Monthly Archives August 2015

Commodore Dons His Skates

Just three boats braved the rain and Northerly gales (well, nearly up to to Force 1) for the soggy August Bank Holiday Pursuit Race.   Commodore Stewart Colley really got his sailing skates on and not only managed to maintain his handicap start advantage but actually increased it through the race against two well sailed National Eighteens: Orion, Alan Green, and One over the Eight, Doug Pope.  In spite of the rain, all three boats clearly enjoyed their race … an encouragement for others to turn up in future.
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Source to Sea Relay

A select band of Tamesis Cadets and supporters took to the water on Saturday afternoon to collect the bottle of source water from Hampton Court Palace and take it safely down to Teddington Lock as part of the Totally Thames river festival. They mustered at lunchtime at Tamesis in pleasant sunshine, and two Mirrors and a Laser were towed upstream by Tamesis III the launch and Tamesis IV the Dory. On landing at the little beach by the Palace, they were met by Cat Buffrey, the Creative Programming & Interpretation Producer, Historic Royal Palaces, and three of the smartly uniformed
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Merlin Rocket 3556 MAKE IT SO – £4,300 ono

Details Pink wooden hull All carbon spares (mast, boom, poles) Twin spinnaker pole system 2x mainsail (1 Dacron, 1 Kevlar) 2x jib 3x spinnaker 1x fixed Winder rudder (carbon tiller) 1x lifting rudder (aluminium tiller) 1x Sovereign Standard Combi (8” wheels, 1x spare wheel) Cover and undercover Contact Daniel Gerber 07545093826
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Shen Shui sailing round Britain completes round trip with return to Solent

Tamesis members Tony and Leonie Steer, who have been are sailing round Britain in their Moody 33 Shen Shui, completed their voyage on Wednesday 2 September. Leonie reports “Shen Shui slipped into Hurst Narrows on the last of the tide and Tony anchored in the calm of the Solent for a nap before heading to Gosport, our home port, mooring up at 2.45 pm today. Dartmouth Royal Regatta was fun and we were entertained royally by the air displays, the Vulcan, Spitfire, Hurricane, Red Arrows and the Typhoon. The Sea King and RNLI also showed their expertise off to the crowds.
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Nick Forbes 8th at Chichester Harbour Federation Week

  On an early Monday morning (on 17 August) Donald Forbes (my grandpa) and I headed down the A3 towards Hayling Island. On arrival it was clear that finding a berth for the laser was going to be difficult, due to the large array of boats, about 200, being rigged for racing. The first day was forecast to be light wind for Hayling, about 7 knots, but turned out to be more like 10, which was handy for powering through the waves and strong tide in the harbour. An average start and slower first beat put me back in around
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Tamesis Club featured in the south West Residents’ Journal

    We’re thrilled to have a rather glorious cover photograph and a double-page spread about learning to sail at Tamesis Club in the August issue of the south west Residents’ Journal. On a windy Wednesday morning,  instructor Eric Finlayson and club commodore Stewart Colley showed journalist Jennifer Mason the ropes and it appears she had a thoroughly good time (and even avoided a dunking). Turn to page 20 of the magazine to read the full feature (copy in the club house).  
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Harry at Salcombe Yacht club regatta 2015

We arrived at Batson Boat Park for 10am on Saturday. After rigging the boats Ben and I sailed them over to Mill Bay ready for the race the following morning. Race 1: The wind was a good strong 14 mph As we approached the start line waiting for the start gun the wind died. I was a good 20ft from the line and had an average start whereas for Ben he was on the line and had a good start as you can see in the photo. The boat to the right is Ben. As the race started the wind
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Totally Thames

On Saturday 29th August, Tamesis Cadets will be bringing the bottle of source water down from Hampton Court to Teddington as part of the Thames Festival. Join the fun! Contact Stewart on 0208 977 4849/ 07967 014 086
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