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Monday, 4th September 2017
24 Hour Sailing Marathon
By: Beverley Smith

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.


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!


Sunday, 3rd September 2017
Laser OM successes
By: Geoff Town

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,





Friday, 25th August 2017
Regatta Weekend - CANCELLED
By: Richard Kurzyca

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.


Thursday, 24th August 2017
August Bank Holiday F&F Day
By: Beverley Smith

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

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


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

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