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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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Guided Walk to the Royal Observatory Greenwich
We will meet at 10—00 hours (BST!) on Saturday 23rd August, where the Millwall Docks join the West India Docks, at the Western end of the Rally quay. A voluntary donation of £7-00 (adults only) to ATYC funds is suggested. Our route will take us through the Millwall docks and Millwall Park to Island Gardens, through the Greenwich foot tunnel to the Cutty Sark and the former Royal Naval College, and then up to the Observatory. The distance is about two and a half miles, and will take about two hours. The climb to the Observatory can be omitted by those who so wish.
The walk ends in Greenwich, with its Maritime Britain attractions, a lively market, and numerous pubs and restaurants. Participants can return to the rally site independently either by foot or the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Those intending to use the DLR are advised to consider the various fare options early in their rally stay.
Keith Clarke (TWYC).

Olympic Odyssey at the Rally
A fascinating and unusual tour with a top notch London guide ending at the Olympic Park using the Thames Clipper, Cable Car, DLR and Tube.
Download the poster HERE

Thames Licence Fees for 2015
It has been confirmed that Thames licence fees for 2015 will NOT include the additional 2%.
This is a bit of a victory but the battle goes on to improve service levels and your representatives will be fighting to minimise increases in the period 2016 to 2019 in the face of a Westminster determined to reduce its contribution  to the cost of running the river, at our expense.

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
Sat 7 Mar 18:00 -
Annual Dinner/Dance
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

1.1 NAVIGATION. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REPORTS ABOUT CONDITIONS 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

1.2 LOCKS

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.

1.3 EYNSHAM PUMP OUT

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.