Posts by Carolyne Vines

Easter Egg Pursuit Race blown off

The weather forecast for this event caused some anxiety – strong wind, rain plus sunny intervals – the last bit was alright. In the event three Lasers, one Merlin, one Wayfarer, and two Toppers rigged, and most got on the water before the wind really blew up.  In the end the clouds produced hail and very heavy gusts sending boats over or on to the Surrey bank.  The race was abandoned. Race Officer Carolyne Vines was assisted by John Dunkley, Jim Green, Peter Simpson and Daniel Gerber. Nevertheless, the clubhouse was crowded afterwards for lunch which was produced by Ana and Jo.
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All bets off for Merlin Horse Race Evening Saturday 19th March

On Saturday evening 37 members and guests attended the Merlin Party to watch filmed races, laying bets on which runners would win and loudly encouraging their favoured steeds while enjoying a 3 course meal.  In total, the evening raised £490 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.  The event was organised by Jim Green and our Merlin captain, Joe Woods, who was suitably attired in jockey’s racing silks (see picture).  They were ably assisted by David and Deb Baker and Bonnie Green.  Thanks to Jo Carstens, Theo and Lauren for producing an excellent meal and staffing the bar.   There were seven
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National 18s at the Bloody Mary

Four National 18s took part in the Bloody Mary pursuit race at Queen Mary Reservoir, Staines today, hosted by Queen Mary Sailing Club.  Odyssey – Tamesis own 18′ was helmed by James Fox, Joe McLaughlin was middleman and Kaan Yargici was on the wire.  The others were Hurricane helmed by Ollie Houseman, Jeremy Vines middleman and Steve on the wire.  Hundreds of boats took part.  Fuller report to follow.   Odyssey rounding one of the leeward marks. Hurricane rounding the same mark  
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Prizegiving 2015

  photo by John Adams Forty members enjoyed the prize giving and an excellent dinner.  Thanks go to Brian and Caroline Timbrell for laying out the trophies, Jo,Alicia, Lauren, Natalie and Henry for the catering and serving.  The tables were laid by Sara and Paul Jamieson, Nicky and Peter Johnson, John Adams and Carolyne Vines.  Carolyne Vines also presented the prizes.
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Busy Autumn Regatta

Photos taken at the Autumn Regatta yesterday.  Report to follow       Commodore Stewart Colley presents the Autumn Cup for Merlins to Ben Ramage (crew) and Matt Peregrine Jones (helm).  photo Ian Ramage
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Peter and Richard Mason win the Restless Trophy

Peter and Richard Mason won the Restless Trophy in convincing fashion today. The Trophy is awarded to the first Merlin in the club race which takes place on the Sunday of Merlin Week at Salcombe, which is very popular with Tamesis merlins. Three boats took part.  To begin with the racing was very close with the Masons and David Baker crewed by Caroline Stilwell in Andromeda were neck and neck. The Masons sailing Bambusa drew away in the third round of five, to win by a minute. The race had to be postphoned as the wind dropped before the normal
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Tamesis Summer Party a Great Success

The Tamesis Summer Party on Saturday 20 June was declared a great success despite several unexpected problems. It rained. Not a great inducement to enjoy mid-summer’s eve on the Club lawn where tables and chairs had been carefully placed under canvas canopies for members to enjoy a drink. Then there was what can only be described as the asparagus challenge. An over-hot oven in the kitchen turned to mush the asparagus that was being lovingly cooked to go with the smoked salmon for the first course. The Commodore immediately rose to the challenge, driving to the market stall which had
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First RYA certificates awarded

Eric Finlayson was very pleased to present the first two RYA Level 1 sailing certificates to new members Adam Nagy and Ned Thomas on Sunday. The boys completed the four day course, on Sunday morning and went out again to prove they could do it! Anyone interested in taking RYA courses for sailing should apply to Eric direct on  finlaysone2@aol.com.    
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