Based within beautiful MDL Bray Marina on the River Thames, Bray Cruiser Club is a family-friendly club running a wide range of river and tidal cruises.
Welcome to the Bray Cruiser Club public page! While members enjoy a closed group, this is our portal to the outside world, along with our website at www.braycruiserclub.com. Bray Cruiser Club is one of the oldest established Motor Boat clubs on the River Thames, and enjoys a substantial and varied selection of Cruises (both tidal and river), along with many land based events, meetings and
Operating as usual
Once again many thanks to those able to assist with maintenance of the clubhouse this weekend. Great progress made in getting things watertight and enhancing the visual appearance. Just a few bits left to finish off. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you . 😊 pop
Many thanks to all who came to assist with the clubhouse maintenance session. Fresh paint applied and the old portakabin received some well deserved TLC. Still a bit to do but she’s looking good!
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March - Clubhouse Maintenance
Our poor old clubhouse is in dire need of some TLC.
Covid has meant no maintenance has been completed since March 2019.
We plan to paint the outside and replace some exterior panel work.
The inside needs a thorough clean and our equipment such as gazebos, tables, BBQs, lights need checking.
If you are able to help on either day please let me know.
We will supply paint and rollers but if you have tools such as saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, workmate etc etc please bring them along.
Suffering a bit of “BWS” - Boat Withdrawal Symptoms?
If so come and join us on 26th February for a Club Social Night.
Have a drink and a chat with the organisers of this year’s cruises and make some summer time plans for the upcoming club events, that’s sure to sort out any “BWS”.
Hope to see you there.
Burns Night at BCC 29th January 2022
A date for your diary 🌲😁, more details to follow soon...🚩
Our freinds at the Thames Motor Boaters Association (TMBA) are always striving to improve the the service we receive from the Environment Agency and have put together a quick survey for you to give feedback on your experience on the river this season. Your feedback will then be put forward to the EA to help improve service going forward for years to come. Please follow the link to submit yours... http://www.tmba.org.uk/machform/view.php?id=15573
Non Tidal Thames Motor Boaters Survey 2021 Motor Boaters based on, or visiting, the Environment Agency managed non tidal Thames during 2021 are invited to participate in this survey. Personal data submitted via this form, specifically your name, email address and boat name, will be held only by the TMBA and will not be disclosed to third par...
Friday 1st October - Club House Open Night
from 7 p.m. Bray Marina
New to boating or new to Bray Cruiser Club? This is a great opportunity to meet fellow boaters in the lovely setting of our club house.
Situated in the hard standing area for boats near the marina office, the homely club house serves popular drinks so pop along for a jar or two!
Bray Cruiser Club Cookham August Bank Holiday cruise.
What a great weekend, attended by 8 Bray boats including three of our newest members on their first BCC event. Some walked to the Bounty, all enjoyed a takeaway Thai, tender excursions, kayak racing all with great company.
2021 Events Plan. Please note the date change for the Sail Past.
The August Bank holiday cruise is sold out but the Club House will be open from 7pm on Friday 27th August. Visitors are welcome. The Club House is the Portakabin in the main car park.
Says it all, join us, to join us!😃🚩
Fabulous sunset captured by one of our Members at our Club cruise to Remenham last weekend. Perfect!😃
The rain held off, and Bray Cruising Club members - new and old - enjoyed a great weekend at Cookham Lock. 😁🚩
Live from the scene at the Windsor incident today thanks to our club reporter Martin Handelaar
Club events are always very popular and we will be limited on numbers at each location so do not delay, pop us an email and get your boat booked in for a fun weekend, riverside with boating friends.
We look forward to seeing you all!!
Spaces may be limited on the cruises so get in touch to book your spot.
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Summer is finally on the way! 🌞
⚓️ Come and join the BCC as we start the season off with a drink in the bar! 🚩
Burns Night 23rd January 2021 - Sincere apologies one and all but we will not be holding an event for Burns Night on 23rd January as was planned. Hope you are all well and that we are able to catch up soon.
