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,
The sun is out, the sky is blue and Midweek racing starts this week. All midweek racing starts at 19:00, so turn off the PC, slip out of the office and come down for an evening sail.
Midweek 1 : Thursday 2nd May 7pm start
Midweek 2 : Friday 3rd May 7pm start
The Midweek series is our only General Handicap Series, with a mass start from the shore box, supported by SS2 and SS3.
After racing why now enjoy a beer on the balcony and watch the sun go down.
We would like to let you all know that as of Friday 3rd May we will be introducing “Friday Night Dining” in the club.
This will be every Friday night through a bookings only basis. If you would like to come along and try out our friday night dining please ring 07851759265 to book your table. As an opening offer we would like to offer free dessert with every starter and main course meal ordered. The menu will be individually priced and we will post a sample menu on site in the next day or two.
We have had popular demand for this particular evening and after trying it out last Friday night with great success, we hope to continue with everyone’s support. Hope to see you all there soon. Kind regards Lisa @fuudltd
This is a note to remind members of the meeting this evening Monday 22nd April regarding the sea defences project. At the meeting the council will be presenting a number of schemes and a proposal from the floor will also be discussed.
It is important members attend the meeting to fully understand the implications of the various schemes upon the Yacht Club and the wider community.
The meeting is to be held in the Wendy Owen Hall – which is accessed through Caulfield Road (not the Sports hall as previously thought)At the Shoebury High School.
The meeting will start at 7.30 and Parking is reported to be a little tight so an early arrival is suggested.
Missed the meeting on Sunday 14th April, more helpers still required, talk to Nick or Martin for more information or pass your name directly to email@example.com . We need you for our biggest ever event.
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This year the club is to hold the Feva Nationals on the end of May Bank Holiday. This event will likely attract 100 plus boats of a national junior class. We would love to see some of our cadets take part in this event and if anyone is interested in helming or crewing to please contact me directly.
My plea today is for helpers for this event. Like cadet week we will have a large number of children and adults at the club. A number of people have come forward already but we would welcome some more to carry this event off as a success.
This will probably be the largest junior open event the club has ever seen. Your help will be very much appreciated.
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club has long had the unencumbered use of the foreshore and our launching facilities. Rising global sea levels will, at some point well into the future, affect our facilities.
Southend Council have decided that the sea wall between the Coastguard Station and St Augustines Avenue needs to be raised now to prevent us being affected by the rising levels. The argument has long been raging as to whether this is needed now. Many believe that it is not – but the council believe that it is.
Link to Southend Councils Proposal Document
Link to details of Southend Councils Public Consultation
Southend Council have proposed a lifting of the sea wall and will give TBYC a sliding flood gate entrance to the water. The proposals will be up for Public consultation shortly with a meeting having been arranged for all members of the public to come and consult with representatives from Southend Council on Monday 22nd April at Shoebury High School Wendy Owen Hall, which is accessed through Caulfield Road (not the Sports hall as previously thought) at 7.30 pm (not 7 pm).
A Campaign group headed up by Peter Lovett has been discussing this and alternative schemes with the council and all interested parties. The alternative scheme is attached.
I believe that the Council’s proposed scheme will have a detrimental impact on our club and its use of the foreshore. I would, therefore, like you all to look at the attached alternative scheme, which would not impact as much with our Clubs use of the foreshore and will not cost Southend Council tax payers as much.
It would be good to see as many of you as possible at the Shoebury High School meeting on the 22nd April and support Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and the local community in making the right and informed choices for Southend-on-Sea.
The Club has a range of polo shirts, fleeces, sweatshirts and other items, all embroidered with the Club logo.
Softshell Jacket £36.00
Fleece Jacket £23.00
Polo shirt in black, navy, white, heather grey, royal blue or pink from £10.00
Baseball cap, adult’s, red or navy £7.50
Baseball cap, child’s, red or navy £6.00
Club burgee £12.00
Call in or contact the administrator in the office 01702 587563 from 9am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get ready for the summer and wear your Club badge with pride.
Due to the Sandhopper lift on Saturday and the Cruiser lift on Sunday the Dinghy park will be out of bounds to all but essential members on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please avoid this area during these times for you own safety and that of other members.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.