• GW Smith Handicap Results

    Current leader of the GW Smith Thursday evening trophy is Ken Duffel in Avenger, mainly crewed by his grandson Mattie with 10 points from 5 races completed, and looking pretty unassailable.

    Others still with a chance of qualifying (4  races) include Tim and son Ed Medcalf, Ros Warwick-Haller, Stewart Colley and Chris Taggart, and anyone else who has already sailed 2 races in July/August.

    Summer is ending so come and enjoy the dying moments in the last two races of the series (17th and 24th) and then see the season out with a final hurrah, and maybe a box of chocolates on the 31st August.’

    Report by John Adams
  • National 18 Championship

    A full report on the National 18 Championship at Hayling Island SC from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July can be seen on both the HISC website at www.hisc.co.uk and on the Yachts and Yachting website at www.yachtsandyachting.com. Both have photos of the racing and full results.
  • Tamesis 18s have smashing time at National Championship

    Tamesis boats have had a smashing time at the National 18 Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Jeremy Vines’s Hurricane (401), helmed by Olly Houseman, broke its mast when it capsized and had to borrow a spare mast from another competitor. In the Classic fleet. Genevieve (266), sailed by Charles Fox, Chris Pollard and Stewart Colley, capsized so many times in the rough waters of Hayling Bay that it broke its foredeck and forward buoyancy and had to do a temporary repair with ducktape. This photo, taken by Jeremy Vines, shows them waiting for help on a nearby beach. The Championship runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July.
  • Hampton Court Jolly a jolly gentle drift

    On Sunday 23rd the Training Team and students took a break from their normally busy schedule and enjoyed a trip thru uncharted waters to Hampton Court . A total of seven dinghies including two Wayfarers , two Laser 2000s an Enterprise a Laser and A Bahia plus four support boats braved a torrential storm , customary fickle winds and a Thames Rater regatta to get up to The Albany . For many of the boats this involved the useful experience of landing and taking off from a beach! After a pleasant if somewhat lengthy lunch the sun came out and the wind settled down to provide a super journey back . Well done particularly to the students without instructors in the boat ! Leaving Tamesis   The beach Some of the crew Report and photos – Eric Finlayson
  • National Eighteen Championships at Hayling Island

    Two Tamesis National 18s are competing at Hayling Island Sailing Club next week – classic boat nr 266 Genivieve sailed by Charles Fox, Stewart Colley and Chris Pollard, and Ultra Odyssey sailed by Matthew Peregrine Jones, Kaan Yargici and Dana Church. Charles, Stewart and Chris are seen below doing an essential equipment check.  Good luck guys! Information on the whole event can be found on http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/open-events/national-18-champs/  
  • Great weekend for National 18 English Championships on the Blackwater River hosted by the Blackwater Sailing Club

    The 18’s were made very welcome by the Club over the weekend of the 7/8 July. Apart from great hospitality the visitors were provided with excellent weather. Saturday’s light conditions were followed by a solid planing breeze on Sunday. Five races had three different winners, but in the end it was Jess Berney’s Panther that prevailed overall. Results 1st – 406 Panther – Jess Berney, Brett Townsend, Gregor Davidson/ Ben Arnold 2nd – 412 Shadow – Maria Richards, Julian Berney, David Nichols 3rd – 401 Hurricane – Ollie Houseman, Jeremy Vines, Alex Norman/ David Evans 4th – 400 Odyssey – Matt Peregrine-Jones, Kaan Yargici, Dana Church NOTICE!!!!: JEREMY VINES LOOKING FOR 1 CREW FOR N18 CHAMPS AT HAYLING Mon 24th July and Tues 25th, and a crew for Thurs 27th and Fri 28th (the Wednesday is a lay day in the new format). Any takers for either slot welcome! Sleeping space provided.
  • More Salcombe 2017

    Weather stayed wonderful. Here are a few more pics – Richard and Harry Harris, and Andrew Harris with crew James Warren prepare to launch from Mill Bay. Rupert and Peter, and Ken and Joe (3606) run south past the clubhouse. Zoe in a quiet moment with John, giving crew Neville a day off.         
  • Masons win the Restless Trophy 2017

    Peter and Richard Mason sailing Merlin 847 Bambusa won the Restless Trophy with ease on a gorgeous sunny beat down to a mark just beyond the cut. They had a clear lead from second boat Broad Scoter sailed by David Peregrine Jones and Fleur Moree.  Tim and Ed Medcalfe in Squirrel were third, and Johannes Wagner with Linda Redding were fourth in Hispanola. The Restless Trophy is always sailed on the Sunday of Salcombe Merlin week.  
  • Salcombe Merlins

    The fleet running down to Southpool from Salcombe, and five Tamesis boats getting started in the sun.
  • Pickle penalised in Round the Island Race

    Jeremy and Max Vines thought they had won Division 5C sailing Pickle, their Dufour 34 (GBR 9585T), with an all family crew, in the Island Sailing Club’s annual race round the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1 July. However, they were given a 24 minute penalty for being marginally over the line at the start and instead of being second in Group 5 with an elapsed time of 08.25.42 they dropped to sixth. Pickle was 51st overall in a fleet of more than 1340 boats.