A huge thank you to all the club members who gave up their time to help run this event. We had over 50 members helping to run the sailing and on shore management.
The event attracted 92 boats from all over the Country with two boats attending from the Netherlands. In total we hosted over 350 parents and children.
Well done to the 5 Crews from the TBYC Feva Class – who all had a great time and did exceedingly well in this their first Nationals.
The RS Feva Class Association declared the event a total success with many more compliments from parents of visitors.
A proud moment in time for Thorpe Bay Yacht Club.
I have just driven past the Yacht club and noticed Janet clearing the car park and field of rubbish that had been left from the weekend outide the bins and spread around by foxes.
We are so lucky to have Janet.
The Southend Echo has this morning published a story regarding this event. The story is, in our view, totally inaccurate and damaging to the Event and the Sport as a whole. The actual facts of the story are that a competitor capsized his boat and injured himself. He was retruned to shore with his crew and he walked to the awaiting first aid unit of TBYC and was taken to hospital as a precaution, as he was mildly concust.
The competitor returned to the club last evening and is now considering completing the event today.
The event is progressing very well and the final two races will be sailed later today.
Good Luck to the TBYC Cadets this weekend at Burnham.
The 3rd and last selector to decide the “GBR Cadet Class World Team” takes place on the Crouch. They have had one event at Rutland which was becalmed and only one race completed. The 2nd was in Poole Harbour which was windy and challenging conditions. Alex Warrington and Ellie Wootton, his crew from Waldringfield SC, came a close 2nd missing out winning by 1 point and currently lying 2nd overall in the selector series.
This weekend will also see Matt and Katie Lloyd and Ben Warrington crewing for Stone SC’s Katherine Selfe fight it out to get themselves up the leader board.
Results can be found at www.cadetclass.org.uk
As from 7am on Friday 24th May the boat park main gates will be not be available for vehicular access due to the RS Feva Nationals which are being held at TBYC. Access to all parking areas will be via the public car park gate to the east of the club. Vehicular access will revert to normal at 5pm on Tuesday 28th May.
The car park around the club building will also be closed for the erection of a Marquee with catering and camping to the rear.
We are sorry for Any inconvenience this may cause but due to the large amount of young sailors we will be expecting this weekend , it is imperative that we create a car free zone to ensure the safety of all members and guests.
It is so easy to step on one of the clubs ribs and forget to attach the kill cord, please follow this link which will hopefully be a positive use of this recent tragedy.
Thanks to the power boat training team at TBYC headed by Ken Clarke with Tony Clarke and Toby Speller for keeping the safety standards of TBYC support rib drivers at the highest level with the RYA training.
Enjoy the water safely,