Tamesis Club

Ladies Night a great success

The guests – photo Stewart Colley
The team – photo Sue Yargici
The chefs – photo Sue Yargici

Thirty six​ ladies enjoyed a superb evening on 29th October ​co-ordinated by Alan Green,

​with a supporting cast of ten gentlemen (front of house team in black ties, chefs in whites)​
and two​ young ladies Hannah and Chloe in the bar​ and kitchen.​

We had a beautiful meal​ planned and arranged by Steve Katz and cooked by ​head ​chef Peter Mason

​with ​sous chefs Peter Johnson and Paul Jamieson.  We were ​diligently​ waited on by Charles Fox, Stewart Colley, Chris Pollard, Jim Green, Colin Stokes, John Harris​, John Adams and Alan Green.​
David Baker made sure the bar was well supplied.  John Harris compered ​a challenging​ table quiz provided by son Richard
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Chris Pollard ​serenaded us with guitar​ and song, and Colin Stokes ​set us charade questions that brought out drawing talent we never knew we had!
​What a talented membership.
All round an excellent evening – ladies, make a note of the date for next year’s event (to be announced shortly).​

​My thanks to all concerned.​

Osprey wins Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl in 2017

Start of the Yates Cup on Saturday 14th Oct

Commodore Carolyne Vines presents the Braganza Bowl to the crew of Osprey (left to right) Graham Bartholomew,  helm Paul Browning, and Matt Hanaby. Photo Robin Lince

Osprey, Rater number 16 sailed by Paul Browning, Graham Bartholomew and Matt Hanaby from Thames SC won both the Yates Cup and the Braganza Bowl at the two day open meeting for Raters on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October.

The meeting attracted eight entries.  On Saturday it was sailed in a light SW wind and the fleet was sent above Stevens Ait  by Race Officer Peter Fryer. The second race for the Yates Cup was won convincingly by Osprey.

On Sunday, Race Officer David Jerram did the same.  The days first race was sailed in very light airs, but by the third race started at 2pm, the wind had got up considerably and provided a good sail and spectacle for the onlookers.


Yates Cup

1st Osprey Paul Browning, Graham Bartholomew and Matt Hanaby  Thames SC

2nd Atlantis Ted Cocker, Chris Martin and Carolyn Munday   Thames SC

3rd Strait Dealer Dicken Maclean, Tim Andrews and Hermione Stanley   Thames SC

Braganza Bowl

1st Osprey Paul Browning, Graham Bartholomew and Matt Hanaby   Thames SC

2nd Vagabond Miles Palmer, Mark Heather and Nick Fribbins   Thames SC

3rd Strait Dealer Dicken Maclean, Tim Andrews and Hermione Stanley   Thames SC

Several competitors and Tamesis members enjoyed a delicious meal on Saturday night, cooked by Hannah Finney with assistance from James.

The racing was organised by Peter Fryer, Richard Robinson, Simon Craig and Brian Timbrell  on Saturday and David Jerram, Andrew Forbes, Robin Lince, Neville  Upton and Cherry Ehrlich on Sunday


Andrew Harris wins Trafalgar Trophy

The Trafalgar Trophy, a picture of the Battle of Trafalgar, was won by Andrew Harris and David Solomon sailing Merlin Rocket (3723) 50 Shades on Sunday 22 October.
The seven competing boats were battered by the remains of storm Brian as they raced round a modest course near the Clubhouse with an awkward SE-NW dogleg adding to the challenge. Fortunately, there was only one capsize, and two boats retired before the end of this inter-class pursuit race.
Results: 1 50 Shades (MR 3723) Andrew Harris & David Solomon; 2 Cobblers (Albacore 6813) David Baker & Jim Green; 3 Phew (Laser 178209) Henry Defries.
Carolyne Vines was Race Officer and was assisted by Jenny Finlayson and Leonie Steer. The patrol boats were operated by Simon Craig, Rupert Fletcher, Chris Pollard and Daniel Gerber.

Commodore Carolyne Vines presents the trophy to Andrew and David

Marcus Chavasse wins Laser Barometer

Tamesis Club’s annual Laser open meeting on Sunday 1 October was won by Marcus Chavasse in Laser 197213 with a second and two firsts in the best two out of three races in an 11 boat fleet. Andrew Harris was second in 132359, counting a third and second. Third was Alistair Banks, from Minima YC, in 44761, with a fourth and a third.
There were also other visitors from Lensbury and Minima.
Race Officer Peter Mason sent the first race on a six lap course to a Canbury mark upstream from Steven’s Eyot, with the downstream mark a short distance below the upriver side of Trowlock Island. The south westerly wind was moderate in strength but became stronger and gusty in the afternoon, causing several capsizes.
Peter Mason was assisted in the starting box by Joe Woods, and the safety boat was operated by Chris Balmbro and Ken Duffell. Lunch was cooked by Joe Carstens, assisted by Laura.
Prizes were presented by Vice Commodore Alan Green, who also supervised the entries.