Tamesis Club

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Last Week  11th to 17th February

Thursday 13th February –  Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson gave a very clear and fascinating insight into the goals of the Battersea Power Station project and the difficulties faced by this £1.7bn development.  She outlined the Power Station’s history and the current progress of the project and how the team is employing both traditional and modern methods. A full report by Carolyne is in News.

Sunday 16th February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 17 races were scheduled to take place but Storm Dennis, though less exotically named and milder than Ciara, put paid to any sailing this week.  Despite this, a number of members came to the Club to socialise, eat and drink.  Better weather this coming week – we hope – yet again.

Instructor Refresher Day.  Eric convened this in the Cadet Clubhouse, the weather not being particularly conducive to outdoor work.

This Week  18th to 24th February

Sunday 23rd February.  The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 18 races are scheduled to take place.

Even if there is no sailing there will be lunch and the bar available before

The Annual General Meeting which is to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

Please do your best to attend this meeting.  It is important for directing the running of the Club and the activities it engages in.  This year there are five Officers stepping down from their posts and whilst we have managed to find people to fill four of them, the Office of Hon. Treasurer is yet to be filled.  If there are any Members who feel they are qualified and would like to fill this Office I would be pleased if they would get in touch with me.

Next Week  25th February to 2nd March

Sunday 1st March   The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 19 races are scheduled to take place.

Further Ahead

Thursday 5th March – Club Supper and Talk

Nicholas Bayne, brother-in-law of Anne, will be giving a talk on Thursday 5th March.  It will be about the exploration of the North West passage in the 19th century by John and James Ross (remote Uncles of Christopher and Nicholas) and John Franklin ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, recently discovered.  This promises to be an enlightening insight into why Ross survived when Franklin died.  It will also touch on the contact between Arctic Explorers and the Inuit.

Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  As usual there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Notices

PILATES ON A MONDAY

Each Monday morning, between 10:30 and 11:30, Joanne Zorian-Lynn  holds a very jolly Pilates class in the Clubhouse.  This Pilates class is suitable for all ages and abilities as each exercise is offered and demonstrated for all levels.

Joanne is a specialist mat Pilates instructor with training in common orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation.

Pilates develops flexibility, strength and confidence. It reduces stiffness in muscles and joints whilst focusing on core control, postural alignment and co-ordination.  Pilates is widely practised by sports people and recognised to be of tremendous value.

To book your place contact Joanne on -Tel: 07754 686378

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions were amended to bring the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a Mark of the Course) in line with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.  This change has been incorporated into the Sailing Instructions.

River Conditions

River level has been relatively stable and within the normal range in recent days.  However, the flow, which had been reducing steadily, is now building up again and will need to be watched.

For those who want to monitor the river conditions at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27

Looking after your boat

As a postscript, the continuing stormy weather may have loosened boat covers and any tie-downs.  It will be as well to check your boat’s security as soon as possible as boats on the loose can not only become damaged themselves but may cause damage to adjacent boats.  The Club has a stock of ground anchors with which boat owners can be supplied.  If you would like some please contact Peter Johnson petnic2012@gmail.com  or Andrew Horwitz andrew@andrewhorwitz.com.

Chris Pollard.

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Last Week  4th to 10th February

Saturday 8th February.  The First Aid course run in the Clubhouse on Saturday was fully subscribed.  It was noted that there were only three Tamesis participants, the course being largely filled by non-Club people.  Malcolm has reported that he had some Club Member enquiries after the course was filled.  This course has to be filled on a first come first served basis so ,if you are interested in participating in future courses, please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk and book early.

Sunday 9th February.  Storm Ciara put paid to any sailing this week with winds of 30 knots gusting 66 at its worst period.  Despite this, a number of members came to the Club to socialise, eat and drink.  Better weather this coming week – we hope.

As a postscript, the storm, which is forecast to continue, albeit in a slightly diminished power, may have loosened boat covers and any tie-downs.  It will be as well to check your boat’s security as soon as possible as boats on the loose can not only become damaged themselves but may cause damage to adjacent boats.  The Club has a stock of ground anchors with which boat owners can be supplied; contact Peter Johnson at petnic2012@gmail.com or Andrew Horwitz at  andrew@andrewhorwitz.com if you would like some.

