Social Programme 2023

Various members have volunteered to organise an event,

This is the calendar so far. Details will be added nearer the time,

If you would like to organise an event (even if you don’t know what yet!) please contact the Rear Commodore, John Dabbs –



Christmas Dinner and Trophy Presentation

On Sunday 16th December members of the Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club attended the Brendon Arms, Bude, for their annual Christmas Dinner and Cup Presentation. They were grateful to the staff of the Brendon for looking after them so cheerfully and providing a lovely meal in festive surroundings.

Adam Hilton (Commodore) and John Dabbs (Vice Commodore) presented the cups to the worthy winners and encouraged everyone to come along and join the Club at Upper Tamar Lake on Boxing Day for a coffee and mince pie and a chance to get the dinghies on the water and racing if the weather is anywhere near suitable for taking to the water.

The Club are looking forward to sailing again next spring; they’ll be agreeing their race programme soon.

The final results and awarded cups can be seen here


AGM and skittles at Launcells Parish Church Hall

Organised by Vicki Duncalf & Brian Pollard



Organised by Nicky Bucket


Roadford Weekend

Organised by John Dabbs

Dartmoor walk

Organised by Toby Tobias



Saturday 19th August @ 2pm – £8 each
Organised by Penny Abbott

Bude Croquet Club will host us, provide some teaching, all the equipment, organise some matches and then provide tea and biscuits in their new clubhouse!

Please wear flat shoes e.g. trainers

Parking was a problem last year so they are going to ask the Cricket Club if we can park in their car park if the same thing happens this year – I will keep you posted.

The Old Tennis Courts
Crooklets Road
EX23 8ND

Please let me know if you are going to join us –



Canoe Tamar & Cotehele visit

Saturday 10th June @ 15:30
Organised by Linda Spiller, assisted by John Dabbs

We will be going on a canoe trip, starting and finishing at the Quay at the National Trust Cotehele estate – meet at 14:45. We will be back at the Quay about 18:00. Bring a snack for a stop at Calstock



Cycle ride on Tarka Trail

Organised by John Dabbs


Ten Pin Bowling

Saturday 18th March
Organised by John Dabbs

The Venue Bude

This was our first social event of the year. It was a very sociable event as it gave people time to chat with other members when not called on to chuck a couple of balls down the lane.

John Dabbs had organised things in advance. We simply had to pay when we turned up and the lanes and score boards were ready and waiting for us to start playing.

John had divided us up into two teams with partners or family members on opposing sides. We played 2 rounds of 10 lanes (apologies to those that know the correct terms).

The left-hand team won the first round and the right-hand team won the second. John said he was going to give the 2 round team prize to the right hand team anyway!

Roger and Suree turned out to be the better players and duly won the Men’s and Women’s prizes.

A great time was had by all. Many thanks to John for organising this event.