Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Last Week

Thursday Evening, Saga Race 8

The race was contested by nine entrants over a long course. After a faintly chaotic start, several Lasers were late as they were finding the rigging for the Club boat, the competitors contended with fitful winds which had changed after the course had been laid. See the report by John Adams in News on the website.

Saturday Cadets

Andy Harris’s Cadets session went well in lighter winds. Some cadets missed out on the doughnuts because of the time they spent changing and had to settle for a biscuit.  See the photographs on the website.

SUMMER PARTY – Saturday Evening

The Summer Party went with a swing. Over seventy Members and their friends enjoyed the excellent buffet supper, which the hardier souls ate in the marquee on the lawn.  The band, Inside Track, really hit the right note and everyone seemed  to be dancing and enjoying the music until 11.30.

The success of the party is also due to the tremendous effort of preparation and we must thank all the House Committee for their invaluable help in organising, purchasing and preparing for the party and for producing some delicious quiches and puddings.

Thanks must also be given to the kitchen and bar staff – Josefine, Dylan, Tabitha and David – who ran a superb operation on the night, ensuring that the food never ran out.

Sunday 23rd June –  Handicap and Summer Series 8

Racing took place in a fitful wind which varied between Northerly and Easterly.  After running a straight end-to-end course for the 10.30 race, OOD Charles Fox threw in a dog-leg for the main race.  Great to see five Toppers racing in the main Series race this week and congratulations to Andy Harris with a Birthday win.  See the photographs on the website.

This Week

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper

Saga Trophy Race 9 (of 9). Main fleet start at 7.15, N18s at 7.17.  After sailing supper this week will be sausage casserole with new potatoes followed by trifle.  Please sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsintamesis@gmail.com

Sunday Racing  The 10.30 Handicap Series and Summer Series 9 Class Racing are as normal again.

The Teddington Village Fair is on in Udney Hall Gardens this Sunday and we hope to have a presence there.

Next Week

GW Smith Trophy Race 1 (of 9) on Thursday and Summer Series 10 on Sunday during which the Merlins will compete for the Restless Trophy.

Twickenham Yacht Club will be running its annual regatta on the weekend of 6th and 7th July.  Racing will comprise two starts on Saturday afternoon, two on Sunday morning and a further one on Sunday afternoon.  Eligible classes are Toppers, Handicap, Enterprises, Solos and N12s.  There will also be a BBQ and party on the Saturday evening.  This is a great opportunity to support a local club and to try sailing on different waters.  If there are juniors who would like to get involved by racing a Topper, the Club can help with boat transport.

It’s Merlin week at Salcombe.

Further Forward.

Summer Holiday Sailing Camp – Starting 29th July

Tamesis Club will be running a Summer Holiday Camp which will be held during the week starting 29th July. This is now fully subscribed and the detailed logistics of the course are being hardened up.

Chris Pollard

Commodore