Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Summer Series 2.  A combination of a good but gusty breeze and sunshine gave some good racing.  Again there was a reasonable turnout of Merlins, fewer Lasers and three 18s accompanied by the RS400.

Peter Simpson’s Funeral.  Peter’s funeral on Tuesday 9th April was well attended and there were reminiscences of his times at Tamesis by David Baker and Jim Green and of his time with the Kempton Great Engines by a member of that group.  Afterwards his family hosted refreshments at Tamesis.

The Topper Open.  A good entry of 15 Boats, sadly none from Tamesis, contested the Murray Vines Cup in variable winds during a chilly but brightening day.  See the fuller report by Carolyne and pictures by Andy Harris on the website.

Laser Quiz. This was well attended, with six good sized teams competing.  The question setting and organisation of the evening resulted in a most enjoyable event, enhanced by a good dinner.  See the fuller report by Carolyne on the website.

Looking Forward:

Easter Sunday, 21st April.  Next Sunday we hold the Easter Egg Challenge which will be a Pursuit race with the first start at 11.00 am.  See the post by Tim Medcalf and view the various class start times on the website

Looking Further Forward:

Firefly Weekend 27/28th April.  On Saturday there is the Firefly Junior Cup for young helms who are starting racing.  This event starts at 2 pm.

On Sunday we will be holding the Elizabeth Cup Firefly Open meeting and are hoping for some Tamesis entries.  This event starts at 10.30 am.

For further information on these event and how to borrow a Firefly if you would like to compete, see the fuller article by Matt Dalton on the website.

As a consequence of this Open Meeting there will be no 10.30 Handicap race nor Club Summer Series racing on 28th April.

Officer of the Day Training. On Saturday 27th, Jim Green and David Baker will run the second of their OOD/Box training courses for six members. EMail: jimgreenhcr@gmail.com to book your place, there are three left at the time of publication.

Even Further Forward.

Push the Boat Out.  This annual open day will be held on Saturday 11th May.  More about this later but it is our showcase event for the general public.

Sailing Instructions.  These are being updated and will be available in the Clubhouse and in Smithy on-line on the website.

 Chris Pollard

Commodore