Monthly Archives June 2015

Richmond Magazine visits Tamesis

  Jennifer Mason, editorial Assistant at The Residents’ Journals, visited Tamesis on Wednesday morning to ‘Try a Sail’, with a view to doing an article for the Richmond Edition. She was taken on the water by Chief Instructor Eric Findlayson, with Commodore Stewart Colley in support, in a Laser 2000. We did not manage to sign her up for membership – she lives over the other side of London, – but she did have a go on the helm, and I think formed a favourable impression of the Club. The visit was arranged by Camilla Colley on behalf of the
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First RYA certificates awarded

Eric Finlayson was very pleased to present the first two RYA Level 1 sailing certificates to new members Adam Nagy and Ned Thomas on Sunday. The boys completed the four day course, on Sunday morning and went out again to prove they could do it! Anyone interested in taking RYA courses for sailing should apply to Eric direct on  finlaysone2@aol.com.    
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Tamesis Anchor and Queen Adelaide Cup won by Rob Wilder and Tom McLaughlin

Rob Wilder and Tom McLaughlin out-sailed seven other National 18s to win both the Tamesis Anchor and Queen Adelaide Cup at Tamesis Club on Saturday 13 June. They beat both Odyssey and Hurricane, the new Phil Morrison designed 18, which had been brought to Teddington especially for this annual three-race event. Sailing Heatwave (343), a conventional Ultimate design, they took the first race by a margin of three minutes after three rounds of the course, the next by only 10 seconds after five rounds, and the third by 16 seconds after six rounds. Hurricane (401), sailed by Ollie Houseman and
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Bridge Drive

The Tamesis Bridge group held a drive on Sunday 31st May in aid of the Tamesis Maintenance fund. We had 13 tables (52 players) and tea was served during the play, All the sandwiches and cakes having been prepared by the ladies of the Bridge Group and one of the reasons this drive is so popular is that we provide all the tables, cards, pens, bidding boxes, score sheets, etc. A raffle was held, again, all the prizes were donated by club members. One member ( who shall remain anonymous, but you can call him Clive) won three prizes ! At the end of
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Rob and Milly Wilder win Centenary Cup

The Centenary Cup, presented in 1985 to celebrate Tamesis Club’s 100th anniversary, was won by Rob Wilder and his nine-year-old daughter Milly in a 20 boat fleet on Sunday 7 June. Sailing Flinkidink, Merlin Rocket 1097, in an all classes handicap pursuit,were soon through to an early lead. followed by Storm and Cobbler who were neck and neck throughout. Race Officer Ian Burnett set a long course which took competitors on a short downstream beat to Trowlock Island followed by a long upriver run and reach in a light northerly wind and warm sunshine to a turning mark just short
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N18 ‘FIRST BATTLES’ WEEKEND

The weekend of 13th & 14th June is a very exciting one for the Tamesis National Eighteens. On Saturday 13th June the National Eighteens are sailing for the 1832 Queen Adelaide Cup (handicap) and the 1937 Tamesis Anchor trophy (on-the-water). Always exciting, this club event is especially exciting this year because it is: • the first ‘Battle of the Ultras’ for a trophy ever anywhere. Odyssey, 400, sailed by Peter Adams, will come head to head with Hurricane, 401, sailed by Ollie Houseman, for the first time, and • it is also the first ‘Battle of the Ultras and the
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