Posts by Carolyne Vines

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
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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
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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/  
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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.  
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Busy Month for the Training Team 2017

  Capsize drill! This has been the busiest month so far for the Training Team . A mixed group of adults, youngsters complete beginners and more experienced sailors battled with a variety of weather conditions including some particularly strong winds . Capsizes and lee shore rescues were all too frequent . The students completed Seven youth stage 1, Two adult Level1, Four adult level 2 courses We even gained another Assistant Instructor ! We also passed the annual RYA inspection . A new series of courses starts on Sunday 2nd and will include the annual trip to Hampton Court on
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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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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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