Tamesis Club

National 18’s Make Good of Light Winds




Saturday 11th June was the day of the 184th Queen Adelaide Cup and the 80th Tamesis Anchor.

Congratulations to Barney Smith and G Butler, sailing The Goose Drank Wine (369), who won both the Queen Adelaide Cup (handicap) and Tamesis Anchor (on the water) in a six boat fleet.

Charles Fox sailing Geneieve (266), crewed by Mr & Mrs Katz, followed a very close second in both the Queen Adelaide and Tamesis Anchor.

Third position goes to Doug Pope sailing 1 over the 8 (349), crewed by Angela Caldara.

Conditions for the first two races were tough – force 1 westerly (ish!) winds – especially for us less experienced sailors but those in the know made good use of the difficult conditions and there was a good amount of position changing. By the third race the wind had picked up adding a little more excitement. There were even reports of some swimming taking place apparently due to the dull conversation offered up by the helm!

A big thank you for all those involved on the day: Jo for feeding and watering us, David and his team for arranging the course, spectators, all the helms and crew, and to Angela and Chris for calculating the results.


3 thoughts on “National 18’s Make Good of Light Winds”

  1. Thanks for spotting my error; David is now correctly accredited in the report. Thanks also for the photos.

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