Monthly Archives June 2017

Constantin Gerber wins Cutty Sark Bolt 2017

  Competitors drifting downstream Sunday 18th June 2017 dawned sunny with ne’er a cloud in the sky, and ne’er a hint of wind.  There was considerable discussion about what to do. The Cutty Sark Bolt was presented by then Commodore Peter Mason as a  tribute to the original races by the Tea Clippers.  The trophy is an actual bolt from the Cutty Sark.  This pursuit race is traditionally longer than the other pursuit races Tamesis holds as the Clipper races were very long. The Cutty Sark was designed to carry tea from China to England, and it was vital to
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Rude Mechanicals Theatre Performance a great success

The Rude Mechanical theatre company visited on Friday 9th June for their third performance at the club. The large audience of circa 175 visitors and members were treated to a spectacular display of acting, singing and musicianship. Luckily the rain stayed away A first timer had the following comment:  We all really enjoyed it. It was something different and the cast were very talented.  It was also fun to have a picnic and we all ate far too much! The audience and cast also enjoyed drinks from the bar, including two draught beers from Rebellion.
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Ken Duffell wins Queen Adelaide Cup

The Queen Adelaide Cup, Tamesis Club’s oldest trophy, was won by Ken Duffell sailing Orion, National 18 336. on Saturday 10 June. He was crewed by Peter Konidaris and Matthew Valentine, his grandson. Normally a Merlin helmsman, Ken had been lent Orion by Vice Commodore Alan Green who was unable to sail because of a temporary health problem. The Tamesis Anchor was won by Chris Pollard, crewed by Caroline Stillwell, in Antedote, National 18 348.
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Tamesis training back with a bang

Eric Finlayson, the Club’s RYA training instructor, reports that weekly training sessions are “Back with a Bang”. Training started again after PTBO with a bang on Sunday 4 June with twelve students on four different courses in nine boats. While both Wayfarers and Laser 2ks were as ever the backbone of the fleet the newly acquired and refurbished Oppies were the hit of the day. “After brief on shore instruction several of our new young members took to the water in them and very quickly mastered the basics of sailing on their own. Other youngsters used Toppers and even managed
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Andrew Harris wins Centenary Cup 2017

The Centenary Cup was won by Andrew and Tom Harris sailing 50 Shades (Merlin Rocket 3723) in an inter-class pursuit race on Sunday 4 June. They beat Charles Fox and Steve Katz in Geniveve (National 18 266) by only seconds in a 14 boat fleet. Race Office Rob Wilder sent the competitors off on a lengthy course in an eight knot west south westerly wind. Results: 1 Andrew & Tom Harris (MR 3723), 2 Charles Fox & Steve Katz (N18 266), 3 Marcus Chavasse (Laser 197213), 4 Peter & Richard Mason (MR 847), 5 Paul Jamieson (Laser 170263). Click on
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Bank Holiday Monday Pursuit Race 29th May

Four boats took part in today’s pursuit race, which took place in extremely light airs.  Great patience was required by all as the wind was very light and variable. At times the wind died away completely only to reappear from a different direction.     Chris Taggart won by a wide margin in his Laser, Chris Balmbro, crewed by his son William, was second in Merlin Rocket 3062 “Bad Company”.  Alan Green crewed by Pete Kondaris was third in N18 336 “Orion” . Jim Hamilton was close behind Alan in fourth place sailing his Firefly 3179 “Fiasco”.     Many thanks go to everyone
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