Posts by Carolyne Vines

Fabulous Ladies Night

  The chef and sous chefs We had a fantastic time last Saturday evening.  Huge thanks to all the gents led by Steve Katz for cooking and the entertainment – including serenading, quizzing and general fun.  Thanks also go to Karina and Josephine for helping with the catering. Report by Jim Green “On Saturday 7 May a gloriously sunny evening greeted the 43 lady members and guests who attended Tamesis Club’s Ladies Night, organised and run by men of the club. Following a welcome drink of Prosecco, the ladies were treated to a 5 course meal  prepared and cooked by
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Fun on the river last Sunday

There was a lot going on on the river last Sunday.  Firstly, the Tudor Pull which was a flotilla of boats led by the Gloriana on their way from Hampton Court to the Tower The dories were showing off their new signage – all thanks to Tom Mclaughlin We had a great race Then there was the training done by our team of instructors Eric, Alan, Stewart, Peter, Malcolm, Michael and Howard photos by Florian Krueger and Carolyne Vines
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Racing and training Sunday 10th April

Racing took place in a gusty south easterly (ish) and lots of fun was had by all. Was hard work though! Photos below by Robin Lince   Lot               Racing took place in a gusty south easterly (ish) and lots of fun was had by all. Was hard work though! Photos above Training continued on Sunday when even experienced racer did a bit of capsizing in the morning . Despite force three southerly winds the young students had a great time on and in the water and the adults braved the elements in the Laser 2000s
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Jack’s Trip 2016

Jack’s Trip 2016 Tamesis’ offshore fleet has continued to decline to the extent that it has become difficult to find a convenient date. The Bank of England Sailing Club has agreed for Tamesis/Ariel to join their annual regatta in Cowes on the Bank Holiday weekend, 28th/29th May. Racing would be from the Cowes RORC/Corinthian line and we can choose from one of the 4 options set out below. We could, for example, do the pursuit race on the Saturday and go to the barbecue, and even race on Sunday as well. OPTIONS You could basically chose from a combination of
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Training Sun 3rd April

Following the recent open day this years training got off to a great start on Sunday with nine students taking part in a variety of activities on and off the water. A few places are still available.  Contact Eric Finlayson on finlaysone2@aol.com      
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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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