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4th August  2015 

As it August, I'm on holiday, so today's newsletter is going to be brief. I hope that you are all enjoying the current spell of good weather, and look forward to seeing you when I'm back in circulation in September.

Best wishes


Andrew Kirkwood

The White Swan Raft Race  


The White Swan raft race was a great day with fine weather! Only eight rafts took part, but the attendance was fantastic and  1270 was raised for the RNLI. Freda, the RNLI's stoick local fundraiser was most pleased and Jacinta was there to help too, along with some of the RNLI crew from Teddington. Steve's team came second for the third year running, on their new raft Swan Island Rock (the theme was Rock n Roll). The winning team, called The Ark, were great fun and made a great contribution to the fundraising.   



Coming Up

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.

Saturday 12th September - The Great River Race.
As Brentford Dock Marina has a great view just 4 miles from the finish, we will once again be holding a charity BBQ on the riverbank in aid of the RNLI. Steve will be doing the cooking as usual, so all you need to bring is some money to buy a burger and a bottle or two of your favourite tipple. The river will be closed to boating anyway, so do come along and support, from 12.30 onwards through the afternoon.

Assistance setting us in the morning is always welcome, as are additional salads etc. If you are able to help out, or donate a salad etc, please liaise with Steve at stevetatham@hotmail.com or give him a call on 07710-990413.

The Great River Race 



Friday 18th September - London By Night
Setting off around 18.00hrs, we will cruise through London as lights come on, arriving in Limehouse around 21.00hrs in time for a beer and a curry. We have berths at Limehouse booked for four boats, so it promises to be a great cruise. If you would like to join this cruise as skipper or crew, please let me know. Commodore@brentfordcruisingclub.co.uk     

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River Conditions

- 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
11th/12th -  Saturday/Sunday - 
Possible down river cruise. 

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