St Katharine Docks Berth Holders Association

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2015 JUNE - ARTHUR BEAL ROPE MASTERCLASS

Thank you Elisabeth for so kindly offering to host our June Members Social on-board the lovely Lady Daphne such a wonderful venue!

Also a big thank you to Alasdair and Steven from Arthur Beal who gave another absolutely amazing master class on rope, knots and splicing - if you weren’t there you definitely missed out!

2015 MAY - TAPAS NIGHT AT SMART SCHOOL

Another fabulous evening in excellent company! Great food and even better to know that we will now be much better equipped to make an attempt ourselves.

2015 APRIL - MARATHON BREAKFAST

Thank you to everyone who took part in the “Marathon Breakfast” at Slug & Lettuce, we had great turnout!

After our meal most made their way to cheer on all the brave and tenacious runners. Well done to everyone taking part in the 2015 London Marathon, such an amazing effort!

2015 MARCH - SPRING PARTY

Firstly a massive thank you to Collin and Amanda for putting on an absolutely amazing 2hr+ training taster course. 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening offering a whole host of hands on training opportunities including First Aid and VHF. We all came away knowing a lot more then when we arrived but also being painfully aware of how much more we could do with learning. So I expect there will be quite a few courses booked in, in the near future ;-) Don’t forget that as a SKDBHA member you receive a discount with Blue Lamp Afloat http://www.powerboattraining.blue

After the fantastic taster course we all had a great appetite and Zizzi’s had put on a fantastic buffet enjoyed by all.

Finally a big thank you to our guest speaker James Muggoch for sharing his amazing anecdotes as well as the story behind his project “Sailboat to Granada” definitely a project worth supporting www.sailboattogrenada.com

2015 FEBRUARY - MEDIEVAL BANQUET ROARING SUCCESS!

This month’s event at the Medieval Banquet saw a great turnout, and a fantastic evening was had by all this is an event we would definitely love to repeat.

Many members already have plant to bring back friends and family and there was talk also talk about how great this venue will work for corporate events it really it a jolly good night for all ages and occasions!

Don’t forget if you are booking in for an event at the Medieval Banquet SKDBHA Members benefit from a 10% just make your booking over the phone 020 7480 5353

2015 JANUARY - POOL NIGHT

Congratulations to Steve Proyer (Guest of Ambre) the very worthy winner of the January’s Pool Tournament, the second of its kind and a tradition that is sure to continue.

Also a BIG thank you to CAPE who not only put on a great spread for us but also supplied the trophy AND the price for the winner (dinner for two at Cape) making this a night to remember! Another fantastic evening in great company!​

2014 NOVEMBER - ANOTHER FANTASTIC QUIZ NIGHT

A big thank you to Richard for putting together another absolutely fantastic quiz – there is already great excitement about the next one ;-)

The fabulous venue definitely helped make this event one of the all-time favourites! Thank you so much to Scott for allowing us to use the amazing function room at Dickens Inn!

Also congratulations to the winning team – Mixed Odds, and in 2nd place Daphne’s Ladies not forgetting “Tremble Earthlings” who came in 3rd.

2014 OCTOBER - TOM'S KITCHEN INVITES

Thank you so much to Tom’s Kitchen for putting on an outstanding members evening.

Fabulous food, liberal amounts of drink and outstanding service made for a fantastic evening for all invited.

For details on Tom's Kitchen Autumn Private Dining Pack including Christmas click HERE

2014 OCTOBER - FANTASTIC CURRY NIGHT

A big thank you to Ann for an absolutely fantastic evening! Great food, great company and great instructions. To top it off it was Lara’s birthday so we also all joined up for an after party ;-)

Some Trip Advisor review for the night as you can see a fantastic and very informative evening was had by all:

Great curry night”
I had a wonderful evening at The Smart Cookery School. I learned some great tips which I've been able to use at home already. Ann was very approachable and interesting to watch and listen to. She got everyone involved so we all had a go at doing something. I hope to be back soon!

Fantastic venue and amazing teacher, perfect night!”
A big thank you to Ann for a fantastic evening. I learned SO much and had loads of fun in the process. Fantastic food, amazing teacher, perfect night! I will definitely be back!    

