Monthly Archives November 2014

Charity Bridge Drive 9th November

For the past fourteen or fifteen years the Tamesis Bridge Group has held, twice a year, a Charity Bridge Drive. Often these have been for either our chosen charity, the “Shooting Star”, or the Club. For the past four years we have held our November Drive in aid of “Help For Heroes” – once or twice actually on the 11th November. The most recent one had 14 tables and raised just over a thousand pounds which, after expenses (prizes, etc.) realised £870. Some £350 of that came from the raffle – we sold £80 worth of tickets to club members
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Tamesis Commodore’s Trophy awarded to Club Bos’n in hospital

Ted Neal, Tamesis Club’s Bos’n, who is currently in Kingston Hospital recovering from a stroke, was loudly cheered by 52 fellow Tamesis members and friends at the annual prizegiving on Saturday 15 November when Commodore Stewart Colley awarded him a special trophy in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the Club. The trophy was accepted on Ted’s behalf by his wife, Doreen, who said she would take it to him the following day and felt it would play an important part in assisting his recovery. The Trophies were elegantly presented to winning helms and their crews by Nicola
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Cadet Party

Tamesis Cadets enjoying exciting sailing on their last afternoon of the season, then tucking in to spaghetti bolognaise at their party. The entries for the closely fought cake bake off are in the foreground – yummy!
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Merlin Rocket Summer Series 2014 Results

  Dear Merlin Rocket Fleet, As promised, here are the final overall results for this summer’s (2014) Bridger and Handicap Cup Series. Summer Series (Bridger Cup) 2014 Summer Series (Handicap Cup) 2014 Again, as with last winter, there were six qualifiers, leaving prizes for the first three as follows: Bridger Cup 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 15 pts 2nd David Baker and Jim Green, Andromeda (3259) – 32 pts 3rd Ken Duffell and various crew, Harry (3599) – 35 pts Handicap Cup 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 28 pts 2nd Chris Balmbro & Constantine Gerber,
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Merlin Rocket Winter Series 2013-2014 Results

  Dear Merlin Rocket Fleet, Here are the overall results for last winter’s (2013-2014) Black Mark Trophy and Handicap Cup Series. Winter Series (Black Mark Trophy) 2013-2014 Winter Series (Handicap Cup) 2013-2014 There were six qualifiers, with prizes for the first three as follows: Black Mark Trophy 1st Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa (847) – 10 pts 2nd David Baker and Jim Green, Andromeda (3259) – 13 pts 3rd Ken Duffell and various crew, Harry (3599) – 18 pts Handicap Cup 1st Richard Mourant and Joe Woods, Take It Easy (3606) – 17 pts 2nd Peter and Richard Mason, Bambusa
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Tamesis boats take top three places in Ariel’s Trowlock Trophy

Marcus Chavasse won the Trowlock Trophy in his Laser, RTM (197213) at Ariel SC’s annual two race handicap pursuit at Teddington on Sunday 2 November. He was second to Peter and Richard Mason, last year’s winners, sailing Bambusa (Merlin 847) in the first race and won the second race, in which the Mason brothers did not compete. David Baker and Jim Green were second overall in Cobblers (Albacore 6813), counting a third in the morning and a second in the afternoon. Donald Forbes was third overall in Greylag (Laser 188044) with a fourth in the morning and a third in
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