Tamesis Club

News from the Slopes

Commodore and Tamesis friends meet  ex Commodore Peter Mason who was there with his family, at Les Menuires in the three valleys. Just in case you are wondering, they were not actually competing in the World Cup skiing finals just down the road in Meribel last week.


New National 18 at RYA Dinghy Show

New  National 18 at RYA Dinghy Show



The new National 18 ‘Ultra’, designed by Phil Morrison designed and built by White Formula made her first public appearance at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on 28th February & 1st March.  The first production boat, number 401, was at the show (40kg lighter than the ‘Ultimates’ we presently have at Tamesis).  Owned by Jeremy Vines and Ollie Houseman and resplendent in her blue topside livery, she was formally named Hurricane by Phil Morrison and Rob White at 2.30 p.m. on the Saturday … to much hullaballoo around the stand and show (and a few glasses of bubbly!).

Tamesis members Jeremy & Max Vines; Ian Burnett; Chris Pollard & Kaan Yargici worked with a good number of members from clubs across the National 18 universe to man the stand and promote the new boat.  There was much interest shown.  Indeed, 44 people showed enough interest to sign up for a test sail.  Max had continued her organisation of the show stand in spite of badly breaking her wrist a week before the show.


Pictures of the new boat, on the stand, and sailing, can be viewed by clicking on links below.  We also anticipate a picture in the April edition of Yachts & Yachting

 Report by Ian Burnett




Also a link to a video that was produced by the RYA.







Sunday 5th April

In response to falling numbers for the traditional Easter Sunday racing in previous years we have changed the format to have racing on Monday, which we hope will be a more convenient day for everyone. A full lunch service will be laid on for Monday.

In response to popular demand the clubhouse will also open on Sunday with at least ploughmans lunch available and a patrol boat will be on hand to back up informal sailing and lay practice marks if needed. We apologise for the late notice and will welcome comments on the new format. We look forward to seeing you at the club during the Easter Weekend.  

Alan Green, Rear Commodore (Sailing)

20th March 2015


The Club will be  open all day for a fun Open Regatta for all classes – 11.00 general handicap race, 14.00 pursuit race. RYA coach may be in attendance to give advice and tips on going faster – watch this space for details and Notice of Race. Advance notification of intent to enter will be appreciated – email to Alan Green oceanus.gm@gmail.com. Entry fee £5 per boat.

Please open the link below to view the Notice of Race


Richard Mourant – in Memoriam

Death of Richard Mourant.
Richard Mourant, Tamesis Merlin Class Captain, passed away on Tuesday 10 March after a determined fight against cancer. His death occurred only 10 days after his marriage to Naekyoung Kwak after which friends and family joined them for a reception in the Tamesis Clubhouse. He died in Princess Alice Hospice.
Richard was an enthusiastic merlin sailor and owned several boats during his membership of the club.  Richard was Sailing Secretary in 2007, crewed for members of the Offshore Group, and was a keen supporter of all the Club’s social activities”.

The funeral is on Thursday 26th March at 4.20pm in Kingston Crematorium, Bonner Hill Road, KT1 3EZ.  020 8546 4462.
All welcome.  The chapel has room for 70..

 The reception will be on the first floor of the Gazebo pub from 5pm.  Again all are welcome.

The address is:

The Gazebo

Thames Street (on the riverbank walk around 150m upstream of Kingston bridge and on the town side of the river),

Kingston upon Thames  KT1 1PH

020 8546 4495

Nearest parking in the Rose (Draper’s) multi storey car park.