Race Reports

GW Smith Handicap Results

Current leader of the GW Smith Thursday evening trophy is Ken Duffel in Avenger, mainly crewed by his grandson Mattie with 10 points from 5 races completed, and looking pretty unassailable. Others still with a chance of qualifying (4  races) include Tim and so ...

National 18 Championship

A full report on the National 18 Championship at Hayling Island SC from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July can be seen on both the HISC website at www.hisc.co.uk and on the Yachts and Yachting website at www.yachtsandyachting.com. Both have photos of the racing and f ...

Bank Holiday Monday Pursuit Race 29th May

Four boats took part in today’s pursuit race, which took place in extremely light airs.  Great patience was required by all as the wind was very light and variable. At times the wind died away completely only to reappear from a different direction.     Chris T ...

Cobblers wins Tamesis Easter pursuit

Further photos by Chris Wade on the following link:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9X8mVqpz_X9NHBLUnFGemFoUjA?usp=sharing The Easter Sunday all class pursuit race was won by David Baker and Jim Green in Cobblers, Albacore 6183, in a 14 boat fleet ...

Tamesis 18s in 44th Bloody Mary

Olly, Jeremy and Doug before they set out. James, Kaan and Tom before they set out. Oliver Houseman and Jeremy Vines were 86th overall in National 18 Hurricane nr 401 in an entry of 287 boats from 105 sailing clubs at the 2017 Bloody Mary race organised by Que ...

Rob Wilder wins Sondown Cup

Start of the third race More photos taken by Chris Wade – see link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9X8mVqpz_X9WmFqYV80SGxFdkk?usp=sharing Report by Joe Woods, Merlin Class Captain Sunday 9 October saw sixteen Merlins take to the water for this y ...

Nat 18s at Southampton Boat Show

The National 18s Ultra ‘Shadow’ nr 412 was displayed on a stand at the Southampton Boat Show this year.  The boat attracted a lot of attention, and it is hoped the 18s will take a stand at the Show next year. Two 18s took part in ‘The Battle ...

Alan Green wins N18 Inland Championship

Commodore Carolyne Vines presents the Maddison Cup to Alan and Peter The over the line start Tamesis Vice Commodore Alan Green won the National 18 Inland Championship at Tamesis on Saturday 18 September after a dramatic last race in which both his boat and the ...

Sun shone on Bart’s Bash 2016

Tamesis took part in the 3rd Bart’s Bash on Sunday 18th September.  Nineteen boats took part in the very light northerly winds.  A total of £97 was collected – many thanks to all those who gave so generously. Bart’s Bash is the annual fund ra ...

GW Smith Trophy – Final Results

Sadly we have had the last Thursday evening sail of 2016 on 25th August, a drifter with a number of boats unable to finish a lap.  Ken Duffell, relatively speaking, tore away from the rest of us and recorded his first victory  of the series​ on the water and o ...

GW Smith Trophy Thurs 18 August

Thursday 18th saw a great turnout of 18 boats for the evening sail, including 5 N18’s, 8 Lasers and even 2 Fireflies as well as an Albacore and a couple of Merlins. An easterly (well some of the time) wind held reasonably well and allowed us to keep clea ...

GW Smith results Thursday 11th August

“After the Thursday evening race on 9th August when the Lasers, led by Nick and Donald Forbes, took the first four places we now have 10 qualifiers and a further 5 who could still do so. While the winner of the series is clear, Barry with three wins and ...

GW Smith results for July

‘We are halfway through the Thursday evening GW Smith Trophy. As we only need 4 races to qualify, 4 boats have already qualified, but anyone ca​n still do so as we have another 4 races to go. To date 20 different boats have  sailed and the 4 that have qu ...

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Sunday 10th July Red and Green, and Black and Blue First day of sailing and it blew like old boots! The Tamesis line up is – 3479 Ragtime  Rupert Fletcher and Paul Jamieson 3606  Take it Easy  Ken Duffell  and Joe Woods 3649  Millie  Andrew Harris and An ...

