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Last Week  7th  to 13th April

On Thursday I went and collected what little post there was and to walk around.  It all seemed to be as it should be but I was called later in the day, by Brian H-L, to say that the alarm had gone off.  By the time I got there he had fixed the alarm and a sticky front door lock.  Thank you Brian.

Sunday 12th April.  A beautiful day in lockdown.

Club Remote Activity


Virtual Regatta fever appears to have gripped a fair proportion of the Club’s racing members plus a few potential cadets.  Tim has organised two racing days a week, Thursday evening and Sunday morning.  This appears to be set to build and build and these early Regattas will show the way forward for serious leagues to fill in the period until we race properly again.  See the report from Tim in News.

NORs and access codes will be published via the Tamesis Club Sailing WhatsApp group.

The racing will be in a range of boats and includes a series for 49ers, one for the more stable and tactical Racing Day Boats and a third, more advanced series, for the virtual trophy, ‘The Tamesis Club Pot Luck Pot.

50% of races run in each series will count so, if you are unable to join a race, keep trying for the next one.


Eric is sending out On-Line Training by e-mails to those who are signed up to his Training programme.  If anyone is not receiving these but would like to, please let Eric know via the Training contact on our website and he can include you on his address list.  Scroll to the bottom of this Bulletin to see his latest Training in News.


During this time of enforced Club closure we are looking to facilitate communication between Club Members and to tailor the means to the purpose of the communication.  The most immediately useful looking techniques are WhatsApp groups for general contact and arranging sailing and Zoom for video contacts.


The ‘Tamesis Club Sailing’ group gets highly animated when the group engaged in the Virtual Regatta is active.

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ group is intended for use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all members who are signed-up to the group.  Less urgent information will be communicated in the weekly publication of Tammy Matters.  The ability to post messages to this group is restricted to Officers of the Club.  We have, as yet, not needed to post anything.

A reminder that Kaan put out an e-mail, sent from ‘Tamesis Club’ on 29th March, giving the necessary links to join either or both groups.  There are currently 76 Members signed-up to Tamesis Club and 57 Members signed-up to Tamesis Club Sailing.  The more who sign up the better our ability to keep you quickly in touch with any developments.

I strongly encourage Club Members to join both WhatsApp groups.

Please go to the emails and join the WhatsApp groups.


We are also going to experiment with running Committees using the Zoom App.  This App should allow us to run remote group meetings or face to face chats and we will see how well this works out.

One great use has been the institution of a Sunday ‘Tammy Natters’ social at Phil’s Bar initiated by Zoe Adams.  This looks like being a regular post-racing event on Sunday and Zoe has already scheduled next week’s meeting and has given the following joining instructions.

If you would like to catch up “at Phil’s Bar”, there is a weekly Tammy Natters session happening on the Zoom platform, at 1pm on Sundays. Here are the full details:

Topic: Tammy Natters

Time: Apr 19, 2020 01:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 719 2434 3923

Password: 015937

Virtual Regatta Race Series

Virtual Regatta is now established.  There will be three races on Thursday evenings – the  first race will start at 20:00.  On Sundays there will be six races each morning – the first race will start at 10:30.

To join in with the races please follow these steps:

Register on the Virtual Regatta Inshore website.  The web address is: https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/ .  You can access this site from your Mac or PC and also download the App to your phone or tablet.  Registering is free and you do not need to buy anything during games.

Future Club on-the-water racing activity will be announced as soon as the Government’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted sufficiently to permit it.



The Clubhouse is closed until further notice.  Some improvements will be effected during the closure.

Pilates on Monday mornings will not take place again at the Club until the Clubhouse re-opens.  However, Joanne, the Pilates teacher who does the Monday classes at the Club, has set up an on-line class at 10:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, £5 per person per session on Zoom.  If anyone would like any more information they can contact Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Members are strongly advised to follow the Government advice on coronavirus avoidance techniques and to keep themselves fit  (Pilates group, Joe Wicks on U tube, etc.) for resuming normal life.

Chris Pollard