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Last Week  24th to 30th December

Thursday 26th December.  The annual Boxing Day races could not be held owing to bad conditions.

Sunday 29th December. The 10:30 Handicap race was not held – the racing being postponed due to light winds and a strong stream.  By 11:00 the wind had strengthened and a trial sailing showed that a race was possible.  The postponement was cancelled at 11:10. and racing took place, there being two Merlin entries and three Lasers.  See News

This Week  31st December to 6th January 2020

Sunday 5th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 11 races will take place – conditions permitting.

Next Week  

Thursday 9th January 2020, 7:30pm for 8pm start  –  We are delighted that Ros Warwick-Haller will be telling us about the reintroduction of the Jersey Red-Billed Chough, which was part of her MSc thesis research.  This bird had been considered locally extinct on Jersey since 1929 until a project in 2012 began to restore Jersey’s Coastal biodiversity to its former glory.  Ros spent six weeks at the Durrell Zoo and will tell us about her research, giving us an overview of the three core Jersey rewilding processes: captive breeding, soft-release and coastal restoration, taking in successes, limitations and recommendations for the future.  Come and find out all about it.  A fascinating evening is promised.     Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday 12th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 12 races will take place – conditions permitting.

Further Ahead

Ladies Night:  Repeat information – This event had been rescheduled to Saturday 11th January but House Committee members asked for a later date to be set and we are looking at possible dates in the Spring.  In the meantime, we would welcome comments from members on content they would like to see for the evening – do let us know please. This is a chance to have your say!!   Email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or give me a call.

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

Saturday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See Tammy Matters of 10/12/19 for Tim’s resumé which will be republished at intervals.  Contact Tim at timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk for full information.

Notice  For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27  or at
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/7269?direction=u

For reference, the recent High level of 5.55m recorded on the Kingston backup on Sunday 22nd December saw the Clubhouse surrounded and the lawn and much of the boat park flooded.  The promontory went underwater but none of the 18s floated off.  See Carolyne’s photo news item of 22nd December.

Dutyman again:  Neville Upton has recently made a request for a duty swap and has had a late positive response.  One of the purposes of Dutyman is to allow someone who has a difficulty with a date to broadcast a request for a change.  If you can possibly accommodate a request, which may be last minute and urgent, please do so as soon as you can as, if a duty is just left empty, it usually results in someone who has arrived at the Club anticipating sailing or socialising, having to fill a duty instead.

Finally:

Happy New Year everyone!

Chris Pollard

Commodore