The latest edition of Westward is now available. Members can view it from the link on the members page
About 20 Hamptoneers made their way by bike, car, bus, canoe and kayak to the Magpie in Sunbury to start their Xmas celebrations with a very convivial club lunch in the upstairs room overlooking the river. Thanks to Emily for organising. More photos coming soon or see Kathryn’s pictures on here flikr page (see her email for details)
Another look back to a trip from November last year.
Allow me to set the scene: Bernard and Ivy were the first to arrive, having been up since dawn, doing an excellent job of discouraging any fishermen who might be tempted to purloin one of the few remaining parking places. There was dependable Dave Kew, with his camera at the ready; Chris as keen as ever to get as many miles under her belt before darkness descended; the ever-efficient Jenny in the orange Hobby; and Amanda, temporarily liberated from her all-male household, relishing the prospect of breaking in a brand new Tercel….. read Charles’ full account of the trip and local history here
When: Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00
Where: Between Molesey and Teddington Locks – Hampton Court Bridge to the Head of Trowlock Island
Event: Teddington Small Boats Head
When: Saturday 29 November 2014 – 09:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:00
Where: Sunbury Lock to Benns Island (downstream of Platt’s Eyot, Hampton)
Event: Hampton Small Boats Head
See the restrictions summary page for full details on closures/restrictions etc
The Annual General Meeting of the Club was held on Friday 7th November at the Greenwood Centre in Hampton Hill. Starting promptly at 7:30pm under the chairmanship of Andrew Wallace and with other members of the committee and club numbering about thirty, the minutes of the previous meeting were accepted… read the full report from the link on the members page
The annual regatta was held on Saturday 27th September from the bank opposite the clubhouse at Hurst Park. We were blessed with August weather in September, warm sun and a very gentle breeze. Fourteen members arrived armed with spare clothes and lots of enthusiasm. Boats were paddled across to the Molesey bank and then the races began, you can see more photos here and a complete write up will appear in the Autumn Westward which will be published early next week.
Wednesday evenings paddles, are still going ahead, Make sure you have lights on your boat and you could enjoy sunsets like this! The club is buying 5 sets of lights (a white light needs to be displayed fore and aft after sunset) so these will be available for club members to use. (or bring your own) Strap them to your boat with some gaffer tape.