Erith Yacht Club

The finest sailing water on the tidal Thames

Erith Yacht Club
Anchor Bay,
Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD
Tel. 01322 332943
Secretary (PO Box 231, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 9AZ)
Tel 0208 310 2686

Site Updated
Apr 20 2012
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The Star Class Association at Erith was set up many years ago to help preserve the fleet of Hamble Stars at Erith Yacht Club. Initially all the boats were all privately owned. They were bought and sold through the class to ensure they remained together as a fleet. The profits on these sales being used to set up a fund for purchase of communal tools for working on the boats, bulk purchases of materials needed such as ash for timbers and copper nails and roves were also made. While some of the boats are still privately owned and some now belong to the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust the rest are now owned by the class and 'stewardship' granted to those who will be sailing them and taking on the responsibility of maintaining them in the manner to which they are accustomed.

Latest "The Star" News Letter No 25

Minutes of 2010 AGM

Latest "The Star" News Letter No 24

Minutes of 2009 AGM

Stars on Station 2008

"The Star" News Letter No 23

"The Star" News Letter No 22


As most of the E.Y.C. members will know the Star Class members, friends of Stars, interested parties and not forgetting the occasional would be member who we managed to hold on to for a while and some monies raised via several means, Michael Robinson Trust, Mick Bodsworth adventure, members donations buying and selling various items of equipment as well as various non class boats and of course the Star Class members themselves bullied by Bob Saunders who have spent the last 10 years refurbishing the Star Class fleet, repairing, timbering, varnishing, rebuilding, caulking not to mention the hours spent rubbing off years of old varnish and bringing them up from four very sorry craft held together by the efforts of Paul Gladden and a virtual rebuild by Bob Saunders and his team to a total of 13 viable sailing boats. And now we have received a grant of £5.000.00 from Awards For All Lottery (thanks to the help in completing the application form from Dudley Davies and George Reynolds) to assist in buying new sails, this is the icing on the cake so that EVERY STAR ON THE FILL will have a new suit of sails, albeit we were given a grant for 10 suits as we had the cash in hand we were able to negotiate and get two extra set for the same cost, we now have the sails and a presentation day and race was held on Sunday 10th JULY 2005 when the Stars all sported their new sails provided by a grant from Awards for all. Full report and pictures

Listing of all known information on all Stars built

Star Newsletter No 20May 2005

Star Newsletter No 19 Feb 2004

Star Newsletter No 18 Mar 2003

Minutes of Star Class AGM 2004

Minutes of Star Class AGM 2006

Minutes of Star Class AGM 2007

Minutes of Star Class AGM 2008

Star 115 the last one built (1965) winning the Erith Leg of the 2003 London River Travellers Trophy
Stars displaying their new "Awards for All Sails"
Star 84 shows off her new sails
Star 54 - Photo A Hunt Star 113

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