Paul Elvstrom

In this year of multiple celebrity deaths, it would be easy to miss that of one from the sailing world, that of Paul Elvstrom, who died on December 7th aged 88. Whilst today we may think of Ben Ainslie as the World’s best, Elvstrom’s record speaks for itself: four consecutive Olympic Golds and eleven World Championships including those in…

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Try this at home …

Happy Christmas to all club members. If you fancy a sing-along with family and friends this Christmas, why not try the TSC version of the 12 days of Christmas. This went down so well at the club Christmas party that they even demanded an encore – well the bar had been doing well that evening … So, here’s the words:…

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Upcoming winter talks

The new year sees the start of winter events at the club with two talks. On January 14th Andy Beharrell will give a talk entitled “It’s sailing Jim, but not as we know it …”. This will look at the opportunities for anyone to sail and the boats and adaptations which enable this. He will also cover some of…

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GP Open 2016

A relatively small field of 5 local boats and 4 visitors competed for the TSC GP Open. Despite the poor forecast sailing conditions turned out to be pretty much perfect with a steady easterly. Racing was extremely close throughout. James Ward (Papercourt) took all three races, after a navigational error by Richard Ham in the first race. James and Richard…

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Inspiration to all Tollesbury Cadets

Previous Tollesbury Cadet Archie Willis (aged 21) is living his dream onboard the racing J-Class yacht ‘Ranger’. It was only a few years ago that Archie Willis was a cadet sailor messing around in the Blackwater in an Optimist and a Topaz and more recently crewing on the Tollesbury racing smack ‘Charlotte Ellen’ so it was really exciting to…

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Duty calls …

The club racing and all the events won’t happen without people to manage all the racing. Each dinghy race needs people to be race officer and assistant and also crew for the rescue boats. So, for this season, to help the committee manage everything, the club has decided to use a site called DutyMan. This site will: organise the…

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Sailing legend visits Tollesbury!

What a treat it was listening to Michael Macnamara’s talk last night (20th Feb). How to get the best (or unintentionally the worst) out of your boat and especially the sails was the theme. As a Sailmaker ,multiple National champion and Chief Racing coach to the International Cadet class his experience and knowledge is peerless. I do remember him…

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