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Monday, 31st July 2017
Commodore's Cup
By: Richard Kurzyca

Congratulations to Edward Brown who won the Commodore's Cup in his Laser Radial - he came first in both races.

Sunday, 16th July 2017
Tommy Cooper - an appreciation
By: Graeme McCormack

Tommy Cooper

2nd May 1925 - 22nd June 2017

Tommy was a member of Broxbourne Sailing Club for almost 60 years from 1958 to 2017.  He started sailing in a Merlin when the Club was based on the River Lea at Broxbourne.  He changed classes to a British Moth after the Merlin, which he moored outside his house on the river, was crushed by a passing barge.  He continued to race British Moths until a few years ago. He was three times National Champion and he was a past secretary of the British Moth Association.

The Club moved from the River Lea to the Central Lagoon in 1961 and on to the Northern Lagoon in 1964.  A few years afterwards, Tommy set up his sailing school on the Northern Lagoon where he taught sailing for some thirty years or so.  Over this time, large numbers of people learnt to sail there and the Club had the benefit of gaining many new members as a result.  An important aspect of his instruction was to assume that his pupils would want to race.


He was Commodore of the Club from 1975 to 1977 and he was always a very active supporter of the Club’s sailing and social programmes.  There weren’t many Sundays when Tom would not be out racing his British Moth or, latterly, crewing for son Toby in a Flying Fifteen and winning!  Tom had a wonderful memory and his conversation and stories after sailing gave great pleasure to so many members.  We shall all miss his company at the Club.


Bob Tait
July 2017
Friday, 7th July 2017
Tommy Cooper
By: Beverley Smith

The funeral of Tommy Cooper will be on

27th July at 12.15

at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow.


Friday, 7th July 2017
Tony Judkins
By: Graeme McCormack

Tony passed away on Sunday July 2nd in hospital, where he had been receiving treatment for a severe stroke. Whilst there he suffered an untreatable brain haemorrhage and passed away peacefully.

Tony had been a member of the Club, according to my records from 1968, possibly sooner, originally sailing an Enterprise latterly a Flying Fifteen and been a true backbone of the Club, being a regular sailor whilst healthy.

The funeral takes place at 12.30 on July 11th, at Stevenage Crematorium. Friends are welcome afterwards at the White Hart, Welwyn Garden City.

Geoff Town

Friday, 23rd June 2017
Tommy Cooper
By: Beverley Smith


Tommy Cooper 

Passed away on Thursday after a short stay in hospital

Arrangements for the funeral cannot be made until after a post mortem has been done which will be at least 10 days.

We will keep you informed as the family are able to arrange things.

Our love and thoughts go out to Tommy's family at this sad time.

Tommy will be greatly missed

Monday, 5th June 2017
K 1 open meeting Rutland Water
By: Simon Hayes

Congratulations to David Hume winner at the K 1 open meeting at Rutland Water 3rd and 4th of June 2017

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
Team Racing May 2017
By: Beverley Smith

Congratulations to

Broxbourne Youth Team

for winning

The annual Youth Team Racing Match on Saturday 20th May.

Taking part this year were teams from

Broxbourne Sailing Club

Hailebury College

Thorpe Bay Sailing Club

Well done to all who took part, supported or helped to make this the fantastic day it was. 

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
Stone Sailing Club Open
By: Beverley Smith

Congratulations to

Samuel Shackle

1st in the Stone Sailing Club Topper Open

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
Spring Bank Holiday F&F Day
By: Beverley Smith

Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 29th May

Friends and Family Day

10am till 4pm 


Why not bring your friends and family to your club

Come to the galley and sign them in for free

If the weather conditions allow, and we have the correct rescue cover available, you can take them out sailing in your boat

We'll be lighting the BBQ at lunchtime if you'd like to bring your own food to cook on it

Drinks and snacks will be available from the galley


Thursday, 11th May 2017
Laser Open 13th May
By: Beverley Smith

        Laser Open Meeting....

....Saturday 13th May

£10 Entry fee 


There will be a briefing at 10.30am by the starters hut

First Race not before 11.00am

3 races 2 to count

prizes for each fleet

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