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Apr 15 2017

Cadet Race Training and Races 2017

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I have put together a full program 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 Thursday / 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.

TBYC Cadet Race Training and Races 2017 version 4               I can E-Mail you a copy if you cannot open the file.

Whilst I will publish times and events, it would be helpful to know those who are interested. Please E-Mail me at [email protected]

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Mar 26 2017

Cadet Race Training and Races 2017

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]

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Oct 11 2016

Cadets: Last opportunity to be escorted to the Matt Trophy at Thames Estuary Yacht Club

matt-trophyTBYC Cadets – The Matt Trophy – Saturday 15th October at Thames Estuary Yacht Club

URGENT: We need to know who is attending this race by tomorrow (Friday) at the latest to arrange a support Rib to safely escort Cadets to and from the event.

Please confirm your or your son’s/daughter’s attendance (a confirmation will presume parental permission):

Older Cadets: [email protected] or phone/text 07815 113459

Younger Cadets:  [email protected]  or phone/text 07875 204343

The event is open to all Cadets, all abilities and class of boat. There are trophies for all competitors and overall winners.  The prize giving will be immediately after the race at Thames Estuary Yacht Club.

We will co-ordinate the entry requirements and escort Cadets around the Pier to the start of the Race.  Smaller dinghies will need to make their own arrangements to TEYC , phone Andras for more details.

At the end of the race, those sailing back will be escorted to TBYC.  Sailors will need to keep together irrespective of speed of boat etc.

Timings – Race start 1200 (Mass Start, 5, 4, 1 minute GO –  Trapezoid course) Committee Boat start – No entry fee

Leave TBYC beach at 10.45 am (weather dependent) updated nearer to the time, Pico’s etc. will meet on the water at Thames Estuary Yacht Club at 11.30, sail to TBYC Support boat for advice etc.

Original post – http://www.tbyc.org/racing/thorpe-bay-yacht-club-cadets-the-matt-trophy-15th-october/

 

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Aug 30 2016

Lost Harken sunglasses

Has anyone picked up a pair of silver Harken sunglasses with straps in the dinghy park yesterday ? if you have can you put behind the bar for me to collect please, or call me on 07702 366053

Rick Paxman

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May 14 2016

Cadet Racing starting Saturday 21st May

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Next Saturday 21st May is the beginning of the Summer Saturday Series. 

This is calling all Cadets to join in with the adult racing using a special Cadet Buoy.  

 

 

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The races will be approximately 50 minutes long and use a shorter course. Perfect for 11 to 15 year olds! Any class of dinghy, helm and crew or single handed.

 

Cadets: All you need to do is turn up at least one hour before the race and (optional) find me. I will help you understand the course, brief you on the number of laps and even get you on the water!

Remember there are club Picos and a RS Feva available on a first come first served basis.

 

So, let’s have a big turn out for our first BIG RACE on Saturday 21st May. This week’s race starts at 11.03 for Cadets.

 

Your guide, but I will explain it all on Saturday.

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  • There will be an optional briefing 1 hour before start.
  • The race will be a windward leeward course starting at the committee boat. It will be the second start with the Fast and Slow Monohulls at ‘Start time’ plus 3 minutes.
  • First check the number of laps on the blackboard at the top of the slipway.
  • Once on the water, go to the Committee boat and look for the last number on the BACK of the boat, which indicates D on the diagram.
  • On the starting signal, you will cross the line and beat to the CADET BUOY, which is a special orange buoy marked with CADET. This will be your windward mark.
  • Check whether a Red or Green flag is displayed on the Committee boat; Red means leave marks to port, Green means leave marks to starboard.
  • Run or reach down to the course. You must NOT go through the line on the downwind leg (as in the sailing instructions).
  • Beat up through the line to the Cadet buoy and continue until the displayed number of laps are completed.
  • As you cross the line the committee boat will record your time. They will not give you a signal. Your race is then finished.
  • Remember to ‘sign on’ and ‘sign off’ using the CADET sheet in the Bosun’s hut.

 

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Mar 23 2016

Parent and Cadet 2016 Season Briefing, Friday 23rd March

Parent and Cadet 2016 Season Briefing

This Friday at 6-7pm we are going to hold a short briefing for Parents and Cadets.  We will go through opportunities for new members, Friday Cadet night, training, club boats, Pico racing and Cadet club racing. You will get a chance to put names to faces and meet those people who have volunteered to run this year’s events.  Cadets will get an introduction to cadet night from older Cadets, be taught what and where they can play, and most importantly get a chance to meet and socialise with the other cadets. I hope to see you there and aim to give you the confidence to get involved and help make this year an enjoyable and rewarding one for the TBYC Cadets.

Food

Our caterer Dave will be providing burgers, hot dogs and chips so why not get a quick bite to eat this Friday.

