Monthly Archives April 2016

14 enthusiastic members enjoy Laser Ramble

Members alongside the River Wey after lunch Fourteen Tamesis members took part in the annual Laser Ramble organised and led by Donald Forbes.  Twelve members took part in an energetic walk through the Surrey Hills and were joined by two others for lunch at the Manor House Beefeater Restaurant near Godalming. Warm sunshine made the morning walk an enjoyable experience with the route taking in sections of the old Wey and Arun canal as well as the River Wey and the passing of a horse drawn passenger barge on its leisurely way to Farncombe added to the atmosphere.  In the afternoon
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Daveys win Elizabeth Cup, Masons win Firefly Junior Cup

        Alex and Thomas Davey of the Royal Harwich YC won the Elizabeth Cup at the Tamesis open meeting for Fireflies on Sunday 24 April.  This was the third time Alex has won it. Sailing Mustard (2649) in a cold and blustery northerly wind, they fought off the competition from the 10 boat fleet, to win the first two of the three races and were second in the third. Nigel Wakefield and Emily Sanderson were second in Flo (3674). Results: 1 Mustard (2649) Alex & Thomas Davey, RHYC, 4  points; 2 Flo (3674) Nigel Wakefield & Emily Sanderson, 7 points; 3
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Fun on the river last Sunday

There was a lot going on on the river last Sunday.  Firstly, the Tudor Pull which was a flotilla of boats led by the Gloriana on their way from Hampton Court to the Tower The dories were showing off their new signage – all thanks to Tom Mclaughlin We had a great race Then there was the training done by our team of instructors Eric, Alan, Stewart, Peter, Malcolm, Michael and Howard photos by Florian Krueger and Carolyne Vines
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Fiendishly difficult questions at Laser Quiz

Quizmaster Kaan Yargici and Laser Captain Donald Forbes Donald Forbes and Commodore Carolyne Vines Rosalind Fletcher,  winner of the raffle Sixty two Tamesis members and guests in eight teams struggled with a series of fiendishly difficult questions at the annual Laser Quiz on Saturday 16 April for the honour of being able to organise the event next year. The quiz was won by team Ad Hoc, led by Colin Stokes, after some confusion about whether there had been a tie, between teams Kainos and Ad Hoc, leading to a decision by Quizmaster Kaan Yargici to resolve the matter by having a draw.  The outcome was to
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River Level Gauge

At a River Users’ Meeting at the club on Thursday evening 14th April Environment Agency Technical Officer Andy Croxford introduced a new service to show Thames River levels – here is the Kingston Gauge
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Racing and training Sunday 10th April

Racing took place in a gusty south easterly (ish) and lots of fun was had by all. Was hard work though! Photos below by Robin Lince   Lot               Racing took place in a gusty south easterly (ish) and lots of fun was had by all. Was hard work though! Photos above Training continued on Sunday when even experienced racer did a bit of capsizing in the morning . Despite force three southerly winds the young students had a great time on and in the water and the adults braved the elements in the Laser 2000s
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Jack’s Trip 2016

Jack’s Trip 2016 Tamesis’ offshore fleet has continued to decline to the extent that it has become difficult to find a convenient date. The Bank of England Sailing Club has agreed for Tamesis/Ariel to join their annual regatta in Cowes on the Bank Holiday weekend, 28th/29th May. Racing would be from the Cowes RORC/Corinthian line and we can choose from one of the 4 options set out below. We could, for example, do the pursuit race on the Saturday and go to the barbecue, and even race on Sunday as well. OPTIONS You could basically chose from a combination of
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Training Sun 3rd April

Following the recent open day this years training got off to a great start on Sunday with nine students taking part in a variety of activities on and off the water. A few places are still available.  Contact Eric Finlayson on finlaysone2@aol.com      
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