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Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 6
A reasonably steady breeze set in which held up to the end of the race. Tim Medcalf romped off into the lead again but did he do enough? John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.
Saturday Was the occasion of the first excursion of the RYA Feva fleet. The hand-over went well.
Sunday The residue of the severe wind of Saturday, which had caused the first day of Cowes Week to be cancelled for the first time in 60 years, was still in evidence and there was lively racing by a select few for the Summer Series 14 and 15 races. The Handicap race was run as usual but, rather than have the Series 15 races in the afternoon, the OOD elected to have both races (14 and 15) back-to-back before lunch.
Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper. G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 7 (of 9) on Thursday. Main fleet start at 7:15, N18s at 7:17. Supper afterwards. To book supper please contact Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 17th August. The twice postponed Club event, the Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor for National 18s, has been rescheduled to this Saturday. The first race will be at 11:00 with one more race in the morning and the third after lunch. The Flyer and Notice of Race is on the website.
Sunday Racing. 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 16 Class races.
G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8 (of 9) on Thursday.
Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 17 Class races.
Sunday 25th August is the date for the Claude Russell Cup event for National 18s. This will be run at the same time as normal Sunday racing but as a separate event.
Monday 26th August is the Summer Bank Holiday and the usual Handicap race will be held – first Class start at 11:00.
Salcombe Gin Regatta
Tamesis has three representatives competing in the Laser Radial class, Harry Harris, Ben Ramage and Constantin Gerber. The early results show promise that they are getting to grips with the fleet and all have recorded results of 5th of 13, or better, in the first two races. We wish them success during the rest of the regatta.
The old cherry tree next to the balcony is not very well and it has one completely dead branch which will have to be removed. It is hoped that the tree will survive a few more years but its prognosis is not encouraging.