Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

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Firstly, a big shout out to local friend of Tamesis Club, Ray Elmitt, who took a fantastic drone video of the Braganza Bowl in action on 15 September 2019. You can now find the video on the website homepage under the results section. Thank you Ray.

Last Week    26th November to 2nd December

Sunday 1st December – Winter Series 6 took place following a Canoe Club event which constrained us to have our first start at 11:30.  There was a brisk North-easterly wind and a fair amount of stream and OOD Jon Redding set a course with the Canbury Mark well towards Kingston Bridge and Lensbury Mark opposite the creek.  8 Merlins,  6 Lasers and one N18 took part.  See News

This Week  3rd to 9th December

Thursday 5th December – The Supper and Talk will provide an opportunity to get to see how the Club’s various IT functions work.  Kaan will head up the presentation in which explanations of the various software packages we use will be presented by Club members and we hope that we can demystify the operation of the Website and Dutyman for Members.  It will be really useful for Members to see how the Club is developing the use of such tools.  There is a news item on the Website which gives a full picture of what will be covered.

Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  This is important to allow us to gauge numbers for supper.

Sunday 8th December – The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 7 races will take place.

Next Week.  10th to 16th December

Sunday 15th December. The 10:30 Handicap race followed by the Winter Series 8 races will take place.  The Series events will also constitute the annual Christmas Pudding races.

The Club Christmas Lunch will be held.  Sign up for this very popular event as soon as possible as the numbers are limited to about 100.  A poster is on the website and a list will be available in the Club or you can email Nicky on  nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com. Be quick about it though as it is nearly fully subscribed.

Further Ahead

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

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

 

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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My thanks to Carolyne for holding the fort with Tammy Matters whilst I was away.

Last Week   19th to 25th November

Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving was held and was well attended by 60 members.  Huge thanks to Nicky Johnson for the superb organisation.  The food was delicious and the mood remained festive with a long stream of prizes to be handed out.  It was particularly good to see the considerable number of our younger members who attended.  Tim Medcalf has written a report on the proceedings and has listed the winners in the various classes.  See News.

Sunday 24th November – The river was still running quickly and there was very little wind.  Stewart Colley entered the 10:30 race in which he completed half a lap.  The course was altered for the main Series races but as, after 20 Minutes, no-one had rounded the first mark, racing was abandoned.  See News.

Carolyne Vines and Simon Thompson went to the RYA Regional Conference in Maidstone.  Details of what was discussed will be reported to the Management Committee and any subjects considered important for us will be highlighted in a later Tammy Matters.

This Week   26th November to 2nd December

Sunday 1st December – Winter Series 6 will take place, conditions permitting.  There is notice of a Canoe Club event and, as a result, our first start is re-scheduled to 11:30.

Next Week.  3rd to 9th December

The first Thursday Supper and Talk is to be an explanation of how the Club’s various IT functions work.  Explanations of the various software packages we use will be presented by Club members and we hope that we can demystify the operation of the Website and Dutyman for members.  A news item is in preparation and confirmation of this event will be given in next week’s Tammy Matters.

Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  This is really important to allow us to gauge numbers for supper.

Further Ahead

The Club Christmas Lunch will be held on Sunday 15th December.  Sign up for this very popular event as soon as possible as the numbers are limited to about 100.  A poster is in preparation and a list will be available in the Club or you can book by email to Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.

The annual Christmas Pudding races will take place as well, on the same day.

 

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Commodore Chris has just returned from holiday, and will take over next week.

Racing on Sunday was cancelled due to the strong stream and non existent wind.  It did come up for about five minutes around midday, but gave up very quickly. See the photo in news.

Saturday 23rd November – Annual Dinner and Prize Giving.  Still time to sign up for this event with a gourmet meal and lots of non competitive awards.  Please email Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.

Great menu from outside chef as follows

Starter:

H.Formans Smoked Salmon, London Sourdough, Celeriac and Lemon Remoulade, Land Cress” 

Main Course:

“Corn Fed Chicken supreme, Chanterelle and Madeira veloute, Kale, Sautéed potato, Mustard Frills, Chive Oil” 

Dessert:

“Honey Poached Figs, Whipped Ricotta, Organic Granola, Blackberry Syrup

There will be a vegetarian option – which MUST be requested in writing please to avoid disappointment

‘Childrens’ menu for under 18 will be

Lasagne followed by ice creams/sauces – again very important we have numbers for this – £10 per head.

Thursday 5th December – club supper and talk – details to follow

Sunday 15th December – Christmas Pudding races and Christmas Lunch.  Sign up sheet will be available from Sunday 24th.  Make sure you get your name down to avoid disappointment.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines

Vice Commodore

 

A quick postscript on returning.

