Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Thursday Evening, Saga Race 3

A reasonable turn-out with all classes represented. On the water Charlie Morgan ran away with it but where will the handicap place him?  Full report by John Adams on the website.

Summer Series 5 Racing  –  Last Sunday

Another reasonable turn-out racing in light conditions.  Just  one Topper out  this week.  See the report and pictures for both Saturday Cadets and Sunday Racing on the website – thanks to Jonathan Key for his pictures, together with the training report – thanks to Eric Finlayson and team for all their hard work.

Nearly a beer crisis as a party had severely depleted stocks. Our thanks to Brian H-L and Walbrook for tendering assistance.

Trial of RS Quest dinghy The  RS Quest has gone back to the Sea Cadets. Anyone who sailed it please give Peter Johnson or Tim Medcalf an opinion to allow us to make an assessment as to its suitability for us.

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper Saga Trophy Race 4 (of 9). Main fleet start at 7.15, N18s at 7.17.  After sailing there is a supper available – please book supper either in the Clubhouse or with Nicky by e-mail to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com .

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

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

Could interested members please contact Daniel Gerber (daniel@thegerbers.ch).

Sunday Racing  The 10.30 Handicap Series and Summer Series 6 Class Racing are as normal.

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.  Start times are on the website and in the Clubhouse.  If you would like to race but don’t have a boat there are some Club boats available – contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.  There will be lunch afterwards, and the bar will be open.

 Looking 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 7th June to perform their play ‘Ikarus Inc’.  Details at https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/

Further Forward.

Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor – Saturday 8th June

These trophies are contested by National 18s in a Club 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 is 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 are 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  29th July

Tamesis Club will be running a Summer Holiday Camp which will be held during the week starting 29 July. There are 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.

John Dunkley’s Funeral – Wednesday 29th May

John’s Funeral will take place at Mortlake Crematorium at 12.45.  There will be a reception afterwards at Tamesis Club.

Chris Pollard

Commodore