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The Association of Thames Yacht Clubs represents over 50 member motor yacht clubs and is dedicated to protecting the navigational and general interests of all Thames boat users.

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Thames Licence Fees for 2015
We are hearing that the increase in licence fees for 2015 may well be inflation [about 2%] and that the proposed 2% surcharge may not be applied. The EA is proposing to have a “consultation” on fees and charges, so we cannot be sure.
The news comes as a result of many protests at the proposal, in the face of reducing service to boaters, especially in the upper reaches.
Letters written by both David Jones and Mike Chambers on behalf of ATYC can be viewd by clicking on the respective names.

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.

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

Navigation Update

See the latest Naviagtion Information for the Non-Tidal Thames HERE

Forthcoming ATYC Events

Thu 21 Aug 00:00
ATYC Rally
Mon 3 Nov 20:00 - 22:00
General Meeting
Mon 16 Mar 20:00 - 22:00
AGM/General Meeting

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Navigation Update

Navigation Update 15th May 2014

1 Upstream of Oxford


i) There are many new and expanded shoals above Godstow Lock. Boats will need to stick to the middle of the river around all bends. There are some warning buoys but not all shoals are marked and those that are, are not necessarily marked accurately. As yet, little has been done to resolve the problem.

ii) In addition there are some fallen or falling trees to be avoided. Boats should proceed with caution and apply the rule to allow downstream vessels right of passage ahead of upstream vessels.

Boats should proceed with caution and apply the rule to allow downstream vessels right of passage ahead of upstream vessels


Most locks are not fully manned. Some are “Double-Manned” [which means HALF-Manned] and some are “Triple-Manned [which means ONE THIRD-Manned]. In effect, boaters should expect about 25% manning in normal hours, allowing for commuting between locks by the Lock and Weir Keepers concerned.
This turns the Thames into a sort of second class canal in this area.


The pump-out at Eynsham is unreliable.

2 Boveney Pump Out

The pump out at Boveney has been repaired.

3 Whitchurch Bridge

Please note that this bridge will be closed to navigation between 1830hrs and 0830 hours on the nights of 19th to 22nd May [plus, possibly 23rd May] to allow essential works to proceed.