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  • Commodore Musings May 2017

    23 May 2017

    Dear Members, It has been a long while since I last wrote to you, work has been rather busy and therefore these notes have just dropped down the priority list for which I apologise. Firstly, I hope that you will all joining me in wishing Brian H a speedy recovery. Brian recently had a fall travelling in London and broke his hip. We understand that once he is recovered he is keen to

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    Antigua Yacht Club

    23 May 2017

    Miles was recently at Antigua Yacht Club where he exchanged club burgees!

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    Cocktail Party - Saturday 6 May

    26 Apr 2017

    Our annual Cocktail Party is back on Saturday 6th May 2017. The dress code is Black Tie and tickets are £20 per person (students £15 per person), and your ticket price includes canapés and cocktails. Doors will be open from 7:30pm and will close very, very late! Please respond directly to Justin with your numbers asap. Friends and family welcome!

  • ​'End of April, where is the warmth?' - Thames A Rater Report – 25 April 2017

    26 Apr 2017

    Four Thames A Raters were back out after the dramatic scenes last week for the Tuesday evening series at Thames Sailing Club, Surbiton, SW London. It was a blustery, bitter northerly with a large cloud system to the west that saw the fleet off. Strait Dealer helmed by David Franks, crewed by Dicken Maclean and Tom Harrison, won the leeward end of the line and took off with speed. Closely followed by Ulva

  • Kissing the Queens Promenade - A Rater Report - 18 April

    19 Apr 2017

    Four A Raters took to the River Thames at Thames Sailing Club, Surbiton for the 3rd Tuesday evening of the season. The boats and teams didn't quite know what they had let themselves into that evening, a evening that turned into carnage with the sound of breaking wires, cracking wood and fibreglass with two Raters colliding along the Queens promenade. The conditions where glamour a moderate breeze from the north east, sunshine but a

  • Merlin Report - 18 April

    19 Apr 2017

    Sun shining and wind blowing F1-2 from the northeast, it was set to be a great Tuesday evening race. Four Merlin Rockets were in attendance – Ben and Sel, Chris and Pip, Rob and Jenny and Alex and Rach our guests from Hampton. The race got off to a flier with the majority sailing the 'conventional route' to the south and Chris and Pip taking a risk in beating to the North of Ravens

  • David Brunning 1916-2017

    7 Apr 2017

    Dear Members, I am sorry to tell you that David Brunning, our oldest and longest serving member (joining in 1958), passed away peacefully on 31 st March 2017 aged 101. David and his wife Mary were very active Merlin sailors and members of the club. They lived in one of the beautiful Victorian townhouses on the Portsmouth Road before moving to Long Ditton and then to Ashtead. David took

  • Sunday 19 March

    16 Mar 2017

    This Sunday is the first race of the season with a new start time of 10am. This new start time will be the same throughout the year, with the second race starting at 11am. Club boats will be free to members, this weekend only. This Sunday also sees the award of the Fitting Out Trophy for the winning boat, so, there's all to play for and everyone is in with a chance! We've

  • Commodore's Musings - March 2017

    10 Mar 2017

    Dear Members, There is a huge amount going on at the sailing club, and even more to come so we look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Work Party, Tuesday evenings and Sundays in the near future. At the AGM I announced that there would be a slow revolution happening in the bar thanks to Dominic and Paul that is well underway. The next time that you come to

  • ​Commodore's Musings - January 2017

    29 Jan 2017

    I hope that you have had a restful and battery charging holiday season, which may seem like ages away, and are now looking forward to a successful 2017. January is a little of a manic month for me as there are a large number of birthdays in our family and the Christmas binge does not really seem to be over until we are half way through January. Firstly I would like to

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