31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2019
31st May, 1st June, 2nd June 2019

Beale Park Water Ways boating seminars 2017

A series of talks to entertain and increase your knowledge of boating.  The times of the talks will be published at the front entrance and at the marquee, situated near the food court. The talks will be held on Friday & Saturday.

Alec Jordan will tell the story of the St Ayles Skiff – the amateur built rowing skiff bringing pleasure, fun and fitness to thousands across the world.

Tim O’Connor is a serial amateur boat builder. He will expound on the pleasures of building and sailing your own boat. If you have ever thought about building your own boat, Tim is the man to learn from.

Jane Percival is the Commodore of the Thames Vintage Boat Club. If you’re interested in classic river craft, she is the person to listen to about what is involved in ownership.

 Rev Mark Rudall and Andrew Hopper are stalwarts of the Steam Boat Association. For anyone with the urge to run a steam engine, forget about the steam railway and enjoy the freedom of steam on the water.



1130                       Thames Vintage Boat Club – Jane Percival

1300                       SBA – Andy Hopper

1430                       Alec Jordan – The St Ayles Skiff story

1600                       Tim O’Connor – The Case for Sail


1100                       SBA – Rev Mark Rudall

1230                       Thames Vintage Boat Club – Jane Percival

1400                       Tim O’Connor – The Case for Sail

1515                       Alec Jordan – The St Ayles Skiff story