Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Cadets  – Saturday 4 May

The Tamesis junior sailors started their season on Saturday afternoon 4th May.  There was a challenging amount of wind but the eleven youngsters, under the watchful eye of Griff, seemed undaunted and a great time seemed to be being had by all.

Throughout the year up to October, with a summer break, Andy Harris and other volunteers will be providing informal coaching and the opportunity to practice racing drills such as starts, mark rounding etc.  There is a usually a tea afterwards and inevitably some jumping in the river!


Minima YC May Merrie. Tim and Ed Medcalf won the May Merrie, finishing almost 15 minutes ahead of the next boat and winning on handicap.  See the fuller report on the website.


Trial of RS Quest dinghy.  We have borrowed an RS Quest from the Sea Cadets, just upriver, to see whether or not this might be a good training boat.  We have it on loan for two weeks and it should be sailing at Push the Boat Out this Saturday and Eric has already made some use of it.  It currently has a fault with the centre-board which we hope to rectify to give it a more realistic trial.


Thursday evening Sailing and Supper.  Saga Trophy Race 2 (of 9) main fleet start 7.15, N18s at 7.17.  After sailing there is a Beef Stew supper available – please book supper either in the Clubhouse or with Nicky by e-mail to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com .


Push the Boat Out.  –  This coming Saturday, 11th May

We would really like a great turnout from Club members for this.  It’s our major open day when we hope to attract new members by giving them a view of what the Club can offer.  Any help you can give, if only for a relatively short time will go towards putting the Club in a good light with our visitors.  There is lots to do before 12 noon when we will be open for visitors.  Volunteers are asked to come from 10am. There will be a briefing at 1130.

We could also use more help with the BBQ.  Please let Nicky Johnson know if you are able to.

We would again like to put out a call for members to make some cakes for the day.  Again, let Nicky know if you can do some baking.

Carolyne Vines is co-ordinating the event.  This has always been a great day in the past.  Let’s do it again. Any volunteers please email Carolyne on cvines6285@aol.com.


Sunday Racing  The 10.30 Handicap Series and Summer Series 5 Class Racing are as normal.


Further Forward.

Jack’s Trip and Offshore Group Dinner

Saturday, 25th May 2019 in the Solent and at The Lightship @ Haslar Marina

We would like to advertise and gauge membership’s interest for Jack’s Trip (traditional one day Offshore Group Rally in the Solent) followed by a three course set Offshore Group Dinner at The Lightship @ Trinitiy’s at Haslar Marina in Gosport.

Could interested members please indicate to Daniel Gerber (daniel@thegerbers.ch) by 11th May 2019 the following:

1) whether they plan to participate in the Offshore Group Rally during the day on Saturday, 25th May with their own boat (or charter a boat) and if they have any space available for members interested in crewing

2) whether they would be interested / available to crew on a boat

3) whether they plan to participate in the Offshore Group Dinner in the evening of the 25th May at The Lightship @ Trinity’s at Haslar Marina in Gosport


A programme will be communicated in due time depending on interest and feedback of members.


Even Further Forward.

Rude Mechanicals at Tamesis – 7th June

The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company are coming again to Tamesis on Friday 7 June to perform their play ‘Ikarus Inc’.  Details at  https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/


SUMMER PARTY – Saturday 22nd June –  Urgent Notice

You may not have noticed yet that in our Programme we have the Summer Party scheduled on 22nd June.  The band is already booked and we are currently doing costings to work out viability and minimum numbers we would need.  We are still trying to put together a committee to arrange all the details and are looking for volunteers to help with this.

The party is open to family and friends – they do not have to be Club members.  However, we need to get a good idea of how many would like to come to the party, as soon as possible, to ensure its viability.  Please let us know what style of party you would like by email to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or leave a message in the Rear Commodore’s pigeonhole.  If we have to cancel the band we need to do so very soon so please let us know now.

Chris Pollard