Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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Notices

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 click on the Red Banner beneath the pictures on the website home page and read the notice which will appear. This will reveal the current conditions and information for use of the Club and how to record your going there.

Please do ensure that you sign yourself in every time you visit the Club.  The preferred way is by texting your name(s) to 07547 691 416.  Alternatively sign in the book in the undercroft.  This is required if we are to justify being able to have more than 30 people at any time.  Do not try to sign in using any of the WhatsApp groups.

The current Government advice is in a state of flux at the moment but we have considered the advice to see how far we think it is advisable to implement the RYA guidance.  In line with the RYA advice, non-family/bubble crews are permitted for double handed boats.  It is recommended that non-bubble crews wear  gloves, masks and long trousers.  If infection rates take a turn for the worse we may revert to family/bubble crews only.

Last Week  4th to 10th August

This week saw the first of our Summer Camps, organised by Tim and run by Ben Kimbell with assistance from Ben Ramage, Iwan Drewett, Alden Horwitz and Caitlin.  They were blessed with excellent weather and all the participants seem to have enjoyed themselves immensely.  We saw some of the participants joining in the Sunday racing, which is great.

Thursday evening saw John Adams run the first of our four race General Handicap Series with the first outing of an Eighteen this year, along with 2 Merlins and 4 Lasers.  See John Adams’ full report in News.

Sunday was sticky hot with a fitful North-easterly breeze and our three-race programme was run over a long dogleg course this week.  The shoreside workload is getting easier as people get more familiar with the pattern and, again, thank you to all the entrants for their patience and discipline whilst going afloat.  Ten Lasers, a Feva and three Toppers and six Merlins raced.  Read the full report by Tim Medcalf in News.

Thank you Jim and Bonnie Green for running the races, David and Debbie Baker and Martin Adams for manning the Patrol Boat and acting as Beachmaster and Tim for organising it all.  Please continue to inform Tim of your intention to race, it has really made the control of the shoreside operations much easier.

Social distancing ashore is still not perfect but people are getting more conscious of crowding on the Veranda round the Bar and that looked much better.  Observing the limitation of six people in a group is very unnatural and 2 metres seems a very long way away, but we have to do it for as long as it is required.  Thank you Carolyne, Rosalind and Nicky for running the Veranda Bar which helps so much to engender the Club spirit.

Whilst it is really good to see so many people using and enjoying the Club again, please could you all be sure to put your picnic and bar debris into the appropriate bins as you leave, it will help a lot.

This Week  11th to 17th August

No Summer Camp this week but the big marquee will stay set up to be the classroom and general shelter for the following week’s Camp.  It is available for socially distanced shelter if required on Sunday.

On Thursday evenings in August, a General Handicap Series of races will be run with the start at 7pm for all classes.  Three from the Series of four races will count for the result.

On Sunday we will continue to use the recently established pattern for racing – which is:

Lasers launch from 10:10 with their start sequence beginning at 10:25 and start at 10:30.  Following their race the Lasers will stay afloat out of the way until all Merlins are afloat.

Toppers and any Handicap Class boats can start launching from 10:40 with their start sequence beginning at 10:55 and start at 11:00.  They can come ashore as soon as their race is finished.

Merlins can launch from about 11:05 with their start sequence beginning at 11:25 and start at 11:30.

All start sequences will be notified by the low-pitched hooter.  All boat finishes will be notified by the high-pitched alarm.

During the period that we are running these abnormal race programmes, if you intend to race on the coming Thursday or Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf in advance via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

We intend running the Veranda Bar, if possible, for the foreseeable future.  We will post what is arranged for the coming sailing sessions on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, so watch out for this information.

Volunteers needed.

To make racing under the current conditions possible we must have volunteers to run the shoreside operations on both Sunday and, for August, Thursday evening.  In particular we need same household/bubble crews to man the patrol boat.  Without a patrol boat crew we would have to cancel racing for that day.  Please notify Tim Medcalf if you can, and are willing to, do a patrol boat duty.  We also need volunteers to do OOD and Beachmaster.

Next Week  18th to 24th August

Sunday racing to the Covid pattern – Lasers 10:30, Topper/Handicap 11:00 and Merlins 11:30 is scheduled and on Thursday evening the General Handicap race will start at 7pm for all classes.  Three from the Series of four races will count for the result.

The second Summer Camp takes place during this week.

Training

Eric is continuing to send out On-Line Training by e-mails to those who are signed up to his Training programme as the Social Distancing rules make training at the Club impracticable.  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 recently 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.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Please read the notice which you get when you click on the Red Banner underneath the pictures on the website Home page.

