Thames Valley

Baltic and Back in a Season

Tue, 11/10/2016 -
19:15 to 21:45


Baltic and Back in a season

Bob and Sue Garrett


Bob and Sue were advised that they couldn’t ‘do” the Baltic justice in a season but decided anyway to see as many countries as possible and sailed 3800 miles mostly day-sailing and visited 9 countries going as far as St.Petersburg on “Intrepid’, a Dufour 365.

They spent 182 days onboard and will talk about why we did it, preparation, the route, the practicalities, the places visited and us and our experience.


Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016

Is your boat fireproof?

Tue, 08/11/2016 -
19:15 to 21:45

"Is your boat fireproof?"

Clifford Mickleburgh

​Clifford ran his own fire safety company for many years and has been particularly concerned with the special issues that relate to safety aboard yachts and motor cruisers. As a yachtsman himself he has a down to earth and practical approach to what is needed to keep us safe as we cruise.

Place: Upper Thames Sailing Club, Riverside, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5PT

Time: Bar opens 19.15

Talks: Start 20.00

Extreme Voyages

Tue, 06/12/2016 -
19:15 to 21:45


Extreme Voyagers

Jeremy Batch


Was the propeller invented in 1836 by an Englishman, in 1776 by an American, in 1490 by an Italian or in 240 BC by a Greek? How did a duck, a cockerel and a sheep come to be test pilots? When was Stratford’s rocket factory set-up? Plus: the story of the steam engine, the first submarine (1776), the first manned flight (1783), some “great ships” (from Brunel and others), a flying machine that was 800ft long, and a chance to revise some of your school physics .