Tamesis Club



SATURDAY, 1st August 2015

This year’s rally is for the Offshore Cup, originally presented by the late Jack Tuson, will take place on the day that Tamesis Club will be inaccessible due to the all day cycling event that will close so many of the roads in Kingston and Richmond.

The 10 mile course for the cruising boats will probably run from Gleeds outside Portsmouth to a suitable mark near Hamble Point, aiming to finish shortly before low tide at 1800 BST, weather permitting.

After the rally we will gather at Warsash for an informal meal either in the Rising Sun pub or at Warsash SC if it can be arranged. Warsash is an easy drive down the A3, parking is easy and I hope that non-sailing members will join.

Fuller and better details will be circulated soon; but let me know if you can come in the evening, or better, take part in the rally.

Please put the date in your diary.

Clive Mence, Class Representative Offshore Group
020 8942 7505 clive.mence@btinternet.com


I have mislaid a pair of prescription sunglasses and may have left them at the club between about one and two weeks ago.

They were in a hard case with a red neoprene retaining strap. I would love to locate them.

Stewart Colley     28th June 2015

Teddington Village Fair

Tamesis showed the flag again this year at the Teddington Fair.

It was pretty quiet in the rain at the start, with Chris Pollard  and Steve Katz manning our stand, but the Laser generated loads of interest when the sun came out!

Many thanks to Chris, Steve,  Alan Green, Carolyne Vines and Adrian and Sally Warwick-Haller for helping.

DSC00919   DSC00922

Munster Cup

Seven boats turned out for the Munster Cup on Saturday 27th June, three of whom were from Frensham Ponds Sailing Club.


1st  Hot Rocks                     Megan Ferguson and Yasmin Sfaxi   Frensham Pond Sailing Club

2nd What’s It Called          Anna Morgan and Jemima Hill         Frensham Pond Sailing Club

3rd  Touchwood                  Tom Bridge and Rosie Target              Frensham Pond Sailing Club

1st Tamesis boat

Blue Moon                            Constantin Gerber and Maddie Harris

Thanks to Richard Harris, Daniel Gerber, Brian Timbrell and Ian Ramage for running the event and Stewart Colley for the photos of the sailing.




20150627_162526 (1)
The competitors

Jeremy Vines overall winner of ISC rating system yachts in Round the Island Race

LPB25281JeremyVineaRTItrophiesJeremy Vines was the overall winner of the Island Sailing Club’s ISC rating system entry as well as winning Group 5 and Division 5C in his Dufour 34 Pickle (GBR9585T) in the Club’s annual race round the Isle of Wight on Saturday 27 June. Jeremy and his crew took seven hours and 17 minutes to sail the 50 mile course in a moderate westerly wind. They beat the second boat in their division by more than 15 minutes. More than 680 boats took part in the ISC entry and 1,580 boats on the race overall.
At the prize giving ceremony on Sunday 28 June Jeremy and his crew were presented with the Silver Gilt Roman Bowl and the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Salver as overall winners of ISCRS and the Jimmie Read Memorial Cup as winner of ISC Division 5C. Jeremy was crewed by Max Vines, Ben Vines, Jonathon & Beverley Johns, Robert Jardine, Gary Impett and Rick Otten.

Tamesis Summer Party a Great Success

Dancing the night away

The Tamesis Summer Party on Saturday 20 June was declared a great success despite several unexpected problems. It rained. Not a great inducement to enjoy mid-summer’s eve on the Club lawn where tables and chairs had been carefully placed under canvas canopies for members to enjoy a drink.
Then there was what can only be described as the asparagus challenge. An over-hot oven in the kitchen turned to mush the asparagus that was being lovingly cooked to go with the smoked salmon for the first course. The Commodore immediately rose to the challenge, driving to the market stall which had supplied it. It was sold out. No new supply until Monday. So he drove to the nearest supermarket. It had only very few left. So he bought the few and drove to another supermarket and another and yet another until he had enough asparagus to replace the soggy sticks.
When the 60 guests arrived, they enjoyed a welcome drink and sat down in the delightfully decorated clubhouse to a delicious supper of asparagus and smoked salmon, coronation chicken, new potatoes and salad, followed by strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cream, cheese and biscuits, coffee and chocolate mints.
Then there was dancing to the Melody B band fronted by a thrilling lady vocalist. A thoroughly good time was had by all. They knew nothing of the asparagus challenge. Nor did nearly everyone else. The Commodore was mystified when the story got out. So who spilled the beans? It’s all a bit of a blur ………………..
Thanks are due to all the members and catering team who worked so hard to make the evening such a success.

Tamesis successes at Minima Merlin meeting

Matthew Peregrine-Jones and Ben Ramage were second sailing Masquerade (995) in Minima YC’s De May Series race in vintage Merlins for the Chindit Trophy on Saturday 20 June. Ken Duffell and Joe Woods were third in Harry (3599) in the Thames Series race for the Eric Archer Memorial Trophy on Sunday 21 June. Seven Merlins took part.