Tamesis Club

Prizegiving 2015


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photo by John Adams

Forty members enjoyed the prize giving and an excellent dinner.  Thanks go to Brian and Caroline Timbrell for laying out the trophies, Jo,Alicia, Lauren, Natalie and Henry for the catering and serving.  The tables were laid by Sara and Paul Jamieson, Nicky and Peter Johnson, John Adams and Carolyne Vines.  Carolyne Vines also presented the prizes.


The owners have reluctantly had to put Genevieve up for sale.

Two mains, spinnaker gear, very good condition, various improvements, good launching trolley.

The very low price reflects the wish for the boat to remain at Tamesis.

E Simmonds 02083985187
G Lythe 02088781917

Queens Cup Win for Tamesis

Thanks to Jock for this slightly delayed report on his success earlier this year in a Rater –

Winner for the second year of the oldest trophy in dinghy sailing:- the Queen’s Cup for A Raters at Bourne End 2015 (and representing Tamesis)
“Adventurer” crewed by Simon Blake, Jock Wishart and Jamie Stewart

Well sailed!

Thames Rater Queen's Cup 2015


The just published December edition of the Yachts & Yachting has a literally scintillating picture of Odyssey on page 91 along with an article on our N18 UK Inland Championship, courtesy of Paula Irish the Y&Y Clubs and Classes editor.

In addition to the 2015 annual A-Z of Dinghies and other articles, the magazine has a good article on Winter Series Weather … just right for our SailJuice Series participants.  It even cites some Rutland water specifics.

The Odyssey picture that Y&Y chose was taken by Nicky Chavasse.

2015 Cadet Bake Off

The 2015 end of season Cadet Bake Off took place on Saturday 7th November. Good timing as strong gusty wind rather curtailed on the water activities.

There was great anticipation as 8 splendid entries made their way to the clubhouse over the afternoon, providing a demanding job for the judges, Vice Commodore and Commodore Carolyne and Stewart. They somehow rose to the challenge (Ha Ha!) as a crowd of hungry Cadets and supporters gathered round. After an arduous tasting session in very close competition, the chocolate hedgehog was declared the overall winner – by a short snout. This proved to be the signal for the company to descend upon the judging table and in no time there was hardly anything left. They must have been good!

Many thanks to Jackie Harris and helpers for providing cups of tea and juice, and to all contestants and their supporters – a fitting end to a very successful season.

Some of the amazing entries –

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Nick Forbes wins schools championship at Cowes

rgs keelboat sailing tweetSaturday 31 October saw Nick Forbes sailing as bow man on a J80 in the UKSA Independent Schools Sailing Championship off Cowes in lightish winds. His team of five representing The Royal Grammar School, Guildford, won all three races to take an easy victory. The team hadn’t sailed keelboats before but with two of their crew already holding the Public Schools Firefly Championship, they were always going to be hard to beat.
On the Sunday in winds too light to venture out of Cowes in J80s, against Spring tides, the racing was switched to Laser dinghies in the River Medina. Fifteen boats took part and with the honour of his school (and Tamesis Club) to defend, Nick won both races.