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TUGn meets the CRT
Delegates from the Thames User Navigation Group (Navigation) which included Mike Chambers and led by Michael Shefras met with the CEO of the Canal River Trust, Richard Parry on 6 March, 2014. The meeting was to introduce TUGn to Richard Parry who took his position during 2013 and to discuss mutual areas of interest. Read More

There is an agreed report on the meeting which can be obtained on demand by asking Michael Shefras MBE. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy."

NewRTA - Summary of Executive Meeting
An Executive Meeting was held on 3rd February and a summary of the meeting discussions and proposals can be found in the Library  Read More

Speed and Wash on the Thames
David Jones has prepared a considered view of the current position regarding the speed and wash created by vessels on the tidal and non-tidal Thames. Read More

Explore the Thames Mobile App
The British Marine Federation (BMF) are producing a mobile application for iPhone/iPad containg a wealth of information about the Thames to be available in the new year. Take a look.

ATYC Rally Results
Mike Thomas aboard Amadeus wins top position at the ATYC Rally boat handling competition. Full Results

Project Kraken and Marine Watch.
An important initiative to reduce marine related crime. Check it out HERE

Website Update

Important information is contained in the April Messengers. Check out the Library under ATYC Notice Boards for more details.

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Mon 21 Jul 20:00 - 22:00
General Meeting
Thu 21 Aug 00:00
ATYC Rally
Mon 3 Nov 20:00 - 22:00
General Meeting

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The government's intention to merge the CRT navigations with the EA was still on the table and TUGn members wanted to know how CRT would be handling this. We were advised that discussions had indeed taken place between both parties but nothing has happened yet because of the flood situation. Mr Parry accepted that TUGn should be right at the start of any serious discussions. It is expected that the subject will also be on the agenda for a report from the EA on the Thames Navigation User Forum now scheduled for 1 April, 2014.
Individual Awards
1st - Amadeus - Mike Thomas - UTMYC
2nd - Knot Arf - Andrew Bernstein - TMYC
3rd - Bolli - Dave Biggin - UTMYC
4th - Flying Colours - Ian Weston - TMYC

First Time Entry
1st - Harpagon - Tim Marshall - Oxford Ditch CC

Team Awards
1st - Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club
2nd - Thames Motor Yacht Club