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Last Week  21st to 27th April

On Saturday I went to see if there was any post – but again there was none.  There were a few Members enjoying the sunshine there and Brian was mowing the boat park.  Thank you Brian for keeping the place looking cared for.

Sunday 26th April.  Another beautiful day in lockdown.

Club Remote Activity

Racing – Virtual Regatta Race Series

Virtual Regatta continues to attract a fair proportion of the Club’s racing Members plus a few potential cadets.  A routine of two racing days a week, Thursday evening from 20:05 and Sunday morning from 10:30.  Any changes to the established pattern will be broadcast via the Tamesis Club Sailing WhatsApp group.

Once again last week’s virtual sailing activity attracted more than two dozen Club Members and has seen some close racing at glamorous locations around the world.  See the full report by Tim in News on the Club website.

The final round of races for the four series which are currently in progress will take place this week.  Helms will be competing to get one of the 12 slots which will be available for the three race shootout mini-series which will determine who will go forward to represent Tamesis Club at the RYA’s Spring e-Sailing Championships.

The shootout series will start at 3pm on Sunday 3rd May and we hope that as many Members as possible will log in to watch the action.

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

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

Anyone who hasn’t tried Virtual Regatta can download the App and have some practice.  To join in 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.


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 WhatsApp groups are 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.  When normal sailing is resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group is intended for and restricted to 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.

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.  The more who sign up, the better our ability to keep you quickly in touch with any developments.  There are currently 78 Members signed-up to Tamesis Club and 61 Members signed-up to Tamesis Club Sailing.

I strongly encourage Club Members to join both WhatsApp groups.


We are planning to hold a Management Committee 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.

Next Sunday’s ‘Tammy Natters’ Zoom social at Phil’s Bar will be initiated by Zoe Adams.  If you would like to catch up with some people you haven’t seen for a while, do join in. Here are this coming Sunday’s joining details:

Tammy Natters: 3rd May, 2020 at 01:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 792 1210 7465
Password: 001505



The Clubhouse is closed until further notice.  Any updates resulting from changes of Government policy will be notified by WhatsApp and subsequently in Tammy Matters.

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