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.
Do you want to know how to..
Make fibreglass repairs to your boat
Repair holes / cracks etc with epoxy
Or just stick bits together properly
Then come to our…
FIBREGLASS & EPOXY MASTERCLASS
Wednesday 20th Feb - 8pm in the main bar
David Johnson will be giving another of his popular talks and demos on how to do various fibreglass works on your boat – focusing on fairing in keels (by popular demand)
Organised by the Sandhopper Class - All members / classes welcome
SANDHOPPER QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 22nd Feb 2013
OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS
Tables of 6 to 8
Tony and Janet will be your quizmasters starting at 7:30
Cost is still only £5 per person and includes antipasti to refresh you at half time!
Please book with Mark on 07957 801 099 or email@example.com
Hope you are all enjoying the start of 2013 We have some updates to share with you:
THURSDAY NIGHT CADET NIGHT
We now have a few added extras to the menu as follows: chicken burgers, curly fries and chilli with rice for the children and Cajun chicken or lemon and lime chicken salads with jacket potatoes for all the adults who have started the new year on a health kick and can no longer eat our scrummy pies (other salads are available, please ask at the counter for more info)
We will be open as usual for pre-sailing breakfast and we have also introduced a post-sailing menu which we had some great feedback on last week. Please come along and give it a go… Menu as follows:
Pre-sailing: full English breakfast £5.95 or breakfast bap with a choice of 2 fillings for £2.50. Post-sailing: Thai chicken curry or chilli with chunky bread @ £5.00 each.
This Friday 25th is “everybody salsa evening” We are offering antipasti platters which where a great hit last Saturday at the quiz night, these are available to order until this Thursday at 2pm @ £6.00 per person.
Will be back in a couple of weeks, in the meantime we are still offering Sunday roast. As Sundays are a busy day for us we are trying to introduce a booking system so that we can cater for everyone on this day and avoid disappointment. Please call me on 07714789276 where I will be happy to secure you a table.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Kind regards, Lisa @fuudltd.
Next Tuesday evening, Jim McSorely will give an illustrated talk on his cruises in Croatian waters, at 8:30 in the Commodore’s Bar.
All TBYC members are welcome to this Cruising Section social event.
The following week (29th) Bob and Janine are running one of their popular Quiz Evenings, in aid of the RNLI.
Last year’s was great fun, so get your team together now…
PS The Cruising Section Sailing and Social programme is once more online.
Now Sold Enforced sale, due to my arthritic deterioration.
Many of you know how I stand – not very well in fact! The arthritis in my feet and ankles has deteriorated to a point where it has, at last, got the better of me. There is not much that can be done for this problem. You cannot have a new foot the way you can have a new hip, so sadly I cannot sail anymore. It is impossible for me to maintain my boat as I can longer climb into her in the dinghy park, or get underneath to paint or walk out to her on the mud. Sorry to burden you with my ills, but that is why I have to sell “Sandpiper” quickly.
So, if someone would take by boat quickly for just £1,000, I would be pleased to let her go, but only for an immediate sale, and for her to be sailed at Thorpe Bay, and she has to be taken “as is.
“Sandpiper” is not in immaculate condition. It has been difficult to get done all that I should do. However she is fit to race for a while as she is. There is no osmosis and sails, rigging and fittings are OK. Last season she served us ideally without any trouble. At the beginning of the season we were still participating in fairly wild conditions with no problem, without anything needing immediate attention.
If you wish to have a look at “Sandpiper”, she is first on the right down the steps into the dinghy park.
If you are interested or want more information, please contact me – John Boshier
At the recent Lifejacket Clinic, RNLI experts found loose and corroded cylinders, out-of-date activators, missing crotch straps, and abraded holes in jackets from all sections of the Club.
Nationally, the RNLI find faults in over 1/3 of lifejackets checked, and recommend annual servicing and monthly quick checks. Check yours over now – the life you save may be your own!
Following the Thorpe Bay drowning in December, the RNLI now recommend automatic activation for inflatable lifejackets, as well as crotch straps, and – for cruisers - spray hoods and lights.
The Cruising Section thank the Southend RNLI Sea Safety Team for running the clinic.
…and well done to all involved in the Frozen Sheets Open Meeting on Saturday. Despite a wicked east wind there were enough hardy and enthusiastic competitors and helpers to ensure it went ahead in style, with rum punch and sausage rolls in the Bosun’s Hut afterwards to thaw us out. Congratulations to the winners, especially well deserved considering the conditions. A good job by all concerned.
For all those members heading for the snow this winter – We are pleased to announce ‘SURFANIC’ based in Purdeys Way are giving TBYC members 20% extra discount off all purchases. Just mention TBYC at the tills to take advantage of this generous offer.
The Frozen Sheets race will start at 11.00 am on Saturday 12th January 2013.
The kitchen will be open for pre race breakfast, and prize giving will be held in the main bar as soon as possible after the race finishes.
Frozen sheets 2012 SI’s