Saga Trophy Results

The first of the Thursday evening handicap series , the Saga Trophy, has now been completed with a good series of races and with 7 boats completing 5 or more races to qualify. Detailed results are pinned up in the club on the ‘Offshore’ board but the 7 qualifi ...

Donald Forbes wins Centenary Cup

Donald Forbes won the Centenary Cup with two barely challenged firsts in a fleet of 26 boats at Tamesis on Sunday 5 June. Sailing Storm, Laser 146120, Donald, the Laser Class Captain, swept ahead of the rest of the fleet to finish the second race with a lead o ...

Nick Forbes wins Bank Holiday Pursuit

  The Bank Holiday Pursuit Race on Monday 30 May took place under grey skies in chilly conditions with a Force 3-4 northerly wind blowing.  Three Lasers and a National 18 took part in the race.  The boats start times were based on their handicap so the sl ...

17 boats compete in Spring Regatta

Seventeen boats took part in the Spring Regatta at Tamesis on Sunday 22 May but, disappointingly, only nine competed in all three races. Of the 10 Merlins which entered, four did not sail in the second race and five did not compete in the third. One of the fiv ...

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 Tam ...

National 18s at the Bloody Mary

Four National 18s took part in the Bloody Mary pursuit race at Queen Mary Reservoir, Staines today, hosted by Queen Mary Sailing Club.  Odyssey – Tamesis own 18′ was helmed by James Fox, Joe McLaughlin was middleman and Kaan Yargici was on the wire ...

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) “Adve ...

STAR OF STAGE, SCREEN AND Y&Y

The just published December edition of the Yachts & Yachting has a literally scintillating picture of Odyssey on page 91 along with an article on our N18 UK Inland Championship, courtesy of Paula Irish the Y&Y Clubs and Classes editor. In addition to t ...

ODYSSEY SHOWS THE WAY

  Odyssey, number 400, the prototype of the newly adopted ‘Ultra’ design of National 18, ably sailed by Joe & Tom McLaughlin, won On-the-Water Cup at the well attended UK Inland Championship at Tamesis Club on 26th September by a clear margin … with t ...

Busy Autumn Regatta

Photos taken at the Autumn Regatta yesterday.  Report to follow       Commodore Stewart Colley presents the Autumn Cup for Merlins to Ben Ramage (crew) and Matt Peregrine Jones (helm).  photo Ian Ramage ...

Commodore Dons His Skates

Just three boats braved the rain and Northerly gales (well, nearly up to to Force 1) for the soggy August Bank Holiday Pursuit Race.   Commodore Stewart Colley really got his sailing skates on and not only managed to maintain his handicap start advantage but a ...

Rob and Milly Wilder win Centenary Cup

The Centenary Cup, presented in 1985 to celebrate Tamesis Club’s 100th anniversary, was won by Rob Wilder and his nine-year-old daughter Milly in a 20 boat fleet on Sunday 7 June. Sailing Flinkidink, Merlin Rocket 1097, in an all classes handicap pursuit ...

Boxing Day Races

The first shall be last and the last shall be first. So it was with the Boxing Day races on Friday 26 December. Mike Goldsmith won the Laser race sailing ROB (203911) in very little wind, taking just over 30 minutes to complete one round of a very short course ...

Hampton SC Merlin Open

Just finished a great weekend Merlin sailing at Hampton SC. Yesterday was the last of the De May series events for vintage boats. It was a decent breeze with a beat upstream and run downstream. I was crewed by Alex Warren from Shoreham SC and we managed to win ...

Bambusa wins Trafalgar Trophy

It blew hard before the battle and after the battle was over, but just as at Trafalgar in 1805, the battle for the Trafalgar Trophy at Tamesis on Sunday 19 October took place in much lighter winds. Most of the race was sailed in a light southerly force 3 which ...

