The latest issue of ATYC Matters, our newsletter for member clubs and their members is now available
Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic the committee have reluctantly decided that we should cancel the rally which was slated for the August Bank Holiday weekend.
It appears likely that social distancing restrictions will remain in place for some considerable time to come, and the rafting of craft, ferry services, event capacity at Weybridge Mariners clubhouse, and the likely concerns of individual boaters, mean there is no realistic prospect of being able to hold the event this year.
Considerable forward planning had already taken place before the onset of lockdown restrictions and we are grateful to those who participated in our preliminary meetings and so freely offered their support. Our thanks to the Environment Agency, Weybridge Mariners Club, TBS Penton Hook and Nauticalia – we look forward to working together again when more normal times return.
The ATYC has active presence on Facebook where we try to keep members up to date with river issues as and when they arise.
1. There is a publicly visible Facebook Page – ATYC- Association of Thames Yacht Clubs where we post information as we receive it from the Environment Agency or other reliable sources
2. We also have a private Facebook group where members of our member clubs can share information and discussion – ATYC Clubs
NEW – Coronavirus and Thames Boating
Following recent government decisions to ease restrictions, the Environment Agency have largely restored freedom of navigation and most locks can be transited on Self Service using public power. There remain some local issues. Current status can be found on the river conditions webpage at