K6 at TBYC.
I had my K6 down at the club a few weeks ago and a few people including Nick Elmore have asked if I could bring it down again so that they may have a sail.
So with that in mind I intend to have it at the club over the weekend of the 25/26 September so that people wishing to have a sail can do so.
If anyone would like a sail give me a call or mail so I can spread everyone through the weekend.
You can contact me at [email protected] or [email protected] 07725 590913 or 07802 611599
Looks like a nice sunny weekend for the bank holiday mini series which will run over the three days, racing starts on saturday at 13.00.
On sunday there will also be a BBQ at tbyc after racing, so get your suncream on and sails out and come and join in the fun.
Make the most of the summer, winter is just around the corner!
Due to an injury we are in need of a Rib helm and crew on Seasafe 7 for Monday 30th August. Please reply to me directly on 01702 299555 or respond to this message here.
Many of you will know about the UK National Cadet Class Association (UKNCCA) – this piece is aimed at those who don’t. Our family are relatively new to the world of dinghy sailing, the structure of the sport and the various class associations. After having attended several excellent Cadet events this year, most recently the Cadet Nationals 2010 hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club last week, I thought I would write this piece to make others aware who might be in a similar position us.
So far this year with the UKNCCA we have been to Rutland Water, WPNSA (2012 sailing venue – staying in the Team GBR hotel), Torquay (twice), Burnham and Waldringfield; next month we’re off to Stone and Burnham.
What’s the attraction?
I guess it’s the one-design aspect. Even with the handicap, Club racing with a Cadet can be demoralising at times when everyone else zooms past but when you are up against a fleet made up entirely of Cadets it becomes a different story. The Cadet is a three-sail racing dinghy with a very tunable rig and symmetrical kite. The Cadet will teach you all you need to know for when you graduate to bigger and faster things. Just look at the honours board to see who dominates it – an ex-Cadet.
Let’s use last week as an example. There were 82 Cadets on the water at Torquay with crews and helms between the ages of 9 and 17 competing against each other and displaying remarkable levels of skill and seamanship in the process. TBYC were represented by three boats crewed by George & Ben Warrington, Alex Warrington & Laura Lloyd and Matthew Lloyd & Harvey Turner. The children and adults who attended all had a good time and learnt much in the process. If you’re interested in learning more about the UKNCCA please follow the link http://www.cadetclass.org.uk or see Howard Warrington or myself.
Boatacs in London Road Westcliff are open
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and
Sunday 9.30 am – 1 pm until 30th September.
From 01st October – closed all day Sunday.
Good News. The new cubicles have been installed in the ladies showers, this now gives us five brand new powerful showers along with double the changing area for our sailing girls.
many thanks to Nick Elmore for arranging and Michael Whistler for fitting them.
As Sprint captain, I would like to express my thanks to all who helped rescue Ian and Anita Douce last saturday. I didn’t learn the full story until I saw the Douces at church on sunday morning. I knew they had been rescued, but didn’t know how.
Special thanks to Chris and Paul Clarke, who jumped into the water to help them. They then sailed the Sprint back to shore. A further note of thanks to Steve Hopper who gave assistance.
The wind was light when they set out. But it steadily strengthened to F4-5. Too much for beginners. Beach cats are fairly stable. But Ian fell overboard, rather than capsize. The Clarkes forsook their own racing to assist others who were in trouble. A noble act indeed. Thanks to all.
Unfortunately Boatacs are closing their seafront shop this week, so we will need to shop at either TCS or Boatacs in London Road, Westcliff for those last minute emergencies and regular chandlery.
please take a look at the links to the SSI and the start times for the pursuit race on Sunday the 22nd.
If I’ve inadvertently missed your class of boat out and you wish to compete in the race please contact me at your earliest convenience as I won’t be able to sort it out on the day.
I have been having a few thoughts about this years TBYC Christmas party and i would love to know what everyone would prefer to do??
Would you prefer a dj and buffet or a sit down meal/black tie and band/entertianment?
Please do let me know any suggestions/thoughts about this years party!