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Notice

Club Position on the Freedom to Partake in Watersports

Although the Clubhouse and Changing Rooms are still closed, some use of Tamesis Club by Members is permitted by the partial lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown.  Please read the Red Banner on the website home page and use the link on it to read the current conditions for use of the Club.

For those who wish to access the boatshed for boats or masts, there is no accessible key to the boatshed double doors in the Clubhouse.  Do not go into the Clubhouse to look for it or for any other reason.  The boatshed small door can be opened using the old Clubhouse key and the key to the double doors is housed with the race equipment.  If you wish to open the double doors and don’t know how to access that key, call any Flag Officer or the Harbourmaster.  If you do open the double doors, make sure they are bolted and locked when you leave and the key returned to where it came from.

Last Week  2nd to 8th June

The weather this week has not been nearly as appealing as that for most of May.  However, I met with and showed round a potential new Member on Tuesday.  The family has subsequently joined the Club as Paddleboarding Members – our first of this new classification.

We are hoping, when conditions allow, to start some limited ‘on the water’ racing.  We have yet to work out the finer details but believe we should be able to do this fairly soon.  This activity must also be done in such a way as to avoid public criticism.

Tim continued the Virtual Regatta racing on Tuesday evening for Juniors and ‘Masters’.  These were well attended and a good training ground for the more vigorous Thursday and Sunday series.

John Edmondson, who has taken on the Laser Class Captaincy from Chris Taggart, has instituted a Laser WhatsApp group similar to that of the Merlin group.  The invitation to join that group is given in the WhatsApp section below.

Sunday 7th June.  A windy and intermittently wet day in partial lockdown and the Virtual Racing series was continued with enthusiasm.  See the full report by Tim in News.

At Monday’s Club Management Committee we discussed a proposal to reinstate some competitive sailing.  The Management Committee was essentially positive about the idea and the Sailing Committee will convene early next week to discuss the details of an operational plan.  Further details will be communicated to members via Tammy Matters, the Tamesis Club Sailing and fleet-specific Whatsapp groups.

Training

Eric is continuing to send 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.

Paddleboarding

The newly started paddleboarding section has been very active at the Club during the lockdown period and it is really encouraging to see such enthusiasm for this new facet of what the Club has to offer.

Some of the members of the paddleboarding section are considering a possible group safari along the river and anyone interested in such an expedition should contact Andrew Horwitz who is the fleet captain for paddleboards.

We have had our first paddleboarding members join last week.

Communications

During this time of enforced Club closure we have adopted the use of WhatsApp groups for general contact and arranging sailing and Zoom for video contacts.

WhatsApp

The ‘Tamesis Club Sailing’ Group gets highly animated when the Group engaged in the Virtual Regatta is active.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 70 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THE “TAMESIS CLUB SAILING” WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BlNPEr5jx3B3zC9e8UpLK7

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.  I strongly encourage all Club Members who can to join this WhatsApp group as this is the fastest way that you can receive urgent information.  This Group currently has 82 Members signed-up – 6 additional members joined this week.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THE “TAMESIS CLUB” WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GdhgwVGPli26rcxMIHvBjk

The ‘Laser’ Group is for passing messages around the Laser fleet

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THE “LASER” WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JdRQxAmO7ApIl81IIi6a1u w

If you do not have WhatsApp on your smartphone then you can download it for iPhones from the Apple App Store, or for Android from the Play Store.

Zoom

Next Sunday’s ‘Tammy Natters’ informal Zoom social at Phil’s Bar will be initiated by Zoe Adams as is now customary.  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:  Time: 14th June, 2020 01:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7283922113?pwd=Z2x0MXFpY1A2bkFVa0Nya1daRFdUQT09

Meeting ID: 728 392 2113
Password: 069218

A Reminder.  Joanne, the Pilates teacher who did 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
Commodore