Monthly Archives August 2015


With the jet streams so far South this year we expected summer would not be like last in Ireland and sadly we were right. The Cork Nationals were very breezy – and with a Race Officer determined to run ten good races out at sea there were plenty of thrills and spills. All eleven of the new Morrison designed ‘Ultras’ were there and it is amazing that it was only a year ago that the Class gave a go ahead.  The new fleet looks great with each boat a different colour scheme and already developing a character of its own
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Tamesis sailors join KAG Paddlers in Dragon Boat Challenge

Five Tamesis sailors joined Jim Green’s “KAG Paddlers” team competing in Kingston Rotary Club’s annual Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 19 July to raise money for charity.  It was quite a spectacle with 54 teams competing, each team consisting of 16 paddlers, drummer and a helm.  Heats were held with 4 boats racing in 250 metre sprints on the Thames alongside Gardens with the fastest teams qualifying for the 8 boat grand final.  Tamesis members Kaan Yargici, Peter Johnson, Johannes Wagner, Joe Woods and Florian Kruger joined Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott and some of her friends in the “KAG Paddlers”
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