Thank you Carolyne for holding the fort whilst I was away.

To add to what Carolyne has said – I encourage you to sign up for the Prize Giving dinner which is a major occasion in the Club Calendar. Hope to see you there.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

 

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Commodore Chris is still away, so I am filling in again this week.

I would like to welcome any new subscribers to Tammy Matters.

Back to normal racing this week.  A relief to have wall to wall sunshine after the horrible weather the day before.  See News item with Jonathan Key’s photos

Back onshore the Bridge Group held their annual Help for Heroes Bridge Drive, raising £822 to go to the charity.  Thanks to Colin and Margaret Stokes and helpers for organising this very successful event.

Annual Prize Giving and Dinner

Saturday 23rd  November. We are on the countdown to the Annual Prize Giving and Dinner.  The punters are signing up, including several families which is great to see.  All are welcome, the more the merrier.  We are using an outside chef this year, and the main menu is as follows:

Starter:

H.Formans Smoked Salmon, London Sourdough, Celeriac and Lemon Remoulade, Land Cress” 

Main Course:

“Corn Fed Chicken supreme, Chanterelle and Madeira veloute, Kale, Sautéed potato, Mustard Frills, Chive Oil” 

Dessert:

“Honey Poached Figs, Whipped Ricotta, Organic Granola, Blackberry Syrup

There will be a vegetarian option – which MUST be requested in writing please to avoid disappointment

‘Childrens’ menu for under 18 will be

Lasagne followed by ice creams/sauces – again very important we have numbers for this – £10 per head.

Sounds great to me.

Please sign up on the list in the clubhouse, or email Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com – again essential to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 17th November – normal racing – 1030 handicap followed by class racing from 1115, and of course lunch and drinks at the bar.

Thursday 5th December – club supper and talk. Details to follow.

Sunday 15th December – Christmas Pudding races and Christmas Lunch.  Sign up sheet available from Sunday 24th November.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines

Vice Commodore

 

 

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Commodore Chris is on the high seas for a couple of weeks, so has asked me to take over Tammy Matters in his absence.

We’ve had a busy weekend – the annual Cadet Bake Off on Saturday produced a fabulous array of beautifully baked and decorated cakes – see the pictures in the news.

The Trowlock Trophy Handicap Pursuit race took place on Sunday with the weather being a complete contrast to the day before.  See what happened in the news item.

This coming Thursday 7th November will be the first of the winter Thursday evening suppers.  No talk this month – just come and enjoy an evening out at the club in good company.  Please book with Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.

Sunday 10th November – normal club racing – 1030 handicap race followed class racing at the normal times.

The Bridge Group are holding their Bridge Drive in aid of Help for Heroes.  There will be a raffle for which anyone can buy tickets.  All prize contributions gratefully received.  This takes place from 3pm following the racing.

Please see the following note from Sailing Secretary, Tim Medcalf about the upcoming Prize Giving on Saturday 23rd November.

As many of you will be aware, the club is hosting the annual Prize Giving Dinner on the evening of 23rd November in the clubhouse.  This is an opportunity to reflect on the year’s racing, to congratulate all those who took part, and to recognise the winners in each race series.  The evening will be hosted by Chris Pollard and Peter Johnson, two outstanding comperes.
Prizes will be awarded to all of the following racers: Matthew Valentine, Matty Key, Alexander Hoo, Maisie Key, Alden Horwitz, Alfie Williams, Jim Hamilton, Matthew Dalton, Cathy Dalton, Anna Dalton, Ruth Dalton, James Berry, Rupert Fletcher, Richard Harris, Emma McDonald, Peter Mason, Richard Mason, Joe McLaughlin, Sean Roberts, Berry Ritchie, Sue Harris, Valerie Hamill, Matthew Peregrine-Jones, Stewart Colley, Henry Defries, Chris Taggart, Charles Fox, Robert Blakeborough, Mark Gardner, Chris Pollard, Caroline Stilwell, Carolyne Vines, Garrie Mallen, Susan Green, George Baker, Humphrey Dorrell, Alan Green, Peter Konidaris, Ellen Schwartz, Tim Medcalf, Veronique Medcalf, Edward Medcalf, Henry Medcalf, Charlie Morgan, John Adams, and Zoe Adams.
If your name is on the list and you would like to find out what you have won, book your tickets for the dinner by email with Nicky Johnson (nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com)!  Don’t forget to also invite family and friends to what is always an excellent event.
Catering promises to be a luxurious affair with a three course dinner, a vegetarian option (please confirm if you would like this when you contact Nicky), and a special menu for under-18s.  Ticket prices are £25 for adults and £10 for under-18s.’

