew, please contact her directly on 07905-110297. The pic-nic at anchor will be re-scheduled.

Saturday 25th July - White Swan Raft Race
This annual event is organised by Steve and his mates. With dodgy rafts and fancy dress, the raft race is a lot of fun and all in aid of the RNLI. For further information, speak to Steve

Saturday 10th August - Sunbury Fireworks
There are a couple of options open to us for this event, depending on the size of your boat. Smaller boats can anchor in the river and then take advantage of the Ferbers mooring nearby. Larger boats may need to moor at nearby Shepperton Marina. If you are interested in attending this event, please let me know so that we can make a plan.
Commodore@brentfordcruisingclub.co.uk


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March
29th
- Morning Photographic cruise followed by lunch at the Brewery Tap
April
24th - BCC welcomes TYC - curry at Sami Spice
May
9th - Saturday - Trip to London VTS

16th - Saturday - Lunch at the White Swan

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

28th Sunday - Lunch in Kingston
July
11th/12th -  Saturday/Sunday - 
Possible down river cruise. 

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

16th Sunday - Lunch at the Anglers at Walton Bridge 

September
12th - Saturday - Great River Race BBQ

18th - Friday - Night Cruise to Limehouse

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

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

26th - Thursday - AGM

December
12th - Saturday - BCC Christmas Party