SANDHOPPER CREW AVAILABLE
I HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE CLUB, HAVE VERY LIMITED SAILING EXPERIENCE BUT AM WILLING TO CREW AT SHORT NOTICE GENERALLY ON THURSDAY FRIDAY OR SATURDAY WITH A VIEW TO GAINING EXPERIENCE AND HOPEFULLY PURCHASING A SANDHOPPER EVENTUALLY.
I CAN BE CONTACTED ON:-
0208 508 9878 (MON/ WED)
07973 115928 (THURS/ SUNDAY)
Come on folks, this is not e-bay, get those bids in now. There was never a finer cause and never more generous promises. We need to donate lots of money to get this done, so get something out of it!
For heavens sake someone outbid me on Chris. I cannot take another afternoon’s personal abuse about my crewing skills.
The Sandhopper open was combined this year with the TBYC regatta, 21 sandhoppers competed over the two day event consisiting of 4 races, the weather was forecast for 17mph for both days however it turned out nearer 25 with upto 38mph gusts.
The first race started in 30mph plus providing a long wave battering windward leg, windrush was first to the mark closely followed by little wing and sand star, the dead run proved to be very exciting with windrush staying in top spot to take 1st positon followed by sand star in 2nd squiffy 3rd and satisfaction 4th. Continue Reading »
Sounds like a WW2 call-up to save “Blighty”. Have you noticed that all these fast boats have names resembling aircraft form the War, F18, Spitfire, Tornado, Hurricane etc. Makes you proud to sail one, if the dart 15s where named Mosquito, we would have a squadron. Any way I digress, I have been asked recently to find crews for fast cats recently, so if anybody fancies a sail on a quick boat, please get in touch or put your name and contact details on the Cat notice board. Many thanks Struan.
The new club pico’s are now ready to sail. The rigging is a little different and if you have any problems or need some help please ask Rupert, Mike or me and we will be happy to help.
As previously announced we are pleased to have replaced the 3 club pico’s with new ones. We are still waiting for the boat covers which should be with us early next week. Until we get these and in order to keep the boats secure the pico’s will not be available for use this weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause if you were planning to use a club pico this weekend.
Could all those cadets that won the following trophies at last year’s Cadet Week please return them either to me or Lorraine in the office.
Dedman Most Improved Senior Shield
Waitrose Most Improved Junior Shield
Race Group Trophy
Elmore Seamanship Trophy
Stingray Le Mans Trophy
Chris and I are Duty Race Officers on Sunday 27 July and need to swap . We are available on any of the following dates
30 amd 31 August, 13 and 14 September, 27 and 28 September
30 Finns gathered at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club for this years’ National Championship and were greeted by sunshine and a light 6 knot breeze for Fridays first race.
The line up included some of the world’s top young Finn sailors in Giles Scott the current World Junior Champion, Jonathan Lobert the French Olympic reserve, recent European Junior Champion Mark Andrews and Mark Andrews from the Skandia Team GBR squad.
Scott soon mastered the fitful breeze, beating against the tide to secure the first win after Jonathan Lobert ( FRA) had lead for most of the race before making an error at the bottom leeward gate and had to unwind himself before re-rounding correctly.
Mark Andrews recovered from a slow start to finish in the top 10 but was ‘persuaded’ by the race officer that it might be better to retire when he was spotted without a lifejacket aboard.
Club sailor Simon Hoult from Weston SC was the first of the non-Olympic sailors with a very impressive 4th, followed by local ace Allen Burrell in 5th. Just to prove that you can just jump in a modern Finn and be fast, Martin Binnendijk from the host club came 6th in a borrowed boat and showed good speed upwind. Continue Reading »
Notice of Races and Sailing Instructions for the Thorpe Bay Yacht Club Regatta 2008 below.
TBYC Regatta NOR 2008 [PDF File]
TBYC Regatta SIs 2008 [PDF File]