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Last Week   2nd to 7th October

On Saturday 5th October the UK Inland Championships for N18s – Although earlier in the week there had been warnings of strong winds, the 6 boats competed in very light and fickle winds. Full report by Garrie Mallen in News.

On Sunday 6th October, the Laser Barometer Open Meeting. The barometer fell overnight and the racing took place in a blast with 18 boats competing.  Full report by Chris Taggart in News.

This Week   8th to 14th October

Winter Series starts for both 10:30 Handicap and Class races.

Next Week.  15th to 21st October

Sunday 20th October –   A handicap pursuit race in which the slowest Class starts first.  The first start will be about 11:00, the start times for each Class will be publicised in the Clubhouse and at the Smithy.  The race commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar.  There will be no 10:30 handicap race.

Ladies Night has been postponed until 11th January 2020.

Further Ahead

Sunday 27th October –  RNLI day when we race for RNLI burgees.  It is important that we support this charity which is so relevant to us. Competitors in the main races are asked to donate £5 to the RNLI.  The racing flags will be presented to the winner of each race.  Races will start at the normal time and we will be holding a 10:30 handicap race.  Additionally, the RNLI will be bringing along their Christmas Cards and goodies – a great way to start the Christmas shopping!

Sunday 3rd November – The Trowlock TrophyA pursuit race which is an Open event.  Start times to be published later.

Thursday 7th November – The first of this season’s Club Suppers with Talks.

Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving.

A Reminder 

For those who knew her, the Memorial Service for Margaret Tholstrup is on Friday 25th October.  John would be very pleased to see you at the Memorial Service for Margaret at St Margaret’s Church, Putney, at 1:30pm followed by a Reception at the Roehampton Club on Roehampton Lane.

Additionally

The indomitable Zoë Adams is running a half marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  If you would like to support her you can donate using the link : https://www.justgiving.com/Zoe-Adams9 and help with research into possible treatments for this dreadful disease.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Chris Pollard our Commodore is away for a few days, so has asked me to do this week’s Tammy Matters.

The Merlins had an exciting weekend sailing for the Porteous Cup on Saturday, and the Sondown Cup on Sunday – see the report further down.

Sean and Joe, the Class Captains have requested that anyone wanting to join the Merlin whats app group should email them on Tcmerlins@gmail.com.  The original Whats app address no longer works.

This coming weekend we have the following events:

On Saturday 5th October the UK Inland Championships for N18s – this is an open event.  Anyone wanting to crew should contact Class Captain Garrie Mallen on 07793 058630.

On Sunday 6th October, the Laser Barometer Open Meeting.  Message from Chris Taggart, Class Captain.  All welcome! Club boats available to borrow. Contact Chris Taggart at tamesislaser@gmail.com for details.

The first race starts at 11am, and we need all current and former Laser sailors to come and beat last year’s turnout of 17 entrants.

There will be no 1030 handicap or class racing.

Further Ahead

Ladies Night – This was due to be held on Saturday 19th October we have decided to postpone to Saturday 11th January. More details nearer the time.

Sunday 20th October –  The Trafalgar Trophy – a handicap pursuit race in which the slowest class starts first.  Start times are shown further down.  The race commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar.  There will be no 1030 handicap race.

Sunday 27th October –  RNLI day when we race for RNLI burgees.  It is important that we support this charity which is so relevant to us. Competitors in the main races are asked to donate £5 to the RNLI.  The racing flags will be presented to the winner of each race.  Races will start a the normal time, and we will be holding a 1030 handicap race.  More importantly the RNLI will be bringing along their Christmas Cards and goodies – a great way to start the Christmas shopping!

For those who knew her the Memorial Service for Margaret Tholstrup is on Friday 25th October.  John would be very pleased to see you at the Memorial Service for Margaret at St Margaret’s Church, Putney, at 1:30pm followed by a Reception at the Roehampton Club on Roehampton Lane.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines

Vice Commodore

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Last Week   17th  to 23rd September

Saturday 21st September.  The Junior Regatta took place in excellent conditions with a good breeze and glorious sunshine.  See the full report by Tim Medcalf in News.

Sunday 22nd September saw the final races of the Summer Series (20) run in rather less glorious weather.  There was a reasonable turn-out of both Merlins and Lasers with single N18, Firefly and Topper entries.  With a decent Southerly wind OOD John Adams set a long course down towards Lensbury.  The wind, however became increasingly shifty and ultimately the heavens opened.  See the photos in News.

