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Apr 24 2018

Cadet Week 2018 23rd–27th July

Cadet Week 2018 23rd–27th July Return registration forms by Friday 25th May 2018

The price of Cadet Week 2018 is £85.00. 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 25th May 2018. Please ensure that envelopes are addressed to Jeremy Sandford – Cadet Week 2018 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]

Cadet Week Information Pack 2018

Cadet Week Registration Pack 2018

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Apr 18 2018

Family night (Friday 20th) Sailing kit exchange

Summer has arrived just in time for our first Oppie Beach club. We start this Saturday at 14:00 (changed by the back of the clubhouse). Oppie Beach Club is open to all cadets and adults new to sailing who wish to get on the water for some informal tuition, practice skills form last year or just get in a boat with someone else for the first time. Parents are expected to help hold boats in the water if their child is participating.

On Friday at 7pm we will be going down to the dinghy park to look at how to rig different boats. This is useful for cadets and adults who don’t know or can’t quite remember how to rig and Oppie, Pico or Laser.

In the bar before and after the rigging session I am going to trial a Sailing kit exchange where you can bring any unwanted or too small kit and donate it to the cadets, if the kit is what you need for this year then you may take it and will be expected to provide a small paper donation do the Cadet fund. Thank you.

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Mar 19 2018

Oppie Beach Club

With snow still on the ground I have taken the decision to cancel the first Oppie Beach club on Saturday 31st March.

Due to current weather and water temperature I feel conditions are not yet suited to young children (or Adults!) spending time in the water, although boats will be available should more experienced Cadets wish to use them under their own parental organisation if we have unexpected favourable conditions.

The first Oppie club will be on the 21st April.  We will be running a rigging session to kick off the season on Friday 20th April at 7pm.  This will cover all club cadet boats;Oppies, Picos and Laser 4.7 and go through where they are kept, rigging, and packing away procedures.

A full programme of events and training will be published on the Cadet notice board over the next couple of weeks.

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Mar 14 2018

Work Party – Saturday 17th March

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Club members are asked to help spring clean and tidy the club for the coming season.  Just a couple of hours of your time could make a difference.

There are a variety of jobs inside and outside the clubhouse and in the dinghy park.  No skills are needed, all ages are welcome.

Starting at 10am. Just turn up, in old working clothes.  Tools and materials will be provided and direction given, if needed.

See you there.

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Mar 02 2018

Weather Postpones Chimney Demolition at Kingsnorth Power Station

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Originally scheduled for demolition on the 8th March at 10:00, Kent Online report: “due to the adverse weather conditions, particularity of the Hoo Peninsula, the demolition is off. It has been postponed because of the snow, but a new date for it to be razed to the ground, has not been fixed.”

Full article can be read at—160915/

We will keep you informed of the new date and time.

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Mar 01 2018

Dinghy Night Talks

Hi All,
The sailing committee has arranged a series of engaging and entertaining talks for you to get you in the mood for the coming season and remind you how some things work.

Get together at 8pm for a 8.30pm start, so some dates for your diary are

8th March – Rupert on Rules
5th April –John on Seasafe 4
3rd May – David on resins, laminating etc.
TBC – Alan Willis – Race Officering

Please come along and have a beer and a chat with your fellow sailors, in fact, even if you don’t sail regularly, come along, meet some people and maybe learn something interesting.

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Feb 26 2018

Sandhopper Quiz Saturday 3rd March 7pm

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Tony and Janet will be setting the questions again on Saturday evening, starting at 7pm.

All club members are welcome.

Teams of up to 8 people.

£5 per person, including an antipasti buffet

Please book your table at the bar,

or email: [email protected],

or tel: 01702 587563

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Jan 30 2018

Chimney at Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo to be demolished in March

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The chimney at the defunct Kingsnorth Power Station will disappear from Medway’s skyline in March. The Medway Messenger exclusively revealed the giant 650ft chimney at the site in Hoo, will be blown up and demolished on Thursday, March 8. It is understood the chimney will be blown up at 10am.

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Jan 28 2018

Book your Free Sail Training

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Please note that some Stage 2 dates have changed. All start times are now available.

Look forward to the Spring. Well now is a good time to plan your sail training for this year which is still free to all members of the club.

Stage 2 starts in April followed by the 1st Stage 1 in Late April/May (another in July), spaces are limited so check your calendar and get your place booked quickly.

For more details and forms go to

Nick Alston is also in the process of planning a Stage 3 course which will be advertised soon and detailed also on the sail training webpage.

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Jan 22 2018

Sprint 15 Winter TT – Sat 3rd February (Info and NOR)

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On Saturday 3rd February, Thorpe Bay Yacht Club is hosting a Sprint 15 Winter Traveller event. This event does not affect club racing on Sunday 4th.

We expect to see around 20 entrants. Briefing is at 11am, 3 races (45-50 minutes each), first race starting at/or around 12 midday.

More information can be found in the Notice of Race – Sprint 15 TBYC Winter – NOR

We would welcome anybody that would like to volunteer to help with this event, but particularly would be interested if you would like to take some action photographs. If you can please contact me on [email protected]

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