Eric Finlayson wants to start doing more Patrol Boat Training – essential for those who are soon to be doing a duty and not done one before, or a really good refresher for those who need one.  This is free, and participants receive a Handbook which is an excellent guide on what to do.  Please email Eric on finlaysone2@aol.com to book.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines

Vice Commodore

 

Tammy Matters

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Last Week   22nd to 28th October

Saturday 26th October – A team of three Tamesis Merlins went to Minima Yacht Club in Kingston to compete for the Three Club Burgee Trophy team races.  The event is an annual competition between Tamesis, Thames Sailing Club and Minima Yacht Club and sailed with three boat teams.  Currently the class being used is vintage Merlins. Tamesis was represented by the helms Matt P-J, David Baker and Ken Duffell.  The weather was vile with gusty winds and torrential rain.  See the full report by Peter Johnson in News.

Sunday 27th October The Royal Outrigger Canoe Club Hampton Court Challenge. The starts of both the men’s and women’s outrigger canoe races on October 27th were right on schedule at 10:45.  There were, however, collisions and entanglement of boats immediately after both starts but eventually they all straightened themselves out and headed for Hampton Court, leaving the river clear for our start sequence.

OOD Howard Thatcher set a straight up and down course in the open channel on the Surrey side and the canoe race and our own races operated without interference, the first canoes returning, as predicted, after about 50 minutes racing.

The RNLI set up their stall in the Clubhouse, selling their Christmas Cards and other goodies.  The voluntary entry fee of £5 per boat raised £55.

This Week   29th October to 4th November

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

Next Week.  5th to 11th November

Thursday 7th November

Our November talk about the development of the Battersea Power Station site has been postponed until early next year and Thursday 7th November will now be a social evening – an opportunity to enjoy a simple supper and catch up with friends.

As usual, sign up in the clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Further Ahead

Thursday 14th November – John Adams is holding a Reach Co-ordination meeting at Tamesis.

For those who do not know, all the clubs in the reach between Teddington Lock and Hampton Court Bridge – sailing, rowing, canoeing, etc – get together once a year to organise a calendar of the events to take place on the river.  Its purpose is to try to ensure that clubs do not organise competitive events which conflict with those of another club in the same reach.

Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving will be held.  This is a major event in the Club’s social calendar and all are encouraged to come along, especially those who have won prizes in the Series competitions.

Chris Pollard

 

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Last Week   15th to 21st October

Sunday 20th October –     The Trafalgar Trophy.  The race was well attended with 15 boats signing on and, although it did not look promising at first, it was a good race with a tightly fought finish, Peter Mason prevailed eventually.  See News.

This Week   22nd to 28th October

Remember – The clocks go back at 2am on Sunday morning – don’t be an hour early!

Sunday 27th October

There will be no 10:30 handicap race.

The Royal Outrigger Canoe Club – Hampton Court Challenge. This outrigger canoe race on October 27th has a half-river closure on our side of the river from 10:00 to 14:30 and their first race start was scheduled for 10:30.  We have negotiated with the organiser to achieve minimum mutual interference and have decided that if we cancel our 10:30 race and the canoes start at 10:45, we will be able to complete our main race start sequence before the fastest canoes return from Hampton Court.  By the time the returning canoes need to use the closed channel, on our side of the river, they are likely to be spread out and not bunched.  I will ask the OOD to brief our racers to expect racing canoes, which will be on the ‘wrong side’ of the river as they pass Tamesis, between about 11:30 and 12:00, and to afford them priority.  They will need this priority as the main river traffic will be constricted to the Surrey half of the river.  They are also doing a second race from 13:00 to 14:00 which will be of concern to the Training programme and any casual sailors.

This is also 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 Class race.  Races will start at the normal time but we will not be holding a 10:30 handicap race (see above).   Competitors in these races are asked to avoid interfering with the racing Outrigger Canoes as they return since they are in a National Series competition.

We will be serving Fish Pie for lunch as part of the RNLI ‘Fish Supper’ campaign.  Additionally, the RNLI will be setting up their stall in the Clubhouse, selling their Christmas Cards and other goodies – a great way to start the Christmas shopping!

Next Week.  29th October  to 4th November

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

Further Ahead

Thursday 14th November – We have moved the first of this season’s Club Suppers with Talks to the second Thursday of the month.  The speaker will be Suzette Dela Vega-Edmondson, a member of Tamesis, who has very kindly agreed to come and tell us about the Battersea Power Station development – an iconic site all of us will know of and will be very interested to learn more about!   See the News article.

Sign up in the Clubhouse or email Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com.  This is really important so we can gauge numbers for supper.  Don’t forget that the evening is open to all so bring family and friends with you but don’t forget to sign up.

Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving will be held.  This is a major event in the Club’s social calendar and all are encouraged to come along, especially those who have won prizes in the Series competitions.

