Monthly Archives May 2015

The Laser Ramble 2015

The annual Laser Ramble organised by Donald and Cherry Forbes attracted a record 16 people and took place on Saturday 30th May. Two of the ramblers brought their dogs to share in the exercise. Commencing with a gathering for coffee at the Forbes household, the walk started from Ranmore Common, high on the North Downs, and on through glorious woods, farmland and even a golf course with views right across London, to Polesdon Lacey the National Trust country house for lunch. John and Rita Dunkley joined the group for lunch as they have done for all the rambles of past
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Bank Holiday Race at Tamesis

Five boats turned out for the Bank Holiday Monday Race at Tamesis – Two National 18s, one Albacore, two merlins and one Topper in a fluky north westerly.  The race was managed by Peter Fryer assisted by Richard Robinson in the box and Rupert Fletcher and James Berry in the launch.  Anna Finney provided ploughmans lunch with tortilla and ran the bar.  Many thanks to them all.  We had a lovely day.  Photos by Debbie Pope            
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Death of Eric Webb

Tamesis members learned with great sadness of the death of Eric Webb at the Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, on Saturday 23 May. He was 85. A Tamesis member for many years, Eric had been an active member of both the National 18 fleet and of the Offshore Group, with which he raced a Moody Eclipse 33 called La Suya and won the Offshore Cup in 1993, 1995 and 2002. He had also won the Cup in his previous boat, Lady Deer, in 1988. In the National 18 fleet he sailed Ana Purna which he bought from the then Commodore Richard
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Tamesis trials RS Fevas

Tamesis trialled three RS Fevas last weekend.  They came on hire from the RYA Thames Valley Region.  They are available to any club in the region that wishes to try them out. The cadets tried them out during the Saturday sailing, and two were sailed in the Spring Regatta on Sunday. There were many positive comments, and many found them very exciting! Many thanks to Pip Deverson  secretary of the Thames Valley Region for facilitating the hire.   photo Ian Ramage   photo Ian Rmage   photo Ian Ramage
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“Zebbedi” MR 2047

On Wednesday last (20th May) Merlin Rocket No 2047 “Zebbedi” left Tamesis for it’s new home somewhere in Cheshire. It is understood that the journey was uneventful despite the novel means of transport ! “Zebbedi” had been a lonely, unwanted little boat until it made a successful entry on the dating site Ebay !!!  
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Tamesis Spring Regatta

Forty enthusiastic competitors sailing five different types of boat took part in Tamesis Club’s Spring Regatta on Sunday 17 May. There were 25 entries for the event which was held in warm sunshine and a light to moderate west north westerly wind which produced occasional gusts that caught some helmsmen unawares, resulting in several capsizes. Race Officer Brian Southcott set a course that took the contestants down river to a Lensbury buoy half way down Trowlock Island and up to a Canbury mark close to Steven’s Eyot, with an east to west dogleg opposite the clubhouse and clubhouse lawn. Some
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RYA TRAINING COURSES AT TAMESIS

STRONG INTEREST IN RYA TRAINING At the club’s recent highly successful RYA Push the Boat Out event, strong interest was expressed in the upcoming RYA training courses at Tamesis. For sailors, an RYA Level 1 course (Course S1) will start on Sunday afternoon 24th May: the three following Sunday afternoons complete the course. Level 1 is an ideal introduction to safe and fun sailing, teaching the basics and giving newcomers plenty of practice under expert tuition. RYA Level 2 (Course S2) is a natural follow-on from Level 1 and starts on Sunday afternoon 28th June, followed by the next three
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