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Many thanks for clicking through to learn more about our club.  

If you are considering joining us, we would love to meet you.  There are usually members at the club during boating season weekends who will be pleased to welcome you and show you around.  If you arrive by river, you will find us upstream of Sonning Lock as in the aerial photograph. Clicking the aerial view of the club will open a Google map of where to find us.

If coming by road you will need to make contact in advance since we have a security gate. 

The club's phone number is 0118 323 2497, usually answered only at weekends. 

You may also contact us by email at membership@utmyc.org

Most boats in the club are cabin cruisers, ranging from 6 to 13 m length, but we also have a few members with day boats.  We don't normally take boats over 13.7m (45 ft) in length into club waters due to limited turning space in the weir stream.  Some areas are also limited to 1.0 m draft.  

We have 25 mooring spaces at the club which are allocated to members.  There is a waiting list for these permanent moorings, but we keep a few moorings available for visitors and always manage to get members' boats moored for our social events which occur regularly throughout the year.  Most of these are informal dinners, parties, BBQ's, dances,etc., but two or three of our annual events are traditionally more formal.  Most weekends from April to October, members gather at the club just to spend time together.

The club organises cruises for members to travel in both directions on the river.  There are annual traditions of an upstream cruise to Lechlade and a downstream cruise to London, but also other gatherings along the river.  Many members cruise alone or go off in small groups with friends.  If you are fairly new to boating you will find our members have lots of experience which they will happily share, whether it be mechanical, boat handling or any of the other topics which owning a boat entails.  For those wanting more formal qualifications, the club is an approved RYA training centre. 

The club operates very much on a self-help basis.  We employ no full-time staff, so all day to day management is undertaken by the members themselves, and we encourage all members to get involved to the extent that they are able.

 We have two categories of membership, Full and Associate.  Almost all our Associate members were previously Full members who have retired from boating, and who wish to continue their links with the club. 

If you own a boat on the Thames (and are over 18) you would join as a Full member.  Membership can be in your sole name or jointly with your spouse or partner. The same annual subscription fee - which is currently £175 - applies in either case.  There is no joining fee. 

If you are considering joining us as a Full Member, please click the button below and complete the online application. The form does not commit you in any way, but provides us with the information we need to respond properly.  We will automatically send confirmation that your information has been received and an outline of the next steps.

If you prefer to chat to our membership coordinator first, then emailmembership@utmyc.org and we will make contact with you.

Any information you provide will be used solely for dealing with you as a member of Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club.  The club has a Data Privacy Policy which can be found here. Your data will be stored and used in accordance with this Policy.  If, having met us, you decide not to pursue your application, your data will be deleted.

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