This Week  11th to 17th February

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk – 7:30pm for 8pm. The Battersea Power Station Project
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place this Thursday.

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team is employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  As usual there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 16th February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 17 races are scheduled to take place.

Also, Instructor Refresher Day.  Details to be confirmed but no charge and all welcome.

Next Week   18th to 24th February

Sunday 23rd February.  The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 18 races are scheduled to take place.

The Annual General Meeting is to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

Please do your best to attend this meeting.  It is important for directing the running of the Club and the activities it engages in.  This year there are five Officers stepping down from their posts and whilst we have managed to find people to fill four of them, the Office of Hon. Treasurer is yet to be filled.  If there are any Members who feel they are qualified and would like to fill this Office I would be pleased if they would get in touch with me.

Further Ahead

Thursday 5th March – Club Supper and Talk

Nicholas Bayne, brother-in-law of Anne, will be giving a talk on Thursday 5th March.  It will be about the exploration of the North West passage in the 19th century by John and James Ross (remote Uncles of Christopher and Nicholas) and John Franklin ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, recently discovered.  This promises to be an enlightening insight into why Ross survived when Franklin died.  It will also touch on the contact between Arctic Explorers and the Inuit.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration:Tamesis Summer Camps

Following last year’s very successful week-long Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised two Camps, the first starting on 3rd August 2020 with a second week starting on 17th August.

There has been strong demand for the two Summer Camps and, subject to receiving all confirming payments, there is only one place left which is during the week beginning 3rd August.  A waiting list has been created so please contact Tim on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to be added to this list.

To receive a pack which explains the Camp in more detail or to have a chat, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.

There is a banner headline below the scrolling images at the top of the Tamesis Website Home Page which has a direct link to Tim.

Notices

PILATES ON A MONDAY

Each Monday morning, between 10:30 and 11:30, Joanne Zorian-Lynn  holds a very jolly Pilates class in the Clubhouse.  This Pilates class is suitable for all ages and abilities as each exercise is offered and demonstrated for all levels.

Joanne is a specialist mat Pilates instructor with training in common orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation.

Pilates develops flexibility, strength and confidence. It reduces stiffness in muscles and joints whilst focusing on core control, postural alignment and co-ordination.  Pilates is widely practised by sports people and recognised to be of tremendous value.

To book your place contact Joanne on -Tel: 07754 686378

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions were amended to bring the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a Mark of the Course) in line with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

This change to the Sailing Instructions is now in force.

River Conditions

River level has been relatively stable and within the normal range in recent days.  However, the flow, which had been reducing steadily, is now building up again and will need to be watched.

For those who want to monitor the river conditions at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27

 

Chris Pollard.

Commodore

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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Last Week   27th January to 3rd February

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

The Vice Commodore, Carolyne, having set a cheerful tone with the provision of an excellent fizz, called the assembled company to order.  Following a very good dinner from Chef Ollie and his team, Alan Green, the current holder of the Uffa Spoon, presented an comprehensive picture of the year’s less planned occurrences, finishing with a detailed description of the circumstances which warranted Brian Harper-Lewis becoming the new holder of the Spoon.

This event was the last to be masterminded by Nicky Johnson as Rear Commodore (House) and was an excellent example of the attention to detail which she has applied to events during her tenure of this Office.  Thank-you Nicky.

Sunday 2nd February. The stream was more significant than it looked and the wind had ferocious gusts and nasty lulls.  There was a good entry for the 10:30 Handicap, mainly Lasers, and both Merlins and Lasers had strong fleets for the main races.See News for Report from Carolyne Vines and Tim Medcalf together with photos by Matt Dalton and Jonathan Key.

This Week  4th to 10th February

Saturday 8th February.  The First Aid course being run in the Clubhouse is fully subscribed.  If you are interested in future courses please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk.

Sunday 9th February.  The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 16 races will take place.

Next Week

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place on Thursday 13th February.   Please note that this is the second Thursday in February.

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team is employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com. As usual there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 16th February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 17 races will take place.

Also, Instructor Refresher Day. Details to be confirmed but no charge and all welcome .

