More than 50 punters, including visitors from Thames Sailing Club, Lensbury Sailing Club and Teddington Probus, gathered in the Tamesis clubhouse on Saturday 18 April to enjoy a lively night of horse racing. The event was organised by Merlin Fleet Captain Richard Mourant but. following his very sad passing away, the re-scheduled night was run by Jim Green and his helpers. The event was dedicated to Richard and the evening was opened by Jim proposing a toast to Richard’s memory. Excellent food was prepared by Jo and her team and this was a perfect accompaniment to a series of filmed horse races which set the clubhouse alive with desperate shouts of encouragement for the ‘nags’ on which the punters had placed bets. A great time was had by all and, through the generosity of members and visitors, over £600 was raised for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher where Richard spent his last few days.