Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters.

Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy Race 2

Another beautiful summer evening, with a somewhat fickle wind.  First over the line were David Baker and Barbara Adams in the Albacore ‘Cobblers’ – but did they win on handicap?   John Adams was racing at Salcombe but, nonetheless, his report with the results appear in News.

Saturday Cadets

Andy Harris’s Cadets had their customary fun afternoon – see Jonathan Key’s photos.

Sunday 14th July –  Handicap and Summer Series 11

Yet again, racing took place in a lightish and variable wind which was mainly easterly.   Four Toppers again this week – very encouraging. A few words by Carolyne and pictures by Jonathan Key in News.

I represented the Club at the River Blessing Service at Teddington Lock this Sunday flying the Club Burgee.

This Week

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper.

G.W. Smith Trophy Race 3 (of 9) on Thursday.  Main fleet start 7:15, N18s at 7:17. Supper afterwards.

Saturday Cadets

Andy’s Saturday Cadet sessions are taking their summer recess but will start up again when the holiday season is over.  We will announce the restart date nearer the time.  A big thank-you to Andy for his time enthusing the Cadets to enjoy their sailing on the river.

Sunday Racing

10:30 Handicap race followed by normal Summer Series 12 Class racing including the Topper race at 11:10.  The Topper fleet has grown and has a consistent entry such that the Series will have a worthy winner.  Topper sailors are encouraged to join in the racing and increase the competition.  See the article by Tim Medcalf in News.

The Cheverton (Tamesis III) will be on loan to Molesey Rowing Club as a course laying boat for their Annual Regatta.

Next Week

G.W. Smith Trophy Race 4 (of 9) on Thursday and Summer Series 13 on Sunday.

Information

Special General Meeting

There will be a Special General Meeting at 2 pm this Sunday, 21st July.  There has been an All Members e-mail detailing the purpose of this meeting.  This concerns the Constitution of the Club and you are encouraged to attend and hear the presentation on why this change is considered good for the Club and express your views if you wish.  A vote on whether or not to support the motion will be taken.

Improvements to the Club Entrance

Charles Fox is close to completing the improvements to the Club entrance.  The balcony extension is structurally complete and the ramp is now decked out and accessible.  Normal access to the Clubhouse is now restored and the remaining work will be to complete the balustrades.

Injuries

A Club Member was hurt when the boom of a boat being landed swung out of control and tore an earing out of their ear.  Members are reminded that they can get struck by unexpected movement of gear and personal jewellery, watches, necklaces, etc. can also get caught by the moving gear and exacerbate the potential for serious injury and/or result in the loss of the item.

WhatsApp Group

The Merlin Class has instituted a WhatsApp group with a view to arranging helms and crews more easily.  More details of this will be published later following a trial period.  If it proves useful it could be spread to other Classes.

Changes to the Club Website.

Kaan has modified the Home page of the website to include a button to permit visitors to the website to sign up to receive Tammy Matters. It is hoped that this will encourage new members to sign up to Tammy Matters. Welcome to those of you who have just done so.

There is also a longer list of the duty allocations covering the next seven sailing days to allow members who have not checked Dutyman to see that they are expected to do a duty.  As previously stated – Race Management with appropriate support is essential for the smooth running of our Race Series.  Please do not make the Race Officers job harder than it needs to be.

Chris Pollard

Commodore