Further Ahead

Sunday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

Please do your best to attend this meeting.  It is important for directing the running of the Club and the activities it engages in.  This year there are five Officers stepping down from their posts and whilst we have managed to find people to fill three of them, the Offices of Rear Commodore (Sailing) and Hon Treasurer are yet to be filled.  If there is any Member who feels they are qualified and would like to fill these Offices I will be pleased if they would get in touch with me.

Thursday 5th March – Club Supper and Talk

SURVIVING THE ARCTIC: POLAR EXPLORERS AND THE INUIT.

Nicholas Bayne, brother-in-law of Anne, will be giving a talk on Thursday 5th March.  It will be about the exploration of the North West passage in the 19th century by John and James Ross, (remote Uncles of Christopher and Nicholas) and John Franklin ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, recently discovered.  This promises to be an enlightening insight into why Ross survived when Franklin died.  It will also touch on the contact between Arctic Explorers and the Inuit.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Tamesis Summer Camps

Following last year’s very successful week-long Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised two Camps, the first starting on 3rd August 2020 with a second week starting on 17th August.

There has been strong demand for the two Summer Camps and, subject to receiving all confirming payments, there is only one place left which is during the week beginning 3rd August.  A waiting list has been created so please contact Tim on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to be added to this list.

To receive a pack which explains the Camp in more detail or to have a chat, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.

There is a banner headline below the scrolling images at the top of the Tamesis Website Home Page which has a direct link to Tim.

Notices

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions were amended to make the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a Mark of the Course) to be in accordance with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

This change to the Sailing Instructions is now in force.

River Conditions

River level has been relatively stable and within the normal range in recent days.  However, the flow, which had been reducing steadily, is now building up again and will need to be watched.

For those who want to monitor the river conditions at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27

Chris Pollard.

Commodore

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

Scroll to the end of this e-mail to see the News articles

Last Week  21st to 27th January

Sunday 26th January. The stream was less ferocious and the wind built up nicely.  There was a good entry for the 10:30 Handicap and both Merlins and Lasers had strong fleets.  See News for Reports from Chris Taggart and Tim Medcalf together with photos by Jonathan Key and Peter Johnson.

This Week   27th January to 3rd February

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner. 7:30 for 8 pm. Yes! This coming Saturday.

See the poster for this event on the website.  Sign up for this major annual event in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  The purpose of the evening is to have a great time and for the current holder of the Uffa Spoon to present it to the person or persons who have committed the silliest gaffe in the last year.

Menu for the Vice Commodore’s Dinner:

Sharing Board
Selection of Cured Meats, Duck Liver Paté, Celeriac Remoulade, Watercress, Pickles and Local Bread
Salmon
Oven Baked Fillet of Salmon, Wilted Spinach, Green Beans, Peas & New Potatoes
Lemon & Dill Beurre Blanc, Mustard Frills
Bramley Apple
Stewed Apples with Cinnamon & Cranberries, Hazelnut Granola, Pouring Cream
Cheese Board
Comte 18 Month, Camembert, Saint Agur Blue
Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Grapes, Crackers & Local Bread

Sunday 2nd February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 15 races will take place.

Next Week  4th to 10th February

Saturday 8th February.  The First Aid course being run in the Clubhouse is fully booked.  If you are interested in future courses please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk.

Sunday 9th February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 16 races will take place.

Further Ahead

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place on Thursday 13th February.   Please note that this is the second Thursday in February.

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team is employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com. As usual there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Tamesis Summer Camps

Following last year’s very successful week-long Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one starting on 3rd August 2020 with a second week starting on 17th August.

To receive a pack which explains the Camp in more detail or to have a chat, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.

There has been a lot of interest in this year’s two Summer Camps with many of last year’s participants signing up as well as some new faces.  Only two places are still available on the Camp starting on 3rd August and a few more for the week starting 17th August.  If you are interested, please act now to book before the camps are full! Don’t delay!

There is a banner headline below the scrolling images at the top of the Tamesis Website Home Page which has a direct link to Tim.

Notices

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions will be amended to make the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a mark of the course) to be in accordance with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

Stand-Up Paddleboards  (SUPs)

The Club is in the process of introducing facilities to enable members to keep and use SUPs at the Club.  We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this development.

Bank Holiday races

In recent times the attendance at Bank Holiday Pursuit Handicap races has been small and it has been considered that it has not been sufficient to justify the time of the rostered Box and Patrol Boat crews.  It has, therefore, been decided that these events will no longer be programmed.

