Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Push the Boat Out  –  Last Saturday

Carolyne Vines co-ordinated the event and it ran very smoothly indeed thanks to her excellent planning and organisation and the effort that everyone put into making our visitors welcome, well fed and entertained.  We had over 100 visitors, most of whom wanted to sail and were accommodated.

Carolyne has made a fuller report on the day which is in News on the website.

Series Racing  –  Last Sunday.

A  good turn-out last week with lots of close racing in tricky conditions.  Really good to see three Toppers out racing – it will be good to see this fleet grow as new helms come forward.

Trial of RS Quest dinghy.  The  RS Quest borrowed from the Sea Cadets was worked hard during Push the Boat Out.  It sails quite nicely but is a very heavy boat.  The more people who can sail it before it goes back to the Sea Cadets on Sunday before racing starts, the more views we shall have on it to make an assessment as to its suitability.

 Thursday evening Sailing and Supper.  Saga Trophy Race 3 (of 9) main fleet start at 7.15, N18s at 7.17.  After sailing there is a Quiche and Salad supper available – please book supper either in the Clubhouse or with Nicky by e-mail to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com .

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

Thames Sailing Club is holding their annual Vintage Merlin Open meeting between 11.00 and 17.00.


Looking Forward.

Jack’s Trip and Offshore Group Dinner – Saturday 25 May

This will take place in the Solent and at Trinity’s @ The Lightship at Haslar Marina in Gosport.  There are currently three boats and crews signed up for this event but if others are interested there is still time to sign up for this.  The three boats entered so far are fully manned so further entrants would need to offer another boat.

Could interested members please indicate to Daniel Gerber (daniel@thegerbers.ch) the following:

1) If 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) If they would be interested / available to crew on a boat.

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

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

 Bank Holiday Pursuit Race – Monday 27th May   We will be running an All Class Handicap Pursuit race on this last Bank Holiday of May.  The first start will be at 11.00 and it will finish at 12.30.

Further Forward.

Centenary Cup – Sunday 2nd June

The Centenary Cup is the trophy for a long Handicap Pursuit race and is open to all Classes.  The start times will be published in Tammy Matters and in notices around the Clubhouse.

Rude Mechanicals at Tamesis – 7th June

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

Even Further Forward.

Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor – Saturday 8th June

These trophies are contested by National 18s in a Club closed event.

Cutty Sark Bolt and Kempton Nut – Sunday 16th June

These trophies are contested in Pursuit races.  The Cutty Sark Bolt is the Senior competition and open to all over a long course.  The Kempton Nut is a similar race, over a shorter course, restricted to junior helms and entrants from the Cadets group and other young sailors is strongly encouraged.

SUMMER PARTY – Saturday Evening, 22nd June

Arrangements are already in place for this although we are still rather short of confirmed numbers.  I would urge everybody who would like to come to the Party to sign up as soon as possible in the Clubhouse or let Nicky know by email to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or leave a message in the Rear Commodore’s pigeonhole.

The band is hired, the catering is being organised, a marquee is arranged – let it all be to good effect.

The party is open to family and friends – they do not have to be Club members.  So sign up and let’s get this Party to be as successful as Push the Boat out has just been.

Summer Holiday Sailing Camp – Starting  29 July

Tamesis Club will be running a Summer Holiday Camp which will be held during the week starting 29 July. There are 4 places still available for the week for children aged 8 to 15.  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.

Chris Pollard