Commodore’s Report
Thames Boat Jumble
Sailing Secretary report
Last Sunday Sailing
Prizes 2000
Mid-Thames Trophy
Gale Damage
Flood Effects
Water, water everywhere
Thames Navigation
Sailing Programme 2001
The Annual Dinner
Club Security
Murder Mystery Weekend
A New Laser Pico
For Sale
Sailboat Show
Social & Sailing calendar
Club Open Weekend
New Year in Germany
Pay Up Time

Damage done by the Gales on
29-30 October 2000
Richard Cannon

The extremely strong winds and heavy rain had a big effect on the club but fortunately there wasn’t any major damage. One of Grahams Thompson’s Graduates in the trailer park was picked up and dumped upside down. Rodger Wheelers had used a 15 inch long steel stake to anchor his enterprise but this had been pulled out and slung from being opposite the mast to being round the bow.
The large large willow tree by the bosun store was badly damaged; fortunately Thames Water dealt with it. Even the iron pole supporting the telephone cables was snapped.
The boats with berths where there was a clearing in the trees and bushes behind them were the ones that were moved by the wind

Broken telephone pole
Enterprise part blown over
Graduate blown upside down
Willow tree blown down