Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Special Announcements.

SUMMER PARTY – Saturday Evening 22nd June   We still need to get committed numbers!

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.

The likely cost will be about £25 pp but we need people.

Summer Series 6 Racing – Sunday 9th June. – Cancelled

Owing to the Royal Canoe Club’s Hasler Trophy race it has been decided to cancel our normal Handicap and Summer Series races this week.

 

Last Week

John Dunkley’s Funeral – Wednesday 29th May

John’s Funeral was held at Mortlake Crematorium.  It was well attended, Stewart Colley presented a picture of John’s sailing life and Carolyne read the appropriate ‘Crossing the Bar’. A reception was held at Tamesis Club afterwards.

Thursday Evening, Saga Race 5

Eleven boats from five different Classes competed over a double dogleg course set by OOD Jon Redding.  See the full report by John Adams in News on the website.

Saturday Cadets

Andy Harris’s Cadets session went great guns on Saturday – Lots of children having lots of fun.  See the host of excellent pictures which constitute a report on website.

Centenary Cup  –  Last Sunday

This was won by Richard Harris,  fifteen boats again but a different mix from Thursday.  See the full report by Carolyne in News on the website.

Racing at Ranelagh

Tim Medcalf and Valerie Hamill raced Samanda in this Sunday’s Silver Tiller race at Ranelagh, finishing fifth overall and winning the Bronze Fleet.

Jack’s Trip – Offshore Rally – Kathrin Gerber’s video of the event is now available on the news item on the website.

This Week

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper

Saga Trophy Race 6 (of 9). Main fleet start at 7.15, N18s at 7.17.  After sailing there is a Chicken Harissa with new potatoes and a dessert supper available – please book supper either in the Clubhouse or with Nicky by e-mail to nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com .

Rude Mechanicals at Tamesis – Friday 7th June

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company is returning to Tamesis on Friday 7th June to perform their play ‘Ikarus Inc’.  See the flyer on the website and for further details go to https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/

Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor – Saturday 8th June

These trophies are contested by National 18s in a Club event.  We are hoping for a good turnout for this prestigious Trophy.  N18 owners are strongly encouraged to enter this event.  There will be three races of about 45 minutes each with the first start being at 11.00.  The first two races will be back-to-back with the third race taking place after lunch.

Summer Series 6 Racing  – Sunday 9th June

Owing to the Royal Canoe Club’s Haslar Trophy race it has been decided to cancel our normal Handicap and Summer Series races this week.

Next Week

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.

Further Forward.

SUMMER PARTY – Saturday Evening 22nd June   We still need to get numbers signed up!

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 only 2 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.

Notices

Wayfarer Midnight

As a result of damage to the rudder fittings, Midnight has been out of action for a while.  Paul Jamieson has effected repairs to get her back in working order.  There is a little tidying up to do but she is completely usable.

Dutyman

Please confirm that you can do the Duties for which you have been scheduled or swap with someone.  We are totally reliant on people doing the necessary duties to be able to complete our racing programme.

The dutyman software we use automatically notifies members when their duties are scheduled.  Please use the facility to confirm that you can do your duty or use the built-in features to get someone to swap with you if you are unable to do your duty.  Just not turning up puts the racing programme in jeopardy and may result in somebody who had intended to compete having to take the duties on and miss a race.

Chris Pollard

Commodore