Posts by Alan Green

Tamesis Club becomes RYA Recognised Training Centre

On 15th April 2015, Tamesis Club became an RYA Recognised Training Centre, authorised to run training courses on eleven different subjects including Sailing, Power Boating, Safety Boat handling and First Aid. Principal is Alan Green, Rear Commodore (Sailing) supported by Chief Instructors Eric Finlayson (Sailing) and Falcon Compton (Power Boats). Announcements on course dates and prices will be made shortly, with the first course Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing – expected to start on Sunday afternoon 24th May, taking four consecutive Sunday afternoons.
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EASTER EVENTS AND REGATTA

TAMESIS+at+EASTER+poster EASTER REGATTA 2015 Sunday 5th April In response to falling numbers for the traditional Easter Sunday racing in previous years we have changed the format to have racing on Monday, which we hope will be a more convenient day for everyone. A full lunch service will be laid on for Monday. In response to popular demand the clubhouse will also open on Sunday with at least ploughmans lunch available and a patrol boat will be on hand to back up informal sailing and lay practice marks if needed. We apologise for the late notice and will welcome comments on
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Dinghy training at Tamesis from early March

  Dinghy training is coming to Tamesis Club this year starting in March, including RYA affiliated L1 and L2 courses! As arranged by Rear Commodore Sailing, Alan Green, and run by Chief Instructor from Ariel Eric Finlaysone, the following courses will be taking place:   Assistant Instructor Course For Tamesis members wishing to assist in RYA sailing training courses (as will be offered by Tamesis in 2015). Assistant Instructor is the first stage towards becoming a qualified Instructor, for which a season’s practical training work will be required after the Assistant Instructor course. Dates: Sunday afternoons 08/15/22/29 March Cost: no charge
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Patrol Boat operation changes

A big thank-you to everyone who took part in our patrol boat training/practice sessions and to everyone who mans the patrol boats!   At its meeting on 8th December, the Management Committee decided to change the roles of our two patrol boats: from now on, the dory (Tamesis IV) will be the primary “safety” boat, and the launch (Tamesis III) will be used for mark laying.   The main reason for the change is to take advantage of the low freeboard of the dory to recover someone from the water. The dory is also faster, more manouverable, and her low
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BRILLIANT WIN FOR TAMESIS IN THREE BURGEE TROPHY

Tamesis Club on Sunday 26th October won a close-fought series of six races sailed in Vintage Merlin Rockets (each boat more than 30 years old) by teams from Tamesis, Minima Yacht Club and Thames Sailing Club for the venerable Three Burgee Trophy, a fine framed montage of embroidered burgees surrounded by silver plaques from many years’ competition.  The racing, in variable, mainly SW winds averaging 6-8 knots took place in front of the Tamesis clubhouse where many supporters from the three clubs watched from the lawns and clubhouse as boats vied for position round the marks and finished often only a
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