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Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8

The last race of this year’s Series and the N18s were out in force – nearly half the fleet.  Who will get the trophy?   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Saturday    Tim Medcalf continues to campaign the Tamesis burgee around the country and he and Matty Key sailed his Merlin Rocket 596 ‘Samanda’ at Goring upon Thames Sailing Club who were hosting a round of the Merlin Rocket DeMay series.  They achieved third place behind Martin Hunter and Laurie Smart.  See a fuller report in News.

Sunday    A great breeze for a change and lots of great racing – See the report.

Also – The Commodore’s Barbeque.   In all, 57 members and guests partook.  The weather was kind and it was a pretty well perfect day for it – not too hot and not too windy.  The production team did an outstanding job with Paul and Robert slaving over the fires, Jo and her team of Lauren and  Henry producing masses of delicious accompaniments whilst Josefine and Dylan (with occasional additional support) manned the bar, all working together to bring Nicky’s carefully laid plan to a great fruition which was enjoyed by all – well done all of you.

This Week  2nd  to 8th September

Sunday Racing.  10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 19 Class races.

Next Week   9th  to 16th September

Saturday 14th September. The A Raters arrive for the annual Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl races.

Sunday 15th September. The Tamesis Annual Regatta  will take place and the A Raters will continue the competition for the Braganza Bowl.

An exhortation from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf

‘The Tamesis Club Annual Regatta is a great opportunity for club members and visitors to enjoy a day of racing together.  There will be entrants of all standards so, even if you are relatively new to racing, this is a chance to have a go – there will be competition throughout the fleets so just taking part will be a lot of fun.  The club has seen a number of new racers in all fleets taking to the water in 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you, along with our established crews, to the start line on the 15th.’

The race programme for the weekend’s activities can be found on the website.

Kingston Rowing Club has arranged an impromptu Memorial Regatta on Sunday 15th – we are seeking more information regarding this event.

Further Ahead

On Saturday 21st September we will be holding our Junior Regatta.

A further exhortation from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf

‘Hard on the heels of the Annual Regatta is the club’s Junior Regatta on Saturday 21 September.  This event is open to all juniors and is likely to consist of four short (approximately 30 minute) races with the first one starting at 14.30 – arrive earlier to rig boats and get ready.  The racing will be followed by tea and a prize giving.  This promises to be an enjoyable, low pressure afternoon and we hope that juniors who have been involved with training, Saturday cadet sessions, the summer camp, or simply sailing at the club will join in.’

On Sunday 22nd the final races of the Summer Series (20) will be run.

The following weekend will see us host two open meetings for Merlins – The Porteous Cup and Southcott Cup for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 28th September and the Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl on Sunday 29th.

The weekend of 5th/6th October will also be busy with the UK Inland Championships for N18s on Saturday and the Laser Barometer on Sunday



Chris Pollard