• Fascinating talk on European canal cruise

    Cochem on the Moselle in Germany – photo Jennifer Adams
    Lock on the Seine near Paris – photo Jennifer Adams
    Jennifer and Mike Adams did an excellent talk on their travels through the canals and rivers of France, Germany, Holland and Belgium last summer.  They keep their 50-year-old Nelson motor boat on the continent, and cruise through France and other European countries each summer, exploring many fascinating places and navigations.
    Megan and Sophie provided a very tasty supper for 45 people, Jim Green assisted with the technology.
  • Christmas at Tamesis

    There was no programmed racing on Christmas Eve (Sun 24th December) but a few enjoyed a sail, and more members and friends enjoyed sandwiches and the bar.  Thanks to Clive Mence and Chris in the patrol boat, and Nicky and Peter Johnson for providing food and doing the bar. Eight boats turned out for the fun races on Boxing day and had a great time.  John and Jean Meredith assisted by Clive Mence and Peter Versey.  Members brought down food for a pot luck lunch, and a great time was had by all. Laser Pot 1st Daniel Gerber Firefly Fiddle 1st Mathew Dalton and Cathy Dalton Merlins – 1st Jodok and Constantin Gerber 2nd Andrew and Tom Harris 3rd Sean Roberts and Joe Mclauglin
  • 30 members enjoy WMWP Xmas lunch

    Thirty members of the Tamesis Wednesday Morning Working Party joined each other in a riotous lunch at The Adelaide pub on Wednesday 20 December organised by Jim Green. He opened proceedings by asking members to stand in silence in memory of former members who have passed away. They then enjoyed a three course lunch which included soup, turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. Nicky Chavasse, by long tradition, opened the hilarious part of the proceedings with an amusing poem. Colin Stokes, Charles Fox and others called upon members to share a glass in recognition of Committee members and all who did unpaid work for the Club, and Commodore Carolyne Vines brought the house down with a story of a marriage of convenience arranged entirely by computers using social media links.
  • Fascinating Talk on Kempton Steam Museum

    The Kempton Steam Museum can be seen from the A316

    Peter Simpson who has volunteered at the Kempton Steam Museum since the 1990s gave a fascinating talk to a very interested audience on Thursday 7th December. This massive steam engine was responsible for pumping water all round London until 1980 when it was shut down and replaced with electric pumps. Peter joined a group of volunteers who have slowly renovated the enormous ‘Triple’ shown below.  The engine is housed in the massive building shown above.  It is now up and running on certain weekends in the year.  The talk was a complete eye opener to the dedication of the volunteers on this massive project, and the amazing engineering involved. Megan and her team provided an excellent meal of sausages and mash followed by a lovely Tart Tatin.

    The enormous ‘Triple’

  • Merlin 950 , Proctor mkVlll ,1959

    • Excellent condition, lots of recent work.
    • Good road trailer and trolley.
    • Good cover and undercover.
    • Many sails including original Ratsey lapthorns in great shape.
    • Ready to go for next season, email for pics as files are too big to post
    • £950 ovno
    Phil Clabburn 01983 740916 pclabburn@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tamesis Christmas Lunch

    About 130 members and guests enjoyed a tasty four course lunch in a snowbound clubhouse on Sunday 10 December. Commodore Carolyne Vines welcomed everybody and called on Stewart Colley, the OOD, to say Grace. Santa gave presents to young and old and Carolyne thanked all who had prepared and served the food and laid the tables. They were all loudly applauded. Christmas pudding prizes were presented to the winners of the morning’s races. Brian Southcott led the carol singing which he brought to an end with a table by table chorus of On the 12 days of Christmas. Some more pictures capturing the wintery weather braved by the intrepid sailors and officers on the day, and the well practised carving team at work!     
  • Young Stars Topped the Prize Giving

    Ed Medcalf – youngest crew
    Sixty members attended the Annual Prize Giving on Saturday 25th November, which took the form of a three course dinner interspersed with the giving out of the prizes.
    Sailing Secretary Brian Timbrell had prepared the table beautifully, and was very ably assisted by Rear Commodore Sailing, Chris Pollard who announced the prize winners.  Commodore Carolyne Vines presented the prizes.
    The proceedings were lightened up at the end by the presentation of the Ambassadors prize to Matthew Dalton, for attending Firefly Open Meetings during the year, Dom Chudleigh for his capsize drill, Constantin Gerber for his expert capsizing, and the youngest crew – Ed Medcalf for turning out to crew his dad.
    It was great to see so many youngsters there.
    The Commodore’s prize went to Peter and Nicky Johnson for their hard work and valuable contribution to the life and running of the club, as Harbour Master and Rear Commodore House respectively.
    The Commodore thanked all the helpers from the House Committee, the Wednesday Working Party who prepared the clubroom and of course Anna and her team of helpers who prepared the meal.  We enjoyed mushroom soup, salmon with watercress sauce, new potatoes and veg, followed by a selection of desserts.
    Please see the link below for a complete list of prize winners.
  • Help for Heroes Bridge Drive record turnout

    The Tamesis Bridge Group held their annual charity drive in aid of Help the Heroes on Sunday 12th November.
    They mustered 13 tables with 52 players.
    They had an excellent raffle with prizes donated by players and non players.
    After all expenses the net total was £791.00 for the charity.
    This all took into account our their reputation for, always, giving really good prizes and a classy tea – also provided by the members.
  • Mason Brothers win the Trowlock Trophy 2017

    Peter and Richard Mason sailing Bambusa were convincing winners of the Trowlock Trophy last Sunday 5th November.  The fleet of 18 boats enjoyed a pleasant sunny northwesterly – the course set downstream with the bottom mark being set at the lower end of Trowlock Island.  This year there was a single race in the morning followed by lunch and the prize giving.  Classes included Merlins, Lasers, Fireflies, National 18s, Wayfarers, Albacores, and Toppers. OOD John Storey was ably assisted by Paul Jamieson, Jenny Finlayson, in the box and Robin Lince and Jim Hamilton in the patrol boat. Commodore Carolyne Vines presented the prizes. 1st Merlin Bambusa – Peter and Richard Mason 2nd Wayfarer 9135 – Alan Hall and Garry Mallen 3rd Merlin Passing Cloud – Richard Harris and Emma Macdonald 4th Albacore Cobblers – David Baker and Jim Green 5th Merlin Sublime – Joe McLaughlin and Sean Roberts 6th Laser Road of Bones – Kaan Yargici 7th Laser Grebe – Stewart Colley 8th Nat 18′ Genevieve – Charles Fox and Robert Blakeborough 9th Laser Zhik – Peter Johnson 10th Nat 18′ Orion – Alan Green and Peter Konidaris 11th Merlin Precious – John Adams and Brian Corking 12th Merlin Shoestring – Tim and Ed Medcalfe 13th Merlin Omega – Rupert Fletcher and James Berry 14th Laser Buzz – Leonardo Forchini 15th Topper  37597 – Cherry Ehrlich 16th Merlin Hispanola – Johannes Wagner and Linda Redding 17th Merlin Avenger – Ken Duffel and Matthew Valentine  
  • Annual Visit of RNLI stall

    The RNLI ladies made their annual visit to the club on Sunday 29th October, bringing their copious supply of goodies and Christmas cards.  We spent £515.10 on the stall.  This includes the donation from the racers on the day of £65.  Thank you ladies and thank you to all the members who bought from the stall.