DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS 2020

DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS 80th ANNIVERSARY CRUISE 21-25 May, 2020
 
Members will know that the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships (ADLS) visits Dunkirk every five years, and they will do so again in 2020.  BOC intend to meet there again to join in the celebrations, and if you’d like to join in with the Club could you please complete and return the application form (link below) to the TMYC, who are coordinating the event, and let me know too at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that I can keep you informed of the separate BOC events which may be put in place.
In the past the format has been to meet in Ramsgate and then move to Dunkirk where further moorings will be available. The moorings can be very temporary, in the port du commerce, so have sturdy fenders. On the past two occasions BOC have held a joint supper in a Bistro in Dunkirk, and the intention is to do so again this time.  
This is an historic occasion and well worthwhile attending if you can make it, and the Saturday night BOC supper is great too. There’s a lot going on in Ramsgate prior to leaving, and lots of activities in Dunkirk, including a moving ceremony on Sunday morning. More information will be forthcoming, and will be circulated to all those intending to join in and who have returned the application form, but if you have any initial queries then please get in touch with me. The TMYC Registration details are below.
 
The TMYC Dunkirk 2020 Registration Form

This is the 80th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk and will take place between the 21st and 25th May 2020.

We anticipate the Support Fleet departing Ramsgate on the 21st May, and the return, leaving Dunkirk on the 24th May.  
Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to reserve moorings at Ramsgate or Dunkirk either prior to or later than these dates.

Your registration is sent to the TMYC Honorary Secretary who will confirm by email (to the address in the form below) that it has been received.

Dunkirk 2020 Support Registration

Please complete one form for each vessel at the following link https://www.tmyc.org.uk/dunkirk-2020

 
 

AUTUMN EDITION OF SWEEPING STATEMENTS

What a fantastic summer! Reading postings on the Facebook page, hearing about new ventures and cruises, it seems that Members have enjoyed an excellent summer, despite the often inclement weather. Did this include you? If you had a fabulous summer - or even if you had some poor boating experiences - now is the opportunity to tell all the rest of us about it. The Autumn edition of Sweeping Statements, the Club's magazine for members, about members and written by members, will be published in November/December.  The cut-off date for sending articles to the Editor is 31 October,  so there is plenty of time for you to write up your summer boating stories, how you installed some new and perhaps exotic piece of kit, or maybe how you overcame adversity and still managed to make the summer cruise one to remember. Please send your stories, your articles and reminiscences to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Photographs always help a good article, so please send them too, in the highest resolution you can manage.  Its your magazine, and it totally depends on members contributions, so don't be modest and get writing now.

Spring Edition of Sweeping Statements



There was certainly a touch of spring in the air today, and with Spring comes the next edition of Sweeping Statements, the Club’s very own magazine. Contributions from Members are always very welcome and if you’ve got a good Broom boat story to tell - maybe about your first sea cruise or your favourite destination or the latest mod or bit of kit you’ve fitted - why not tell the rest of us about it? Submission need to be with me by 31 March latest, so email me your story together with your hi-res pics and let me know if you need any assistance. My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Spring is in the air, the new cruising season is just ahead and we want your story!

A special date for your diary!

Thames Region hosts the 2019 AGM Weekend 18th – 20th October.

We have booked the De Vere Beaumont Hotel, Old Windsor SL4 2JJ for this event.

Situated in 42 acres of park land, the estate dates back to the 14th century and was originally known as “Remenham”, after the land owner Hugo de Remenham. Over time, the estate passed through various owners and was possibly best known as a Roman Catholic boarding college from 1861 to 1967. After the school’s closure, the buildings were used as a training centre until 2007 when they were acquired by the Principal Hotel Company who carried out an extensive refurbishment programme. Further investment was made in 2017 to create the estate buildings that guests use today.

As well as enjoying the hotel’s lounges and restaurant facilities, we will be holding our Gala Dinner in the stunning Chapel that dates back to 1870 with its fully restored stained-glass window. Throughout the weekend, guests will also have full use of the gym complex, including tennis and squash courts, and an indoor heated swimming pool.

The De Vere is ideally situated for a visit to Runnymede as well as to Windsor and Eton and we are planning to arrange a boat trip to and from the hotel into the town. For those wanting to travel further afield, Hampton Court Palace is approximately 17 miles away by car.

More details about the weekend will be published in the Spring edition of Sweeping Statements and on the BOC web-site. But in the meantime, please put the dates in your diary. We look forward to welcoming you to the Thames Region in 2019.

Martin Broom Trophy 2018

I am delighted to announce that the winner of the Trophy this year is Dr Bill Moses with an excellent document entitled
Martin Broom M.B.E.
Innovator and Pioneering entrepreneur.
June 1934 - October 2013
It has some really interesting information and some fascinating reproductions of Broom documentation over the years.
Our sincere congratulations go out to him for this achievements.

To view the winning entry click HERE

Frank Hawkins
Chairman of the Judging Committee

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