Royal appointment for two dedicated sailors

Two local sailors are to be presented with one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards – the outstanding contribution award to sailing - by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA.

Youngsters setting sail with Olympics in sight

Young sailors from the Thames Valley and London competed amongst over 1,000 Olympic hopefuls at the RYA zone championships held at the end of September.

Set sail on a new pastime

Exploring the Thames Wilderness

Ashford's Queen Mary Sailing Club pushes the boat out with dinghy for aspiring disabled sailors

It’s time for a new wave to rush in

Izzi Mitchell

Search for young sailor of 2012

Making waves for 50 years

Sometimes you visit a place and you just know, from the moment you walk in there, that it’s right. The place is nice, the people are exceptionally kind and the atmosphere conveys a genuine and heartfelt welcome.

Teen sensation sails into club’s limelight

Izzi Mitchell

Some youngsters just exhibit a natural talent for sailing when they get out on the water – but for Isobel Mitchell, it might have come as a bit of a surprise because what she actually wanted to do was to windsurf.

Still time to get in a cruise or two…

Medical herbalist Elaine Cole from Walton will be leading two riverside walks explaining the medicinal benefits of many of the plants that grow on the towpaths

The nights may be drawing in and the leaves may be turning, but the year isn't over just yet and there's still plenty of fun to be had out on the water

Sea legs in the genes

Let's face it we’re a seafaring nation. The greatest part of Britain’s history has been spent dominating the seas and protecting our island from unwelcome visitors and whether we like to admit it or not, most Britons fancy themselves as natural seafarers – it’s in the genes, isn’t it?

Skating on thick ice

Amateur meteorologist Harry Kershaw from Manchester reckons this winter could be the coldest for 270 years and he says the Thames may freeze over. Judging from the weather over the last couple of weeks, he may not be too far out.