Tamesis Club

Help for Heroes Bridge Drive record turnout

The Tamesis Bridge Group held their annual charity drive in aid of Help the Heroes on Sunday 12th November.
They mustered 13 tables with 52 players.
They had an excellent raffle with prizes donated by players and non players.
After all expenses the net total was £791.00 for the charity.
This all took into account our their reputation for, always, giving really good prizes and a classy tea – also provided by the members.

Mason Brothers win the Trowlock Trophy 2017

Peter and Richard Mason sailing Bambusa were convincing winners of the Trowlock Trophy last Sunday 5th November.  The fleet of 18 boats enjoyed a pleasant sunny northwesterly – the course set downstream with the bottom mark being set at the lower end of Trowlock Island.  This year there was a single race in the morning followed by lunch and the prize giving.  Classes included Merlins, Lasers, Fireflies, National 18s, Wayfarers, Albacores, and Toppers.

OOD John Storey was ably assisted by Paul Jamieson, Jenny Finlayson, in the box and Robin Lince and Jim Hamilton in the patrol boat.

Commodore Carolyne Vines presented the prizes.

1st Merlin Bambusa – Peter and Richard Mason

2nd Wayfarer 9135 – Alan Hall and Garry Mallen

3rd Merlin Passing Cloud – Richard Harris and Emma Macdonald

4th Albacore Cobblers – David Baker and Jim Green

5th Merlin Sublime – Joe McLaughlin and Sean Roberts

6th Laser Road of Bones – Kaan Yargici

7th Laser Grebe – Stewart Colley

8th Nat 18′ Genevieve – Charles Fox and Robert Blakeborough

9th Laser Zhik – Peter Johnson

10th Nat 18′ Orion – Alan Green and Peter Konidaris

11th Merlin Precious – John Adams and Brian Corking

12th Merlin Shoestring – Tim and Ed Medcalfe

13th Merlin Omega – Rupert Fletcher and James Berry

14th Laser Buzz – Leonardo Forchini

15th Topper  37597 – Cherry Ehrlich

16th Merlin Hispanola – Johannes Wagner and Linda Redding

17th Merlin Avenger – Ken Duffel and Matthew Valentine


Annual Visit of RNLI stall

The RNLI ladies made their annual visit to the club on Sunday 29th October, bringing their copious supply of goodies and Christmas cards.  We spent £515.10 on the stall.  This includes the donation from the racers on the day of £65.  Thank you ladies and thank you to all the members who bought from the stall.