“It shouldn't work but does rice recipe.”
I now know how to make perfect rice and an amazing curry paste. Loved the food so much I road tested the recipe at home again tonight. Ann was wonderful showing us what to do and explaining lots of little tips along the way. I'd recommend this for anyone - for fun, or to learn how to cook.

2014 SEPTEMBER - ROPE MASTERCLASS

Thank you Elisabeth for so kindly offering to host our Septembers Members Social on-board the lovely Lady Daphne such a wonderful venue!

Also a big thank you to Alasdair and Steven from Arthur Beal who gave an absolutely amazing master class on rope if you weren't there you definitely missed out!

Some of you might have seen Arthur Beal had a stand at this year’s Classic Boat Rally in St Katharine Docks and in it you could find Alasdair. Alasdair and his partner Gerry are the new owners of the rejuvenated central London chandler that is Arthur Beal.

So aside from the excitement of learning about ropes, knots and splicing we were also all very excited to hear that Arthur Beal had its grand re-opening the weekend 4-5 October AND that SKDBHA members will from now be receiving a 10% discount in their shop.

2014 JULY - CAPE POOL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to Will (off Sweet Chariot) the very worthy winner of the July Pool Tournament.

This was the first ever SKDBHA pool event but definitely not the last! It was widely agreed it should become another regular feature on the events calendar.

Also a BIG thank you to CAPE who not only put on a great spread for us but also supplied the winner’s trophy AND the prize of dinner for two at Cape, making this a night to remember! 

2014 JUNE - QUIZ NIGHT AT HERMITAGE MOORING

Congratulations to the “Daphne Ladies” who were the clear and very gracious winners of our very first SKDBHA Quiz night.

The whole evening was a great success, thanks in no small part to the fantastic quiz put together by Richard Hughes. Richard was quizmaster ably assisted by Julia Pittam. From everyone who took part in the evening - we would like to extend a BIG thank you to both of you. We already look forward to the next quiz night!

2014 MAY - SKDBHA SOCIAL EVENING - DICKENS INN

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a relaxing evening at Dickens Inn. Good company, good beer and a very interesting film of the 2013 Medway Barge Sailing Match.

2014 APRIL - SKDBHA SOCIAL EVENING - LADY DAPHNE

Our April SKDBHA Social evening on-board the lovely Thames Barge, Lady Daphne, saw a great turn out and we all enjoyed an interesting and informative promotional talk by Chris West about his newly published book “The Story of St Katharine’s”

After the talk the on-board cash bar was put to good use.

Thank to everyone who helped make the evening a great success!

2014 APRIL - MARATHON BREAKFAST

Whilst this years Marathon runners were setting of what for, what would for many have been, both the hardest and the most exhilarating day of their lives a group of Berth Holders enjoyed a relaxing breakfast at Perkin Reveller.

Good company and great food great way to start the day!

2014 MARCH - CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF EUROPE

Monday 24th March we were treated to a fantastic multimedia presentation - Circumnavigation of Europe - by Ed & Sue Kelly as part of their SKD: GO AWAY! Dinner Party.

Ed and Sue’s journey is chronicled in a four-page spread that will be featured in the May Issue of the UK’s popular magazine, PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER. It was the subject of a paid lecture at the Cruising Association where it was proclaimed to “set a new standard” by those in attendance at the humorous and informative show.

Everyone attending the SKD presentation enjoyed their amazing tail and Ed & Sue were send-off in great style. We all thank them for a wonderful evening and wish them fair winds and following seas!

2014 MARCH - HUGH TURVEY @ ARTOPIA

6th March 2014 Artopia in St Katharine Docks London, invited to a talk by the artist Hugh Turvey, showing his currently work at Artopia Gallery.

Hugh gave a very interesting talk about both the technical, ethical and artistic thought processes, work and visions behind this current serious of truly unique and visually big impact art collection.

After the talk everyone had a good chance to peruse the show, talk with Hugh and enjoy a couple of drinks. Thank you Hugh, it was a lovely and enlightening evening.

2014 FEB - SKDBHA SOCIAL EVENING - SLUG & LETTUCE

In February, we held our first 2014 social event at the Slug & Lettuce in St Katharine Docks London.

We were delighted with the turnout, and would like to thank everyone that participated for their support; our 10% member’s discounts on drinks was certainly put to good use ;-)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at our upcoming March events!