We are issuing this in line with current Government coronavirus guidance, placing restrictions on movement.
To reduce social contact, travel and potential strain on emergency services, we strongly recommend that all recreation and leisure activities on the tidal Thames are avoided until further notice.
Our priority at the PLA is to help ensure the UK continues to receive essential supplies of food, fuel and medical goods at this time.
As a result, we expect to have a reduced capability in responding to recreational incidents on the river.
To support our essential port operations, we are reducing the operating hours of our harbour service patrols between Putney and Teddington.
We are grateful for your co-operation in these exceptional circumstances

24 March 2020
Port of London Authority
London River House, Royal Pier Road,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BG
Bob Baker
Chief Harbour Master

Hi all,

In view of developments and the latest instructions from Government, I have to confirm the the lift-in is postponed indefinitely.

I understand that the Government has stated that the situation is under constant review and we will continue to look for the earliest opportunity to get back on the water.

Masts must not be raised until we have a definite date for lift-in.

In the meantime, let us stay safe and get this crises over as quickly as possible.

Best wishes


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Due to the current Covid-19 crisis the Race Officer training sessions planned for Friday 20th and Saturday 21st will not take place and hopefully we will reschedule the training later in the year.
A copy of the presentation that would have been given is available for downloading below.

Steve Corbet
Sailing Sec.

Download this file (Introduction to Race Officer SC 2020.pdf)RO Training[ ]1560 kB

In light of government advice to avoid social contact, the Committee has reluctantly taken the decision to temporarily close the club. The bar and Galley will therefore be closed with immediate affect until further notice.
The cadet evenings are also cancelled, as are all social events.
We will continue to monitor the situation and revise this in light of further developments.
We will advise on the implications for club racing closer to the start of the season.

Nick Hann Hon. Sec.

Our “At Home” scheduled for this Sunday March 15th has been postponed to later in the year. The health of members, guests and families has to be our priority at this time. The bar will be open as usual and members may wish to sample a special ale brought in for the At Home. We do request that members follow government advice and refrain from visiting the club if you have recently returned from foreign travel, are exhibiting cough or temperature symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to the Corvid 19 virus.

The cruiser lift-in takes place on Saturday 18th April 2020 starting at 7.00am ( Sunday 19th as the backstop ).

Regretfully, the prom. will not be available for parking until all boat movements have ceased, - probably not before 10.00am

Please note that the usual support for the lift-in will be provided by Andy Middleton in the EYC launch Gypsy.

LSC support boats Jubilee and the inflatable will be supporting the racing as usual but will provide additional support to the lift-in, if necessary.

This should ensure that both the racing and the lift-in will get the appropriate support at all times.

Thanks to all concerned in arriving at this solution."

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It is the CCS Prize giving at Island Yacht Club on the 7th March. Come along to support the prize winners. There is a list and the menu in the bar if you intend to go.

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