Monthly Archives December 2015

The Boxing Day Bash

Jodok and Constantin Gerber with Susan’s Sword Carolyne Vines presents the Laser Pot to Stewart Colley Tamesis members must have feasted really well on Christmas Day because only three boats turned out for the Boxing Day races on Saturday  26 December.  As luck had it, there was only one Merlin, one Laser and one National 18, so every boat was a winner.  Commodore Stewart Colley won the cheers of the spectators by capsizing as well as winning in his Laser, Grey Dove (171688), to claim the renowned Laser Pot, a white chamber pot with a bronze bottom. The winning Merlin,
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The WMWP celebrate with funny hats and even funnier stories at their Xmas lunch

The 21 members of the Tamesis Wednesday Morning Working Party who attended the annual Xmas Lunch at the Adelaide were asked by Jim Green, organiser of the event, to wear brightly coloured ties and other clothing in memory of “absent friends” – old members who have passed away. There were ties aplenty and two had what can only be described as funny hats. Alan Green, Rear Commodore Sailing, sported a cross between a pixey hood and a hen house. Mervyn Allen had a tea cosy on his head. The pictures below tell the true story. Everything proceeded on conventional lines
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100 members make Christmas Lunch a “sell out”

This year’s Tamesis Christmas Lunch was a tremendous sell out with new applicants regrettably having to be turned away after a hundred members signed up to attend.  In the interests of both safety and the ability of the kitchen to cope with the preparation of a roast turkey lunch for such a large number, John Adams, Rear Commodore House, apologised for being unable to accept any late applications. In comparison, the pre-lunch race for Christmas pudding prizes was almost a wash out – not because of rain or too fast a stream but because of a shortage of wind. The 12
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