Monthly Archives August 2014

Merlin Lady Hyperion no. 2037 for sale at £1250

Lady Hyperion no. 2037 for sale at £1250 This was built in 1967 to Procter Design IXb by Chippendale. Varnished deck, blue painted hull with one suit of Rush sails and two spinnakers. Combination trolley and road trailer. Can be seen in the Dinghy park near the Smithy. Pinell and Bax canvas cover (bought yr 2000) in reasonable condition. Ring Doug Pope on 020 8337 6844
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National 18 343 “Heatwave”

Previous National Championship winner, 2013 winner of English and Inland Championship – Fastest 18 at Tamesis!! Recent fit out by Brett Dingwall, lots of new fittings, new control lines, new sheets. 2 x Mainsails, 2 x Jibs, 1 x Spinnaker. Carbon Boom, Carbon Spinnaker Pole, Spare Alloy Spinnaker Pole New Superspar Mast – June 13 Fixed Rudder, Padded Rudder Bag, Adjustable Tiller Extension Launching Trolley, Breathable Top Cover New Sovereign Road Trailer January 2013 Rob Wilder – rjwilder@mac.com Mobile: 07812 590369
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Sailing the Atlantic in a square rigger

Commodore Stewart Colley, who is sailing across the North Atlantic in the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s square rigger Lord Nelson, sent the following progress report on Tuesday 19 August: “Three days in Halifax and one today in lovely Lunenburg (great sea food) and we are finally off tomorrow bound for Rejavik. We plan to skirt round the grand banks to avoid fog and fishing boats. ETA about two weeks time. Our water tanks are full and we just need to top up on diesel first thing. Weather has been mixed but looks good for the next few days at least and
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Rob Wilder raises £1010 for Moorfields Eye Charity

Rob Wilder raised £1010 for Moorfields Eye Charity in the London-Surrey 100 bike ride on Sunday 10 August. The course was shortened to 86 miles because of the bad weather but Rob reports that he was able to get round the course in 5 hours 28 minutes. “I got caught in the storm and the road became a river. We had to get off and walk for a short while just after Ham Gate.” The shortened course meant he did not have to cycle up either Leith Hill or Box Hill. His mother, who is partially sighted, has been a
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Tamesis Merlin at Hampton Wick Fair

Matthew Peregrine-Jones very kindly lent his boat and his dad, and Dana very kindly towed the boat up to the Fair and back again, and even more kindly stayed to help out. Steve and Sue Katz provided teas and coffees, smiles and boat moving. Kaan organised everybody, having completed the cycle race (shortened by 14 miles), and arrived just in time to wheel the boat in the parade helped by Dana, Steve and Stewart. The stars of the show were the two daughters of Sue’s friend, who sat in the boat, smiled and waved throughout the parade. Stewart organised the
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Team 11 dinner at Tamesis

Forty people, including eight Tamesis members, attended the Team 11 dinner on Saturday 2 August. It was a lovely summer evening and the food was what Team 11 do best, seemingly casual and informal but really very complex and needing real skill to produce.
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Jeremy Vines 11th at National 18 Championships

Jeremy Vines was 11th overall in Rhapsody (375), crewed by Ollie Houseman and Max Vines, in the Ultimates fleet at the UK and Irish National 18 Championships at Abersoch from Sunday 27 July to Friday 1 August. In the 10 races he scored a 10th, a discarded 15th, a seventh, 11th, 12th, eighth, 11th, 10th and ninth and did not finish in the final race. The entry for the Championships, at South Caernarvonshire YC, was six Classics, 13 Ultimates and one Prototype (Odyssey). At the National 18 Class annual meeting the vote in favour of adopting the new Prototype was
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Jeremy Vines 11th at National 18 Championships

Jeremy Vines was 11th overall in Rhapsody (375), crewed by Ollie Houseman and Max Vines, in the Ultimates fleet at the UK and Irish National 18 Championships at Abersoch from Sunday 27 July to Friday 1 August. In the 10 races he scored a 10th, a discarded 15th, a seventh, 11th, 12th, eighth, 11th, 10th and ninth and did not finish in the final race. The entry for the Championships, at South Caernarvonshire YC, was six Classics, 13 Ultimates and one Prototype (Odyssey). At the National 18 Class annual meeting the vote in favour of adopting the new Prototype was
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