Posts by Carolyne Vines

Nat 18s at Southampton Boat Show

The National 18s Ultra ‘Shadow’ nr 412 was displayed on a stand at the Southampton Boat Show this year.  The boat attracted a lot of attention, and it is hoped the 18s will take a stand at the Show next year. Two 18s took part in ‘The Battle of the Classes’  which took place on the Sunday of the show.  Panther (406) with Gregor Davidson, Jess Berney and Ollie Southgate, and Hurricane (401) with Ollie Houseman, Doug Nestor and Jeremy Vines.   A 90 minute pursuit, raced in Westerly 20+ knots with lots of reaching.   Panther was 18th and Hurricane 30th
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Sun shone on Bart’s Bash 2016

Tamesis took part in the 3rd Bart’s Bash on Sunday 18th September.  Nineteen boats took part in the very light northerly winds.  A total of £97 was collected – many thanks to all those who gave so generously. Bart’s Bash is the annual fund raiser for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, founded in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who died in a tragic sailing accident on San Francisco harbour.  Bart was an Olympic medal winner.  More details on www.andrewsimpsonfoundation.org
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GW Smith Trophy – Final Results

Sadly we have had the last Thursday evening sail of 2016 on 25th August, a drifter with a number of boats unable to finish a lap.  Ken Duffell, relatively speaking, tore away from the rest of us and recorded his first victory  of the series​ on the water and on handicap, pushing him up to second for the series behind  Barry Mourant and Carolyne Vines. Doug Pope finished third overall in his National Eighteen with David Baker fourth in his Albacore and Ros Warwick-Haller fifth in her Laser.  This meant that we had four different classes of boat in the top five, a good indication of
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Porteous Cup and Southcott Trophy Sat 20 August

With up to 60 mile an hour gusts forecast in parts of the UK, it wasn’t perhaps surprising conditions for the De May Vintage Open Meeting held at Tamesis on Saturday 20th August were going to be lively. Blowing predominantly west south westerly, and gusting from mid to high 20’s +; conditions were challenging to say the least. Officer of the day Brian Southcott with Hugh McLaughlin in the box; opted for the dog-legged course P. International judge, Mr Chris Simon had kindly agreed to be our rule 42 adjudicator and was ready in the dory.  Up for contention, the
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GW Smith Trophy Thurs 18 August

Thursday 18th saw a great turnout of 18 boats for the evening sail, including 5 N18’s, 8 Lasers and even 2 Fireflies as well as an Albacore and a couple of Merlins. An easterly (well some of the time) wind held reasonably well and allowed us to keep clear of a fishing competition on the Surrey bank. Richard Harris was victorious but was chased by Barry on the water and by David Baker in his Albacore and Ros in her Laser on handicap. Overall Barry cannot be caught, but the other podium places are still up for grabs with both David and
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GW Smith results Thursday 11th August

“After the Thursday evening race on 9th August when the Lasers, led by Nick and Donald Forbes, took the first four places we now have 10 qualifiers and a further 5 who could still do so. While the winner of the series is clear, Barry with three wins and a second, the rest of the podium places are still undecided.  Doug Pope in his National 18 is currently second, but Ken Duffel in his Merlin still has the potential to move up, as does Ros in her Laser, so still plenty of interest left.” resutls attached Results for Thursday evening GW Smith Trophy at 14
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Results Thursday 5th August – GW Smith Trophy

‘After the Thursday evening race on 4th August when Barry Mourant and Carolyne Vines stormed ahead of the rest of the fleet and Doug Pope and Caroline Stilwell took 2nd place ahead of the other two Merlins in the fleet, Barry is now the current leader of the GW Smith Trophy.  Doug is in 2nd place, again ahead of the Merlins of Ken Duffell and John Adams. However the story is not over yet, as John Redding with a 1st in hand and three races to go could clinch the series if he won the next three races.  Similarly if David  Baker sailed Cobblers to victory in the
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Joe McLaughlin completes the Prudential Ride London bike ride

Joe McLaughlin completes the Prudential Ride London bike ride on Sunday 31st July Starting at 7.03am from the Olympic park in Stratford he completed the 100mile loop around the Surrey hills and back to The Mall in a ride time of 5hrs13mins. Raising over £1000 for the charity Bliss it was an amazing experience and a real honour to ride for such a great cause. Riding along with 26,000 other riders on open roads was both thrilling and un-nerving at the same time. A deliberate looking nail in his tyre at the 30 mile mark and short hold ups at
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GW Smith results for July

‘We are halfway through the Thursday evening GW Smith Trophy. As we only need 4 races to qualify, 4 boats have already qualified, but anyone ca​n still do so as we have another 4 races to go. To date 20 different boats have  sailed and the 4 that have qualified are  Doug Pope, Alan Green, Mike Goldsmith and Chris Taggart, in that order.  Of the remainder Barry Mourant has had some very good results, a couple of wins and a second place, so he looks a very good candidate for the series, but with 4 races to go, anyone can still win.  So why not see what you can
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Saga Trophy Results

The first of the Thursday evening handicap series , the Saga Trophy, has now been completed with a good series of races and with 7 boats completing 5 or more races to qualify. Detailed results are pinned up in the club on the ‘Offshore’ board but the 7 qualifiers the results are:   Boat Number Name Helm Crew Races sailed Total points for best 5 races Position Laser 197213 RTM Marcus Chavasse   7 8 1 N18 336 Orion Alan Green Garrie Mallen 6 12 2 Merlin Rocket 1004 Avenger Ken Duffell Brian Corking 6 13 3 Merlin Rocket 1212
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