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UTMYC is a recognised RYA Training Centre

Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club

Commodore's Welcome Message

Thank you for visiting the UTMYC web site. Based at Sonning (we are right next door to the Mill Theatre), we aim to enhance the boating experience of all our members whatever their previous experience on the water, size of boat or age.

Our spacious clubhouse which has bar and catering facilities, is situated in private grounds with members' and visitors' moorings.  There is also plenty of parking space. We organise cruises both up and downstream, non-tidal and tidal - we try to explore as many stretches of the Thames as possible - or you may prefer to go off informally with friends.  There is also a full and varied programme of shore-based social events throughout the year such as parties, dances, speaker lunches, BBQs and many more.  Do browse our events list and photo gallery. 

We have about 200 members owning between them around 80 boats varying from 24 to 40 feet in length. New members and visitors are always welcome so do call in and see us. There is always someone available to greet you and show you around at weekends during the summer months.

For further information contact our club secretary (

Richard Orton

Non Tidal Cruising

Based centrally at Sonning, we are ideally sited for cruising down river to Henley, Marlow and Royal Windsor or up to and beyond the dreaming spires of Oxford. You may have to duck! There are regular weekend cruises with a relaxed BBQ and overnight stop, throughout the season.

Tidal Cruising

Although non-tidal based, members regularly cruise to London and the Continent, either in the company of friends or with the club. Both provide the comfort of cruising with others and a chance to give stress to the turbos. We can not always guarantee a Naval escort!


UTMYC is a registered RYA Training Establishment.  Throughout the winter months training is offered to members to obtain RYA Yachtmaster and Day Skipper qualifications.  First Aid, Radar and GMDSS is also offered. Our more experienced members will be happy to share their boat handling skills with those members new to boating.


As well as the informal evenings where members bring along their own food, the club organises barbeques, themed events and formal evenings in the clubhouse as well as at other locations. The social events are very popular and well supported - they offer a super evening in great company.

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