Tamesis Club

Soggy Porteous Cup

Thirteen hardy vintage Merlin’s  were treated to a solid Northerly breeze and persistent rain delivering a cracking windward-leeward courses. John & Oliva Bell won the first two races convincingly and had the pleasure of watching the windiest and wettest race of the day from the warmth of the clubhouse. This was the largest turnout of Merlin’s for the De May series this season so far. Big thanks to all of the visitors for contributing to a great day and some exciting racing.


1st – 1201 Grand Teton, John Bell and Olivia Bell (2 points)

2nd – 3560 Luka, Stuart Jenkins, Nicola Seaddan (3 points)

3rd – 723 Cindy, Joe McLaughlin and Sean Roberts (5 points)

4th – 607 Crescendo, Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris (7 points)

The Bells showing the wa1y – photo Sara Jamieson
Andromeda, Cindy & Crescendo in close contention through the island – photo Sara Jamieson
Luka with Bambusa & Emanuelle all in contention – photo Sara Jamieson
John Bell and Oliva Bell being presented the Porteous Cup – photo Sean Roberts
Stuart and Nicola being presented the Southcott Cup for winning the last race – photo Sean Roberts