Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

Scroll to the end of this e-mail to see the News articles

Last Week  4th to 10th February

Saturday 8th February.  The First Aid course run in the Clubhouse on Saturday was fully subscribed.  It was noted that there were only three Tamesis participants, the course being largely filled by non-Club people.  Malcolm has reported that he had some Club Member enquiries after the course was filled.  This course has to be filled on a first come first served basis so ,if you are interested in participating in future courses, please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk and book early.

Sunday 9th February.  Storm Ciara put paid to any sailing this week with winds of 30 knots gusting 66 at its worst period.  Despite this, a number of members came to the Club to socialise, eat and drink.  Better weather this coming week – we hope.

As a postscript, the storm, which is forecast to continue, albeit in a slightly diminished power, may have loosened boat covers and any tie-downs.  It will be as well to check your boat’s security as soon as possible as boats on the loose can not only become damaged themselves but may cause damage to adjacent boats.  The Club has a stock of ground anchors with which boat owners can be supplied; contact Peter Johnson at petnic2012@gmail.com or Andrew Horwitz at  andrew@andrewhorwitz.com if you would like some.

This Week  11th to 17th February

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk – 7:30pm for 8pm. The Battersea Power Station Project
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place this Thursday.

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 is 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 there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 16th February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 17 races are scheduled to take place.

Also, Instructor Refresher Day.  Details to be confirmed but no charge and all welcome.

Next Week   18th to 24th February

Sunday 23rd February.  The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 18 races are scheduled to take place.

The Annual General Meeting is to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

Please do your best to attend this meeting.  It is important for directing the running of the Club and the activities it engages in.  This year there are five Officers stepping down from their posts and whilst we have managed to find people to fill four of them, the Office of Hon. Treasurer is yet to be filled.  If there are any Members who feel they are qualified and would like to fill this Office I would be pleased if they would get in touch with me.

Further Ahead

Thursday 5th March – Club Supper and Talk

Nicholas Bayne, brother-in-law of Anne, will be giving a talk on Thursday 5th March.  It will be about the exploration of the North West passage in the 19th century by John and James Ross (remote Uncles of Christopher and Nicholas) and John Franklin ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, recently discovered.  This promises to be an enlightening insight into why Ross survived when Franklin died.  It will also touch on the contact between Arctic Explorers and the Inuit.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration:Tamesis Summer Camps

Following last year’s very successful week-long Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised two Camps, the first starting on 3rd August 2020 with a second week starting on 17th August.

There has been strong demand for the two Summer Camps and, subject to receiving all confirming payments, there is only one place left which is during the week beginning 3rd August.  A waiting list has been created so please contact Tim on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to be added to this list.

To receive a pack which explains the Camp in more detail or to have a chat, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.

There is a banner headline below the scrolling images at the top of the Tamesis Website Home Page which has a direct link to Tim.



Each Monday morning, between 10:30 and 11:30, Joanne Zorian-Lynn  holds a very jolly Pilates class in the Clubhouse.  This Pilates class is suitable for all ages and abilities as each exercise is offered and demonstrated for all levels.

Joanne is a specialist mat Pilates instructor with training in common orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation.

Pilates develops flexibility, strength and confidence. It reduces stiffness in muscles and joints whilst focusing on core control, postural alignment and co-ordination.  Pilates is widely practised by sports people and recognised to be of tremendous value.

To book your place contact Joanne on -Tel: 07754 686378

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

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

This change to the Sailing Instructions is now in force.

River Conditions

River level has been relatively stable and within the normal range in recent days.  However, the flow, which had been reducing steadily, is now building up again and will need to be watched.

For those who want to monitor the river conditions at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at


Chris Pollard.