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Thames Branch



RNSA members based along the Thames Valley, and it’s a big valley when you look at it on the map, are noted for wearing their Blue Ensigns and RNSA burgees on the River Thames. All sorts of Thames based craft are owned by members from motor cruisers to narrow boats, sailing dinghies to ocean going craft. So, whether classic or plastic, sail or power, steam launch or skiff, there are a lot of RNSA members on the river.

Thames Branch News & Notices

01 December 2016General

IDEAS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Thames

IDEAS FOR THE 2017 SEASON RNSA THAMES VALLEY BRANCH – 2017 PROGRAMME IDEAS We stress that these are just ideas and that contributions from everyone else are more than welcome - .....

01 December 2016General

REPORT ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 2016 SEASON

Thames

Update on TVB events during 2016 RNSA THAMES VALLEY BRANCH - WINTER UPDATE 2016 After the early season lunch at the Angel on the Bridge in Henley the next opportunity for the Branch .....

23 October 2010General

THAMES VALLEY NEWS

Thames

The Autumn function and AGM RNSA Thames Valley Branch – Autumn 2010 Function Just to remind you that the RNSA TVB Autumn Function will consist of an informal lunch, preceded by .....

Thames Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
03 Mar 18 10th Anniversary Lunch Leander Club, Henley on Thames, RG9 2LP Social

Thames Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Branch Captain Chris Thompson 07876 077258 christhompson007@hotmail.co.uk
Secretary Rhodri Yorath Williams 07768 496062 rhodriyorathwilliams@btinternet.com
Treasurer Paul Meek 01494 522963 07973 386653 paul.meek@bcs.org
Assistant Secretary Mrs Ceri Thompson 01494 426183 ceri.thompson@buckshosp.nhs.uk
Events Co-ordinators Andy and Caroline Soper 01628 850576 andy.soper@barges.org / carolinesoper@hotmail.com
Families Member Mrs Prudence Meek 01494 522963

About Thames Branch

About

Thames Branch

Over a number of years various RNSA members based along the Thames Valley, and it’s a big valley when you look at it on the map, had noticed how many Blue Ensigns and RNSA burgees were to be seen on the River Thames. These were being worn/flown by all sorts of Thames based craft from motor cruisers to narrow boats, sailing dinghies to ocean going craft, either visiting the river or using Thames moorings or marinas for winter storage or refits. So, whether classic or plastic, sail or power, steam launch or skiff, one way or another there are a lot of RNSA members on the river. Trouble was that apart from the odd hail in passing or the occasional beer in an adjoining cockpit, there was no way of getting everybody together on a reasonably regular basis.

So, the idea of forming a new RNSA branch for the Thames Valley came about. The Association HQ in Gosport was approached and it was agreed that, to test the water as to member reaction, an exploratory meeting, in the form of a lunch party, would be organised. If support was adequate, the idea would be taken further; if it was not, then the project would be put on ice for a while until it was though appropriate to try again. A date and location, 23 February in Henley-on-Thames, was fixed and it was agreed that a total of twenty to thirty takers, including spouses/partners, would be a good baseline for the possible formation of a Branch – we ended up with over 60! In fact, the event was so successful that it even made the Henley local paper! Furthermore, the numbers were swelled by 15 or so RNSA members who, whilst they were unable to attend the lunch, said that they would be interested in taking part in the activities of the Branch. So, to cut a long story short, the Branch has been formed, a committee selected, funding allocated and we’re up and running.