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club and how we are proposing to comply with them.  Please look at this information at least weekly to look for changes in policy related to Covid-19.  I will flag up any future changes with a side bar on the paragraph.

WhatsApp

The WhatsApp groups allow us to pass urgent information to you.  Please join (or rejoin) any of the Groups by asking via the ‘General Inquiry’ category in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website.

The currently available groups are:

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group. This is intended for broadcasting urgent information.  This Group currently has 89 Members signed-up.

The Tamesis Club Sailing’ Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 75 Members signed-up.

The Laser Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

The TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

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.

 

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

 

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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 click on the Red Banner beneath the pictures on the website home page and read the notice which will appear. This will reveal the current conditions and information for use of the Club and how to record your going there.

Please do ensure that you sign yourself in if you visit the Club.  The preferred way is by texting your name(s) to 07547 691 416.  Alternatively sign in the book in the undercroft.  This is required if we are to justify being able to have more than 30 people at any time.  Do not try to sign in using any of the WhatsApp groups.

The RYA has issued new advice, which was published just before the sudden reversal of the liberalising policies which were coming into effect.  The current Government advice is in a state of flux at the moment but we have contemplated the advice to see how far we think it is advisable to implement the RYA guidance.  In line with the RYA advice, non-family/bubble crews are permitted for 2 man boats.  However, if infection rates take a turn for the worse we may revert to family/bubble crews only.

We will run a shortened G.W.Smith Trophy Series starting this week – only four races but all the more reason to pitch in and make it as competitive as possible.  We need family (or ‘Bubble’) crews for the Patrol Boat and the Race Box  and we also need a Beachmaster, on both Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.  If you are able to help on any date please contact Tim Medcalf who is co-ordinating the sailing.

Last Week  28th July to 3rd August

A warm Sunday with a good Westerly breeze (even though there were some dead patches) allowed us to run our three-race programme although there was only one Topper this week.  The shoreside workload is getting easier as people get more familiar with the pattern and, again, thank you to all the entrants for their patience and discipline whilst going afloat.  Twelve Lasers, one Topper and five Merlins raced and again it was good to see so many boats out on the water.  Read the full report by Tim Medcalf in News.

Thank you Simon Thompson and Johannes Wagner for running the races, Carolyne for acting as Beachmaster, Barbara and Martin Adams for manning the Patrol Boat and Tim for organising it all.  Again, it was very useful to be able to anticipate the shoreside control needed, by your informing Tim of your intended presence, to avoid chaos and to ensure conformity with the distancing rules – please do so again this week.

This week there was improved, though not perfect, compliance with social distancing ashore on the lawn and riverside but people are still getting a little close together on the Veranda round the Bar.  Observing the limitation of six people in a group is very unnatural but we have to do it as long as is required.  In future it will help if you were to approach the bar via the ramp and leave the bar, with your drink via the steps onto the lawn or riverside where there is more space.  Thank you Nicky and Carolyne for running the Veranda Bar again which is always appreciated after sailing in these strange times.

This Week  4th to 10th August

The first of the two Summer camps is running during this week.  The big marquee is set up to be their classroom and general shelter as a substitute for the Clubhouse which remains closed for the time being.  It is available for socially distanced shelter if required on Sunday.

On Thursday the G.W. Smith Tropy races will start at 7pm for all classes.

We will continue to use the newly established pattern for Sunday racing.

Lasers can launch from 10:10 (or earlier if they wish) with their start sequence beginning at 10:25 and start at 10:30.  Following their race the Lasers will stay afloat out of the way until all Merlins are afloat.

Toppers and any Handicap Class boats can start launching from 10:40 with their start sequence beginning at 10:55 and start at 11:00.  National 18s  are included in this category. They can come ashore as soon as their race is finished.

Merlins can launch from about 11:05 with their start sequence beginning at 11:25 and start at 11:30.

All start sequences will be notified by the low-pitched hooter.  All boat finishes will be notified by the high-pitched alarm.

To maintain as strong a level of racing as we can, we need volunteers for the shore activities.  For future Sundays please continue to let Tim know in advance if you plan to race or if you are able to volunteer for one of the shore jobs.  We also intend running the Veranda Bar again.  We will post what is possible for this coming weekend on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, possibly as late as Saturday evening, so watch out for this information.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf in advance via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

This week we are planning to start the shortened G.W. Smith Trophy Series on Thursday evening.  To run this series will, however, depend in particular on our being able to have the volunteers to operate the patrol boat.

