7pm FRIDAY 6th October
7pm SATURDAY 7th October
The Tommy Cooper
24 Hour sponsored SAILING MARATHON
all sponsorship to go to the R.N.L.I.
PERFORMING FOR US ON THE NIGHT
The Bobby Allen Swingtet
8 till late
free to club members £3 for your guests
O0o.....sponsorship forms now available from me.....o0O
can you take a shift for an hour sailing the boat?
Please come and put your name on the list for the time you would like to do, there are 24 choices!
You will be interested in an extract from the latest issue of GYBE, the Laser Class magazine, which relates to the Thames Valley Region travellers series:
"In the Standards, the series is led by Adam Meekings of Maidenhead, who has an an impressive series including a win at Island Barn, with Chris Nash also from Maidenhead second. Darren Heslin from Broxbourne SC laying third in the series....
In the Radials, Edward Brown from Broxbourne has excelled wth with wins at Haversham SC and Oxford SC, with Leila Moore from Docklands lying second..."
Graeme McCormack is also flying the flag at these events,
To avoid any confusion with the upcoming events section shown below, the regatta weekend has been cancelled. There will not be any organised racing during the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September, there are no arrangements to have rescue boat cover and there will not be any food served in the club house.
August Bank Holiday
Monday 28th August
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
Congratulations to Edward Brown who won the Commodore's Cup in his Laser Radial - he came first in both races.
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