Elsa II

Annual Veterans Cruise

The 2017 Veterans Cruise will take place over two days with up to 20 Little Ships based at Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court. Veterans from the Korean War, the Falklands, war widows and others will join the Little Ships on Saturday. On Sunday the Little Ships will carry Veterans from WWII including Dunkirk Veterans, Normandy Veterans, Arctic convoy Veterans, Costal Forces Veterans and – for the first time ever – ladies who served in the WRENS during WWII.

2. September 2017 (All day) - 3. September 2017 (All day)

Thames Traditional Boat Festival Friday 14th - Sunday 16th July, Fawley Meadows, Henley - on - Thames

17 Little Ships are registered to attend this not-to-be -missed event on the banks of the River Thames at Henley. Little Ships will sail past on each day of the Festival at a time to be confirmed in the programme. However it is expected that the sail past will be mid afternoon.

The Association is particularly pleased to welcome 'Anne' and 'Deenar' after lengthy restoration.

14. July 2017 (All day) - 16. July 2017 (All day)

Thames Traditional Boat Festival 16/17 July 2016

A popular event with many Association skippers and crews. 17 Little Ships are expected to attend.

The sailing programme for the Little Ships is as follows:

Friday 15th
There is an ADLS sail past at 16.00.

Sat 16th
10.55 Waterloo Band March from lower meadow to ADLS moorings
11.00 Veterans Parade in from the bridge to ADLS moorings
11.10 Band play the salute

15.20 ADLS sail past
15.40 BBMF, Spitfire & Hurricane

Sun17th
11.00 Veterans Parade with Cadet band to ADLS moorings

14.20 ADLS Sail Past
14.30 BBMF with Lancaster

15. July 2016 - 12:00 - 17. July 2016 - 17:00

Little Ships visit the Royal Victoria Docks

VISIT TO BE CURTAILED

Due to the winds forecast for Monday and Tuesday in the Thames estuary it has been decide that the Little Ships will depart the Royal Dock around 11am on Sunday morning. This means the events scheduled for Sunday will have to be cancelled. This situation is very much regretted but as with all things nautical we are all in the hands of the 'weather gods'!

16. May 2015 - 16:30 - 17. May 2015 - 11:00

Elsa II

Elsa II

Elsa II

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Elsa II
Boat Type: 
Motor Cruiser
Boat Length: 
32ft
Boat Beam: 
8ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 9ins
Boat Displacement: 
9.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
Construction:
Boat Builder: 
Thornycroft
Boat Year: 
1929
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Life has gone full circle for Elsa II, which was built at Thornycroft's in 1929. She was owned by a former Thornycroft apprentice, Fred Bourne together with his wife Sheila, who was the secretary of The Thames Vintage Boat Club.

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