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Last Week 22nd to 28th October
Saturday 26th October – A team of three Tamesis Merlins went to Minima Yacht Club in Kingston to compete for the Three Club Burgee Trophy team races. The event is an annual competition between Tamesis, Thames Sailing Club and Minima Yacht Club and sailed with three boat teams. Currently the class being used is vintage Merlins. Tamesis was represented by the helms Matt P-J, David Baker and Ken Duffell. The weather was vile with gusty winds and torrential rain. See the full report by Peter Johnson in News.
Sunday 27th October – The Royal Outrigger Canoe Club Hampton Court Challenge. The starts of both the men’s and women’s outrigger canoe races on October 27th were right on schedule at 10:45. There were, however, collisions and entanglement of boats immediately after both starts but eventually they all straightened themselves out and headed for Hampton Court, leaving the river clear for our start sequence.
OOD Howard Thatcher set a straight up and down course in the open channel on the Surrey side and the canoe race and our own races operated without interference, the first canoes returning, as predicted, after about 50 minutes racing.
The RNLI set up their stall in the Clubhouse, selling their Christmas Cards and other goodies. The voluntary entry fee of £5 per boat raised £55.
This Week 29th October to 4th November
Sunday 3rd November – The Trowlock Trophy – a pursuit race which is an Open event. Start times to be published later.
Next Week. 5th to 11th November
Thursday 7th November
Our November talk about the development of the Battersea Power Station site has been postponed until early next year and Thursday 7th November will now be a social evening – an opportunity to enjoy a simple supper and catch up with friends.
As usual, sign up in the clubhouse or email Nicky on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 14th November – John Adams is holding a Reach Co-ordination meeting at Tamesis.
For those who do not know, all the clubs in the reach between Teddington Lock and Hampton Court Bridge – sailing, rowing, canoeing, etc – get together once a year to organise a calendar of the events to take place on the river. Its purpose is to try to ensure that clubs do not organise competitive events which conflict with those of another club in the same reach.
Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving will be held. This is a major event in the Club’s social calendar and all are encouraged to come along, especially those who have won prizes in the Series competitions.