For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27
River flow has been reducing steadily and is back to near normal.

Chris Pollard.

Commodore

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

Scroll to the end of this e-mail to see the News articles

Last Week  14th to 20th January

Sunday 19th January.  The stream was ferocious and the flags were hanging straight down.  At about 11:00 OOD David P-J raised the Abandon flag and most of those present repaired to the Clubhouse.

This Week  21st to 27th January

Sunday 26th January. The stream and wind permitting, the 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 14 races will take place.

Next Week  27th January to 3rd February

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner. 7:30 for 8 pm.
See the poster for this event on the website.  Sign up for this major annual event in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  The purpose of the evening is to have a great time and for the current holder of the Uffa Spoon to present it to the person or persons who have committed the silliest gaff in the last year.

Menu for the Vice Commodore’s Dinner:
Sharing Board
Selection of Cured Meats, Duck Liver Pate, Celeriac Remoulade, Watercress, Pickles and Local Bread
Salmon
Oven Baked Fillet of Salmon, Wilted Spinach, Green Beans, Peas & New Potatoes
Lemon & Dill Beurre Blanc, Mustard Frills
Bramley Apple
Stewed Apples with Cinnamon & Cranberries, Hazelnut Granola, Pouring Cream
Cheese Board
Comte 18 Month, Camembert, Saint Agur Blue
Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Grapes, Crackers & Local Bread

Sunday 2nd February. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 15 races will take place.

Further Ahead

Saturday 8th February.  There is a First Aid course being run in the Clubhouse and there are still some places left.  If you are interested please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk.

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place on Thursday 13th February.   Please note that this is the second Thursday in February.

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team is employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com. As usual there will be a two course supper for £10 per person, time 7:30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Tamesis Summer Camps

Following last year’s very successful week long Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one starting 3rd August 2020 with a second week starting on 17th August .  Details are as follows.

Last summer, Tamesis Club ran a successful week-long camp for junior sailors aged 8 to 15.  We are pleased to confirm that, subject to achieving the number of sign-ups required, we will stage not one but two summer camp weeks in 2020.

The format will be very similar to that of 2019 with the camp running from 08:30 to 18:30 each day, meaning that it is a true ‘drop off’ activity which proved popular with working parents and is a real point of difference compared to other local camps.  

We will again include an overnight stay on the River Thames Boat Project’s boat Discoverer which will be moored at Tamesis – this was a big hit and the Charity is keen to repeat the experience which includes a workshop about the ecology of the Thames.

Sailing tuition and coaching will be provided by an RYA-qualified team led by Ben Kimbell who did a fantastic job last year.  Children taking part will be able to qualify either for their first RYA Stage certificate or the next one in the series if they have already done RYA training.

In a change to 2019, the Club will also open the summer camp to the children of non-members.  If you are interested and your children have friends that they would like to bring along they will be most welcome.

The first week will be the week commencing 3rd August 2020 with the second week to take place later in August, probably the week commencing 17th. 

To receive a pack which explains the camp in more detail or to have a chat, please contact Tim Medcalf on timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 018972.

There has been a lot of interest in this year’s two summer camps with many of last year’s participants signing up as well as some new faces.  Only two places are still available on the camp scheduled for the week of 3rd August and a few more for the week of 17th August.  If you are interested, please act now to book before the camps are full! Don’t delay!

There is a banner headline below the scrolling photos at the top of the Tamesis Website Home Page which has a direct link to Tim or you can contact him directly at timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk or call 07768 018972.

Notices

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions will be amended to make the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a mark of the course) to be in accordance with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

Stand-Up Paddleboards  (SUPs)

The Club is in the process of introducing facilities to enable members to keep and use SUPs at the Club.  We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this development.

Bank Holiday races

In recent times the attendance at Bank Holiday Pursuit Handicap races has been small and it has been considered that it has not been sufficient to justify the time of the rostered Box and Patrol Boat crews.  It has, therefore, been decided that these events will no longer be programmed.

For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249      or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27
River flow has been up all this week and has been at a sustained high rate since Wednesday.

Chris Pollard.