Volunteers needed.

To make racing under the current conditions possible we must have volunteers to run the shoreside operations.  In particular we need same household/bubble crews to man the patrol boat.  Without a patrol boat crew we would have to cancel racing for that day.  Please notify Tim Medcalf if you can, and are willing to, do a patrol boat duty.  We also need volunteers to do OOD and Beachmaster.

Next Week  11th to 17th August

Sunday racing to the Covid pattern – Lasers 10:30, Topper/Handicap 11:00 and Merlins 11:30 is scheduled and the shortened G.W. Smith Series will be run on Thursday evening.  The Summer Camp takes a rest next week.

Training

Eric is continuing to send out On-Line Training by e-mails to those who are signed up to his Training programme as the Social Distancing rules make training at the Club impracticable.  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 recently 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.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Please read the notice which you get when you click on the Red Banner underneath the pictures in the website header.

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club and how we are proposing to comply with them.  Please look at this information at least weekly to look for changes in policy related to Covid-19.  I will flag up any future changes in bold.

WhatsApp

The WhatsApp groups allow us to pass urgent information to you.  Please join (or rejoin) any of the Groups by asking via the ‘General Inquiry’ category in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website.

The currently available groups are:

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group. This is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  I strongly encourage all Club Members to join this WhatsApp Group as this is the fastest way that we can broadcast urgent information.  This Group currently has 88 Members signed-up.

The Tamesis Club Sailing Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 75 Members signed-up.

The Laser Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

The TAMESIS SUP WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

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.

 

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

Notices

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 click on the Red Banner beneath the pictures on the website home page and read the notice which will appear. This will reveal the current conditions and information for use of the Club and how to record your going there.

Do ensure that you sign yourself in if you visit the Club.  Preferred way is by texting your name(s) to 07547 691 416.  Alternatively sign in the book in the undercroft.  This is required if we are to justify being able to have more than 30 people at any time.  Do not try to sign in using any of the WhatsApp groups.

We are trying to open up racing as much as we can and we are intending to run a shortened G.W.Smith Trophy series in August – only four races but all the more reason to pitch in and make it as competitive as possible.  However, to run any racing during the current Covid related conditions we need family (or ‘Bubble’) crews for the patrol boat and others to operate the Race Box and be Beachmaster.  We particularly need volunteers for patrol crews and Beachmaster duties, on either Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings.  If you are able too help on any date please contact Tim Medcalf who is co-ordinating the sailing.

Last Week   21st to 27th July

Thursday evening saw the last evening of Tim’s Virtual race series for the time being.  Tim and Jodok have done a great job arranging the sound and fury each week and will, I’m sure, appreciate a break for a while.  There is a distinct possibility that Virtual Racing on Thursday evenings will be back in the autumn – we will wait for it to be announced.

A cloudy Sunday with a good Westerly breeze (even though there were some dead patches) allowed us to run our three-race programme although there was only one Topper this week.  The shoreside workload is getting easier as people get more familiar with the pattern and, again, thank you to all the entrants for their patience and discipline whilst going afloat.  Seven Lasers, one Topper and eight Merlins raced and again it was good to see so many boats out on the water.  Read the full report by Tim Medcalf in News.

Thank you Rupert Fletcher and Suzy Harris for running the races, Byron Hoo for acting as Beachmaster, Paul and Sara Jamieson for manning the patrol boat and Tim for organising it all.  Again it was very useful to be able to anticipate the shoreside control needed, by your informing Tim of your intended presence, to avoid chaos and to ensure conformity with the distancing rules.

This week there was much improved compliance with social distancing ashore on the lawn and riverside but people did get a little close together on the Veranda round the Bar.  Observing the limitation of six people in a group is very unnatural but we have to do it as long as is required.  In future it will help if, after you have obtained your drinks, you move out onto the lawn or riverside where there is more space.  Thank you Nicky and Carolyne for running the Veranda Bar again which is always appreciated after sailing in these strange times.

This Week   28th July to 3rd August

Over the past weeks we have managed to refine the race organisation to comply with the current Government regulations and competitors are also getting familiar with it.  Accordingly we will continue to use this pattern and until further notice, Sunday racing will follow this established pattern.

Lasers can launch from 10:10 (or earlier if they wish) with their start sequence beginning at 10:25 and start at 10:30.  Following their race the Lasers will stay afloat out of the way until all Merlins are afloat.

Toppers and any Handicap Class boats can start launching from 10:40 with their start sequence beginning at 10:55 and start at 11:00.  They can come ashore as soon as their race is finished.

Merlins can launch from about 11:05 with their start sequence beginning at 11:25 and start at 11:30.

All start sequences will be notified by the low-pitched hooter.  All boat finishes will be notified by the high-pitched alarm.

We are trying to maintain as strong a level of racing as we can, for which we will need volunteers for the shore activities.  For future Sundays please continue to let Tim know in advance if you plan to race or if you are able to volunteer for one of the shore jobs.  We also intend running the Veranda Bar again.  We will post what is possible for this coming weekend on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, possibly as late as Saturday evening, so watch out for this information.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf in advance via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

Volunteers needed.

To make racing under the current conditions possible we must have volunteers to run the shoreside operations.  In particular we need same household/bubble crews to man the patrol boat.  Without a patrol boat crew we would have to cancel racing for that day.  Please notify Tim Medcalf if you can and are willing to do a patrol boat duty.  We also need volunteers to do OOD and Beachmaster.

 

Next Week   4th to 10th August

We are hoping to start the shortened G.W. Smith Trophy series on Thursday evening.  It will, however, depend in particular on our being able to have the volunteers to operate the patrol boat.

The first of the two Summer camps is also going to be run during this week.

Training

Eric is continuing to send out On-Line Training by e-mails to those who are signed up to his Training programme as the Social Distancing rules make training at the Club impractical.  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 recently 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.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Please read the notice which you get when you click on the Red Banner below the pictures in the website header.

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club and how we are proposing to comply with them.  Please look at this information at least weekly to look for changes in policy related to Covid-19.  I will flag up any future changes in bold.

WhatsApp

The WhatsApp groups allow us to pass urgent information to you.  Please join (or rejoin) any of the Groups by asking via the ‘General Inquiry’ category in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website.

The currently available groups are:-

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group. This is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  I strongly encourage all Club Members to join this WhatsApp Group as this is the fastest way that we can broadcast urgent information.  This Group currently has 88 Members signed-up.

The Tamesis Club Sailing Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 75 Members signed-up.

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

The ‘TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

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.

 

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

Notice

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 message which you get when you click on the red banner at the top of the website home page – particularly the instructions on how to register your presence at the Club.  I was disappointed at how many Members had not read them.  It is particularly important that we abide by the Covid-19 Secure conditions now that the Council has the authority to close us down if we are considered to have breached them.  That would be a pity, particularly as we have put a lot of effort into opening up the Club as much as we can so far.

Members visiting the Club site must record their presence to allow ‘Track and Trace’ to be done should anybody contract the virus.  We have arranged for you to be able to do this either by texting or by entering your name in the book in the undercroft of the Ladies Changing Room.  Although this may seem tedious, if we do not comply with all the requirements we are at risk of being closed.  We have tried to make it as simple as possible to record your presence – please ensure you do so.

Please click on the Red Banner beneath the pictures on the website home page and read the notice which will appear. This will reveal the current conditions and information for use of the Club and how to record your going there.

Last Week  14th to 20th July

Thursday evening saw the third week of Tim’s new Virtual race series.

Despite it being a drizzly Sunday we managed to increase our racing to include a race for Toppers and a Handicap fleet.  Although this increased the shoreside workload, thank you to all the entrants for their patience and discipline whilst going afloat. Five Lasers, two Toppers, an Albacore and ten Merlins raced in a reasonable wind from the north and a Firefly just came for a sail.  It was good to see so many boats out on the water, it looked almost normal when all the fleets were afloat.  Read the full report by Tim Medcalf in News.

Thank you Peter and Pauline Fryer for running the races, Florian Kreuger for acting as Beachmaster, Andrew and Alden Horwitz for manning the patrol boat and Tim for organising it all.  It was very useful to be able to anticipate the shoreside control needed, by your informing Tim of your intended presence, to avoid chaos and to ensure conformity with the distancing rules.

This week there was much better observance of the social distancing aspects ashore which was probably assisted by it not being a nice sunny day.  Observing the limitation of six people in a group is very unnatural but we have to do it as long as is required.  Thank you Nicky and Carolyne for running the Veranda Bar which is always appreciated after sailing in these strange times.

This Week  21st to 27th July

Tim Medcalf will again issue a special Notice of Race as well as a set of special instructions that all Members who plan to race must read and comply with.  This information will both cover the racing and give details of the Club facilities which will be available.  It will be sent out via the Tamesis Club Sailing, Tamesis Laser Sailing and Tammy Merlins WhatsApp groups.

