Mar 31 2013
Archive for March, 2013
Mar 28 2013
The Spring Season starts this weekend, with 10-15mph winds and temperature touching 6c.
The Easter Weekend starts with the Sandhopper lift-in at 06:00, then the racing season commences with the Spencer cup on Friday – 11:30 start.
Spring Sat 1 on Saturday – 12:30 start, Spring Sun 1 – 14:00 start and finishing with the Easter Egg Race on Monday at 14:30.
Due to the poor weather, there are some essential pre season servicing and repair jobs on SS2, SS3 and SS4 that have been pushed to this weekend and mean that they will not be in service over Easter.
Our Racing Season will start as normal, but racing will be run from the Race box, with courses set on the blackboard using the old cub marks and Inflatables where necessary. SS5 with the Elmore rib standing by will replace SS2 and SS3 rescue cover (thanks Nick).
SI for this season will be available on the website and noticeboard over the weekend.
Thank you to all those who have been working in tough conditions and continue to do so, maintaining and preparing all our clubs Rescue, Committee boat and club marks.
If you have time to help this week, please let me know, there are still some jobs to do, if not, enjoy the sailing, bar and food.
See you on the water.
New 2013 Sailing Instructions are available on the left hand link bar or at this link:
Mar 28 2013
By popular demand, Moules Frites Night returns to TBYC, but this time with a Steak option….
On Saturday 13th April at 7pm, enjoy delicious Moules Frites or Steak Frites for only £12.50 per person.
Tickets available now from the bar – numbers are limited and are selling fast, so please don’t leave it too late – looking forward to seeing you for another great social event at your club!
Mar 27 2013
You won’t be surprised to learn the lift-in didn’t take place last weekend… rescheduled for this Saturday.
For your safety and those of other, it is important you stay clear of the boat park and slip from 7:15 am Saturday 30th March until the lift-in is complete.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruising Section Secretary (for Rear Commodore, Cruising)
Mar 25 2013
Easter is soon and I am looking for a crew for this weekend. My normal crew (Sue) is on holiday then so if any body would like to crew in the front end of a National 12 please give me a call on 01702 205297 . Are any of the cadets interested in the National 12? Its a bit more interesting than a Pico. Check out the YouTube link of the N12 championships last year.
At about 2:10 in to the video there is a shot of me surviving a gybe only to go in to a tack straight afterwards. I was the only N12 not to capsize at last years championships and one of only 13 to complete every race. That was one nasty windy event.
Steve Le Grys
Mar 23 2013
Anyone interested in crewing on a regular basis, or as a one off (maybe the conditions aren’t favorable for your moth, for example), give the Sandhopper class website site a look… http://www.sandhopper.org.uk/ … and check out the crew swap facility. Alternatively, pop into the club on the first Wed of the month for an evening drink and a chat with the class sailors.
There are several boats looking for new and experienced sailors to crew and who knows…you might even find out why we always come off the water smiling, whatever the weather.
Mar 23 2013
Lift in will now be postponed until Good Friday. We will meet Jason and Roger at 06:00 and start to lift boats in as soon as possible. Owners will be able to get out to boats from about 08:00. HW is 13:45 and racing starts at 11:30. This means you should be able to access your moorings until about 09:30.
Mar 21 2013
We have been in discussions with Abi Davies at Burnham Sailing Club regarding holding a winter Feva training session at TBYC on 6th and 7th April, with John Lewis.
They would like all our TBYC Feva sailors to join in with the training.
We have agreed that all boats will be launch and clear of the slipway by 8am on the Saturday and 9am on the Sunday, so as not to interfere with the club racing on either day.
We have offered the use of Swindon rib for support and they may be bringing their own rib as well, which will be left in the car park with the Fevas overnight on the Saturday.
They will be having lunch on both days, and will be using the sail training room for debriefs on both days.
This would be a great opportunity for our Feva sailors to not only get some great training experience, but to also race against other Feva sailors prior to their National Championships in late May at TBYC.
If any other cadet members are interested in Feva training Please contact us. We currently have four TBYC boats on this event – it would be good to get more.
Nick Elmore & Martin Swindon