Monthly Archives November 2016

Commodore’s Trophy

Receiving the Commodore’s Prize on behalf of the training team on Sunday 20 November, Eric Finlayson thanked all the instructors and students for a great year .  He said, “Basic training  will start again after an open day in March but the team would also be happy to provide any advanced course members may require on request “.
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Record Fund Raising Bridge Drive Sun 13th November

The Tamesis Bridge Group held their biannual bridge drive last Sunday.  The funds raised go to the Help for Heroes charity. The club room was packed out with 15 tables.  Organiser Margaret Stokes directed the efforts in providing all the materials, including the all important home baked cakes and home made sandwiches. The funds were augmented by the raffle – many thanks to all those who donated prizes and bought tickets. The drive raised an amazing and record breaking £1000 which will go straight to Help for Heroes The bridge drives have been going for about twenty five years, and
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Olympic skills identified in young Tamesis Laser sailor

Donald Forbes, Nick Forbes, Sara Jamieson & Cherry Forbes Carolyne Vines presents the Commodore’s Trophy   Rupert Fletcher Chris Pollard and Peter Johnson John Adams Donald Forbes with the Laser Shield Alan Green receives his trophy Laser sailor Nick Forbes was congratulated for showing the qualities of a potential Olympic sailor at the Tamesis Club prize giving on Saturday 12 November. Vice Commodore Alan Green, a former Secretary and Race Director of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, said Nick’s talents were comparable with those shown  by members in the Club’s earlier years like Stewart Morris, who won a gold  medal
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Chris Rowsell and Alastair Stewart win Trowlock Trophy

Chris Rowsell and Alastair Stewart at the prize giving. Please see pictures of the racing on the following link provided by Chris Wade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9X8mVqpz_X9RDlQNGhfT3Noajg Eighteen boats started in fairly testy conditions, a F3 cold NW with rather stronger gusts. The start sequence commenced at 1055 with first boat to start a Topper a little late for its 1105 time setting of downstream to a mark half way to Lensbury. A lone Enterprise, a visitor from Lensbury, set off at 1120 followed one minute later by seven Lasers including some from Lensbury .  At 1120 eight Merlin Rockets joined the race.
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Maddy wins bake off

Eight juniors slaved over their cakes and brought them down on Saturday  to be judged by two very experienced judges – Stewart Colley and Carolyne Vines.  Saturday was the last junior sailing this year. The cakes were displayed beautifully and coded so that we had no idea who the chef was.  They were judged on appearance and taste.  The standard was very high, and the decision making very difficult. The final winner was Maddy Harris – cake pictured below:  
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Robin’s Wood Turning Talk

  This winter’s Thursday evening Club supper and talks began last week with Robin Lince treating all present to a fascinating insight into wood turning with amusing tales and filmed demonstrations. We were also treated to a demonstration of his Tormek T3 sharpening tool and nearly all present had brought kitchen utensils and tools for sharpening. Robin also brought with him many examples of his work from wooden pens to bowls turned in many different types of wood. All sales of Robin’s work were very generously donated by Robin to the RNLI. Supper was a delicious Moroccan chicken dish prepared
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Very successful RNLI Day Sun 30th October

Sailors were greeted by a flat calm when they arrived at the club on Sunday.  However, the wind came up enough to get racing in for the RNLI Burgees.  The winners will be announced at the prize giving.  Thanks to Charles Fox and the race team for organising. The RNLI ladies set up their plentiful store of christmas cards and gifts, and there wasn’t much left at the end of the day.  Thanks to them both and Liz Haan, the secretary of the Twickenham Branch who arranged it. Jo Carstens cooked up a storm with her fish pies which were
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