This Friday is the first Cadet night, we are starting the activities at 7pm, “Rigging and tuning boats”. There will be Oppie, Tera, Pico and Laser 4.7 rigging groups.
Cadet week forms were published last week and the Food available this Friday will be the same menu, Dave will be serving from 17:30 – 19:00, trialling cadet week menu. To promote and test the menu we will be offering a limited number of £10 family vouchers family to test the menu and complete the feedback form.
If you intend to come for food please comment on TBYC Facebook page posting to register interest and secure your voucher. Dave will use the Facebook comments indicating interest to gauge numbers for food on Friday. Lindsay will be posting on Facebook tonight.
Don’t forget, Oppie Beach Club on Saturday at 12:30, weekly forecast is looking hopeful at about 12mph wind and 12degree temperatures.
Come along and get involved.
Cadet Week 2017 7th – 11th August – Return registration forms by Friday 26th May 2017
The price of Cadet Week 2017 is £75.00. This maintains the price for the seventh year running, Due to the expected demand, there will be no refunds for late cancellation or for those attending only part of the week. Please download and read the forms below, then complete and send your cheque, made payable to TBYC, with your registration and supplementary forms no later than Friday 26th May 2017. Please ensure that envelopes are addressed to Jeremy Sandford – Cadet Week 2017 c/o TBYC. If you are not posting your form, please put it in the mail box which is situated by the front door of the Clubhouse. Please do not leave any application forms behind the bar. Payment for Cadet Week must be made in full at time of application.
Evening events are a provisional plan and subject to numbers and the age range of cadet involved. A final timetable of events will be issued when entries are confirmed.
Non members are not allowed to participate or supervise. 1 parent per child, all children must have a Parent/Guardian present on the beach or on a roster duty at all times during Cadet Week. The Adult must be a full member.
Should you have any questions regarding Cadet Week, please e-mail Jeremy Sandford on [email protected]
The Dinghy Park has now been cleared of Sandhoppers and Cruisers and is available for return of Dinghys.
The Picos that were on top of the racks have now been moved to the ground although are not in their allocated spaces.
The space allocation is now on the notice board in the club for all boats, so could all owners review this and ensure their boats are moved to the correct spaces.
The club had a set of heavy duty jump leads which are often used to start the Displacement and Ribs. Unfortunately they may have been borrowed. If you know of their whereabouts please could you drop them into the club.
During the school Easter holidays the Club is open all day, most days, for sailing, sunny drinks on the balcony and lunch.
Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th April 11am to 11pm
Monday 10th April closed
Tuesday 11th to Monday 17th April 11am to 11pm
The kitchen will be open every lunchtime, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Breakfast will be available from 9am on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th.
A couple of years ago Jono Dunnett set off from Clacton to complete a Solo around Britain Windsurf and his first stop was Thorpe Bay. We invited him to the Balcony where he was offered his first hospitality of the whole trip.
Many people had previously done the circumnavigation, however always with a support boat. Jono completed it in 98 days, far short of the record but he had succeeded in his quest. He uses a quote in the front of the book “Dream is not what you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep”, something that helped him with his goal.
He has now written a book of the adventure and thought we would be interested to know it has now been published.
See Amazon for more details https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XWVQV19
This Saturday 1st April
DD’s will be serving Breakfast from 9:00am
The club Bar will be open from 8:30am
Why not come down and watch the Sandhopper launch from the bar while enjoying breakfast and refreshments!
The Dinghy Park will be closed to members for safety reasons this weekend as below:
Saturday 1st April – Sandhopper Lift In – Closed from 9am to about 12am (when completed)
Sunday 2nd April – Cruiser Lift In – Closed in the morning until completed
Please do not try and enter the Dinghy Park or drive through it into the car park as the tractors will be moving in the area. Lift support teams will prevent anyone trying to access and turn them away
Thanks for your understanding.
I have put together a full programme of Training and Races for Cadets aged 11+ years, in any class of boat during this season. In addition to the Pico Racing there will be Cadet Race training (including mini races) using our new training Rib, preceded by Shore based sessions during Cadet nights on some Fridays. I intend to go into some depth over the season, preparing our youngsters for Cadet trophy races, Interclub races and School’s Sailing. In addition, we will train a TBYC Team Racing squad (Year 9+) with our first match against Haileybury School in May. There will also be the opportunity to take the TBYC Stage 3 qualification in September. Nearer to the end of the season, we will enter the Matt Trophy and the Interclub Cadet Team Race at a neighbouring club, both of which, we have won in the past.
I have put all the dates and events together on one sheet to encourage our boys and girls to participate as fully as possible and ENJOY making progress with their sailing.
Please click here to see and download the full Programme.
Whilst I will publish times and events, it would be helpful to know those who are interested. Please could parents E-Mail me your child’s name, age and a contact telephone number, and I will keep you informed. (The E-Mail address must be a parent’s address with the option of an additional Cadet’s address). [email protected]
We are now approaching the start of the Spring Season and the club diary is now getting busy. If you are just coming out of hibernation then this is a good weekend
Loads of things happening and it all needs you, full details are on earlier posts below.
Saturday Morning 09:00 Work Party focusing on everything we need for the Sailing Season.
Saturday Evening 19:00 Club Beer Festival (6 Real Ales), Jazz Band and the best Barling Beauties (which are double sized, exceptional sausages from a local Barling butcher).
Sunday Morning 11:00 is the last of the Icicles Series.
Sunday Mothers Day Lunch – Book with Dave on 07505 526814
Sunday around 14:00 will be the Prizegiving for the Winter Saturday/Sunday and Icicle series.