Community watersport in rural Teesdale
TDSWC members are sailing round the world in the 2019/20 Clipper RTW Race
Our two enterprising TDSWC members, Trevor Thurlow and James Anderson are on their way around the world in the Clipper Yacht Race.
Trevor is sailing on “Zhuhai” (blue) and James is on “Imagine Your Korea” (purple).
Skippers Log – Race 2 Day 19
“Dad’s Army + Sophie Watch is made up of Chris Serata, Bernard Tommasini, Trevor Thurlow, and Sophie Cross. Sophie is one of the youngest competitors on the Clipper 2019-20 Race at just 18, but she has calculated that the average age of her watch is 60, which gives some idea of the ages of the Dad’s Army part of the watch! Nonetheless, it does seem to be the watch that has the longest and most intricate discussions amongst its members. Bernard has been on the helm for an hour while Sophie, Chris, Trevor and I discussed the history of South Africa and the Cold War. Sophie has now taken the helm and Bernard is discussing whether or not to put the kettle on. He is insistent that coffee must be made properly… his way.”
Crew Log – Race 2 Day 22
“It is James who is constantly teaching me everything there is to know about the world (and a couple of things that one probably doesn’t need to know), the stars and his field of expertise, sail repair. He has been working constantly whenever there was something with the sails, spending his off watches with the sewing machine in the Galley.”
October 7, 2019
TDSWC would like to express its thanks to the Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund for providing the club with a set of six modern (and floating!) two-way r . . . . . more
May 28, 2019
Finn! Go for’ard and sort that jib wrap’ I shouted over the maelstrom. At his age, even if I had understood the instruction, I would likely have folde . . . . . more
October 8, 2018
‘It’s alright Max, we’re in safe hands now’. For Ian, reassuring his child in a violent squall, where the primal forces of wind and water claw at your . . . . . more
October 1, 2018
Following the successful F3 courses which have been run by Teesdale Sailing and Watersports Club, six of the clubs new youngsters, Finn Goodman, Olive . . . . . more
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