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.
The funeral of Tommy Cooper will be on
27th July at 12.15
at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow.
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.
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
Congratulations to David Hume winner at the K 1 open meeting at Rutland Water 3rd and 4th of June 2017
Broxbourne Youth Team
The annual Youth Team Racing Match on Saturday 20th May.
Taking part this year were teams from
Broxbourne Sailing Club
Thorpe Bay Sailing Club
Well done to all who took part, supported or helped to make this the fantastic day it was.
1st in the Stone Sailing Club Topper Open
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
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
£10 Entry fee
First Race not before 11.00am
3 races 2 to count
prizes for each fleet
Hot and cold food and drinks will be available from the galley as usual.