This Week   24th to 30th September

On Saturday 28th September we will host the Porteous Cup and Southcott Cup for Vintage Merlins.

On Sunday 29th September we will host the Merlin Open meeting for the Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl .

The flyer for both these events is on the website.

The South East Regional Junior Championships will be held at Datchet Water (West of Heathrow) this weekend and juniors are encouraged to consider entering this event.

Next Week.  1st to 7th October

On Saturday 5th October the UK Inland Championships for N18s will be held.  N18s helms should sign up to this as soon as possible.  It is hoped that we may tempt some visitors to experience river sailing.

On Sunday 6th October, the Laser Barometer Open Meeting will be held.  This event is usually well attended and it is hoped that this trend will continue.

Further Ahead

Ladies Night – Saturday 19th October is the occasion on which the Ladies of the Club are treated to a dinner and entertainment by the Gentlemen of the Club.  Be sure to organise your tables and sign up for it.

Sunday 20th October –  The Great Tea Race, a pursuit race for The Trafalgar Trophy, takes place. Details of the start times will be published later.

Sunday 27th October –  Is RNLI day when we race for RNLI burgees.  It is important that we support this charity which is so relevant to us.

Notices

Penalty for touching a Mark of the Course

There has been a recent change to the Sailing Instructions, available on the website under Sailing/Smithy Online/Sailing, which changes the penalty to the RYA Standard at Open Meetings.

This is currently of significance to Race Officers at Open Meetings and is to remind them that, when briefing competitors, they should highlight, particularly for the benefit of Tamesis competitors, that the penalty for touching a mark is to do one 360° turn clear of other competitors.

The adoption of this penalty for Club racing is currently under review and the outcome will be disseminated when it is decided.

Dutyman

If you have difficulty logging into Dutyman please ask for help.

If you can log in but are uncertain of how to do things in Dutyman there is extensive help available by clicking on the aptly named ‘Help’ tag above the list of duty allocations.

Yet again I appeal for any Member with reasonable IT skills and an inclination to assist with the smooth running of the Club to volunteer to take over the running of Dutyman.  Paul Jamieson, who has been servicing the system since its introduction, would appreciate it if someone were to relieve him of this work as he also has a lot to do as the Club Boatswain.

If you feel you might be able to help but would like to find out more about what is involved first, please get in touch with Paul or myself in the first instance.

We depend crucially on race management teams being fully resourced to continue our race programme.  If you are new to the Club and/or willing to help make up the teams to run the races but don’t know what to do, talk to the Race Officer at a slack moment and observe what has to be done, with a view to assisting the teams at a later date.

 

 

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Last Week   10th  to 16th September

Saturday 14th September. In glorious weather the A Raters arrived for the annual Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl races which were ably run by Andy Harris who steered them round the annual Little Ships convoy to Teddington Lock.

Sunday 15th September. The Tamesis Annual Regatta, ably run by Jon Redding, took place in equally glorious conditions. The A Raters continued the competition for the Braganza Bowl over an extended course while the Club Regatta course was all downstream of the island.

Many thanks to all those who helped to make the day a resounding social, as well as sailing, event.  A full report by Carolyne and Tim is in News.

This Week17th  to 23rd September

Saturday 21st September.   We will be holding our Junior Regatta with Andrew Harris in charge of affairs again.  He has requested that all juniors arrive before 1:45 to be able to set up in time for the racing.

Encouragement from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf, for our juniors to participate.

Hard on the heels of the Annual Regatta is the Club’s Junior Regatta on Saturday 21st September.  This event is open to all juniors and is likely to consist of four short (approximately 30 minute) races with the first one starting at 14:30 – arrive earlier to rig boats and get ready.  The racing will be followed by tea and a prize giving.  This promises to be an enjoyable, low pressure afternoon and we hope that juniors who have been involved with training, Saturday cadet sessions, the summer camp, or simply sailing at the Club, will join in.

On Sunday 22nd the final races of the Summer Series (20) will be run.

Next Week. 24th to 30th September

The weekend of 28th/29th September will see us host two Open Meetings for Merlins – The Porteous Cup and Southcott Cup for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 28th September and the Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl on Sunday 29th.  The flyer for these events is on the website.

These dates are also those for the South East Regional Junior Championships which will be held at Datchet Water (West of Heathrow) and juniors are encouraged to consider entering this event.

Further Ahead

The weekend of 5th/6th October will also be busy.  On Saturday the UK Inland Championships for N18s will be held.  The N18s have been more active of late and it is hoped that this trend will continue at this event.  It is also hoped that we may tempt some visitors to experience river sailing.

