This was interrupted by a problem with the centre board so we had to “ lay to “ whilst doing a bit of jury rigging . Students please note !
This done other members of the training team got a chance to have a go.
Meanwhile trainee instructors Alden and Leon took Alexi out in the 2k for an enjoyable and instructive sail .
Push The Boat Out Open Day on Saturday and “business as usual “ on Sunday
Thanks to Ellen for photos.
Working round the Firefly Open Meeting we did a second on shore session including capsize drill which our young students really got into .
Weather permitting we might do this on the water next Sunday.
What a great day we had on Sunday contending for the Elizabeth Cup at the Tamesis Firefly open meeting following the cancellation of the Junior Cup on Saturday (the result of squally conditions in the middle of Storm Hannah). But the Elizabeth Cup enjoyed amazing conditions – a fairly consistent (yes, for the river it really was!) F3-F4 North / North-westerly (under grey skies with the occasional outbreak of sun!) to test the abilities of helms and crews alike. Three visiting boats were in attendance along with four from the home fleet.
- Roger Morris & Finian Morris in “Horror” – representing Papercourt
- Nigel Wakefield & Pippa Wakefield in “Flo” – representing Spinnaker
- Tim Medcalf & Ed Medcalf in “Scallywag” – representing Tamesis
The deserving winners – Roger Morris and son Finian presented with the Elizabeth Cup by Carolyne Vines.
A huge thank you to the duty team for the day led brilliantly by Carolyne Vines.
We’d also like to thank Ronstan who sponsor the Firefly class open meetings for the additional prizes – wonderful!
Further reporting to follow – along with lots of pictures! Check back for updates on the Tamesis website – www.tamesisclub.co.uk.
Matthew Dalton – Firefly Class Captain
|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.’