Posts by Kaan Yargici

Charity Bridge Drive 9th November

For the past fourteen or fifteen years the Tamesis Bridge Group has held, twice a year, a Charity Bridge Drive. Often these have been for either our chosen charity, the “Shooting Star”, or the Club. For the past four years we have held our November Drive in aid of “Help For Heroes” – once or twice actually on the 11th November. The most recent one had 14 tables and raised just over a thousand pounds which, after expenses (prizes, etc.) realised £870. Some £350 of that came from the raffle – we sold £80 worth of tickets to club members
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Rob and Joe smash the Original Box Hill sportive

While the laser sailors were drifting around today for the Laser Barometer, Joe McLaughlin and Rob Wilder rode in the Original Box Hill sportive. Starting from Sandown race course out into the Surrey hills, West Sussex and back. They took in Leith hill, White Down and Box Hill with over 5200ft of climbing and 102 miles in total.The guys managed it in 7hours 10 mins! Perhaps a couple of Tamesis Velo rides next year if we can get the interest.  
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Laser Barometer 2014 – big turnout, little wind

Well, it was sunny, it was warm, there was no stream, and we had 19 eager Laser sailors ready to take part in what was billed as the Tamesis Regatta of the year (by myself at least). The only problem, not much wind. 1 mph in fact, which isn’t a lot. Still the forecast was for it to pick up to at least 2mph by the afternoon, and with that in mind the OOD Peter Mason called the first race, on time, at 11am. It was a straight forward up and down course in front of the club, with 4
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Welcome to the new Tamesis Club website!

The new website builds on the features of the existing website and introduces many more, with the new site’s focus being around news stories and race reports, our programme of events, and most importantly attracting new members. It is quite a change in functionality from the existing website so we’d like to outline some of the changes below. Please take the time to read this post and take a look at the new website. Many members have been involved in its production (huge thanks to you all), and we hope that everyone is in favour of the changes. Of course a
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National 18 English National Championships 2014

A fantastic day of sailing down in Bosham last Saturday for the N8 English National Championships 2014. There was an excellent turn-out with eleven 18s taking part. 2 boats made it down from Tamesis: Heatwave, sailed by Rob Wilder (helm), Joe McLoughlin(middle) and Jodok Gerber (wire), and Antedote with James Fox (helm), Dana Church (middle) and Kaan Yargici (wire). Jeremy Vines was also there on Rhapsody with Max and Julian Berney for his crew. Winds were very very light when we got there at around 9am, and there was some worry that we wouldn’t get much of a sail. Indeed a few
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Odyssey taken out for photo shoot

On Wednesday 17th September, under Jeremy Vines’s direction, Odyssey was taken out in a strong breeze for a professional photo shoot by Jonathan & Beverley Johns of LPB Aerial Imagery Limited. Helming was Pete Barton (who wrote the Yachts and Yachting article on the Prototype design), in the middle was Genie Webb, and on wire was Kaan Yargici. As you can see from the pictures a good strong breeze made for a really great days sailing. These pictures are just a few teasers (click here) with more to follow including, we hope, the capsize!
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