We are trying to keep up as strong a level of racing as we can, for which we will need volunteers for the shore activities.  For future Sundays please continue to let Tim know in advance if you plan to race or if you are able to volunteer for one of the shore jobs.  We will also work towards having things in place so that we can run the Veranda Bar again.  We will post what is possible for this coming weekend on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, possibly as late as Saturday evening, so watch out for this information.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf in advance via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

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 recently 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.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Please read the notice which you get when you click on the Red Banner below the pictures in the website header.

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club and how we are proposing to comply with them.  Please look at this information at least weekly to look for changes in policy related to Covid-19.  I will flag up any future changes in bold.

WhatsApp

The WhatsApp groups allow us to pass urgent information to you.  Please join (or rejoin) any of the Groups by asking via the ‘General Inquiry’ category in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website.

The currently available groups are:-

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group. This is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  I strongly encourage all Club Members to join this WhatsApp group as this is the fastest way that we can broadcast urgent information.  This Group currently has 86 Members signed-up.

The Tamesis Club Sailing Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 73 Members signed-up.

The Laser Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

The TAMESIS SUP WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

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.

 

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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.

We believe we have instituted all the necessary measures to make the Club ‘Covid-19 Secure’ which allows us to have a ‘Gathering’ of more than 30 people on our site.  However, to comply, Members visiting the Club site must record their having done so to allow ‘Track and Trace’ to be done should anybody contract the virus.  We have arranged for you to be able to do this either by texting or by entering your name in a book.  Although this may seem tedious, if we do not comply with all the requirements we are at risk of being closed.  We have tried to make it as simple as possible to record your presence.

Please click on the Red Banner on the website home page and read the notice which will appear. This will reveal the current conditions and information for use of the Club and how to record your going there.

Last Week  7th to 13th July

This week the measures required to make the Club Covid-19 Secure were discussed and put into effect.  However, if anyone has particular suggestions for improvements which the Wednesday Working Party can do, please let me know via the ‘Contact us’ on the Club website.  Although I cannot promise that they can necessarily be addressed with alacrity at least we will know what concerns you.

Thursday evening saw the second week of Tim’s new Virtual race series.

We were able to run races again this Sunday.  Five Lasers and eight Merlins pitted themselves against a fitful and shifty breeze – it was, however, racing of a kind and on the water.  Thank you Carolyne and Henry for running the races and Tim for the NoR.  For future Sundays please let Tim know in advance if you plan to race as it is very helpful to know how much shoreside control there needs to be to ensure conformity with the distancing rules.

We still need to keep a firmer eye on the social distancing aspects ashore when one is just down for a social gathering and to watch the racing.  The limitation of groups to no more than six is wholly unnatural and it is all too easy to fall into normal grouping and distancing habits.  I don’t want to be nannying about this aspect but what we look like from the far shore does matter as it could lead to complaints and, in the extreme, our being ordered to shut down.

This Week   14th to 20th July

Tim Medcalf will again issue a special Notice of Race as well as a set of special instructions that all Members who plan to race must read and comply with.  This information will both cover the racing and give details of the Club facilities that will be available.  It will be sent out via the Tamesis Club Sailing, Tamesis Laser Sailing and Tammy Merlins WhatsApp groups.

We will try to work towards having things in place so that we can run a Veranda Bar as previously.  We will post what is possible for this coming weekend on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, possibly as late as Saturday evening, so watch out for this information.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf in advance via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

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.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club and how we are proposing to comply with them.  Please look at this information at least weekly to look for changes in policy related to Covid-19.  I will flag up any future changes in bold – but this week I have rewritten it.

Please read the information linked to the Red Banner.

WhatsApp

As a result of a somewhat exotic gate-crashing of the Tamesis Club Sailing group and others on Wednesday, I have removed from Tammy Matters the invitation links, which, for security, Kaan has changed.  If you would like to join (or rejoin) any of the Groups please ask using the ‘General Inquiry’ category in the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website.

The currently available groups are:-

The ‘Tamesis Club‘ Group. This is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  I strongly encourage all Club Members to join this WhatsApp group as this is the fastest way that we can broadcast urgent information.  This Group currently has 86 Members signed-up.

The Tamesis Club Sailing Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 73 Members signed-up.

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

The ‘TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

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.

 

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

 

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

Notice

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 click on the Red Banner on the website home page to use the link on it to read the current conditions and information for use of the Club.

