The annual Nore race is being run this Sunday by Benfleet Yacht Club.
As an additional safety measure members are being asked to sign out and back in at the bosun’s hut at the top of the slipway, so that we are aware of how many boats are taking part and to ensure that all have returned safely at the end of the day.
Just a quick reminder that Friday night dining started again last week with our new chef in place and we hope to carry it on every Friday on request as a bookings only basis. If you wish to try out our Friday night dining please call a member of our team on 07851759265 and we can reserve a table for you.
This week in the club we have our usual Sunday carvery from 12:30 until 2:30 and we will also be open this weekend for pre sailing and baguettes will be available from the bar for post sailing. Kind regards Lisa
We are looking for a volunteer(s) to take on two vacant Evening Series Duties in the near future ( including 1 next week!!) :
- SS2 Crew Duty on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 – Evening Series Race Start at 19:00. NOW FILLED – Thanks Rod
- SS3 Crew Duty on Thursday 18 July 2013 – Evening Series Race Start at 19:00 NOW FILLED – Thanks Alexander
If you are able to help out with either of these duties please volunteer through DutyMan or contact Graham Dare ( text/phone: 07946 413923 or email: [email protected])
Thanks in anticipation of your help.
The Committee boat will be anchored by the Mulberry for competitors to return to after the Nore Race on Sunday. You’ll be welcome aboard for hot and cold drinks, the loo and a comfortable seat. If you have any kit that you’d like to stow on board SS4 before the race, give it to Janet Willsmer, John Casson or Alex Volohov, who will be on board from 8am, or maybe one of the RIBs will pass it on board for you. The weather forecast is looking good at the moment.
The decision was made this morning to postpone the Regatta and the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy due to the conditions and forecast for the day. We would like to thank all those who have turned up both days, only to end up going home without a sail.
We have provisionally rescheduled the Regatta for the August bank holiday 3 days 24th, 25th and 26th. With 3 days, afternoon tides and a Beach BBQ already scheduled for the Saturday evening. We will confirm this after next month’s Sailing Committee meeting when we finalise arrangements. We would welcome any comments or suggestions prior to the meeting, so if you have any ideas or requests for the event, let us know.
Enjoy the rest of the day and lets hope for more favourable conditions next weekend, when we have Saturday afternoon racing and Tops series, then the BYC Nore Race on Sunday. Entries for the Nore race need to be with Benfleet by 21:00hrs on Friday 28th June. If you cannot get your entry to Benfleet in time, members of the Sailing Committee will be attending a safety briefing at BYC on Thursday and can take any entries with us.
Once again, conditions today have been consistently poor. For the safety of all involved, Alan, Tony and I took the decision this morning to postpone racing till tomorrow.
Those of you following the weather station would have seen at 11 o’clock the wind was still up at 30mph, and has remained so all day, with gusts up to 40mph this afternoon. The decision was not taken lightly, and disappointing to all who had put in a lot of time and effort planning and preparing for this weekend. We were all keen to enjoy some good competitive racing today.
Looking forward to tomorrow, Races 1-3 are postponed to Sunday 23rd June, first Warning signal 10.27. Races 4-6 will follow immediately after Races 1-3.
The first race on Sunday 23rd June will also be the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy for Windward/Leeward Catamarans, as originally scheduled.
We will meet tomorrow morning at 09:00 to review the conditions and plan for the day, when the club will be open for breakfast, with tea and coffee available from the bar. Even if conditions are poor, I am sure, like today, if you wait an hour there will be some Sprints in action to entertain us from the bar!
I hope to see many of you at the club tonight to enjoy the BBQ, Beer… and foam!
Saturdays sailing has been cancelled due to current wind conditions. Sunday however is expected to start at 10:30 as expected.
The barbecue party is still taking place, with Groovy Tunes Foam Disco, from 6pm. £8 for adults including BBQ, salads and a beer or wine, £3.50 for children with a soft drink. Tickets available from the bar.
(incorporating the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy)
Come along and join in the club’s annual Regatta. Visiting boats are welcome and have free race entry.
- 3 races on Saturday and 3 races on Sunday (1st Sunday is Chris Hull Memorial Trophy for Windward/Leeward Multihulls).
- 10.00am start on Saturday and 10:30am on Sunday (Briefing 08:30 Saturday).
- 5 handicap fleets plus the Sandhopper fleet in 3 starts (as usual club series racing).
- Free on site camping is possible for visitors, please contact TBYC Secretary to confirm.
- Visitors have free race entry – but entry registration is required.
- Barbecue Event Scheduled for Saturday Evening- Tickets £8 but includes food, a drink and entertainment.
- Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions below
Super Sailing on the Sea in Sunny Southend
TBYC 2013 Regatta Notice of Race
TBYC 2013 Regatta Sailing Instructions
TBYC 2013 Regatta Visitors Entry Form