TSC at WHSC

ROUND 5 GP14 LONDON AND SE TRAVELLERS SERIES VICTOR TROPHY 25 GPs sailed at the Welsh Harp reservoir on Saturday. The light and shifty conditions were not straightforward but Richard Ham (TSC )and Stevie (Leigh ) sailed brilliantly to finish second, although several times in the lead it was very difficult to consolidate any advantage and they could not…

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GP14 Open Meeting 2017

On Saturday 12th June 16 GP 14 sailing dinghies gathered at Tollesbury Sailing Club for the fourth round of the London and SE travellers’ series. After tea and bacon rolls to fortify the visitors, many of whom had endured the M25 etc, the boats launched from the public hard. Conditions were near perfect with a 17 mph wind forecast,…

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Old Gaffers weekend

We welcomed 15 OGA entrants to the club over this weekend and all had a great day on the water with a good breeze. TSC’s Richard Ham and Nick Lynn won the ‘Hotshots class sailing against Dirty Girty, a ketch with carbon fibre masts and laminate spritsails and ‘Fyre’ a stunning gaff rigged 505 dinghy with carbon spars. The…

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Building an OK (2)

As we headed into 2016, work continued to complete the jig. Stringers were added for the chines and gunwhales and the whole jig was screwed to the floor and trued up. Then I measured the whole thing again and was still happy that the dimensions were ‘OK’. Did I mention in chapter 1 that ‘CNC’ means ‘Computer Numerical Control?….

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Building an OK dinghy

Chapter 1 – Andy Hobden A long time ago, in a place far, far away (Highams Park, London) I acquired a book called ‘Sailing Craft’ from ‘hippo books’. Published in 1964, this little book had pictures and details of various sailing dinghies and yachts. One picture showed two ‘OK’ dinghies screaming along on a broad reach at the 1962…

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Dinghy planning meeting

TSC DINGHY GROUP MEETING 15/1/17 17 members attended a meeting held at the club to discuss the proposed programme for 2017 and other dinghy related matters. Copies of the programme were circulated. The following points were discussed and agreed as relevant: 2017 PROGRAMME The booklet as to be printed this year will have limited space. More complete details will…

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Race against time …

For all those who are down as Race Officers for the forthcoming season, you may like to have a look at the Race Officer notes prepared by the Dinghy Captain. These will be a great help in carrying out your Race Officer duty. Follow the link below to download a copy of the notes: Race Officer Notes – TSC

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Meet the dinghy captain

As the TSC website has a ‘Meet the New Cruiser Captain”, Andy B suggested we should also have a ‘Meet the Not So New Dinghy Captain. As I’m an out-of-towner too, though not quite such a long way, this seemed like a passable idea, so here I am. Originally from the North West, I’ve lived in Chelmsford since 1979,…

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