Posts by Carolyne Vines

Ladies Night at Tamesis

Some fifty ladies and their guests had a wonderful evening last Saturday.  Steve Katz and his helpers excelled themselves in providing an excellent meal and mind bending quizzes.       The bar tenders – Colin Stokes David Baker and John Harris   Steve Katz taking the standing ovation along with other helpers. photos Rosalind Warwick Haller
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Firefly Junior Cup at Tamesis

Seven boats and numerous children gathered at Tamesis Club on Saturday 25th April for the Junior Cup, an event for children crewed by grown-ups. The forecast hailstorms never materialised and instead the competitors and many spectators were treated to sunshine and a good breeze. In the first race, Finn Morris (crewed by his mum Amy) took an early lead which he never relinquished. Behind him Angus McEwen (with dad Jamie) showed good speed after a slightly late start, picking his way through the fleet to finish second. “Hot” on his heels was Mustard, sailed by Thomas Davey and Arthur Greaves, with
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Kids have more fun

There was a record turn out at the cadet training today.  The kids assisted by parents and grandparents had a grand time on the water, with a few spills to add a bit of spice. Thanks as ever to Richard and Jackie Harris for organising a very busy afternoon. Pics – Getting ready, the three pink Toppers from Ariel imediately put to good use, Laser Captain Donald mixing it with some serious competition in a Mirror with grand-daughter, and two pics of Toppers, Mirrors and Cadets doing battle on the water.   The Firefly Juniors getting ready, and proudly displaying
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Easter Sunday at Tamesis

  There was a nice  drift on offer today. Even so the Wayfarer was rigged in anticipation of a nice sail.  A good number of members turned up to drink at the bar and eat the excellent ploughmans lunch provided by Jo Carstens. Some  members took advantage and were tuning their boats in advance.
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Tamesis Programme 2015-16

Dear all Please click on the link below to see the new progamme.  Printed copies will be available in the clubhouse this Sunday, so if you wish to collect it that would be great.  We will post the remainder to members on Monday. Carolyne Vines Tamesis+Club+Event+List+(15-16) (1)
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Richard Mourant – in Memoriam

Death of Richard Mourant. Richard Mourant, Tamesis Merlin Class Captain, passed away on Tuesday 10 March after a determined fight against cancer. His death occurred only 10 days after his marriage to Naekyoung Kwak after which friends and family joined them for a reception in the Tamesis Clubhouse. He died in Princess Alice Hospice. Richard was an enthusiastic merlin sailor and owned several boats during his membership of the club.  Richard was Sailing Secretary in 2007, crewed for members of the Offshore Group, and was a keen supporter of all the Club’s social activities”. The funeral is on Thursday 26th March at
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New Flag Pole raised at Tamesis

Tamesis took delivery of the brand new flag pole today.  It was organised by Peter Mason and manufactured by the Cutty Sark shipwrights.  It was delivered on a gigantic lo loader and raised by several members of the Wednesday Working Party.  Pictures below.  For more pictures by Nicky Chavasse please go to Facebook entry The line up of flag pole raisers The journey over the lawn Past the clubhouse Onto the tabernacle Raising it very slowly The fiddly bit, getting it to line up properly Raising the flag   And it’s up!
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Burns Lunch at Tamesis 25th January

The Tamesis club house reverberated to the sound of Scottish music after sailing on Sunday 25th January as a kilted yachtsman led 22 enthusiastic members in a bevy of Scottish dances from the Gay Gordons to the Dashing White Sargeant. A ‘Burns Afternoon’ was arranged by Vice Commodore Carolyne Vines with the help of Eric Finlayson of Ariel.  The latter was wearing a full highland kilt complete with sporran Farquaharson tartan tie and knee length socks. The celebration followed a specially arranged lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties carefully prepared by Anna Finney, Jo Carstens and Rosalind Warwick-Haller.  Eric performed
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