Tamesis Club

Mike Goldsmith

Tamesis members will learn with great sadness of the death of Mike Goldsmith, a member of the Laser fleet for many years, in his Care Home in Saffron Walden.  He  will be remembered for his love of dogs, the most recent of which, Nell, had been a shepherd dog, which, like its predecessor, Joe occupied a prime position under the bar, near the main door into the club.

Mike sailed Merlins for many years, then changed to a Laser, always keeping up with the latest technology.  He was a regular competitor in has last boat ‘Road of Bones’ now sailed by Kaan Yargici.

The transcript of the ceremony on 12th November can be found if you click the following link:

MP Goldsmith Ceremony 12.11.18

The details of the funeral are in the following letter from his daughter Nicky Watson:


Dear Carolyne & Tamesis Sailing Club

I would like to let you know the sad news that my father, Michael Goldsmith, passed away on Sunday, 21st October after a short illness.

You are most welcome to attend Michael’s funeral which will be on

Monday, 12th November, 11.00am at

Cam Valley Crematorium, Field Farm Drive,

Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1FE

And then afterwards at:

The Red Lion, Station Road, Whittlesford,

Cambridge CB22 4NL

All flowers appreciated, donations preferred. A contribution to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Michaels’s honour would be a wonderful way to commemorate him.

If you would like to donate to the charity, please phone the funeral directors, Peasgood and Skeates, who will be able to help, Cambridge branch: 01223 415255

Or navigate to their website where a link will be set up in Michael’s name:


Please could you let me know if you would like to attend the funeral.

Kind regards

Nicky Watson