On Sunday, the Laser Barometer Open Meeting will be held.  This event is usually well attended and it is hoped that this trend will also continue.

Ladies Night – Saturday 19th October is the occasion on which the Ladies of the Club are treated to a dinner and entertainment by the Gentlemen of the Club.  Be sure to organise your tables and sign up for it.

Sunday 20th October –  The Great Tea Race, a pursuit race for The Trafalgar Trophy, takes place. Details of the start times will be published later.

Notices

Penalty for touching a Mark of the Course

There has been a recent change to the Sailing Instructions, available on the website under Sailing/Smithy Online/Sailing, which changes the penalty to the RYA Standard at Open Meetings.  This is currently of significance only to Race Officers at Open Meetings when briefing competitors.

Dutyman

This notice is a repeat of that in last week’s Tammy Matters.

Unfortunately we have a number of duties for upcoming events where swaps are needed or where no member is currently allocated.

This is an urgent appeal to all members. Can we urge you to log into Dutyman, have a look through the upcoming month’s duties and do your best to assist where you see swap needed or a duty unallocated.

If you have difficulty logging into or using Dutyman please ask for help.

We depend crucially on race management teams being fully resourced to continue our race programme.  If you are new to the Club and/or willing to help make up the teams to run the races but don’t know what to do, talk to the Race Officer at a slack moment and observe what has to be done, with a view to assisting the teams at a later date.

Additionally, if there is any Member with reasonable IT skills and an inclination to assist with the smooth running of the Club, Paul Jamieson, who has been servicing the Dutyman system since its introduction, would appreciate it if someone were to volunteer to take over the running of the system.

If you feel you might be able to help but would like to find out more about what is involved first, please get in touch with Paul or myself in the first instance.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week.   2nd  to 8th September

The Cadet sessions started again on Saturday where lots of fun was had.  See pictures in the News item below.

Racing continued as usual on Sunday, 5 Toppers out this week, plus a good turnout in the other classes. More pictures in the News below.

This Week   9th  to 16th September

Saturday 14th September. The A Raters arrive for the annual Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl races taking place in the afternoon.

Sunday 15th September. The Tamesis Annual Regatta  will take place and the A Raters will continue the competition for the Braganza Bowl.

There will be no 1030 handicap race. Instead there will be three races for all classes – please see the programme in the Poster below.

The Raters are a spectacular sight, and we are arranging it so that the other classes are not racing at the same time.

The Merlin class set up a Whatsapp group some time ago, to connect helms and crews and vice versa.

If you’d like to join the Merlin group please do so on this link from your mobile phones;

Our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf says:

‘The Tamesis Club Annual Regatta is a great opportunity for Club members and visitors to enjoy a day of racing together.  There will be entrants of all standards which means that even if you are relatively new to racing, this is a chance to have a go – there will be competition throughout the fleets so just taking part should be a lot of fun.  The Club has seen a number of new racers in all fleets taking to the water in 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you, along with our established crews, to the start line on the 15th.’

The race programme for the weekend’s activities can be found on the website.

Kingston Rowing Club has arranged a small impromptu Memorial Regatta on Sunday 15th, for a young girl who died whilst out on the water.  To allow them to run the limited set of races between Kingston Bridge and their Clubhouse we have agreed to keep the first races for Club classes downstream of Stevens Ait.  In turn they have agreed that boats returning to their landing stage will keep upstream of the Ait.  Subsequent races of our Regatta will go upstream of Stevens Ait if conditions are favourable for that.

Next Week   17th  to 24th September

Saturday 21st September.   We will be holding our Junior Regatta.

More from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf

‘Hard on the heels of the Annual Regatta is the Club’s Junior Regatta on Saturday 21 September.  This event is open to all juniors and is likely to consist of four short (approximately 30 minute) races with the first one starting at 14.30 – arrive earlier to rig boats and get ready.  The racing will be followed by tea and a prize giving.  This promises to be an enjoyable, low pressure afternoon and we hope that juniors who have been involved with training, Saturday cadet sessions, the summer camp, or simply sailing at the Club will join in.’

On Sunday 22nd the final races of the Summer Series (20) will be run.

Further Ahead

The weekend of 28th/29th September will see us host two open meetings for Merlins – The Porteous Cup and Southcott Cup for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 28th September and the Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl on Sunday 29th.

