Thames Sailing Club - 150 years

Date: 16th September 2021.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

An 80's postcard of Kingston showing people sailing in small boats on the River Thames

Join this online talk with Mark Laity from Thames Sailing Club, looking back as they celebrate 150 years.

Select book now above to attend this free talk

About Thames Sailing Club

Thames Sailing Club is the UK's oldest river sailing club, founded in 1870. Located between Surbiton and Kingston on the Surrey bank of the River, the Victorian clubhouse overlooks one of London's most beautiful stretches of the river, bordered as it is by Hampton Court Grounds on the Middlesex bank.

For more information on sailing, race days and other events visit the Thames Sailing Club website.

About Mark Laity

Mark Laity is the Club Historian at the Thames Sailing Club and author of TSC's 150th Anniversary Book, 'A Very Happy Little World'.

Tracing the history of river sailing on the River Thames with a focus on Thames Sailing Club, it's a fantastic addition to anyone's bookshelf who is interested in river sailing, history, and the River. It's the most comprehensive history of the last 150 years of sailing on The Thames you'll find.

A Very Happy Little World is now on sale, available in two formats, hardback at £30, and softback at £20. You can get your copy at the Club, or by emailing

Joining instructions

- The talk will take place via Zoom, meeting invites along with instructions to join the talk will be distributed in your booking confirmation.

- Booking is mandatory for this event in order to receive the talk joining details.

- If you have any questions regarding the event or experience any difficulties in joining the talk please contact

Kingston Heritage Festival

This event is part of Kingston Heritage Festival. This September, you are invited to delve into Kingston’s heritage with a series of events, talks, walks and open house days celebrating the borough’s rich 1100-year history, all of which are free to explore!

Kingston Heritage Festival is organised by Kingston Heritage Hub. Kingston Heritage Hub is a borough-wide network open to all local heritage groups and individuals managing heritage projects, it is an initiative set up by Kingston Heritage Service with Kingston First and the Kingston-upon-Thames Society. This year Kingston Heritage Hub would like to thank Kingston University and Kingston Council for funding Kingston Open House.