Monthly Archives October 2014

Tamesis RNLI day raises £928

More than £928 was raised for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at the annual RNLI day at Tamesis on Sunday 26 October. The Twickenham and Teddington branch sold Christmas cards, calendars and Christmas puddings which, together with race entry fees raised a record £814,some £200 more than last year. The RNLI collecting box on the bar produced an additional £113.
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BRILLIANT WIN FOR TAMESIS IN THREE BURGEE TROPHY

Tamesis Club on Sunday 26th October won a close-fought series of six races sailed in Vintage Merlin Rockets (each boat more than 30 years old) by teams from Tamesis, Minima Yacht Club and Thames Sailing Club for the venerable Three Burgee Trophy, a fine framed montage of embroidered burgees surrounded by silver plaques from many years’ competition.  The racing, in variable, mainly SW winds averaging 6-8 knots took place in front of the Tamesis clubhouse where many supporters from the three clubs watched from the lawns and clubhouse as boats vied for position round the marks and finished often only a
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Hampton SC Merlin Open

Just finished a great weekend Merlin sailing at Hampton SC. Yesterday was the last of the De May series events for vintage boats. It was a decent breeze with a beat upstream and run downstream. I was crewed by Alex Warren from Shoreham SC and we managed to win all three races, so won the open and also won the De May Series for vintage Merlins. Dana Church & Matt PJ also were sailing and finished 6th overall. Today was another decent breeze a little stronger and I was crewed by Joe McLaughlin. We won the first race which went
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Bambusa wins Trafalgar Trophy

It blew hard before the battle and after the battle was over, but just as at Trafalgar in 1805, the battle for the Trafalgar Trophy at Tamesis on Sunday 19 October took place in much lighter winds. Most of the race was sailed in a light southerly force 3 which gave the 13 competitors a difficult up river beat into the sheltered water beyond Steven’s Eyot. There was enough stream to make the rounding on the Canbury mark a tricky business and the Lensbury buoy, set half way down Trowlock Island, proved equally difficult. The six competing Lasers were the
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Richmond Environmental Health gives kitchen top marks

Our kitchen and catering facilities were checked on 30th September by the Environmental Health Officer from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and we have been given the top rating (5) for food hygiene and safety procedures, structural requirements and management/control procedures. Much of the credit for this upgrade to our rating (4 at the previous test) must go to Nicky Chavasse who has put so much time, skill and hard work to achieving this success, but we must also thank the rest of the catering team who contributed to keeping the standards up and also to those who
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Proposals for a Hydro Scheme at Teddington Lock

Dear members, There is a proposal to develop a hydro power generator at Teddington Lock. The scheme has raised strong views either way and has been submitted a second time for planning permission. Details of the planning application are on the London Borough of Richmond’s web site at: http://www2.richmond.gov.uk/PlanData2/Planning_CaseNo.aspx?strCASENO=14/3732/FUL The council are seeking comments on the proposal and we have agreed to host a presentation of the scheme at Tamesis on Friday 10th October so that those interested in finding out about the scheme and passing comments either to the council or to the developers have the opportunity to do
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Rob and Joe smash the Original Box Hill sportive

While the laser sailors were drifting around today for the Laser Barometer, Joe McLaughlin and Rob Wilder rode in the Original Box Hill sportive. Starting from Sandown race course out into the Surrey hills, West Sussex and back. They took in Leith hill, White Down and Box Hill with over 5200ft of climbing and 102 miles in total.The guys managed it in 7hours 10 mins! Perhaps a couple of Tamesis Velo rides next year if we can get the interest.  
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Laser Barometer 2014 – big turnout, little wind

Well, it was sunny, it was warm, there was no stream, and we had 19 eager Laser sailors ready to take part in what was billed as the Tamesis Regatta of the year (by myself at least). The only problem, not much wind. 1 mph in fact, which isn’t a lot. Still the forecast was for it to pick up to at least 2mph by the afternoon, and with that in mind the OOD Peter Mason called the first race, on time, at 11am. It was a straight forward up and down course in front of the club, with 4
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Welcome to the new Tamesis Club website!

The new website builds on the features of the existing website and introduces many more, with the new site’s focus being around news stories and race reports, our programme of events, and most importantly attracting new members. It is quite a change in functionality from the existing website so we’d like to outline some of the changes below. Please take the time to read this post and take a look at the new website. Many members have been involved in its production (huge thanks to you all), and we hope that everyone is in favour of the changes. Of course a
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