Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Firstly, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope you had a good break.

Things were getting back to normal on Sunday with a good turnout, competitors enjoying the unexpected wind and sunshine.

In Tammy Matters last week I mentioned an announcement would be coming shortly.

Many of you will have noticed the major changes to the interior of Club Office recently, namely that it has been completely cleared and redecorated and looks very smart.  This has been done in preparation for its use by the staff of the River Thames Boat Project, a local charity which is relocating its office to Tamesis, RTBP will occupy it during normal office hours from Monday to Friday. They run educational cruises on their two boats, the Thames Venturer and Thames Discoverer, which are usually moored at Teddington Lock and Kingston respectively. Please look at their website https://thamesboatproject.org/ for more information about what they do.

We are very pleased to enter into the agreement as the arrangement will have considerable advantages for both organisations.  We will receive a rental income, have a presence at the club during the week, which will improve our security, and a higher profile with local organisations, including the schools and youth groups who are amongst RTBP’s clients.  They are very pleased to get an office which is so close to their boats.

Both the Tamesis and Boat Project websites will be updated to include links to the other’s site and we will also explore, with them, other ways in which we can help to promote each other’s services. We anticipate that this could result in more new members.

To accommodate this new situation, we have had to move all the race organisation materials and patrol boat kit out of the Office to various locations around the Club.  OODs are being advised of the current whereabouts of the kit in the advance e-mail which they get from Dutyman.

If you would like more information, please come and talk to me.


The RYA are running a Dinghy Instructor Course at Silver Wings Sailing Club (Wraysbury) from 11th to 15th March.  We can send two candidates from Tamesis.  These would need to have done the Seamanship Skills course, or equivalent experience.  Please e mail me on cvines6285@aol.com or Eric Finlayson on finlaysone2@aol.com for more information.  It’s a great course to do, you learn a lot, it’s another skill set.  We always appreciate having more qualified instructors who can teach at the club, although of course you can teach at any RYA Recognised Training Centre.  Tamesis is one.  Please respond in the next couple of days.  Places are going fast.

Things to look forward to:

Thursday 10th January.  Club supper and talk.  The talk will be by entrepreneur Florian Bollen who is a friend of Florian Krueger.  Florian B will be bringing down two kegs of the beer that has been brewed in the family’ new micro brewery plus some non alcoholic products for those who are doing a dry January.  He will be telling us about how he set it up and much more.  Those wishing to eat should email Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  Meal is £10 pp for two courses.

Saturday 12th January – Bloody Mary Pursuit race up at Queen Mary Reservoir in Staines.  This race enjoys huge turnouts of an amazing number of classes.  Great spectator sport.  At least two Tamesis boats expect to compete.  Well worth going to watch.  Info on https://www.queenmary.org.uk/racing/bloody-mary/

See you soon

Carolyne Vines