Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Our summer racing season certainly went out with a storm.  Jack’s Trip (our offshore rally) was limited to a fun meal at Itchenor Sailing Club – see report below.  The racing was limited, but the students had a lot of fun sailing in the afternoon, all coming ashore with huge grins.

A message from Eric Finlayson, Chief Sailing Instructor

Last summer an old Wayfarer rudder was briefly used in Midnight (new Wayfarer) whilst the usual rudder was presumably under repair .
Can anyone shed light on what happened to the old one when the proper rudder was replaced .
Thanks  Eric

We have a busy month coming up

Saturday 29th – National 18′ Inland Championships.   For Notice of Race, please see the event page on the website.  Thanks to Alan Green for the following:

We have a great entry of at least 8 x 18s so far and could reach 10, a record in recent times at least.  The club’s prototype 18 Odyssey may still be available, and one other 18 is available on loan provided we have notice by Wednesday. One or two crew still needed in other boats.   – please contact Alan Green on oceanus.gm@gmail.com and if you can’t sail do please come down and spectate – three races to watch, soup and sandwiches at lunchtime and afternoon tea.
There will be a  two-course meal with Chicken Harissa and Apple Pie in the early evening at 6.30 pm with complimentary glass of prosecco. Meal cost £15 per head payable at the table.  All welcome – please  book with Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com. 
If you’re sailing you can advise Alan Green by writing your request on the entry form, scanning and sending it to Alan by Friday evening. The  entry form is to be found on the website on the following link:
We will post the provisional list of boats and entries on the web site.
Still needed – a media expert to write snappy summaries of the event and collect pix for the web site, and our report to the N18 Class Association.  Please contact Alan or myself (Carolyne).

Sunday 30th – Laser Open meeting. We have at least a couple of visitors from other clubs – let’s make them feel welcome with a great turnout. Boats are available for loan – please contact Class Captain Chris Taggart on  chrismtaggart@gmail.com,or let him know if you can’t make it and happy to lend your boat to someone so they can race. Superb lunch + tea and cakes. Notice of Race on the event page on the website. £10 for the day.


Saturday 6th October – Porteous Cup – Vintage Merlin open meeting

Sunday 7th October – Sondown Cup – merlin open meeting, and Silver Tiller event.  The Silver Tiller is the prestigious travellers trophy run by the merlin class association.  We are delighted to be including it in our open this year.

Contacts for the Merlin weekend are Sean Roberts  sean_n_roberts@yahoo.co.uk  and Joe McLaughlin i.joemclaughlin@gmail.com.  Notices of Race for both days are on the event page of the website.

More to follow in the coming weeks.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines