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    Merlin’s Race on the Seine in Paris 1st & 2nd June 2013

    Written by Martin Hughes  The first question on most peoples lips will be, ‘What on earth were 6 Merlins doing racing on the River Seine on the outskirts of Paris June as guests of the Yacht Club I’lle de France? The story starts some 10 months earlier when YCIF’s Loic Eonnet made contact through Thames SC’s FaceBook page who Melanie Hardman manages for TSC. Loic had found out about TSC

    Published 11:10 on 28 Oct 2013

  • FORCE 10 STORM ALERT - SECURE ALL BOATS

    A Met office amber alert has been issued for very high winds in London and the South East on Sunday night and Monday. There is concern about possible heavy rain, falling trees, building damage and gusts of up to 80 mph (120 kph). According to the latest Windfinder forecast, FORCE 10 winds are due to hit London and the South East between 07:00 and 14:00 on Monday. TSC AND KUSC MEMBERS: After sailing tomorrow,

    Published 05:59 on 27 Oct 2013

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    Annual Rater Lunch - Sun 27th October

    Dear all, It's that time of year again when we get together and celebrate the Thames A Raters and their able crews! Last year was great fun and I am looking forward to seeing you all for the usual fun and nonsense. This year's plan is as follows: Menu Starter

    Published 11:21 on 25 Oct 2013

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    Three Club Burgee

    Saturday 28 th September saw the annual Three Club Burgee team racing event return to Thames Sailing Club. Merlin Rockets from Minima and Tamesis arrived around midday and the visitors were treated to bacon and sausage sandwiches and a warm Thames welcome. The weather cooperated with clear skies and a good Force 2 to 3 blew throughout the event with occasional lulls in the wind to reinforce the home team’s advantage. Race Officer Kevin Pearson

    Published 00:00 on 2 Oct 2013

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    Ladies Race Report

    Another sailing success at Thames sailing club! A big congratulations to everyone who took part in the ladies race on Saturday 17 August. The day challenged all participants with strong winds and showers. The day wouldn't have happened without all the helpers who also made a fabulous afternoon tea. Well done to Philippa who won the overall race, Jess winning the junior section and Yvette winning the single handed class. Male crew members made a

    Published 07:01 on 6 Sep 2013

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    A Change to the Scoring System for TSC Dinghy Helms - TSC Sailing Committee

    (Note this does  not affect Thames ‘A’ Raters) A recent Sailing Committee, unanimously, decided to make a change to the scoring system for TSC dinghy helms which will apply to the Autumn series and future short series racing. In future, points will be awarded to a boat, regardless of the helm, and not personally to the helm, as is the case at present. Thus, points will be accumulated in the name

    Published 16:40 on 31 Aug 2013

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    Why I turned my famous father into a pot-bellied worm called Henri: Raymond Blanc's son on the enchanting character he hopes will teach children.

    If Olivier Blanc felt a frisson of trepidation when he told his father Raymond about his new project, it would be quite understandable. There was nothing controversial about the topic; indeed encouraging children to eat healthily from a young age is a subject close to both men’s hearts. But telling one of the world’s most celebrated chefs that he had been reborn as Henri Le Worm, the pot-bellied star of a new

    Published 12:30 on 28 Aug 2013

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    Sport England Grant Won!

    Many of you will remember that in early 2012, we asked everybody to complete a questionnaire asking various questions about the club. The General Committee was seeking to find out what you liked and disliked about the club and most importantly, what changes could or should be made to enhance your enjoyment of it. We received many responses and many views on just about every aspect of club activity, and based on the results

    Published 00:00 on 14 Aug 2013

  • Sailing Success

    Congratulations to the 8 children and 10 adults who successfully completed start sailing courses at Thames Sailing Club in Surbiton last weekend. The students, many of whom were complete beginners, were taught how to sail in just 5 days by members of the Thames Sailing Club volunteer run Royal Yacht Association (RYA) accredited Training Centre. During the courses the students developed all the skills and knowledge needed

    Published 09:57 on 13 Aug 2013

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