Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Easter Egg Challenge In the rare beautiful weather (for a holiday weekend) 15 boats contested this event and were rewarded with chocolates.  A full report by Tim Medcalf is on the website.

Looking Forward:

Firefly Weekend 27/28th April.  Next Saturday there is the Firefly Junior Cup for young helms who are starting racing.  The first race will start at 2 pm.

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

For further information on these events 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 Club Summer Series racing next weekend.

Officer of the Day Training. On Saturday 27th, before the Firefly Junior event, 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 – if there are any left.

Further Forward.

Saga Trophy.  Thursday evening sailing starts on 2nd May.  Normally about 5 races needed to qualify for this Trophy which is open to all classes, even those which are less numerous.

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.  We need volunteers to help organise the allocation of visitors to boats and to generally help run the event.

Early Notice.  ‘Summer holiday sailing camp’

As some of you will be aware, Tamesis Club has been planning a summer holiday camp.  We now have arrangements in place and the activity will happen in the week starting 29 July.  The emphasis will be on encouraging and enabling youngsters to have fun on the water.  Unlike many alternatives, our intention is that this will be a ‘drop off’ style activity providing a full day of childcare.  We will be operating within RYA guidelines and the days will be hosted by an RYA Coach Assessor who has a lot of experience of running this type of event.  In addition to fun-filled days, we are also able to offer something unique which is the opportunity to spend the Thursday night sleeping on the Thames River Boat Project’s Thames Venturer – this will be a great experience.  There are 12 places available for the week for children aged 8 to 15 and we will firm up arrangements if all places are booked and paid for by 6 May.  If you would like to receive a full information pack and make a booking, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972′

Stray Boat.   If the person who owns the Optimist ‘Bob’ could contact Peter Johnson or Garrie Mallen it would be appreciated.


Chris Pollard