Tamesis RNLI Day a great success

A sailing barge motors past the competing boats

A sailing barge motors past the competing boats

The RNLI Day race at Tamesis on Sunday 25 October, the first day of the winter series, was won by Ken Duffell and Joe Woods in Avenger, Merlin 1004,    Progress was slow in the light north easterly wind and the 11 competitors, who had paid a £5 entry fee, were soon widely spread round a short course between Trowlock Island and the Albany.

Meanwhile, non-sailing members visited the Twickenham branch’s RNLI stall to buy Christmas cards, calendars and other gifts, including pots of home-made marmalade.  All the proceeds from the day go to the  Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Tamesis members buy Christmas gifts at the RNLI stall

Tamesis members buy Christmas gifts at the RNLI stall

Merlin 1004 wins the RNLI day race

Merlin 1004 wins the RNLI day race