The fifth annual Thames Trafalgar Race will take place on the weekend of Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1 October 2017.
This two-day stage race gives sailors an opportunity to tackle the fickle tides and winds of the River Thames, starting from Blackwall Reach, near Greenwich and finishing at Erith Yacht Club on day one. After a dinner on Saturday night paying respect to Horatio Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, stage two sees the race return upriver to Greenwich.
This race is organised by Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club. Entry limited to first 40 boats only – don't delay! To use the registration form you need to login to the Little Ship Club website using the login box at the top right of your screen. Any problems, contact email@example.com
Erith Yacht Club Dinner
Chicken aux Basquez sauce with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, onion, peppers & basil served with sauteed new potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Savoury Italian spinach & ricotta stuffed pancake in a tomato & white wine sauce with grated cheese, served with sauteed new potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Apple & raisin pie with cream
Chocolate cake with cream
£18 per person
Bar open from 5pm,
Frostbite Rally and First Fast Cruise - 14 October 2017 - RORC, Cowes
The Little Ship Club is continuing its tradition in 2017 of holding the south coast end of season dinner at one of the premier Cowes yacht clubs. This year it is being held at the Isle of Wight clubhouse of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (formerly the Royal Corinthian YC).
UPDATE Sunsail/Moorings have currently suspended charters until 31st October. They are still assessing damage out there and will be in touch about November bookings as soon as they are able.
Dates: We have settled on a 10 day cruise from Wednesday 8th November to Sunday 19th.
Fast Cruise 2 - 11 November 2017 - Visit to Boomerang, Hamble-le-Rice
The November Fast Cruise on Saturday, 11 November 2017 will finish with a meal in the Boomerang Restaurant in the High Street at Hamble-le-Rice.
Berths have been reserved at the nearby Port Hamble Marina - http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-port-hamble-marina. Skippers will be responsible for their own mooring fees.
Further details of the food arrangements and cost will be available nearer the date.
Fast Cruise 3 - 2 December 2017 - Visit to the Folly Inn, Fancy Dress
Visit to the Folly Inn at Whippingham, on the Medina between Cowes and Newport, on 2 December 2017 for the traditional Fast Cruise Fancy Dress contest, with music & obligatory dancing on the tables!
Attendees will pay for their own food and drink at the event.
Skippers should settle their own mooring fees.
Registration will open nearer the date.
January Fast Cruise 20 January 2018
Further details will be available later. The venue is likely to be Old Portsmouth.
* Please note change of date from original post.