We were very pleased to welcome Mark Laity, Thames A Rater sailor and author to do his excellent and very informative talk on Thursday.
Mark wrote the book with the title ‘A Very Happy Little World – 150 Years of Sailing on the Thames’ to mark the 150th Anniversary of Thames Sailing Club in 2020. However, the book and his talk encompassed all the clubs on the west Thames area as so many had a huge influence on the growth of dinghy sailing nationally. He used many of the pictures that appear in the beautiful book plus more that didn’t. Tamesis got a big mention as the club was founded by a split off group from Thames.
His audience of thirty plus members and friends was spellbound and had many questions at the end.
To find out more you need to read this excellent beautifully written, designed and produced book. Copies of the book are on sale at the club for £20 each. They are going fast, so don’t leave it too long.
This evening also marked the first gathering where we sat down and had a proper two course hot meal arranged by Nicky Johnson and served with help from Sally and Adrian Warwick Haller. A big thank you goes to them and to David and Jan in the bar.