The new Regulations which were supposed to further ease the shackles of lockdown have, regrettably, raised a serious barrier to our enjoyment of the Club.  The last-minute introduction of a limit for a ‘Gathering’ of just 30 people on our site makes the use of the Club which we were able to exercise last week not possible.  As a result of this and the unseasonably violent winds our intended Sunday racing and social ambitions were foiled.

To make the Club legal for the size of social gathering which automatically results from the combination of racers and spectators who would normally come to the Club, we have to make the Club ‘Covid-19 Secure’.  We are, through applying common sense, very nearly at this condition and the intention is to try to take those additional measures that will make us compliant during the coming week.

If we are not able to comply with the Government rules we may have to scale back on what we can offer.

This malaise is, of course, not affecting just us.  Thames Sailing Club, our near neighbour up-river, had been planning to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in June this year.  They had hopefully pushed it back to August but have, with regret, decided that conditions would, even then, be unsuitable for the celebrations they had in mind.  Hopefully next year.  We congratulate them on their 150th and commiserate with them in the present circumstances.

Last Week  30th June to 6th July

This week the Wednesday Working Party continued preparing for our return to regular racing.  I reiterate, if anyone has something that they would like to be considered by way of improvements, please let me know.  Although I cannot promise that they can necessarily be addressed with alacrity at least we will know what concerns you.

The proposed Virtual Inter-Club team racing event against Minima took place on Wednesday evening.  The Tamesis teams overwhelmed the opposition winning 5-1 overall.  Congratulations to Richard, Jodok and Tom in Team 1 and Andrew, Peter and Mike in Team 2.  More Virtual Team racing is in the offing – possibly with other Clubs.

Thursday evening saw the start of Tim’s new Virtual race series.

Although we planned to run races this Sunday and hopefully improve the social format based on our experience last week, the very windy forecast and last-minute publication of the new Coronavirus rules scuppered both.

We need to keep a firmer eye on the social distancing aspects ashore – it is all too easy to fall into normal distancing habits whilst one’s thoughts are occupied with the concerns of going afloat and racing.

Tim Medcalf will again issue a special Notice of Race as well as a set of special instructions that all Members who plan to race must read and comply with.  This information will both cover the racing and give details of the Club facilities that will be available.  It will be sent out via the Tamesis Club Sailing, Tamesis Laser Sailing and Tammy Merlins WhatsApp groups.

This Week  7th to 13th July

Hopefully we will have things in place so that we can restart racing and run a Veranda Bar as previously.  We will post what is possible for this coming weekend on the Tamesis Sailing and Tamesis Club WhatsApp groups, possibly as late as Saturday evening, so watch out for this information.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

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.

Andrew Horwitz, our SUP Captain, has set up a WhatsApp group for fellow SUP enthusiasts to join. The planned Summer Solstice expedition on Saturday, 20th June, took place in sunny and breezy conditions.  The group headed upstream to Kingston Bridge and back.  See the report on this and pictures by Andrew Horwitz in News.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club.  Please look at this information after each time that the Government announces a change in policy related to Covid-19.

WhatsApp

The ‘Tamesis Club Sailing’ Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 75 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS 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.  I strongly encourage all Club Members who can to join this WhatsApp group as this is the fastest way that we can broadcast urgent information.  This Group currently has 87 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GdhgwVGPli26rcxMIHvBjk

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JdRQxAmO7ApIl81IIi6a1u w

The ‘TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsGsTT19fxtChvAXpuDHU3

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.

An Offer   Tom Low, who is a Financial Advisor and Wealth Manager, has offered to talk with any Member who may be interested in such services with particular reference to the uncertain times the markets are experiencing.  He can be contacted at  tom.low@sjpp.co.uk

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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 click on the Red Banner on the website home page to use the link on it to read the current conditions and information for use of the Club.

On Sunday we had a trial in which we attempted to provide some racing within the current Government guidelines.  This demonstrated that the racing itself was viable although the sequencing and scope of the races needed to evolve.  However, our ability to continue to provide this racing will depend on those who enter the races, or just come to the Club to watch, complying strictly with the Social Distancing requirements and the conditions and instructions given to them.

Whilst it is clear that to some the Social Distancing rules are of little concern, there are also many for whom they are of considerable concern and who will be deterred from visiting the Club if they do not see proper distancing being observed.  I ask, therefore, that whilst at the Club you give those who are not in your household or ‘bubble’ the space that is required, or more if they appear to wish for it.  There are Members who do have immunity issues of one kind or another and I do not want anyone to be put off visiting the Club through anxiety.

If we are not able to comply with the Government rules we may have to scale back on what we can offer.  We must be careful not to look like Bournemouth beach.