CADET Racing

This weekend sees the start of the 2016 racing season for Adults and Cadets.  This year, every club series race will also be a cadet race.  All participating cadets will start from the Committee Boat on the second start and race a windward-leeward course, first beating to the Inflatable Cadet Buoy, then running down to the leeward mark (last course number on the back of the Committee Boat).  You will continue to lap until hooted by the race officer team.  Remember to sign on as a CADET in the Bosuns hut.

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Sep 17 2015

TBYC Junior Bart’s Bash

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As part of the ‘New Cadet Racing’ events this year, we have decided to have a shorter ‘TBYC Junior Bart’s Bash’ to allow our younger sailors a chance to race on Sunday.

This event is open to all Cadets.
We welcome those who have been racing in the Pico Series and of course, all Cadets that may feel more confident with picothe extra support, and not forgetting our more experienced sailors.
The course with be shorter than the adults’ course, sailing for approximately 50 minutes.
Prizes according to numbers.

There will be a briefing at 1400, when the course will be explained. Instructions are below, but don’t worryRS Feva all will be made clear before the race.
Starts at 1500 (Mass Start).
There will be a briefing at 14.00 (1 hour before start) with Nick Elmore and Nick Alston.
The race will use the Cadet buoy as the windward mark with the rest of the course being decided on the day.
The start will be at the committee boat. It will be a Mass Start with the rest of the fleets.
The number of laps will be on the blackboard at the top of the slipway and / or check with Support Rib on the water. Your race can be shortened by the Support Rib.
On the starting signal, you will cross the line and beat to the CADET BUOY, which is a special buoy marked with a C. This will be your windward mark.
Check whether a Red or Green flag is displayed on the Committee boat; Red means leave marks to port, Green means leave marks to sterratarboard.
As you cross the finish line the committee boat will record your time. They will not give you a signal. The Support Rib will blow a whistle unless is needed elsewhere.
Let have a massive turn out on Sunday as this is the last race in this year’s New Cadet Racing programme.

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Aug 28 2015

New Cadet Racing – Sunday 30th August

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On Sunday there is the Pico Mini Series and the Benfleet Shield / TBYC Bank Holiday Mini Series. As most of our Cadet will want to compete in one of these, we will not run the New Cadet Racing.

 

 

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Jul 22 2015

New Cadet Racing – Sunday 26th July 2015 – Start 18.00

New Cadet Racing

Another chance to sail in the ‘New Cadet Series’ and not so windy this time…. hopefully!

See you Sunday.

  • The new course is aimed at all Cadets who can sail and to wish participate in a race with a shorter course, more laps over a reduced time.
  • There will be prizes for the older cadet as well as the less experienced sailors. A coach in a dedicated Support Rib will support the races.

Races will be raced under the TBYC Sailing Instructions. http://www.tbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/TBYC_2015_SI.pdf

 

Your guide

Cadet courseCadet course

  • There will be an optional briefing at 17.00 (1 hour before start.)
  • The race will be a windward leeward course starting at the committee boat. It will be the second start with the Fast and Slow Monohulls at 18.03. (Time plus 3 minutes).
  • First check the number of laps on the blackboard at the top of the slipway and / or check with Support Rib on the water. Your race can be shortened by the Support Rib.
  • Once on the water, go to the Committee boat and look for the last number on the BACK of the boat, which indicates D on the diagram / or check with Support Rib on the water.
  • On the starting signal, you will cross the line and beat to the CADET BUOY, which is a special buoy marked with a C. This will be your windward mark.
  • Check whether a Red or Green flag is displayed on the Committee boat; Red – leave marks to port, Green – leave marks to starboard.
  • Run or reach down to the course. You must NOT go through the line on the downwind leg (as written in the sailing instructions).
  • Beat up through the line and onto the Cadet buoy and continue until the displayed number of laps are completed.
  • As you cross the line the committee boat will record your time. They will not give you a signal. The Support Rib will blow a whistle unless is needed elsewhere.

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Jul 16 2015

Rib Launch and Recovery Duty

The use of Ribs to supplement our displacement Safety craft SS2 and 3 has become a common sight at TBYC.  Our Ribs provide excellent speed of response in an emergency situation, allowing the easy laying of the Start buoy and use of Special marks as well as taking the Race officer and displacement crews to their boats.  In order for us to enjoy use the Ribs they need Launching prior to the race and recovering after every one is ashore.

The task of launching and recovering the Ribs has now been added to Dutyman for the rest of July and August to keep track of who volunteer to do this essential job.  At the end of this time the Sailing Committee will review the situation going forward.

Treating launching and recovery as two separate duties we have 44 duties to cover over the next two months.  Rob Baily has kindly volunteered to cover this Saturday Launch and Recovery, with Toby Speller taking 18 of the duties straight away.  The remaining launch and recovery duties need covering if we are to see Ribs supporting our Weekend Racing.  If you can help, please volunteer through Dutyman, or email Janet, Graham and I to get your offer of cover added on to Dutyman.

Thank you all for your help and support in enabling the use of Ribs to continue at TBYC.  Without your help it won’t happen.

Jeremy Sandford

(Rear Commodore Racing)

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