Archive for September, 2016

Sep 30 2016

Sprint 15 For Sale

Published by under For Sale,Sprint 15's

FOR SALE

Sprint 15    

Sail No: 1857

£1450

2 piece mast

2 mains, one jib

All fittings for jib, furler and trapezes.

Full Cover

Large wheel launching trolley.

Located at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

Contact:   Graham Dare 07946 413923

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Sep 29 2016

Pico Training&Race this Sunday 2nd October, start on the water:12:00

Published by under Cadets,Pico's

Dear Cadets and Parents,
Further to my message last Saturday, unfortunately the weather was not kind to us, and we could not do the training on the Sunday either. We had a short classroom session to look at a Feva training video and talked about right of way a little.

Nick kindly agreed to join us again and we are planning the Training for this Sunday. Forecast is promising, with moderate to decent wind up to 14 miles/hour.

We plan to do the training – and have short races at the end.

I suggest you plan to arrive at the club at about 11:00, go and change straight away and rig the boats.

There is the running event going on on the seafront, road is going to be closed, however I could not find specific information about the details. I recommend you expect delays and park near the clubhouse. We plan to meet at about 11:00 just to change and rig and get going. Launch the boats at 12:00.

See you on the water:
Andras

Plan:
– Change, and rig the boats straight away
– We will set a triangular course on the water near club mark 3.
– Cadets leave beach at 12:00
– Sailors sail straight to the start line.
– Warm up: figure of 8 around the start line
– Tacking on the whistle towards the windward mark
– One lap of the course, concentrating on sail position/trim (include 5 essentials as appropriate).  RIB is going to support sailors with advice.
– Two 2 lap races, small triangular course.
– De-briefing once off the water at the   Sail Training Room

Please, see our YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet relevant videos:
– start signals                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT4tjwcEtV0
– figure of 8 course         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDxox2fuCs
– triangular course          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7zUJzn1yG0
– start practice               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHa8aIAD3VM

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Sep 29 2016

Laser 195202 for sale

Published by under For Sale,Laser's

Laser in great condition, fully race rigged with all GXD controls, 1 standard sail in good condition for club racing, 2 top section masts, carbon tiller and extension, Australian foils with padded storage bag, under and over covers, launching trolley and road trailer; £2800.00
Matt Rivers 07709 731062

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Sep 26 2016

Wine tasting 21st October

Published by under Bar,Social

It’s time to refresh the TBYC wine list so we are holding a wine tasting on Friday 21st October from 7.30pm

Come along and help us choose which wines to include.

Tickets are £10 per person which includes cheese & biscuits and are available from the Club Secretary or behind the bar.

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Sep 25 2016

Pico Race Training Saturday

Published by under Cadets,Pico's

This is a taster of the session, a lot more has been covered. I plan to post more on YouTube step by step.

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Sep 24 2016

Open Junior Race 15 October 2016 Saturday, start at 12:00 – Thames Estuary Yacht Club

Published by under Cadets,Pico's

Dear Cadets and Parents,

Thames Estuary Yacht Club is organising their regular Open Junior Race.

Our Cadet Committee is strongly supporting the event, we believe that this would be a great opportunity to do something exciting, especially in the view of the great progress of our cadets regularly participating in Pico Racing.

This is rather a short notice, and at present we do not have much details. I approached the Club and will provide more information as soon as I can.

This event needs considerable planning and logistical effort . It would be very helpful to know, how many of you are keen to participate, so that we could make every possible effort to make this a great success. We will need to transport the boats there.

Cadets, this is going to be great fun, big event, meeting other cadets, showing what you learnt and seeing what you can learn from others. Do not be shy, you will love every minute of it. Talk to your friends, go for it.

Parents, we all need your support, more than ever.

I hope to hear from keen sailors and parents soon:

Andras

Andras Gal
Pico class captain

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Sep 24 2016

Pico Race Training rescheduled for tomorrow (Sunday), proposed meeting at 15:30

Published by under Cadets,Pico's

Dear Cadets and Parents,

We are doing the training with Nick tomorrow, as it was too windy today. We plan to meet at 15:30 just to change and rig and get going. Launch the boats at 16:30, before the club race. Lewis volunteered to escort us with his RIB. We did the classroom discussion this afternoon. We had 12 cadets on the theory session. Tomorrow the forecast suggests more pleasant wind. I hope you all could join in.

See you on the water:

Andras

Plan:

– Change, and rig the boats straight away
– We will set a triangular course on the water near club mark 3.
– Cadets leave beach at 16.30
– Sailors sail straight to the start line.
– Warm up: figure of 8 around the start line
– Tacking on the whistle towards the windward mark
– One lap of the course, concentrating on sail position/trim (include 5 essentials as appropriate). RIB is going to support sailors with advice.
– Three 2 lap races, small triangular course.
– De-briefing 18.15 – 18.30 Sail Training Room

Please, see our YouTube channel:
TBYCPicofleet
relevant videos:
start signals
figure of 8 course
triangular course
start practice

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Sep 22 2016

For sale: Sandhopper 43 – Spider.

Published by under For Sale,Sandhoppers

For sale due to lack of use – Sandhopper 43. Thoroughly overhauled at the start of the season and sailed about 4 times! Offers invited around £2500. 07795 097438.

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Sep 21 2016

Bart’s Bash – Fundraiser

Published by under Club Notices

Although there was no entry fee to this event competitors were asked to donate to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. On the day we collected £80 in the boxes at the club, and some donations were made online.  If you haven’t and would still like to donate you can do so at www.bartsbash.com/united-kingdom/thorpe-bay-yacht-club or leave you donation, marked “Barts Bash” at the club.   Big thanks to all those who participated and/or donated.

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Sep 20 2016

Pico Race Training, Saturday 24/09/2016 3pm

Published by under Cadets,Pico's

Dear Cadets and Parents,

Please come to Pico Race Training with Nick Alston and Andras Gal

24th of September, Saturday.

Meeting at 3 pm:
in the Sail Training Room, at the back of the club
(do not change, do not rig yet)

Discussion about the drills.
Changing and rigging.
going afloat at 4:30 pm

training, drills, mini practice races

Focus: sailing around the course, sail setting at different points of sailing.
Sailing fast.

De-briefing 18.15 – 18.30 Sail Training Room

I hope to see you all.

Andras
Andras Gal
Pico Class Captain

Please, see our YouTube channel:
TBYCPicofleet

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