Monthly Archives April 2016

Canoe Rescue at Tamesis

After a thankfully uneventful day in the sun  for the Tamesis patrol boats covering the Traveller series Topper Open meeting, our Dory came in handy to rescue a Trowlock Island resident from the chilly waters of the Thames yesterday. He was recovered from the river, reunited with his partner , and offered the facilities of Tamesis to warm up.  They decided, however, to go merrily on their way – back home to no 7 to thaw out!   
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Topper Open Meeting 2nd April

Link to video by Simon Thompson – with thanks Fourteen competitors from eight clubs enjoyed a challenging day’s racing in the sunshine at Tamesis today in strong stream and variable wind. As well as Tamesis, we were delighted to have visitors from Papercourt, Island Barn, Chipstead, DSWC, Rye Harbour, Blue Circle and Silver Wing clubs. Congratulations to Coco Barrett of Island Barn who won the event. Thanks go to Carolyne Vines (Race Officer,) Barbara Adams (timekeeping in box), Daniel Gerber, Stewart Colley, Florian Krueger and Ian Ramage for running the patrol boats and Eric Finlayson and star cameraman Simon
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