Topic : River Championships / Bourne End Week 2015

The River Champs are only three weeks away - have you done your online entry yet?  In addition to all the usual delights we have a band booked for Sunday after the cocktail party and - drumroll - new changing rooms and showers especially for BEW!  Full details at

Posted: 02/05/2015 22:09:23
Really excited - hope to see lots of merlins there, cocktail party here we come............

Posted: 05/05/2015 23:42:16
By: Team Daisy
Pip and I have entered. Come on everyone, let's make it the biggest Bourne End Week EVER!!! 

Posted: 07/05/2015 11:29:40
By: Kilsby
Rach and I entered, lets hope for sunshine and that they don't run out of gin!

Posted: 07/05/2015 13:18:07
By: Alex
We should take a few bottle of gin just in case. 

Posted: 07/05/2015 14:06:55
By: Kilsby
Entry in, gin packed!

Posted: 08/05/2015 11:36:20
By: TimH

Most of you will know that Upper Thames Sailing Club suffered very badly from the Thames floods of January and February 2014.

We will in the next two weeks finish the refurbishment of the Club changing rooms ready for Bourne End Week. We hope you will be impressed with them as we have also taken the opportunity to improve the facilities that we have.  We need you, our visitors to drink as much as possible of our gin served from our bar not from your friendly local supermarket.

The club has been and remains in a difficult financial position - trust me I am the Treasurer!
We really need a successful Bourne End Week to help boost our coffers.  Club members are working really hard to make this happen.  We have got cheap camping so that you can enjoy the bar and the club's facilities!  [But, it is  OK to pack some gin in case we really do run out.]
See you all in just two weeks time.  It will be good training for Salcombe, particularly off the water and maybe even on it! 

Posted: 08/05/2015 20:53:08
By: John Meadowcroft
John, these people do NOT need to prepare for the off the water part of regatta weeks, Their liver's are battle hardened after years of hard campaigning. Invest in extra gin. And some IV drips. 

Posted: 09/05/2015 08:43:44
By: Ben3767

Hi Ben,

Real athletes need to stay in tip top condition.  It doesn't just happen. It is all about preparation!  Thanks for the IV idea


Posted: 09/05/2015 12:54:08
By: John Meadowcroft


Only 5 more days to book at the discounted entry - prices go up on the 15th. More money to spend on gin from any source!

Posted: 09/05/2015 21:54:52
By: Jeremy Stein
Flights are booked, we will be travelling all the way from Vietnam for this!

Posted: 12/05/2015 04:28:25
By: Team Blakiooo
The early entry discount finishes tonight....

Posted: 13/05/2015 20:11:06
By: Richard Pausey
Great reports from Alice at:  One more day left to decide the winners!

Posted: 25/05/2015 22:44:27
By: AlanM
What a great regatta! Well done to Laurie and Vanessa, Pete and Debs, Alex and Rachel and Pat and Chris. Thanks also to Alice for the Y & Y reports and to all the sponsors, Aberdeen Asset Management, Creation Covers, Virtual Rigger, Squire Furneaux and Andrew Milsom! Roll on next year!

Posted: 27/05/2015 11:46:20
By: Chris Rathbone
Fab weekend of racing, can't believe we've missed it the last few years and will be doing the full 4 days next year. Thanks to all those involved in putting on such a top event.

Posted: 27/05/2015 16:58:19
By: Alex
feeling bourne end blues already - thanks everyone for making it such a great weekend of racing and socials and can't wait till next year!!

Posted: 28/05/2015 09:58:42
By: Team Daisy
Thanks for helping in the bar.  You did not drink us dry, but we broke a lot of records, particularly on the dark and stormies (turbo) front.  Sailing looked good too!

Posted: 29/05/2015 19:29:00
By: John Meadowcroft


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