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Key dates in the club's history 


1958    Local resident Bob Kemsley gets permission to lay moorings at Upnor.

1962    Upnor Sailing Club officially formed.

1968    Number of moorings increased from 17 to 20. Club has 24 members.

1969    Plans approved for a dinghy park.

1970    A 700ft long mooring trot planned – the Rudham trot, named after Charles Rudham, a
former honorary secretary of the club.

1972    Ladies admitted to the club. Rudham trot extended.

1974    The club has 95 members.

1976    The club buys its first work boat.

1977    The club agrees to buy 3 cottages and transform them into a club house.

1981    Club house opened by former prime minister Edward Heath.

1984    Club house refurbished.

1993    Scrubbing posts installed.

2012    The club celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2022    The club celebrates its 60th anniversary. It now has 121 members.


For more information about the club’s history, read former commodore Ken Barrett's account of the early days at Upnor Sailing Club.

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