Monthly Archives January 2017

Tamesis 18s in 44th Bloody Mary

Olly, Jeremy and Doug before they set out. James, Kaan and Tom before they set out. Oliver Houseman and Jeremy Vines were 86th overall in National 18 Hurricane nr 401 in an entry of 287 boats from 105 sailing clubs at the 2017 Bloody Mary race organised by Queen Mary SC on the first Saturday of the London Boat Show on 7 January.   James Fox, Tom McLaughlin and Kaan Yargici were 99th in National 18 Odyssey 400. Two other National 18s took part, both of whom are based at Blackwater – Shadow and Panther. The 18s were also sailing
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70 Years of the Merlin Rocket

The latest Winter talk was given on the 5th January by David “Dougal” Henshall (Author of ” Real Magic – 70 years of the Merlin Rocket”). David retired early from BT, travelling the world setting up call centres ! He now devotes his time to writing, giving lectures and acting as a Race Officer. He also gives the keynote talk at the Boat Show. Prior to the talk about fifty members and guests, some from Ranelagh and Hampton, chatted and sipped (a little) and were then treated to a delicious meal of shepherds pie and apple strudel with ice cream.
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