British Moth Bucket won by Toby Cooper

The British Moth Bucket was won by Toby Cooper from Broxbourne SC sailing To Moth (887) in a seven boat fleet at Tamesis on Sunday 7 September. The races were sailed in a very light northerly wind which gave a beat downstream and an upstream run, changing to a ...

No sailing today, bad rain!

What should have been a busy Bank Holiday race turned out to be a rather wet and grey day. Donald and Nick Forbes were the only ones to came down and rig, but took the right decision by staying warm and dry instead. The only ones who braved the weather were Ka ...

Jeremy Vines 11th at National 18 Championships

Jeremy Vines was 11th overall in Rhapsody (375), crewed by Ollie Houseman and Max Vines, in the Ultimates fleet at the UK and Irish National 18 Championships at Abersoch from Sunday 27 July to Friday 1 August. In the 10 races he scored a 10th, a discarded 15th ...

Ken Duffell second at Minima

Ken Duffell and Brian Corking were second overall sailing Harry (3599) in a nine-strong fleet at the Minima YC open meeting for Merlins on Sunday 22 June. The had a third, second and fourth in the three races, and scored five points. Richard Mourant and Joe Wo ...

Visitors enjoy Push the Boat Out sailing

“I enjoyed that” was the delighted comment of several visitors as they left Tamesis after a three-hour Push the Boat Out sail on Saturday 14 June. More than 80 people took part in 15 boats in a gusty moderate to fresh northerly wind. Experienced sa ...

David and Caroline Croft second at Ranelagh

David Croft and his daughter Caroline sailing Panatella (3165) came second in the Merlin Rocket Thames Series open meeting at Ranelagh Sailing Club on Saturday 7 June. After over two hours of racing, which saw the 20 strong fleet run/reach down to Battersea Po ...

Tamesis Merlins at Bourne End Week

Two Tamesis Merlins were competing in a 20 boat fleet at Upper Thames SC’s annual Bourne End regatta from Saturday 24 May to Wednesday 28 May. Their positions after six races were as follows: 7 Make it So (3556) Jodok Gerber and James Hobern 10, 9, 8, 4, ...

Offshore race won by Demi Sec

The annual Tamesis Offshore Race, Jack’s 40th Trip, on Saturday 24 May was won by David and Rosemary Croft and Peter Johnson sailing Demi Sec (GBR4490), the Croft’s Gibsea 76. They beat Sereia of Mersea (K6167), a Hustler 25.5, sailed by David Gibs ...

Competitive racing at Spring Regatta

Almost 30 contestants enjoyed some highly competitive racing at the Tamesis Spring Regatta on Sunday 18. The three race event was sailed in warm sunshine and a light to moderate wind that kept shifting between south west and south, giving an upstream beat and ...

Munster Cup won by Megan Ferguson

Megan Ferguson and Yasmin Spasci from Frensham Pond SC won the Munster Cup on a day of difficult weather at the Tamesis open meeting for Cadets on Saturday 10 May. Sailing Hot Rocks (8845), they outmanouvred fellow Frensham members Henry Marsh and Tess Watling ...

Elizabeth Cup won by Steven Greaves

The Elizabeth Cup was won by Steven Greaves of Rickmansworth SC crewed by his children Madelaine and Arthur at the Tamesis open meeting for Fireflies on Sunday 27 April. Sailing Cumulus (186), they won both the first and second races in the three race event an ...

Back to sailing after the floods

Tamesis members returned to sailing with enthusiasm on Sunday 16 March, the first day in 12 weeks that the heavily flooded Thames had returned to a sufficiently slow pace to make racing possible and the first day’s racing since the Christmas Pudding Race ...

Odyssey 108th in Bloody Mary

The National 18 Prototype Odyssey finished 108th overall in Queen Mary SC’s 41st Bloody Mary pursuit race in light winds on Saturday 11 January. She was sailed by Alex Barry, Nick O’Leary and Fred Cudmore from the Royal Cork YC. Tamesis boats which ...


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