Just a reminder that this coming Saturday sees the culmination of the Thames Series and an open meeting on the tidal Thames. The race will start no earlier than 1.30pm, and will take us downriver, under the bridges on the ebb tide. We'll then go round a buoy and come back, still in all likelihood against the end of the ebb, possibly beginning of the flood, depending on wind strength. It always takes about two hours.
Ranelagh Sailing Club, Putney Embankment
Entry fee £10 - as ever includes bacon rolls, tea and coffee, hot meal after racing for helm and crew (and entry).
Parking - on a Saturday the side streets are restricted so don't park there. Park on the slope in front of the club down to the sea. The tide will be going out. This is free. I'll be around.
After racing we'll eat our Cassoulet with French bread, drink a couple of beers (£1.50 a pint) and then for those that would like to hang out in Putney there is a beers and curry plan. Boats can be accommodated overnight, as can people probably but please give me a shout if you'd like to stay.
The Thames series is wide open between Martin Hunter and John Bell, so that is worth coming for in itself. Lots of visitors have said they're coming and with a strong home fleet it should be great.