Commodore

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

Scroll to the end of this e-mail to see the News articles

Last Week  January 7th to 13th

Thursday 9th January 2020.   Ros Warwick-Haller gave an intriguing talk about the way in which the reintroduction of the Red-Billed Chough to Jersey has been achieved. This was a subject which she had studied and assessed for her MSc thesis.  It was very interesting and well received by a sizeable audience.

Sunday 12th January. The Skiff Club event which had exclusive use of the river downstream of the RCC pontoon was cancelled which left us free to hold the 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 12 races which took place despite the fairly stiff stream.  There were good fleets entered for both Merlins and Lasers.  See the Race report in News.

This Week  January 14th to 20th

Sunday 19th January. 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 13 races.

Further Ahead

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.  See the poster for this event on the website.  Sign up for this major annual event in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Menu for the Vice Commodore’s Dinner:
Sharing Board
Selection of Cured Meats, Duck Liver Pate, Celeriac Remoulade, Watercress, Pickles and Local Bread
Salmon
Oven Baked Fillet of Salmon, Wilted Spinach, Green Beans, Peas & New Potatoes
Lemon & Dill Beurre Blanc, Mustard Frills
Bramley Apple
Stewed Apples with Cinnamon & Cranberries, Hazelnut Granola, Pouring Cream
Cheese Board
Comte 18 Month, Camembert, Saint Agur Blue
Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Grapes, Crackers & Local Bread

Saturday 8th February.  There is a First Aid course being run in the Clubhouse and there are still some places left.  If you are interested please contact Mal Warner on malcolmwarner1@blueyonder.co.uk.

Thursday 13th February – Club Supper and Talk
We are very pleased that the postponed talk by Suzette Edmondson will now take place on Thursday 13th February.   Please note that this is the second Thursday in February

Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson is an Associate Director at Mace working on the iconic Battersea Power Station project as lead for project controls, covering risk, change, cost, reporting and information management for the £1.7bn development.  She will be talking about the Power Station’s development journey, its current progress, the project’s challenges and how the team are employing both traditional and modern methodologies to address these challenges. She will share the Owners’ vision for the development and how it will contribute to the wider Nine Elms regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to hear about this huge development.  Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com . As usual a two course supper £10 per person, time 7.30pm for 8pm sit down.

Sunday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See Tammy Matters of 10/12/19 for Tim’s resumé which will be republished at intervals.

If you would like to book a place or register serious interest, contact Tim.  It is important that there are sufficient numbers to make the camps viable and to retain the options on the Instructors.

Notices 

Change of Tamesis Sailing Instruction 14.1  – Touching a Mark

As from 1st February the Tamesis Sailing Instructions will be amended to make the penalty for an infringement of RRS 31 (touching a mark of the course) be in accordance with RRS 44 and will be to perform one turn clear of all other boats.

Stand-Up Paddleboards  (SUPs)

The Club is in the process of introducing facilities for enabling members to keep and use SUPs at the Club.  We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of this development.

Bank Holiday races

In recent times the attendance at Bank Holiday Pursuit Handicap races has been fairly dismal and it has been considered that it has not been justifiably rewarding of the time of the rostered Box and Patrol Boat crews.  It has, therefore, been decided that these events will no longer be programmed.

For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Detail/1249 or at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27
River flow was up again this week and the level rose to cover the pontoons after lunch on Sunday.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week  31st December 2019 to 6th January 2020

Sunday 5th January.  The decision to cancel racing this week was based on the information that a large number (150 or so) of canoes would be racing through the reach whilst partaking in the annual Richmond Canoe Club K2 Marathon.  In the event, the canoes came through in small groups, widely separated  rather than the torrent we were led to expect.  However, there was a good turnout at the Club to dismantle the splendid Christmas decorations, enjoy the view and lunch and regret the lack of sailing.  Thanks to all those who came.

This Week  January 7th to 13th

Thursday 9th January 2020, 7:30pm for 8pm start  –  We are delighted that Ros Warwick-Haller will be telling us about the reintroduction of the Jersey Red-Billed Chough, which was part of her MSc thesis research.  This bird had been considered locally extinct on Jersey since 1929 until a project in 2012 began to restore Jersey’s Coastal biodiversity to its former glory.  Ros spent six weeks at the Durrell Zoo and will tell us about her research, giving us an overview of the three core Jersey rewilding processes: captive breeding, soft-release and coastal restoration, covering successes, limitations and recommendations for the future.  Come and find out all about it.  It should be a very interesting evening.     Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday 12th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 12 races will take place – conditions permitting.  There is a Skiff Club event which has exclusive use of the river downstream of the RCC pontoon in the morning.  However, in liaison with the organisers, who estimate that the event will probably finish at about 11:00, we will hope to run a short course for the 10:30 race and expand to a normal course for the main Series 12 races.

