Sailing and canoeing on the River Thames in Kingston

The social side of Minima

Upcoming events at Minima

Platinum Jubilee Weekend at Minima

As everyone must know by now, this week sees the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Bank Holidays on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June. Because there are so many events taking place elsewhere on these days, we are not planning anything special at the Club on the Thursday or Friday. Instead, our usual late Spring Bank Holiday events will be held on the Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 4 June

For Sailors, the Flemmich Bowl trophy will be for two personal pursuit races of 90 minutes duration, the first starting at 13.00. Please arrive in good time to find out or check your Group start. Tea and sandwiches will be available between and after the two races. (If you are not sure how personal pursuit races work but would like to know more, please ask by reply.)

For Kayakers, Kathy will be leading a Jubilee Paddle to Hampton Court for a celebratory ice cream, before returning to the Club! Meet at 14.00 in the dinghy park. If you haven’t been out much yet, this season, this is a good opportunity to get in some practice before the next kayak adventure, to Chichester Harbour, on Saturday 11 June.

After the paddling, sailing and prize-giving (probably around 18.30), the club’s gas barbecue will be fired up for a bring-your-own, do-it-yourself barbecue. Just bring something to cook, or a picnic supper if you don’t want to cook. Alternatively, there are plenty of take-away outlets nearby. All members and guests are welcome to join in. This is not just for those who have ventured on to the water! The bar, of course, will also be open. So let’s make the evening into an informal party.

Sunday 5 June

Sailing for the Spires Trophy will consist of three Handicap races, the first starting at 14.00. The second race will count for the Spring Class series. Tea and sandwiches will be available, as usual. Spectators welcome, so do come and cheer on the sailors, if you are not on the water yourself. The bar will be open as usual from 18,00 (if not before) when we anticipate celebrating the achievements of the Minima team in the Seawanhaka Cup, in Long Beach California (1 – 4 June).

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Forthcoming events for your diary

The Flemmich Bowl


Saturday 4 June – first starting at 13.00

Club Night Supper


Wed. 8 June, around 8.30 pm

Evening Cruise to Thames Ditton


Fri. 17 June  (reserve date, Fri 24 June)

Summer Party


Sat. 9 July, details tba

Current Bar Opening Times

Wednesdays:    8.30 – 11.00 pm

Sundays:            5.00 – 8.00 pm

Updated: 01-06-22 AB