Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme. 

Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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My Sailing Journey

Starting as a reluctant teenage sailor and missing amazing opportunities, club member Ruth, at the age of 30, discovered a passion for sailing and mixing it with being a single parent, working and living on a remote Scottish island. Her…

The London Sailing Project

How someone looking for crew started a sail training organisation. Now 60 years old and known as the Rona Sailing Project, club member Len Perkins will give an insight into the people involved and the boats sailed.

Discussion on Basic Navigation


Looking ahead to when we can get afloat, this coming Thursday (15th April) Derek will be going over some aspects of basic navigation. Member participation will be welcome, particularly if you have interesting stories relevant to good navigation practice afloat.…

Jane Austen meets Jack Tar

MBA Lounge VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey

The Aubrey–Maturin or Master and Commander series are a sequence of 20 nautical historical novels by Patrick O'Brian, set during the early 19th Century and centring on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's…

An Audience With Richard and Rowena

MBA Lounge VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey

As many you know Richard and Rowena sailed over to the Caribbean years ago and have since then spent most of each year sailing around the various islands. Their talks are always very interesting, so come along armed with all…

Bletchley Park and ‘The Geese That Never Cackled’ (part 1)

Vice President's Lounge VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey

Club member Len Perkins gives an insight into the code breaking centre that was one of WWII's best kept secrets. Who were the cryptanalysts and who else worked there. How the enemy codes were broken. In this first part he…

Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium