Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Firstly – an apology for sending out last weeks version – please could you delete and keep this one.

Thanks again to Kaan Yargici for enabling this very useful tool which has had a lot of positive feedback.  We have reports on what happened at the weekend, and also upcoming events.

Please check the Dutyman tab which shows duties for the next couple of months.  You can also see the days when we are seeking a volunteer.  Volunteering can be done via dutyman and it’s easier than you think.

Tamesis has been taking part in the football world cup.  A good crowd watched the Germany Mexico game after the sailing on Sunday afternoon. They all said it was much more fun viewing the game with others, and much quieter than the local pub.  Thanks to new member Claus Geissendoerfer for suggesting it and to Florian Krueger for doing the bar and providing the technology.

Don’t forget to sign up for supper on Thursday evening if you intend to eat.  The meal is ready from 7pm so that you don’t have to wait til the sailors come in – you can watch the race while you eat!

The menu this week is Chilli con Carne and salad, followed by fruit salad and cream. £10pp. Please book with Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com to avoid disappointment.

Matthew Dalton, Firefly Class Captain has asked me to put in the following. I would also like to congratulate  the fireflies for the record turn out of four boats on Sunday.

The club has recently received the kind donation of Firefly 3552 ‘Slippery Skin’; the gift was made with the intention of encouraging the development of our Firefly fleet.
The boat was built in 1987 and is of a low maintenance composite construction with a GRP hull and wooden decks.  The decks have been stripped an revarnished so she is ready to go.
Fireflies are excellent river boats and particularly suitable for an adult helm and a junior crew or two experienced juniors.  There is also an active Firefly class association and some relatively local open events throughout the year.
‘Slippery Skin’ comes complete with everything the new owners will need for cruising or racing including three sets of sails (two suitable for cruising and one that will be ideal for club racing), a recent top cover, and a combination trailer (i.e. integrated road trailer and launching trolley).  The rigging and all other parts are in very sound condition.
The club would like to achieve a price of £600 for this package and the intention is to use the money raised from the sale to fund another Firefly which will be made available for purchase when it has been recommissioned.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Matthew Dalton on mattandcathy@gmail.com
See you soon, sailing this Sunday is the normal 1030 handicap followed by class racing from 1115.
Carolyne Vines
Commodore