Last Week   23rd to 29th June

This week the Wednesday Working Party set about preparing for our trial races which happened this Sunday.  I reiterate, if anyone has something that they would like to be considered by way of improvements, please let me know.  Although I cannot promise that they can necessarily be addressed with alacrity at least we will know what concerns you.

Tim concluded this Series of Virtual Regatta racing on Tuesday evening for Juniors and ‘Masters’.  The Sunday morning series did not not occur this week as we were running proper races again as a trial, although there was Virtual Racing on Sunday evening.  Minima has proposed an Inter-Club team racing event and the details of this event are being arranged.

Sunday 28th June, the Club ran two trial Class races with starts for Lasers and for Merlin Rockets.  Despite the very gusty conditions 9 Lasers and 4 Merlins managed to race in a safe manner and the shoreside operations were reasonably, though not entirely, compliant with the prevailing social distancing guidelines.  Using the experience of this trial we will look to improve our organisation and expand racing in the coming weeks.  See the full report in News.

As a trial for the social side of things an exterior pop-up bar was instigated and appeared to be well received.  This too will be the subject of consideration for improvements.

This Week  30th June to 6th July

We will plan to run races this coming Sunday and will hopefully improve the format based on our experience last week.  We need to keep a firmer eye on the social distancing aspects ashore – it is all too easy to fall into normal distancing habits whilst ones thoughts are occupied with the concerns of going afloat and racing.

Tim Medcalf will again issue a special Notice of Race as well as a set of special instructions that all Members who plan to race must read and comply with.  This information will both cover the racing and give details of the Club facilities that will be available.  It will be posted via the Tamesis Club Sailing, Tamesis Laser Sailing and Tammy Merlins Whatsapp groups.

Again, if you intend to race this coming Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

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.

Andrew Horwitz, our SUP Captain, has set up a WhatsApp group for fellow SUP enthusiasts to join. The planned Summer Solstice expedition on Saturday, 20th June, took place in sunny and breezy conditions.  The group headed upstream to Kingston Bridge and back.  See the report on this and pictures by Andrew Horwitz in News.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will increase.

The Red Banner

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club.  Please look at this information after each time that the Government announces a change in policy related to Covid-19.

WhatsApp

The Tamesis Club Sailing’ Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 74 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS 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.  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 86 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GdhgwVGPli26rcxMIHvBjk

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JdRQxAmO7ApIl81IIi6a1u w

The TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsGsTT19fxtChvAXpuDHU3

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

Zoe’s Tammy Natters has been a great way for Club Members to get sight of each other and have a chat whilst they cannot meet in person.  Now that we are opening up progressively and Members can go to the Club to meet up with their friends, Tammy Natters will be suspended.  I would like to thank Zoe Adams for instigating this enjoyable form of get-together which we will re-institute should there be a second wave of lockdown.

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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 click on the Red Banner on the website home page to use the link on it to read the current conditions and information for use of the Club.

This coming Sunday we are organising a trial which we hope will allow us to provide some racing within the current Government guidelines (which are changing from time to time) although not in the standard Sunday morning format.  Our ability to provide this racing will depend on those who enter the races complying strictly with the conditions and instructions given to them, which will be aimed at avoiding justified complaints from observers.  Restricted access to the Changing Room toilets will be available but the showers and changing areas will remain closed.

Last Week  16th to 22nd June

This week the Wednesday Working Party activity was directed towards assessing those things which had to be put in place to make the planned resumption of racing possible.  A number of projects to enhance the Club are in hand.  If anyone has something that they would like to be considered, please let me know.  Although I cannot promise that they can necessarily be addressed with alacrity at least we will know what concerns you.

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.  The Sunday morning series will not occur this week as we will be running proper races again.

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  21st June.  Another pleasant and breezy Sunday lost to real sailing although the Virtual Racing morning series was concluded with enthusiasm.  See the full report by Tim in News.

This Week  23rd to 29th June

As you will be aware, the Government is progressively relaxing the Coronavirus lockdown conditions and the Management and Sailing Committees have been working on a corresponding staged plan to enable Members to return to the water.  We now feel the conditions are right to re-start racing.

On the morning of Sunday 28th June, the Club will run two trial Class races with a start for Lasers at 10.30 and one for Merlin Rockets at 11.30.  If this activity proves that the Club and its Members can manage to race in a safe manner, which is compliant with the prevailing social distancing guidelines, we will look to expand racing in the coming weeks.

