Monthly Archives May 2016

Nick Forbes wins Bank Holiday Pursuit

  The Bank Holiday Pursuit Race on Monday 30 May took place under grey skies in chilly conditions with a Force 3-4 northerly wind blowing.  Three Lasers and a National 18 took part in the race.  The boats start times were based on their handicap so the slower boats started first.   Chris Taggart started first in his Laser with a radial rig which gave him an advance of 3 minutes (half a lap’s advantage) over Nicholas Forbes and Tom James who were racing their Lasers with full sized rigs.  Due to the handicap timings Doug Pope and his crew Jose
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TAMESIS gains approval for RYA RACE TRAINING

Whilst a good fleet of club boats was out on Sunday 22nd May for the Tamesis Spring Regatta a smaller group of boats was active in a nearby part of the river under the watchful eye of RYA Development Officer Ben Kimbell, taking Tamesis Chief Sailing Instructor Eric Finlayson and Sailing Instructor colleague Malcolm Warner through their paces to qualify to teach racing skills at Tamesis Club’s RYA Recognised Training Centre. Alan Green, Tamesis RYA Centre Principal said: “Eric and his team of instructors have been doing a great job in sailing instruction and have expanded their role to include
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17 boats compete in Spring Regatta

Seventeen boats took part in the Spring Regatta at Tamesis on Sunday 22 May but, disappointingly, only nine competed in all three races. Of the 10 Merlins which entered, four did not sail in the second race and five did not compete in the third. One of the five Lasers withdrew after the first race. Both National 18s sailed in all three races. With all three races to count, those boats which did not compete in the last two races lost any hope of winning a trophy. Rupert Fletcher won the Merlins in Omega (1605) with only a fifth and
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Tamesis a hive of activity for Push the Boat Out

Tamesis Club was a hive of activity for Push the Boat Out day on Saturday 14 May with 78 people signing in to have a go at sailing. They included both adults and children, some of whom had sailed before and enjoyed the experience. All were required to wear lifejackets, a supply of which was provided by the club, and they were taken out on the river by a team of experienced helmsmen supported by others in safety patrol boats in case of a capsize. The boats used included a Wayfarer, three National 18s, two Merlins, a Firefly, two Lasers
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Fabulous Ladies Night

  The chef and sous chefs We had a fantastic time last Saturday evening.  Huge thanks to all the gents led by Steve Katz for cooking and the entertainment – including serenading, quizzing and general fun.  Thanks also go to Karina and Josephine for helping with the catering. Report by Jim Green “On Saturday 7 May a gloriously sunny evening greeted the 43 lady members and guests who attended Tamesis Club’s Ladies Night, organised and run by men of the club. Following a welcome drink of Prosecco, the ladies were treated to a 5 course meal  prepared and cooked by
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Tamesis results at Cookham Merlin meeting

Four Tamesis Merlins took part in the Cookham Reach SC open meetings for Merlins on Saturday and Sunday 23 and 24 April. Tamesis placings:  Vintage race, out of 14 – 4 Masquerade (995) Matthew Peregrine-Jones & Ben Ramage, 7 Tosca (1230) Joe McLaughlin & Sean Roberts, 11 Cindy (723) Mervyn Allen & Lora Stock. Guy Pearce Memorial Trophy (non-handicap) – 4 Masquerade (995) Matthew Peregrine-Jones & Ben Ramage, 7 Tosca (1230) Joe McLaughlin & Sean Roberts. Cookham Shield and Peter Flanagan Trophy – 11 Take it Easy  (3606) Ken Duffell & Joe Woods. To see a report on thc races
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