Further Ahead

Ladies Night:  Repeat information – This event had been rescheduled to Saturday 11th January but House Committee members asked for a later date to be set and we are looking at possible dates in the Spring.  In the meantime, we would welcome comments from members on content they would like to see for the evening – do let us know please. This is a chance to have your say!!   Email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or give me a call.

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

Saturday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See Tammy Matters of 10/12/19 for Tim’s resumé which will be republished at intervals.

If you would like to book a place or register serious interest, contact Tim.  It is important that there are sufficient numbers to make the camps viable and to retain the options on the Instructors.  Contact via the website – ‘Would like to learn how to sail’.

Notice  For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at
https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27  or at
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/7269?direction=u

For the moment, river flow appears to have subsided to a reasonable speed.  Discussions amongst some members has been taking place to look at ways to convert the river flow information (cubic metres/second) at the Kingston station into surface water speed.  If this gets refined we will have better information on which to make judgements.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

 

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Last Week  24th to 30th December

Thursday 26th December.  The annual Boxing Day races could not be held owing to bad conditions.

Sunday 29th December. The 10:30 Handicap race was not held – the racing being postponed due to light winds and a strong stream.  By 11:00 the wind had strengthened and a trial sailing showed that a race was possible.  The postponement was cancelled at 11:10. and racing took place, there being two Merlin entries and three Lasers.  See News

This Week  31st December to 6th January 2020

Sunday 5th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 11 races will take place – conditions permitting.

Next Week  

Thursday 9th January 2020, 7:30pm for 8pm start  –  We are delighted that Ros Warwick-Haller will be telling us about the reintroduction of the Jersey Red-Billed Chough, which was part of her MSc thesis research.  This bird had been considered locally extinct on Jersey since 1929 until a project in 2012 began to restore Jersey’s Coastal biodiversity to its former glory.  Ros spent six weeks at the Durrell Zoo and will tell us about her research, giving us an overview of the three core Jersey rewilding processes: captive breeding, soft-release and coastal restoration, taking in successes, limitations and recommendations for the future.  Come and find out all about it.  A fascinating evening is promised.     Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday 12th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 12 races will take place – conditions permitting.

Further Ahead

Ladies Night:  Repeat information – This event had been rescheduled to Saturday 11th January but House Committee members asked for a later date to be set and we are looking at possible dates in the Spring.  In the meantime, we would welcome comments from members on content they would like to see for the evening – do let us know please. This is a chance to have your say!!   Email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or give me a call.

Saturday 1st February.  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

Saturday 23rd February.  The Annual General Meeting.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration: – Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See Tammy Matters of 10/12/19 for Tim’s resumé which will be republished at intervals.  Contact Tim at timothymedcalf@yahoo.co.uk for full information.

Notice  For those who want to monitor the water level at Kingston, this can be seen at https://riverlevels.uk/surrey-thames-at-kingston-backup#.XgjxF-vgp27  or at
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/7269?direction=u

For reference, the recent High level of 5.55m recorded on the Kingston backup on Sunday 22nd December saw the Clubhouse surrounded and the lawn and much of the boat park flooded.  The promontory went underwater but none of the 18s floated off.  See Carolyne’s photo news item of 22nd December.

Dutyman again:  Neville Upton has recently made a request for a duty swap and has had a late positive response.  One of the purposes of Dutyman is to allow someone who has a difficulty with a date to broadcast a request for a change.  If you can possibly accommodate a request, which may be last minute and urgent, please do so as soon as you can as, if a duty is just left empty, it usually results in someone who has arrived at the Club anticipating sailing or socialising, having to fill a duty instead.

Finally:

Happy New Year everyone!

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week  17th to 23rd December

Sunday 22nd December. Neither the 10:30 Handicap race nor the Winter Series 9 races took place.  The recent rain had resulted in the river becoming swollen and flowing at about 6 knots.  This, in combination with no reliable wind, led OOD Steve Katz to decide that racing should be abandoned, which was just as well because, by the time the 10:30 race should have started, the Clubhouse was practically marooned and the launch, Tamesis lll, seemed to be moored in the middle of the river.  The task of recovering the flags was delegated to Matt Dalton as the only person equipped with full height wellies.

Monday 23rd December. The Christmas Pilates class on Monday morning at 10:30 to which the teacher, Jo Zorian, had invited Club members occurred and there was coffee and mince pies afterwards.

This Week  24th to 30th December

Thursday 26th December.  The annual Boxing Day races are planned to be held but it will all depend on the stream and the wind as to whether they will be possible.

Sunday 29th December. Similarly, the 10:30 Handicap race and the Winter Series 10 races will be dependent on conditions.  There is still a lot of water to come out of the West.

Next Week  31st December to 6th January 2020

Sunday 5th January. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 11 races will take place – hopefully conditions permitting by then.

Further Ahead

Thursday 9th January 2020 – 7.30pm for 8pm start.    We are delighted that Ros Warwick-Haller will be telling us about the reintroduction of the Jersey Red-Billed Chough which was part of her MSc thesis research.  This bird had been considered locally extinct on Jersey since 1929 until a project in 2012 began to restore Jersey’s Coastal biodiversity to its former glory.    Ros spent six weeks at the Durrell Zoo and will tell us about her research giving us an overview of the three core Jersey rewilding processes:  captive breeding, soft-release and coastal restoration taking in successes, limitations and recommendations for the future.  Come and find out all about it.  A fascinating evening is promised.       Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Ladies Night – This had been rescheduled to Saturday 11th January but House Committee members asked for a later date to be set.  We will look at possible dates in spring but, in the meantime, we would welcome comments from members on the content they would like to see for the evening – game requests / quiz / music etc.  We would also like to encourage some younger members to attend and would appreciate some input from them as to what would make it more attractive to them whilst not making it less attractive to our current loyal supporters – do let us know please. This is a chance to have your say!!   Email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com or give me a call.

Saturday 1st February  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

Saturday 23rd February  The Annual General Meeting.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration – Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See last week’s Tammy Matters for Tim’s resume which will be republished at intervals.

Notice  For those who want to monitor the water level at Trowlock Island, this can be seen at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/7269?direction=u

Chris Pollard

Commodore

 

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Last Week  10th to 16th December

Sunday 15th December – In the 10:30 Handicap race this week, Matt P-J had some opposition, in the form of Peter Impey and Tim Ginn.  Both found it hard work to defeat the strong stream with a marginal South-westerly but they showed the route to take.  As the time for the Winter Series 8 races approached, the wind got livelier and good fleets of 7 Merlins and 6 Lasers contested the Christmas Pudding races with enthusiasm despite the stream becoming even stronger. See News.

Following this the Club Christmas Lunch was held.  With a sellout 100 attending it was a splendid meal served up by Ollie the chef.  Santa Claus visited and Carols were sung.  A dishwasher failure was a minor blemish as it slowed service but all seemed to enjoy themselves although the rising tide which threatened to surround the clubhouse was a matter of some concern, mercifully of no consequence.  It was really pleasing to see so many of the Club’s younger members there.  See News.

This Week  17th to 23rd December

Sunday 22nd December. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 9 races will take place.

Monday 23rd December. Christmas Pilates class on Monday morning at 10.30 to which the teacher, Jo Zorian, invites Club members, at £10 for the session.  She also asks, if you come to it, to bring a mat if you have one. The class is pitched for all ages and abilities  – she states that ‘we intend to have fun’ and there will be coffee and mince pies afterwards.

Next Week  24th to 30th December

Thursday 26th December  The annual Boxing Day races will be held.

Sunday 29th December. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 10 races will take place.

Further Ahead

Thursday 9th January 2020  Club Supper and talk- details to follow.

Saturday 1st February  The Vice Commodore’s Dinner.

A Long Way Ahead but for early consideration – Following last year’s very successful Summer Camp, Tim Medcalf has organised one for 2020 with the option of a second week if the demand is there.  See last week’s Tammy Matters for Tim’s resume which will be republished at intervals.

Chris Pollard

Commodore