Tim Medcalf will issue a special Notice of Race as well as a set of special instructions that all Members who plan to race must read and comply with.  This information will both cover the racing and give details of the Club facilities that will be available.  It will be posted on the Club website as well as being sent out via the Tamesis Club Sailing, Tamesis Laser Sailing, and Tammy Merlins Whatsapp groups.

If you intend to race next Sunday, please could you inform Tim Medcalf via one of the WhatsApp groups so that we are aware of the size of the fleets which we will have to manage.

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.

Andrew Horwitz, our SUP Captain, has set up a WhatsApp group for fellow SUP enthusiasts to join. The planned Summer Solstice expedition on Saturday, 20th June, took place in sunny and breezy conditions.  The group headed upstream to Kingston Bridge and back.  See the report on this and pictures by Andrew Horwitz in News.

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.  Since the WhatsApp groups have proved extremely effective for communication their use will become increasingly important.

The Red Banner

Since we appear to be entering a period where Government guidelines are being changed with unpredictable frequency, I will be using the Red Banner in the website header to present the latest information on any restrictions which have to be applied to activities at the Club.  Please look at this information after each time that the Government announces a change in policy related to Covid-19.

WhatsApp

The‘Tamesis Club Sailing’ Group.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 71 Members signed-up.
CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BlNPEr5jx3B3zC9e8UpLK7

 

TheTamesis ClubGroup is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  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 84 Members signed-up.
CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GdhgwVGPli26rcxMIHvBjk

 

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.
CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JdRQxAmO7ApIl81IIi6a1u w

 

The ‘TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding.
CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsGsTT19fxtChvAXpuDHU3

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

Provisional

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: 28th June, 2020 at 1pm

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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 that the key is returned to where it came from.

Last Week   9th to 15th June

This week saw the resumption of the Wednesday Working Party which does all those small jobs (and some quite big ones) which keep the Club in the best state for Members to enjoy.  A number of projects to enhance the Club are in hand.  The planned Paddleboard storage has been completed and is already practically full.  As a result, plans are being formulated to extend the rack, as the newly formed Paddleboarding fleet appears to be growing fast.

Charles Fox continues to tackle some of the major jobs around the Club and has recently been restoring the roof of the Changing Rooms to a waterproof condition.

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 14th June.  Another Sunday lost to real sailing although the Virtual Racing series was continued with enthusiasm.  See the full report by Tim in News.

This Week  16th to 22nd June

At the most recent Club Management Committee we discussed a proposal to reinstate some competitive sailing.  Accordingly, the Sailing Committee met this Monday and agreed a structure for a resumption of racing.  The first trial racing will take place in the usual Sunday morning period on 28th June and will be for Lasers and Merlin Rockets.  If this trial is successful, the Committee hopes to expand the programme.  A Notice of Race containing all information will be published in next week’s Tammy Matters and also via the various WhatsApp groups.  The return to racing is an exciting prospect and all Members who plan to race are encouraged to make sure that their boats are shipshape and Bristol fashion.

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.

Andrew Horwitz, our SUP Captain, has set up a WhatsApp group for fellow SUP enthusiasts to join. They are planning their first get-together to coincide with the Summer Solstice this Saturday, 20th June. It will most likely be by way of a fairly modest trip to Kingston Bridge and back.  This is to allow as many people as possible, including children, to participate. Experienced SUP adventurers can then use the group to make plans for bigger challenges if they like.  Depending on the weather and importantly the river flow, the group is planning to depart around 5pm from Tamesis. They will paddle to Kingston and return to Tamesis in time for a picnic on the lawn.  Social distancing will, of course, need to be observed in-line with current guidelines.

Open this link to join and share your thoughts with the TAMESIS SUP WhatsApp Group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsGsTT19fxtChvAXpuDHU3

 

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.  When normal sailing has been resumed this Group is designed to help helms find crews and vice-versa.  This Group currently has 71 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BlNPEr5jx3B3zC9e8UpLK7

 

TheTamesis Club Group is intended for and restricted to use by Officers to broadcast important and urgent information to all Members.  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 83 Members signed-up.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/GdhgwVGPli26rcxMIHvBjk

The ‘Laser’ Group has been started recently and Laser sailors are encouraged to join this Group.

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JdRQxAmO7ApIl81IIi6a1u w

 

The ‘TAMESIS SUP’ WhatsApp Group is now available for information on Paddleboarding :

CLICK HERE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE TO JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsGsTT19fxtChvAXpuDHU3

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: 21st June, 2020 at 1pm

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

Tammy Matters

Welcome to any new readers of Tammy Matters

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

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