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.

Management of the Club

As with many Member’s Clubs, Tamesis relies on willing volunteers from amongst the membership to fulfil the various management roles which are essential to the running of the Club and making Membership the enjoyable experience which we all would like it to be.  We are coming up to that time of year when we need nominations for a number of the Management Officers and we are looking for people who would be prepared to participate in the running of the Club.

The only qualifications which are required are what you can bring to the Club in terms of your own life experience.  Long term membership of the Club, though valuable, is not essential, in fact, a fresh approach can have great benefits, as we have seen this year with the introduction of a Summer Camp, the start of Paddleboarding at the Club and the hosting of the RYA Feva’s.

If you would like to know more about this, please get in touch with me.  My contact details are on the back of the Club Sailing Programme.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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Last Week   8th to 14th October

The first races of the Winter Series were held in blustery conditions which looked rather exciting – rather too exciting at times.  Several looked like they were at the limit of control in places.

This Week   15th to 21st October

Sunday 20th October –     The Trafalgar Trophy.  Run on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October.  A handicap pursuit race in which the slowest Class starts first.  The first start, for Mirrors, will be at 11:00 and the last, for N18 Ultras, will be 11:29.  The start times for each Class will be publicised in the Clubhouse and at the Smithy.  The finish will be ‘on the water’ at 12:30.  The Prize, a copy of a painting in the Queen’s collection presented to the Club by the Dunkleys, will be awarded immediately after the race.

There will be no 10:30 handicap race.

We need a volunteer to be OOD for this event.  The person originally scheduled to do this duty, is unable to run this event.  If you are willing to help with this please sign up for it on Dutyman.

Next Week.  22nd to 28th October

Sunday 27th October

There will be no 10:30 handicap race.

The Royal Outrigger Canoe Club – Hampton Court Challenge. This outrigger canoe race on October 27th has a half-river closure on our side of the river from 10:00 to 14:30 and their first race start was scheduled for 10:30.  We have negotiated with the organiser to achieve minimum mutual interference and have decided that if we cancel our 10:30 race and the canoes start at 10:45, we will be able to complete our main race start sequence before the fastest canoes return from Hampton Court.  By the time the returning canoes need to use the closed channel, on our side of the river, they are likely to be spread out and not bunched.  I will ask the OOD to brief our racers to expect racing canoes, which will be on the ‘wrong side’ of the river as they pass Tamesis, between about 11:30 and 12:00, and to afford them priority.  They will need this priority as the main river traffic will be constricted to the Surrey half of the river.  They are also doing a second race from 13:00 to 14:00 which will be of concern to the Training programme and any casual sailors.

This is also 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 Class race.  Races will start at the normal time but we will not be holding a 10:30 handicap race (see above).  Additionally, the RNLI will be setting up their stall in the Clubhouse, selling their Christmas Cards and other goodies – a great way to start the Christmas shopping!

Further Ahead

Sunday 3rd November – The Trowlock Trophy – A pursuit race which is an Open event – £5 Entry fee.  Start times to be published later.

Thursday 7th November – The first of this season’s Club Suppers with Talks, it is hoped, details of which will be posted nearer the time.

Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving will be held.  This is a major event in the Club’s social calendar and all are encouraged to come along, especially those who have won prizes.

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

Zoë’s half marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society is done.  Her legs and feet are hurting but she finished half a minute ahead of her target time.  If you would like to support her you can still donate for another week using the link : https://www.justgiving.com/Zoe-Adams9 to help with research into possible treatments for this dreadful disease.

Also,

Tim Medcalf has been campaigning the Merlin Samanda up and down the Thames and has won  the rather impressive Merlin Rocket Thames Series trophy.  He was also placed second in the DeMay Series and his boat, Samanda, won the Draycote Bowl for most original boat , thus rewarded his many hours in the shed restoring her.  A full report of his experiences will follow.

Management of the Club

As with many Member’s Clubs, Tamesis relies on willing volunteers from amongst the membership to fulfil the various management roles which are essential to the running of the Club and making Membership the enjoyable experience which we all would like it to be.  We are coming up to that time of year when we need nominations for a number of the Management Officers and we are looking for people who would be prepared to participate in the running of the Club.

The only qualifications which are required are what you can bring to the Club in terms of your own life experience.  Long term membership of the Club, though valuable, is not essential, in fact, a fresh approach can have great benefits, as we have seen this year with the introduction of a Summer Camp, the start of Paddleboarding at the Club and the hosting of the RYA Feva’s.

If you would like to know more about this, please get in touch with me.  My contact details are on the back of the Club Sailing Programme.

Chris Pollard

Commodore

Tammy Matters

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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

Dear all

Welcome to any new readers of 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