Tamesis Club

Tamesis celebrates Burn’s Night

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Jock MacColley – otherwise known as Commodore of Tamesis

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Kim Casselis of Ariel pipes in the Haggis

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Eric Finlayson of Ariel comes to the end of his splendid address to the Haggis and prepares to slice it open with great gusto.

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Rear Commodore Alan Green says the Selkirk Grace.

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Commodore Colley makes the address to the Lassies.

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Vice Commodore Carolyne Vines replies for the Lassies

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The dancing begins

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Eric pulls the strings
Presentations were also given by Anne Mary Brunsdon and Brian Harper-Lewis, who did a spirited ‘Immortal Memory’

Nick Forbes wins Surrey schools regatta in Firefly

Nick Forbes sailing a Firefly with his crew Henry Woodfine finished third overall in the fast handicap class and first in the Firefly class in the Surrey Schools Winter Regatta at Papercourt SC on Saturday 23 January. They were beaten for the handicap trophy by a Feva and a 4.7 Laser but were ahead of roughly 50 other entries sailing Fireflies, Lasers, Radials, 4.7s and Fevas.  Additionally Nick’s team from the Royal Grammar School took the overall team 1st prize in the fast handicap.

 

National 18s at the Bloody Mary

Four National 18s took part in the Bloody Mary pursuit race at Queen Mary Reservoir, Staines today, hosted by Queen Mary Sailing Club.  Odyssey – Tamesis own 18′ was helmed by James Fox, Joe McLaughlin was middleman and Kaan Yargici was on the wire.  The others were Hurricane helmed by Ollie Houseman, Jeremy Vines middleman and Steve on the wire.  Hundreds of boats took part.  Fuller report to follow.

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Odyssey rounding one of the leeward marks.

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Hurricane rounding the same mark

 

Tamesis member’s Jungle adventures in Costa Rica

Rosalind Warwick-Haller presents her talk
Rosalind Warwick-Haller presents her talk
Tamesis Laser sailor Rosalind Warwick-Haller gave a fascinating and sometimes alarming talk on Thursday 7th January about her visit to Costa Rica in the summer of 2015.  She helped to survey the biodiversity of local wildlife, including turtles, birds, big cats and primates for the local conservation organisation (OSA Conservation) who work with the Costa Rican Government; this took her into the reach of deadly spiders, snakes and crocodiles.  Speaking to an audience of 30 club members at a Thursday evening supper she explained about camp life, the diversity and abundance of the wildlife she saw whilst in the depths of the Costa Rican Rainforest and the different survey methods for each species. She regaled us with tales of trekking neck deep through caiman infested rivers, horse-riding on beaches and Costa Rican day-to-day life.