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Last Week  January 7th to 13th

Thursday 9th January 2020.   Ros Warwick-Haller gave an intriguing talk about the way in which the reintroduction of the Red-Billed Chough to Jersey has been achieved. This was a subject which she had studied and assessed for her MSc thesis.  It was very interesting and well received by a sizeable audience.

Sunday 12th January. The Skiff Club event which had exclusive use of the river downstream of the RCC pontoon was cancelled which left us free to hold the 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 12 races which took place despite the fairly stiff stream.  There were good fleets entered for both Merlins and Lasers.  See the Race report in News.

This Week  January 14th to 20th

Sunday 19th January. 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 13 races.

Further Ahead

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.  See the poster for this event on the website.  Sign up for this major annual event in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Menu for the Vice Commodore’s Dinner:
Sharing Board
Selection of Cured Meats, Duck Liver Pate, Celeriac Remoulade, Watercress, Pickles and Local Bread
Oven Baked Fillet of Salmon, Wilted Spinach, Green Beans, Peas & New Potatoes
Lemon & Dill Beurre Blanc, Mustard Frills
Bramley Apple
Stewed Apples with Cinnamon & Cranberries, Hazelnut Granola, Pouring Cream
Cheese Board
Comte 18 Month, Camembert, Saint Agur Blue
Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Grapes, Crackers & Local Bread

Saturday 8th February.  There is a First Aid course being run in the Clubhouse and there are still some places left.  If you are interested please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk.

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place on Thursday 13th February.   Please note that this is the second Thursday in February

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team are employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com . As usual a two course supper £10 per person, time 7.30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

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.

If you would like to book a place or register serious interest, contact Tim.  It is important that there are sufficient numbers to make the camps viable and to retain the options on the Instructors.


Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions will be amended to make the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a mark of the course) be in accordance with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

Stand-Up Paddleboards  (SUPs)

The Club is in the process of introducing facilities for enabling members to keep and use SUPs at the Club.  We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this development.

Bank Holiday races

In recent times the attendance at Bank Holiday Pursuit Handicap races has been fairly dismal and it has been considered that it has not been justifiably rewarding of the time of the rostered Box and Patrol Boat crews.  It has, therefore, been decided that these events will no longer be programmed.

For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249 or at
River flow was up again this week and the level rose to cover the pontoons after lunch on Sunday.

Chris Pollard