Tamesis Club

Winter Series racing 9 January 2022

The day started with Peter Impey being awarded the Merlin Rocket DeMay Vintage series Porridge Bowl for having raced the most original boat during the 2021 season.

The club was pleased to welcome a pair of Enterprises to the start line and look forward to the possibility of more joining next week.

The race conditions presented the usual Tammy wintery challenge of fickle, light wind and a stream of material influence. The racing was therefore tricky.

Henry Medcalf prevailed in the Lasers, narrowly beating Chris Taggart by 11 seconds, with Peter Johnson in third.

Henry Defries and Carolyne Vines won the N18s after a navigational error by the Commodore crewed by Alastair Banks.

Chris Rowsell crewed by Matt Jones won the Enterprise duel from Peter Bide crewed by Alistair Stewart by a slender 12 second advantage.

Richard and Emma took the bullet in the Merlins from Andy and Matty, with Joe and Sean in third – a very tight battle for the top spot continues.

Thanks to Charles Fox, Robert Blakeborough, John Edmondson, and Matt P-J for running the box and the boat, Chloe and Yann for running the bar, Jonathan and Carolyne for the pix.