Hurlingham Yacht Club, Putney
Local Yacht Club is a Real Local Treasure!
Our Hurlingham Yacht Club has had an interesting and exciting
history. Our members originally formed the Club long before the
First World War. Its current name was adopted in 1922 and then in
1929 it moved into the current premises on Deodar Road, Putney. In
the Second World War some of our members took part at Dunkirk.
We now enjoy some of the best facilities on the River Thames. The
members have the use of over 3000 feet of river moorings and a large pontoon berth and `River Rescue Station' at Broomhouse. At the club itself there is a landing stage, a dry-dock, dinghy moorings,an excellent clubhouse with bar, kitchen, toilets & showers and of course lots of equipment for repairing and rebuilding boats.
Many members own motorboats and RIBs, and although sailing is more
difficult with so many London Bridges, a number do own yachts and
sailing dinghies. We pride ourselves that our members come from all
walks of life, religions and origins. Some of our members are among
the most highly qualified and talented Yachtmasters, craftsmen, engineers and boat experts in the UK.
The club has good working partnerships with the Port of London
Authority, the Environment Agency, Wandsworth Council, the local
Police and the RNLI for whom they raise funds. The club also enjoys
excellent relationships with its business and domestic neighbours
and schools and is renowned for its charitable activities and fund
Other organisations benefit from the use of the club facilities
including the very active Putney Divers Club, the esteemed River
Thames Society and Putney Society and numerous film crews. The club
hosts many parties for local children and has given free hospitality to the Deodar Road Residents Association.
We are actively involved in improving the River Thames environment,
including the areas around the Putney Bridge slipways and Wandsworth Bridge. We fully support the new River Taxi commuter service between Putney and Blackfriars.
Our own forthcoming events will include many day trips upriver to beautiful Richmond and beyond and many exciting downriver trips past Tower Bridge to the Medway. For the more adventurous we have trips planned convoys to Calais and some of our members plan to tour the French, Belgium and Dutch canals.
The Commodore and The Club Committee manage the Club on behalf of
the members and new members are always welcome. If you are interested you can email us on email@example.com or telephone us on 020 8788 5547. Or you can visit us at 9pm on Thursday evenings at the clubhouse bar. It will be open as it always has been for the last 80+ years! When you arrive just ask for the Membership Secretary who will tell you all about the club and how to apply for membership. We think our club is a real treasure and we would all be delighted to meet potential new members. Well unless of course we're all away sailing on the river!