Posts by Alan Green

HAMPTON COURT JOLLY Sunday 24th July

A Hampton Court Jolly has been organised by Eric Finlayson, our RYA Chief Dinghy Instructor: Meet 10.30 leave 11.45 (or earlier if no Handicap race ) return 4pm (approx) The plan is to sail up to Hampton Court stopping for lunch at a pub or one of the sailing clubs. Tall boats will be towed through the Kingston bridges with dropped masts or tilted over the safety boat (or boats). Changes of clothes, packed lunches etc may be carried by the safety boat which will also take a few passengers and when needed help stragglers . Anyone wishing to attend
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TAMESIS gains approval for RYA RACE TRAINING

Whilst a good fleet of club boats was out on Sunday 22nd May for the Tamesis Spring Regatta a smaller group of boats was active in a nearby part of the river under the watchful eye of RYA Development Officer Ben Kimbell, taking Tamesis Chief Sailing Instructor Eric Finlayson and Sailing Instructor colleague Malcolm Warner through their paces to qualify to teach racing skills at Tamesis Club’s RYA Recognised Training Centre. Alan Green, Tamesis RYA Centre Principal said: “Eric and his team of instructors have been doing a great job in sailing instruction and have expanded their role to include
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River Level Gauge

At a River Users’ Meeting at the club on Thursday evening 14th April Environment Agency Technical Officer Andy Croxford introduced a new service to show Thames River levels – here is the Kingston Gauge
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BRAGANZA BOWL to Spindrift

On Sunday 20th September in glorious summer weather the classic Thames “A” Rater fleet completed their annual Braganza Bowl/Yates Cup regatta at Tamesis Club with Martin Hunter’s SPINDRIFT taking both trophies. The three Sunday races were sailed in a fickle south-westerly that sometimes flicked into various directions of the compass. The fleet sailed three different courses, in front of Tamesis Club and also (the second of the day) upstream onto the Kingston reach, where a south-westerly is often funnelled – but the strength of the wind on Sunday was low, making for challenging conditions and putting a premium on light-weather
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SPINDRIFT takes Yates Cup

In a close-fought race at Tamesis Club today Martin Hunter’s SPINDRIFT took first place and the historic Yates Cup, first presented in 1908. On a bright sunny day with a light variable northerly breeze the eight “A” class Raters made a stunning addition to the river vista at Tamesis. The Yates Cup race was the third in a 6-race series held over this weekend for the Braganza Bowl, another historic silver cup first presented in 1904. OOD was Peter Fryer. 1 SPINDRIFT Martin Hunter, 2 ATLANTIS Julian Smith, 3 LADY JANE Sam Mills, 4 OSPREY Paul Browning, 5 VAGABOND Kevin
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Club boat booking system

We now have several club boats available for experienced members to sail on any day of the week (except Sunday afternoons when RYA training is in progress). To access the trial (but operational) booking system please click here Comments welcome:
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TAMESIS OFFSHORE RALLY 1st August

JACK’S 41st TRIP THE TAMESIS OFFSHORE RALLY SATURDAY, 1st August 2015 This year’s rally is for the Offshore Cup, originally presented by the late Jack Tuson, will take place on the day that Tamesis Club will be inaccessible due to the all day cycling event that will close so many of the roads in Kingston and Richmond. The 10 mile course for the cruising boats will probably run from Gleeds outside Portsmouth to a suitable mark near Hamble Point, aiming to finish shortly before low tide at 1800 BST, weather permitting. After the rally we will gather at Warsash for
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RYA TRAINING COURSES AT TAMESIS

STRONG INTEREST IN RYA TRAINING At the club’s recent highly successful RYA Push the Boat Out event, strong interest was expressed in the upcoming RYA training courses at Tamesis. For sailors, an RYA Level 1 course (Course S1) will start on Sunday afternoon 24th May: the three following Sunday afternoons complete the course. Level 1 is an ideal introduction to safe and fun sailing, teaching the basics and giving newcomers plenty of practice under expert tuition. RYA Level 2 (Course S2) is a natural follow-on from Level 1 and starts on Sunday afternoon 28th June, followed by the next three
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