Monthly Archives September 2016

Alan Green wins N18 Inland Championship

Commodore Carolyne Vines presents the Maddison Cup to Alan and Peter The over the line start Tamesis Vice Commodore Alan Green won the National 18 Inland Championship at Tamesis on Saturday 18 September after a dramatic last race in which both his boat and the second boat were over the line at the start.  Crewed by Peter Konidaris in Orion (336), Alan did not hear the recall signal from Race Officer Matthew Peregrine-Jones.  Nor did Andrew Royce and Marcus Chavasse in Scorpion (340), who capsized trying to avoid Orion. The gusty southerly wind, with gusts up to 23 knots, made
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Sun shone on Bart’s Bash 2016

Tamesis took part in the 3rd Bart’s Bash on Sunday 18th September.  Nineteen boats took part in the very light northerly winds.  A total of £97 was collected – many thanks to all those who gave so generously. Bart’s Bash is the annual fund raiser for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, founded in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who died in a tragic sailing accident on San Francisco harbour.  Bart was an Olympic medal winner.  More details on www.andrewsimpsonfoundation.org
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Commodore’s BBQ was a great success

More than 80 people enjoyed the barbecue lunch.  The meal was prepared by Peter and Nicky Johnson and their son David and daughter-in-law with help from Jo Carstens and the catering team in the kitchen. Peter and David cooked sausages, beef burgers, veggie burgers and veggie sausages and Nicky and her daughter-in-law, Charlotte, served the salads and took the cash. For the Commodore’s Cocktail party Ollie served Pimms and fruit juices from the bar.
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Richard and Harry Harris second at Bourne End

Richard and Harry Harris were second overall in the Merlin 70th anniversary silver tiller races for the Allen Challenge Cup at Upper Thames SC on Sunday 11  September.  They won the first race which was shortened after a delayed start waiting for the wind to arrive, were third in a very closely contested second race and fifth in the last (a discard). Mike Calvert won the day with firsts in the second and third races and Lawrie Smart was third overall with two seconds.  There were 22 competitors. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was light and from a difficult direction meaning the
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Hot summer weather takes over Autumn Regatta

Carolyne Vines and Jon Redding The crews of the 33 boats which sailed in the Tamesis Autumn Regatta on Sunday 11 September could be excused for thinking the weather was making a determined bid to have it renamed the Long Hot Summer Regatta.  Warm sunshine, temperatures in the mid-20s and a gentle southerly breeze and later westerly wind combined to make the racing as challenging as it was enjoyable. A fleet of 13 Lasers made the running with Jon Redding, normally a Merlin helmsman, sweeping ahead of all the others with three firsts in (188044) borrowed from Nick Forbes.  Second, in
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GW Smith Trophy – Final Results

Sadly we have had the last Thursday evening sail of 2016 on 25th August, a drifter with a number of boats unable to finish a lap.  Ken Duffell, relatively speaking, tore away from the rest of us and recorded his first victory  of the series​ on the water and on handicap, pushing him up to second for the series behind  Barry Mourant and Carolyne Vines. Doug Pope finished third overall in his National Eighteen with David Baker fourth in his Albacore and Ros Warwick-Haller fifth in her Laser.  This meant that we had four different classes of boat in the top five, a good indication of
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Chris and Alex Balding tenth at Mirror Nationals

Chris Balding and his son Alex were tenth overall in a 56 strong fleet at the Mirror Nationals at Itchenor from 21 to 25 August.  Sailing Don’t Know Yet (7079), they finished third in the penultimate race. The following is the report by Chris: Alex Balding crewing for his Dad, Chris Balding sneaked into the top 10 at the Mirror Nationals in Itchenor in a fleet of 55 boats. Competition was hot at the front of the fleet with a number of ex-Mirror sailors returning to the class with offspring shoved in the front! One Dad stepped off the Victorious flight
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