Posts by Stewart Colley

Topper Open Meeting 2nd April

Link to video by Simon Thompson – with thanks   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dnfF7ZSomg Fourteen competitors from eight clubs enjoyed a challenging day’s racing in the sunshine at Tamesis today in strong stream and variable wind. As well as Tamesis, we were delighted to have visitors from Papercourt, Island Barn, Chipstead, DSWC, Rye Harbour, Blue Circle and Silver Wing clubs. Congratulations to Coco Barrett of Island Barn who won the event. Thanks go to Carolyne Vines (Race Officer,) Barbara Adams (timekeeping in box), Daniel Gerber, Stewart Colley, Florian Krueger and Ian Ramage for running the patrol boats and Eric Finlayson and star cameraman Simon
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Queens Cup Win for Tamesis

Thanks to Jock for this slightly delayed report on his success earlier this year in a Rater – Winner for the second year of the oldest trophy in dinghy sailing:- the Queen’s Cup for A Raters at Bourne End 2015 (and representing Tamesis) “Adventurer” crewed by Simon Blake, Jock Wishart and Jamie Stewart Well sailed!
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2015 Cadet Bake Off

The 2015 end of season Cadet Bake Off took place on Saturday 7th November. Good timing as strong gusty wind rather curtailed on the water activities. There was great anticipation as 8 splendid entries made their way to the clubhouse over the afternoon, providing a demanding job for the judges, Vice Commodore and Commodore Carolyne and Stewart. They somehow rose to the challenge (Ha Ha!) as a crowd of hungry Cadets and supporters gathered round. After an arduous tasting session in very close competition, the chocolate hedgehog was declared the overall winner – by a short snout. This proved to
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Source to Sea Relay

A select band of Tamesis Cadets and supporters took to the water on Saturday afternoon to collect the bottle of source water from Hampton Court Palace and take it safely down to Teddington Lock as part of the Totally Thames river festival. They mustered at lunchtime at Tamesis in pleasant sunshine, and two Mirrors and a Laser were towed upstream by Tamesis III the launch and Tamesis IV the Dory. On landing at the little beach by the Palace, they were met by Cat Buffrey, the Creative Programming & Interpretation Producer, Historic Royal Palaces, and three of the smartly uniformed
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Totally Thames

On Saturday 29th August, Tamesis Cadets will be bringing the bottle of source water down from Hampton Court to Teddington as part of the Thames Festival. Join the fun! Contact Stewart on 0208 977 4849/ 07967 014 086
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Sunglasses

I have mislaid a pair of prescription sunglasses and may have left them at the club between about one and two weeks ago. They were in a hard case with a red neoprene retaining strap. I would love to locate them. Stewart Colley     28th June 2015
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Teddington Village Fair

Tamesis showed the flag again this year at the Teddington Fair. It was pretty quiet in the rain at the start, with Chris Pollard  and Steve Katz manning our stand, but the Laser generated loads of interest when the sun came out! Many thanks to Chris, Steve,  Alan Green, Carolyne Vines and Adrian and Sally Warwick-Haller for helping.   
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