Archive for September, 2017

Sep 19 2017

Cadets – ‘Interclub’ Dinghy Team Race at Essex Yacht Club

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It is the “Interclub’ Cadet Dinghy Team Race this Sunday 24th September at Essex YC.
This race is for Cadets who can sail a full course with good starting and a basic understanding of the rules.  Boats can be sailed single handed or with helm and crew.
Organisation for the Interclub Race
Meeting Friday 7.30pm TBYC Sail training Room for Cadets and Parents
  • Meeting to organise transportation of Dinghies to Leigh YC where I have secured parking for our trailers. The boats will be launched on the beach by the club and sailed 150 metres to Essex Yacht Club.
  • To sort out teams of 4 boats.
  • Briefing on the ‘Sailing Instructions’. Click here for sailing Instructions
Sunday 24th September Meet at TBYC at 11.45
  • Race starts at 14.45, Mass start.
  • Parents and Cadets should arrive at the club at 11.45 to load boats onto the trailers etc. The Cadets should either change at TBYC or come changed, as there may be no facilities available at Essex / Leigh Yacht Club.
  • Each Cadet shall be responsible for their boat, whether it is their own or a club boat. That includes loading your boat onto the trailer (with help) and ensuring you have the rudder, daggerboard, boom, sails etc. loaded onto the trailer or in a parent’s car.
I am looking for two parents who can tow a trailer to carry 3 to 5 boats to Leigh YC. 
We will have at least ‘Polly’ to watch the racing. There will be the usual Safety/support boat cover supplied by the organising club.
This is a great opportunity for our Cadet to race against other youngsters and put all the training into practice.
The forecast is 10mph winds……. perfect!
All good fun!

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Sep 19 2017

Next Racing

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Date Start – Event – Tide

Check to see who is on Duty and make sure it is not you (It’s a scrollable window)

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Sep 18 2017

Volunteers Needed for Duties September 24th

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We need volunteers to help with the following Club Racing this weekend please

Sun 24 Sep 2017
Start 13:30
2 Race Autumn Sun 3&4 – HW15:50 5.8m

SS7 Helm
SS7 Crew

If you can help please volunteer / swap in the usual way via Dutyman or email [email protected]
Many thanks

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Sep 16 2017

Pico race tomorrow morning, 9:00 briefing, sail training room

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Sep 15 2017

Work Party – Sunday 1 October 2017

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As there is no sailing on Sunday 1st October your generous committee has a work party organised to keep your busy hands from becoming idle.  Classes have volunteered or been allocated the following areas.


Slow Monohull – Changing Rooms

Sprints/Slow Catamarans – Club Windows & Bar Area

Cadets – Sail Training Room & Sail Locker

Fast Handicap – Outside of Building

Sandhoppers – Slipway & Bosun’s Hut

Albacores – Race Box

Fast Cats/Windward Leeward Monohulls – Boat Park

Other – Ribs & Container


For more information on specific tasks and what you may need to bring with you please contact your class representative.

OF COURSE if you don’t feel specifically affiliated to any of these club fleets or even if you don’t sail, don’t let that stop you coming along .  Please feel free to lend a hand and meet some new friends while we happily beaver away.  You never know, they might talk you into sailing something.

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Sep 15 2017


We need volunteers to help with the following Club Racing this weekend please


Sun 17 Sep 2017 09:30 Barts Bash – SS3 Helm – Volunteer needed or swap with Nick Barnes please

Sun 17 Sep 2017 09:30 Barts Bash – RIB launch / recovery – Volunteer needed please


Don’t forget you can swap a future duty with a VOLUNTEER PLEASE duty

If you can help please volunteer / swap in the usual way via Dutyman or email [email protected]
Many thanks

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Sep 14 2017

Barts Bash 2017 Supplementary Sailing Instructions

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The Supplementary sailing instructions for Bart Bash can be found here:

Bart’s Bash 2017 – TBYC Supp SIs Amended

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Sep 14 2017

Dinghy park gate

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A reminder to club members, who use the dinghy park and the grass car park.  Please ensure that the dinghy park gate is locked at the end of the day.  Do it please, even if there are still one or two cars in the car park.  Those leaving after you can open and relock the gate.  Better that, than leaving the gate open all night.

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Sep 14 2017

Pico race this Sunday 9:30 start on the water

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Pico race and training 17/09/2017 Sunday with Andras and Nick

Dear Cadets and Parents,

This is going to be the last Pico race of the Season, do not miss it!

1. Change and rig
2. at 9:00 briefing at the Sail Training Room
3. start on the water at 9:30

Follow the leader (small RIB) with Nick leading the fleet to the course.

1. drill No 1: starting:
Position your boat in an imaginary square right of the start line.
Polly motorboat with Andras on board as committee boat.
Sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, and cross the start line, starboard tack. Bear away, round the pin, return to the imaginary square, get ready.
Repeat, sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, approaching the start line, control your speed.
Repeat 7 times

2. drill No 2:
Same activity as No 1, but timed.
Use your sailing watch, if you have one, or ask for one for Christmas, will be worth it.1 minute count down.
One minute count down from Polly.
Series of short sound signals (whistle) as warning
1 long signal: 1 minute count down starts
1 short signal each 10 seconds:
at 50 seconds left,
at 40 seconds left
at 30 seconds left
at 20 seconds left
at 10 second left
1 long signal at the start, board goes down
This cycle is going to be repeated many times.
Boats should proceed to start if ready, or wait for the next sequence

3. Pico race on the trapezoid course
3 minutes count down with boards, last minute signals as in drill 2.
Three windward marks will be laid to encourage sailors to tack more often
and to stay in the middle of the course.
This will compress the fleet and results in more boat to boat tactics.
Round each upwind mark from port.
1 lap race.

Once finished, leaders should proceed with drill No 1 until others finished.

4. as 3., second Pico race

Sailors are encouraged to come to Polly to have chat when available.

See you on the water:

Slow approach to the start line:
exactly the same technique, as coming to the coach boat.

our course will be similar to the basic trapezoid course here:

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Sep 13 2017

Thanks to all for their help Sunday!

I’d just like to thank all the people that helped on Sunday launching extra support boats and recovering the RIBs following the eventful end of the Sandhopper Nationals! It’s at times like this that the spirit of the club and it’s members really do shine through.

As you probably know all ended well with no injuries and Zeus was recovered quickly that night with minimal damage ( I think). And it even got a mention in the Echo!

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