|Position||Class||Boat number||Boat Name||Helm||Crew|
|2nd||Merlin||1004||Avenger||Ken Duffell||Joe Woods|
|3rd||Albacore||6813||Cobblers||David Baker||Jim Green|
|4th||Merlin||596||Samanda||Tim Medcalf||Ed Medcalf|
|5th||Merlin||1212||Fair Cop||Barry Mourant||John Medcalf|
|6th||National 18′||374||Zephyr||Henry Defries||Mark|
|7th||Laser||201014||Dragon Fly||Rosalind Warwick-Haller|
|9th||Merlin||3333||Precious||John Adam||Zoe Adams|
|10th||National 18′||336||Orion||Alan Green||Susan Green|
|11th||Merlin||3686||Lovebite||Chris Balmbro||William Balmbro|
|12th||Merlin||2686||Broad Scoter||David PJ||Fleur Moree|
Many past students have said this was the best part of the course .
One student might agree ( nice trim!)
Others found getting back to the 2k almost relaxing .
Students are encouraged to come next Sunday when training could be available subject to demand
Sunday 21 April is Easter Day and also the Tamesis Club annual Easter Egg pursuit race. This race is always a lot of fun and the weather looks like it is going to be beautiful.
There is no class racing but lunch will be served in the clubhouse as usual.
The Easter Egg race is a handicap pursuit, any boat can join in and club boats are available for crews who would like to borrow one. Slower boats start first with the theory being that everyone finishes together at the end of the race.
The first start will be at 11.00 so please be at the club in plenty of time so that you can rig and get on the water. The race will finish at 12.30 and positions will be recorded by both the race box team and a group on the patrol boat; to make this process easier, once the finish gun has sounded please remember to hold your position on the course until it has been noted.
There will be chocolaty prizes galore so there is a very good chance that you will go home with a tasty treat!
This is an eggcellent event which is ideal for people who are new to racing so please come along and have a crack.’
Saturday 13th was a very busy day at the club. The evening event was a very successful ‘Laser’ Quiz Night where fifty five contestants were regaled with questions about local places through to how much we should pay for our River Licence (£41.10 – I just looked it up).
A nine strong team of quiz organisers was led by Jim Green who master minded the whole evening. The team set the questions and answers, drummed up quizzers, set up the room beforehand, and performed as table match-makers, quizmasters, scrutineers and scorers for which we owe them a huge thank you.
The winning team, ‘Canbury’, received bottles of wine as prizes. This team included Sally and Adrian Warwick-Haller, Duncan, Clive Mence, Adela, Stewart Colley, Chris Taggart, and Donald and Cherry Forbes.
To the relief of others and resounding cheers, team ‘Shoestring’ was democratically chosen to be next year’s quizmasters!
Many thanks also go to Sophie and her team of cooks and bar staff for keeping us fed and watered.
Fifteen Toppers turned out for the South East Travellers Open this year at Tamesis, competitors coming from several clubs. The racing was close throughout. Race Officer Andrew Harris laid a course in front of the club which took advantage of the easterly wind that was present all day.
James Crossley in 48232 and Bjorn Handley in 45770 dominated the day with a first and second each in the first two races, so the result was down to the wire. Bjorn won the last race but retired, so leaving James Crossley who was second in that race to take the Murray Vines Cup.
Thanks to Andrew Harris as Race Officer, and his team Cherry Ehrlich, Daniel Gerber and Ian Ramage, and to Jo Carstens and her team for the catering.
Photos Andrew Harris
|Place||Sail Nr||Champ Nr||Helm||Club||Points|
|1st||48232||339||James Crossley||Datchet Water SC||2|
|2nd||45770||650/690||Bjorn Handley||Queen Mary SC||3|
|3rd||48587||89||Jack Hardy||Wimbledon Park/Island Barn SC||8|
|4th||48177||694||Reuben Hudson||Newhaven and Seaford SC||9|
|5th||46520||584||Kaitlyn Wyatt||Papercourt SC||9|
|6th||46274||555||Harriet Sacker||Burnham Overy Staithe SC||9|
|7th||47665||32||Joseph Mole||Papercourt SC||11|
|8th||45700||165||Andy Perry||Warsash SC||11|
|9th||47806||Luka Franklin||Bough Beech SC||12|
|10th||15725||68||Joanna Leare||Island Barn SC||14|
|11th||47649||654||Jibriel Bostan||Tideway SC||20|
|12th||47719||615||Megan Thomson||Island Barn SC||20|
|13th||47124||517||Anne Fredborg||Papercourt SC||21|
|14th||47725||106||Liam Curran||Queen Mary SC/Porchester SC||25|
|15th||47863||574||Rorg Clow||Island Barn SC||28|
Students on the water were joined by Ellen in the mirror giving a new member a “taster “ sail.
The Oppies seemed to have benefited from the earlier practise.
And the 2000s had the benefit of onboard instruction.
Later students attended the RYA racing rules lecture hopefully at least learning “Don’t hit anyone!”
The staff of the River Thames Boat Project gave a fascinating talk to Tamesis members last Thursday evening. Peter (the Skipper) and Kate Dodds (Fundraiser) took us through the 30 year history of the charity.
Thames Boat Project moved into the Tamesis office in early Februay, and have already started to be a valuable asset to the club. It is hoped to develop the cooperation between our organisations in the coming months.
The charity started with a specially adapted barge now named Thames Venturer and have recently taken delivery of the purpose built Thames Disoverer as well. They arrange trips for many different groups, and have schools come for the day.
See their website https://thamesboatproject.org for more info.
Thanks to Sophie and team for a delicious supper and serving in the bar.
Link to more photos below
The National 18 Spring Challenge brought out 8 boats, four of the new Ultras and the unique Woodstock, visiting from afar. The 18s had two races in the afternoon in addition to the scheduled morning race and the Handicap series was won on the result of the last race by outport members Ollie Houseman and Jeremy Vines in their new Ultra, Ace, from Colin Murray’s visiting Woodstock. The first over the line was also won by Ollie and Jeremy.
Many thanks to all to those who assisted in the organisation – Mervyn Alan, Martin Adams, Simon Thompson, Jenny Finlayson, David Jerram, Brian Timbrell, George Barber and Howard Thatcher, most of whom stepped in to help out.
A very special thanks goes to Alan Green who invented the event.