The weekend of 5th/6th October will also be busy with the UK Inland Championships for N18s on Saturday and the Laser Barometer on Sunday

Ladies Night – Saturday 19th October is the occasion on which the Ladies of the Club are treated to a dinner and entertainment by the men of the Club.  Be sure to organise your tables and sign up for it.

Sunday 20th October – The Trafalgar Trophy pursuit race.  Details of the start times will be published later.

Notice

This notice is to reinforce the recent round-robin e-mail which has been sent out.

Unfortunately we have a number of duties for upcoming events where swaps are needed or where no member is currently allocated.

This is an urgent appeal to all members. Can we urge you to log into Dutyman, have a look through the upcoming months duties and do your best to assist where you see swap needed or a duty unallocated.

Thankfully, a number of the slots have been filled, but there are still some empty ones.

If you have difficulty logging into Dutyman please ask for help.

We depend crucially on race management teams being fully resourced to continue our race programme.  If you are new to the Club and/or willing to help make up the teams to run the races but don’t know what to do, talk to the Race Officer at a slack moment and observe what has to be done, with a view to assisting the teams at a later date.

Additionally, if there is any Member with reasonable IT skills and an inclination to assist with the smooth running of the Club, Paul Jamieson, who has been servicing the Dutyman system since its introduction, would appreciate it if someone were to volunteer to take over the running of the system.  If you feel you might be able to help but need to find out more about what is involved, please get in touch with Paul.

 

 

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8

The last race of this year’s Series and the N18s were out in force – nearly half the fleet.  Who will get the trophy?   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Saturday    Tim Medcalf continues to campaign the Tamesis burgee around the country and he and Matty Key sailed his Merlin Rocket 596 ‘Samanda’ at Goring upon Thames Sailing Club who were hosting a round of the Merlin Rocket DeMay series.  They achieved third place behind Martin Hunter and Laurie Smart.  See a fuller report in News.

Sunday    A great breeze for a change and lots of great racing – See the report.

Also – The Commodore’s Barbeque.   In all, 57 members and guests partook.  The weather was kind and it was a pretty well perfect day for it – not too hot and not too windy.  The production team did an outstanding job with Paul and Robert slaving over the fires, Jo and her team of Lauren and  Henry producing masses of delicious accompaniments whilst Josefine and Dylan (with occasional additional support) manned the bar, all working together to bring Nicky’s carefully laid plan to a great fruition which was enjoyed by all – well done all of you.

This Week  2nd  to 8th September

Sunday Racing.  10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 19 Class races.

Next Week   9th  to 16th September

Saturday 14th September. The A Raters arrive for the annual Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl races.

Sunday 15th September. The Tamesis Annual Regatta  will take place and the A Raters will continue the competition for the Braganza Bowl.

An exhortation from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf

‘The Tamesis Club Annual Regatta is a great opportunity for club members and visitors to enjoy a day of racing together.  There will be entrants of all standards so, even if you are relatively new to racing, this is a chance to have a go – there will be competition throughout the fleets so just taking part will be a lot of fun.  The club has seen a number of new racers in all fleets taking to the water in 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you, along with our established crews, to the start line on the 15th.’

The race programme for the weekend’s activities can be found on the website.

Kingston Rowing Club has arranged an impromptu Memorial Regatta on Sunday 15th – we are seeking more information regarding this event.

Further Ahead

On Saturday 21st September we will be holding our Junior Regatta.

A further exhortation from our Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf

‘Hard on the heels of the Annual Regatta is the club’s Junior Regatta on Saturday 21 September.  This event is open to all juniors and is likely to consist of four short (approximately 30 minute) races with the first one starting at 14.30 – arrive earlier to rig boats and get ready.  The racing will be followed by tea and a prize giving.  This promises to be an enjoyable, low pressure afternoon and we hope that juniors who have been involved with training, Saturday cadet sessions, the summer camp, or simply sailing at the club will join in.’

On Sunday 22nd the final races of the Summer Series (20) will be run.

The following weekend will see us host two open meetings for Merlins – The Porteous Cup and Southcott Cup for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 28th September and the Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl on Sunday 29th.

The weekend of 5th/6th October will also be busy with the UK Inland Championships for N18s on Saturday and the Laser Barometer on Sunday

 

 

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8

Getting close to the end of this year’s Series – how many will qualify and who will prevail?   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Sunday   A blisteringly hot day with little wind.  A torrid time for the two N18s competing in the long-distance Claude Russell Cup race.

Fowey Regatta.  Alan Hall took part in the regatta in his Fowey River and came 8th overall.

