L'Orage previously Surrey

33rd The Thames Traditional Boat Rally

A glorious weekend of varnished wood and gleaming brass. 16 Little Ships are expected to attend the Rally held at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. See http://www.tradboatrally.com for more information on the Rally.

17. July 2010 (All day) - 18. July 2010 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise Sunday 5th Sept 2010

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO DUNKIRK< THE ADLS ARE NOW PREPARING FOR THE ANNUAL VETERANS CRUISE, WHICH THIS YEAR TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER. THE FLOTILLA OF LITTLE SHIPS WILL MOOR DOWNSTREAM OF KINGSTON BRIDGE FOR VETERANS TO EMBARK AT 0915 FOR A 0945 DEPARTURE, AND WILL TRANSIT EAST MOLESEY AND SUNBURY LOCKS TO MAKE AN ETA AT THE WEYBRIDGE MARINERS CLUB OF APPROXIMATELY 1300. THE VETERANS WILL BE HOSTED THERE TO LUNCH BEFORE RETURNING TO KINGSTON IN A FLEET OF PERIOD VEHICLES AT APPROXIMATELY 1530.

5. September 2010 - 9:00 - 17:00

L'Orage previously Surrey

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
L'Orage previously Surrey
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
29ft 6ins
Boat Beam: 
8ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft
Boat Displacement: 
5.73 tons
Boat Engine: 
New
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, mahogany on oak
Boat Builder: 
Boats & Cars, Kingston Ltd
Boat Year: 
1938
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Raymond Baxter, fighter pilot, author and famous broadcaster, had a dream in 1963. He wanted to own a gentleman's motor yacht for cruising the River Thames between Lechlade and the estuary - with, perhaps an occasional venture up the Medway. After a frustrated love affair with a boat called Nomad, which was too far gone for him to undertake her restoration, he found a boat which changed his life. But let him tell his own story:-

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