Sadly not a good Christmas for this boat on the Basingstoke canal. It was afloat a few days ago!
It's been a strange boating season this year!...
Thinking about joining Bray Cruiser Club?🚩...
If you join now, your membership fee will cover not just the remainder of this year, but all next year too. In fact, all the way to 1st March 2022 - BARGAIN!👍
Visit www.braycruiserclub.co.uk/membership for more information 😃
Bray Cruiser Club Membership info Join Bray Cruiser Club to enjoy a wide range of River Thames Cruises in company.
Commodore's Sail Past 2020
What a FABULOUS Return to Boating Cruise we had this weekend!🚩
Super weather⛱, terrific location⚓️, awesome company... 😀
Big shout out and thanks to the lovely people at Harleyford Marina for making this possible, allowing us to moor on Manor Island, with a stunning view of the Harleyford Manor House.👍
So looking forward to our Return to Boating Cruise - a new destination too for BCC 😀
Weekend of 1st/2nd August - there is still time to join us! 🚩
BCC is pleased to announce our first Club Cruise of 2020!👍
Good sound safety advice, for both tidal and non-tidal rivers.👍
A surge in swimmers and unsuitable inflatables on the Thames in London during the COVID-19 lockdown is putting lives at risk.
The PLA and its partners in the Tidal Thames Water Safety Forum, representing all the bodies involved in preventing drownings on the river, warn all those taking to the Thames that there are hidden dangers the capital’s river, particularly for untrained and inexperienced water users.
Mark Towens, a Port of London Authority harbour master said: “We recognise the allure of the river for people seeking rest and recreation, particularly at this time, but our advice to anybody taking to the river on impulse, particularly less able swimmers and the inexperienced, is clear: Stay out of the water. It could cost you your life."
🔹Even the fittest athlete can find themselves challenged by the river’s powers. It flows at the speed of an Olympic swimmer and has a daily tidal rise and fall of seven metres.
🔹The risk of cold water shock – causing the heart to go into seizure - is a year-round phenomenon.
🔹There is the risk of colliding with vessels on the river or being injured by infrastructure along the banks of the foreshore, often hidden beneath the waterline.
🔹The deep mud of the foreshore can trap people, creating a serious risk of death, given the speed of the river’s ebb and flow.
🔹Any member of the public who spots someone in the river in trouble should always call 999 immediately and ask for the coastguard, rather than attempt a rescue themselves
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Looks like we're back folks! 😃
Following recent EA guidance, all forms of boating are now permitted on the River Thames. 🚩
(Just need them to open Bray reach - should be very soon)
Looking forward to getting back on the river? Join Bray Cruiser Club now in preparation for a return to boating soon. 🚩
Hoping to be allowed back onto the river soon. If you want to make the most of the remainder of the 2020 season, now is GOOD TIME to JOIN BRAY CRUISER CLUB! 🚩
Very pleased to see one of our favourite Lock Keepers being recognised for his much appreciated services to the River Thames community of boaters and other river users. Well done Simon and thank you from all of us at Bray Cruiser Club! 🚩
The Thames Heritage Trust John Coleman Trophy was awarded to Simon Shepherdson, Hambleden Lock & Weir Keeper for his services to boaters, including his page which supplements Environment Agency information on river conditions.
Welcome to Bray Cruiser Club’s public page - thank you for visiting us! We are a family-oriented group of boating enthusiasts, enjoying spending as much time as possible on our boats with like-minded friendly boaters. Based in beautiful Bray Marina, we are small enough to be very friendly, yet large enough to offer a very full cruising and social calendar all year round.
To find out more about our club, please visit our website at www.braycruiserclub.co.uk where you can also send in questions or apply for Club Membership.
Joining Bray Cruiser Club, you will have more fun on your boat! Organised river and tidal cruises, riverside BBQs, restaurant nights out, clubhouse socials and so much more.
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