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May 22 2018

Thorpe Bay Regatta 2018

TBYC Regatta SSI 20018v2

NOTE AMENDED SI’s as I’d forgotten the sandhoppers..oops

as per TBYC SIs 2018, A1 and D will be displayed on the front of the committee boat, A,B,C and D on the stern of the committee boat.

It’s the regatta this weekend, come down sail and join in whether your an old hand or a new to the sport. We have a schedule of races starting with a briefing at 8am on Saturday and live music and beer in the evening. Supplementary Sailing Instructions are attached, see you Saturday.

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May 21 2018

Cadet Week deadline this week

Entries need to be in by Friday 25th May 2018, so only one week left, please get your forms into Janet this week to avoid disappointment, place are filling up fast.  Remember to check who you are sailing with and what your sail number is to help us organise the boats and groups over the next couple of weeks.

Cadet Week Information Pack 18

Cadet Week Registration Pack 2018 (2)

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Apr 28 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 31 2018

Winter and Icicle Prize Giving – Thurs 5th April 8pm

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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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Oct 01 2017

Strong wind sailing

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Sep 21 2017

Briefing for the ‘Interclub’ Dinghy Team Race at Essex Yacht Club – TBYC Cadet Racing Squad

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Briefing at Sail Training Room, 7:30 pm, Friday 22/09/2017

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Sep 16 2017

Pico race tomorrow morning, 9:00 briefing, sail training room

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Sep 14 2017

Pico race this Sunday 9:30 start on the water

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Pico race and training 17/09/2017 Sunday with Andras and Nick

Dear Cadets and Parents,

This is going to be the last Pico race of the Season, do not miss it!

1. Change and rig
2. at 9:00 briefing at the Sail Training Room
3. start on the water at 9:30

Follow the leader (small RIB) with Nick leading the fleet to the course.

1. drill No 1: starting:
Position your boat in an imaginary square right of the start line.
Polly motorboat with Andras on board as committee boat.
Sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, and cross the start line, starboard tack. Bear away, round the pin, return to the imaginary square, get ready.
Repeat, sail slowly with sails flapping close hauled, approaching the start line, control your speed.
Repeat 7 times

2. drill No 2:
Same activity as No 1, but timed.
Use your sailing watch, if you have one, or ask for one for Christmas, will be worth it.1 minute count down.
One minute count down from Polly.
Series of short sound signals (whistle) as warning
1 long signal: 1 minute count down starts
1 short signal each 10 seconds:
at 50 seconds left,
at 40 seconds left
at 30 seconds left
at 20 seconds left
at 10 second left
1 long signal at the start, board goes down
This cycle is going to be repeated many times.
Boats should proceed to start if ready, or wait for the next sequence

3. Pico race on the trapezoid course
3 minutes count down with boards, last minute signals as in drill 2.
Three windward marks will be laid to encourage sailors to tack more often
and to stay in the middle of the course.
This will compress the fleet and results in more boat to boat tactics.
Round each upwind mark from port.
1 lap race.

Once finished, leaders should proceed with drill No 1 until others finished.

4. as 3., second Pico race

Sailors are encouraged to come to Polly to have chat when available.

See you on the water:
Andras

Slow approach to the start line:
exactly the same technique, as coming to the coach boat.

our course will be similar to the basic trapezoid course here:

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