Sailing on the River Thames


Sailing on the River Thames

Sailing on the River Thames is practised on both the tidal and non-tidal reaches of the river. The highest club upstream is at Oxford. The most popular sailing craft used on the Thames are lasers, GP14s, Wayfarers and Enterprises. One sailing boat unique to the Thames is the Thames Rater, which is sailed around Raven's Ait.

Clubs in the Lower Thames (Thames Estuary) include:
* Thames Estuary Yacht Club at Westcliffe-on-Sea
* [http://www.gravesendsc.org.uk/ Gravesend Sailing Club] in Gravesend, Kent
* [http://www.erithyachtclub.org.uk/ Erith Yacht Club] near Erith, Kent
* [http://www.thurrockyachtclub.org/ Thurrock Yacht Club] in Thurrock

Clubs in and near the London section of the Thames include:
* [http://www.dswc.org/ Docklands Sailing And Watersports Centre] at Millwall Dock
* [http://www.capitalsailing.com/ Capital Sailing] School at Millwall Dock
* The Surrey Docks Watersports Centre at Surrey Quays.
* [http://www.ahoy.org.uk/ The Ahoy Centre ] in Deptford
* [http://www.greenwichyachtclub.co.uk/ Greenwich Yacht Club] in Greenwich
* [http://www.little-ship-club.co.uk/ Little Ship Club] near Southwark Bridge
* Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge
* [http://www.southbanksailingclub.co.uk/ South Bank Sailing Club] in Putney
* [http://www.ranelagh-sc.co.uk/ Ranelagh Sailing Club] in Putney
* London Corinthian Sailing Club near Hammersmith Bridge

Clubs on the non-tidal Thames include:
* [http://www.thamessailingclub.co.uk/ Thames Sailing Club] in Surbiton
* [http://www.hamptonsailingclub.com/index.html Hampton Sailing Club] in Hampton, London
* [http://www.cookhamreachsc.org/ Cookham Reach Sailing Club] in Cookham, Berkshire
* [http://www.utsc.org.uk/ Upper Thames Sailing Club] in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
* [http://www.goringthamessc.org.uk/ Goring Thames Sailing Club] in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
* [http://homepages.rya-online.net/dorchester/ Dorchester Sailing Club] near Dorchester-on-Thames, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
* Medley Sailing Club in Oxford, Oxfordshire

See also:
* [http://www.bargetrust.org/ The Thames Sailing Barge Trust]
* [http://www.visitthames.co.uk/text/35/sailing.html Sailing on the River Thames] by the [http://www.riverthamesalliance.com/ The River Thames Alliance] , a partnership between public and private sector organisations set up to help manage the future of the non-tidal Thames


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