Monday 26th August was the Summer Bank Holiday and the day of the Bank Holiday Pursuit Race.  See what happened below.

This Week  26th August to 1st  September

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper.   G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 9 (of 9) on Thursday.  The last of this summer’s evening races and since the light fades earlier at this time of year we have brought the start times forward by 15 minutes.  Main fleet start at 7:oo, N18s at 7:02. Supper afterwards.

This Thursday is the last of the summer evening sailing & suppers.
We are offerng a chicken, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by an apple and strawberry crumble.
Also this Thursday Sophie Croft is going to practise her MA final presentation on those of us who are having supper.  Should be fascinating. Would be good to support her.

If you intend to join us for supper please  contact Nicky at nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  It’s really important for Nicky to get numbers.

Minima YC Regatta – Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1t September – see poster and NOR further down the page.

Sunday Racing.  10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 18 Class races.

Also – after racing

The Commodore’s Barbeque   All Club members and their families are invited to this.  Let’s hope that the weather stays fine – but maybe a little less hot than this last Sunday.  Large portion £7. Small portion £5.

Next Week   2nd  to 8th September

Sunday 8th September

Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 19 Class races.

Further Ahead

We are approaching the Regatta Season.  On Saturday, 14th September, the A Raters arrive for the annual Braganza Bowl and Yates Cup Trophies.   The Tamesis Autumn Regatta will be held the same weekend and Notices for this event will be posted on the website.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 7

Getting close to the end of this year’s Series – how many will qualify and who will prevail?   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Saturday  The twice postponed Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor event for National 18s took place in strong and gusty conditions.  David Baker, the OOD, set courses into the reach above Stevens Ait which were challenging.  Both contests were a close fought duel between Henry Defries and Charles Fox, with the former just prevailing in both.

Sunday   Despite an absolute downpour, the hardiest souls entered the Handicap race which was run in light airs.  As the handicap race was finished, the rain stopped, the sun came out (from time to time) and the wind picked up a bit. The finish of the Topper race was literally down to the wire.

This Week  19th to 25th August

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper.   G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8 (of 9) on Thursday.  Main fleet start at 7:15, N18s at 7:17. Supper afterwards.  To book supper please contact Nicky at nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday Racing.  10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 17 Class races. This Sunday is also the occasion of the Claude Russell Cup for National 18s, a long-distance race.  The start is scheduled for 10.35.

Next Week  26th August to 1st  September

Monday 26th August is the Summer Bank Holiday and the usual Handicap race will be held – first Class start at 11:00.

G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 9 (of 9) on Thursday.

Sunday 1st September

Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 18 Class races.

Also

The Commodore’s Barbeque   All Club members and their families.

Further Ahead

We are approaching the Regatta Season.  On Saturday 14th September, the A Raters arrive for the annual Braganza Bowl and Yates Cup Trophies.   The Tamesis Autumn Regatta will be held the same weekend and Notices for this event will be posted on the website.

Tamesis members at large

Salcombe Gin Regatta

Tamesis had three representatives competing in the Laser Radial Class, Harry Harris, Ben Ramage and Constantin Gerber.  All three acquitted themselves well, finishing the week in the closely competed mid-field.  Well done the three of you for flying the Tamesis flag – even if Salcombe mis-spelled us in their results table for this Class.

Also, Congratulations to Andrew Harris who came 2nd in the Merlin Rocket Class at the regatta.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 6

A reasonably steady breeze set in which held up to the end of the race.  Tim Medcalf romped off into the lead again but did he do enough?   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Saturday  Was the occasion of the first excursion of the RYA Feva fleet.  The hand-over went well.

Sunday   The residue of the severe wind of Saturday, which had caused the first day of Cowes Week to be cancelled for the first time in 60 years, was still in evidence and there was lively racing by a select few for the Summer Series 14 and 15 races.  The Handicap race was run as usual but, rather than have the Series 15 races in the afternoon, the OOD elected to have both races (14 and 15) back-to-back before lunch.

This Week

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper.   G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 7 (of 9) on Thursday.  Main fleet start at 7:15, N18s at 7:17. Supper afterwards.  To book supper please contact Nicky at nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Saturday 17th August.  The twice postponed Club event, the Adelaide Cup and Tamesis Anchor for National 18s, has been rescheduled to this Saturday.  The first race will be at 11:00 with one more race in the morning and the third after lunch.  The Flyer and Notice of Race is on the website.

Sunday Racing.  10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 16 Class races.

Next Week

G.W. Smith Trophy, Race 8 (of 9) on Thursday.

Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 17 Class races.

Further Ahead

Sunday 25th August is the date for the Claude Russell Cup event for National 18s.  This will be run at the same time as normal Sunday racing but as a separate event.

Monday 26th August is the Summer Bank Holiday and the usual Handicap race will be held – first Class start at 11:00.

Information

Salcombe Gin Regatta

Tamesis has three representatives competing in the Laser Radial class, Harry Harris, Ben Ramage and Constantin Gerber.  The early results show promise that they are getting to grips with the fleet and all have recorded results of 5th of 13, or better, in the first two races.  We wish them success during the rest of the regatta.

Tree problem

The old cherry tree next to the balcony is not very well and it has one completely dead branch which will have to be removed.  It is hoped that the tree will survive a few more years but its prognosis is not encouraging.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

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Last Week

Summer Camp.  This week saw our inaugural Summer Camp, arranged by Tim Medcalf and run by Ben Kimbell of the RYA, ably assisted by our own Ben Ramage and Alden Horwitz.  All the children (and instructors) had a lot of fun regardless of the occasional adverse weather and the Thursday sleepover on the River Thames Boat Project’s Thames Adventurer was a great success.  The running of the camp was greatly assisted by all the volunteers from Tamesis Club.

Barbara and Martin Adams did sterling working on the ‘early shift’ opening up the club each morning, ensuring a plentiful supply of fruity snacks, as well as providing breakfast on Friday. Sue Harris and Anne Bayne also played key roles in making sure that food was supplied and all ran smoothly.

George Barber, Paul Jamieson, Peter Mason, Chris Pollard, Rupert Fletcher, and Peter Johnson provided great back up by manning Tamesis III.

Finally, a big thank you to Carolyne Vines who had the unenviable task of being the ‘go to’ person for the week and being responsible for coming up with a new plan in case the original one didn’t work!

Very well done all concerned.  See the pictures and News item.

On Tuesday:  The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company came to Tamesis Club to perform their play ‘Ikarus’.  It was touch and go with the weather.  The performance started on time at 7.30 but 5 minutes in the rain started and a time-out was called.  However, the rain soon stopped and the play continued and was uninterrupted by further weather and greatly enjoyed to the end by an audience of about 150.  See the pictures and report in News

Thursday Evening, G.W. Smith Trophy Race 5

A very placid evening, when patience was required in no small measure.   John Adams’ report with the results appears in News.

Sunday   The road closures caused by the ‘Ride London’ cycle race meant that there was no racing, although Eric managed a training session for those who could get to the Club. However, there was a big wedding party in the evening.

This Week

Thursday Evening Sailing and Supper

G.W. Smith Trophy Race 6 (of 9) on Thursday.  Main fleet start at 7:15, N18s at 7:17. Supper afterwards –  To book supper please contact Nicky at nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 14 Class races in the morning and Summer Series 15 after lunch.

Next Week

G.W. Smith Trophy Race 7 (of 9) on Thursday.

Sunday Racing, 10:30 Handicap race followed by Summer Series 14 Class races in the morning and Summer Series 15 after lunch.

Information

New Prices

You will I am sure all be aware that the cost of food has risen substantially over the last couple of years and I hope you will understand that it has become increasingly difficult to attain our aim of breaking even on our catering costs.

We have therefore taken the difficult decision to make four small increases in the kitchen prices. Sandwiches will be £3, Jacket potatoes with filling and salad will be £6, Sunday lunch main will be £7.50 and Ploughmans will go up by 50p – all the new prices will be effective from 1st August.  Portions will continue to be as generous as they have been

RYA Fleet of RS Feva dinghies

The RYA South East Youth Training Fund (YTF) Fevas have now arrived at the Club and are being stored in the boatshed.  We can use the boats for club activities, as and when they are on-site and not booked out and pre-book the boats at the discounted rate for a maximum of 1 week in the summer holidays.  I hope that we will be able to make good use of these boats, particularly by the Cadets, as they are an entry level two man racing dinghy.

Maintenance of Club Boats

If you use one of the Club boats or one of the RYA Fevas and something breaks or does not work properly, please write it down in the defects book in the lobby by the telephone.  The Boat Fairy, aka the Boatswain, does not know where to apply the magic unless he knows what is wrong.  There are now a lot of Club boats and it is a huge task to open every boat cover and rig up the boat to see if everything is working properly.

We like the Club boats, particularly those used for training, to be in a good state of repair so please help us in this objective.

Chris Pollard

Commodore