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Apr 25 2017

Cadet Night Friday 28th April, Cadet Week food menu trial

This Friday is the first Cadet night, we are starting the activities at 7pm, “Rigging and tuning boats”. There will be Oppie, Tera, Pico and Laser 4.7 rigging groups.
Cadet week forms were published last week and the Food available this Friday will be the same menu, Dave will be serving from 17:30 – 19:00, trialling cadet week menu. To promote and test the menu we will be offering a limited number of £10 family vouchers family to test the menu and complete the feedback form.

If you intend to come for food please comment on TBYC Facebook page posting to register interest and secure your voucher.  Dave will use the Facebook comments indicating interest to gauge numbers for food on Friday.  Lindsay will be posting on Facebook tonight.
Don’t forget, Oppie Beach Club on Saturday at 12:30, weekly forecast is looking hopeful at about 12mph wind and 12degree temperatures.

Come along and get involved.

Jeremy

 

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Apr 23 2017

Pico race

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Next Pico race is next Sunday 30 April 2017.
Start on the water at 14:00

I would be grateful if you could keep me informed,
please, email me (coming / not coming).

Help will be given to those who ask for it.
Sailors new to racing are welcome.
No particular experience is needed, just the desire to join us.

I would like to see more teenagers on the water,
would like to encourage them to sail the Laser 4.7.
Please, talk to me, if interested.
Club Feva is available to sail for those, who would like to have the challenge.

We had our first Pico race this season today.
Pico race 23/04/2017 Sunday, start on the water at 10:00 HW: 10:50 BST
wind: around 8 miles/h, steady, onshore (160)
tide turning and going out soon

Thanks for all the helpers, parents and John on Polly.
We had 9 boats on the water, with 14 sailors. 1 Tera, 8 Picos, most of them regulars.

Thanks for the race officer, Wes to set up the club race course on a way that we could us the use the area around club mark 3.

Our new cadet RIB (Sea Safe 9) was very helpful (I used her first time).
Very reactive, good manoeuvrability, quiet, I could get close, easy to talk to cadets.
Many thanks to all who fought for our cadet RIB and made this possible. Club funds very well spent – I think, long term investment.
There is a plan to store her in the dinghy park, under the racks, locked. That will make launching a lot easier.

Course: Trapezoid course 2017 (with rectangular starting box including club mark 3)

Drill 1: figure of 8 around the start line

– start box start 1 minute count down

Race 1

Race 2

Sailing around the race course without the pressure of racing once again.

Drill 2: sailing around the start box

Game: collecting tennis balls

Free sailing

I think all had fun. Everyone completed at least one race, great performance of the girls, first time Pico racing.

Learning points:
– those who were outside the start box at the start sailed at the back of the fleet
– Overstanding layline (tide)

Suggested points for discussion:
– how to make a good start
– how to make speed
– upwind leg tactics (“the beat as a race against time”), laylines

 

Andras Gal

Pico captain

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Apr 19 2017

Pico race this Sunday, start at 10:00 on the water, 2017 cadet sailing program

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Please, email to [email protected] if you would like to be included in the cadet mailing list.

Please, confirm your interest by email, like this:

“Please, keep me on the mailing list.
We are coming:
Dominic (11y)
Pico 5720
Is there anything I can do to help?”

Or: “We are not able to make it this Sunday, but keep us on the mailing list ”

I will update the mailing list accordingly.
I will post further invitations on the club website.
It is an option to join in any time (for club members).

Your reply will be helpful to me.
Everyone is welcome, including those, who just simply turn up on Sunday.

First Pico race is this Sunday, start on the water at 10:00 am.
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Apr 16 2017

First Oppie Beach Club, 29th April

Published by under Cadets,Members,Pico's

Due to a large number of cadets participating in Stage 2 sail training yesterday and the current water temperature there will be no Oppie Beach Club for new sailors or Cadets today.

Conditions permitting, we will start Oppie Beach club on Saturday 29th April.

The club boats are of course still available should you wish to sail today, just help yourself and remember to wash everything down and put it away after you. lub safety boats will be covering main racing, there will be no Cadet Rib patrolling the beach.

If there are ever any problems with club Optimists please let me know or if its Pico related, tell Nick Cotgrove.

Enjoy the beach and water today.
Safe Sailing
Jeremy

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Apr 15 2017

Cadet Race Training and Races 2017

Published by under Cadets,Feva's,Pico's,Racing

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 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               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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Nov 16 2016

2016 Prizewinners

Congratulations to all Pico, Cadet & Senior prizewinners. It was great to see so many of you at the event on Saturday evening.

Unfortunately, not everyone could be there on the evening, so if you missed out, please come and collect your prize which is being held behind the bar. Senior prizes remaining are for: –

Dave Ayre

Ronnie Barns

Paul Beasley

Adrian Bunting

Allen Burrell

Duncan De Boltz

Tracy & Gary Haylett

John Laliberte

Mark Petty Mayor

Stefan Smith

Andrew Stickland

There are also prizes for Pico and Cadet sailors waiting to be collected.

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Nov 11 2016

Wanted………….. Three Laser Pico’s.

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Dear TBYC members. Three more Laser Pico dinghy’s, in addition to the existing three , are required for sail training and club racing for new members , and I am interested to hear from anyone who would like to sell or donate their boat to the club. The price will be dependant on age and condition.

I would request that the Hull, Spars, Rudder assembly , Main Sail and Jib , and Trolley are in reasonable condition.
Please contact me at the email below or on 01702 747969.

Kind regards to you all

Nick Cotgrove
[email protected]

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Oct 20 2016

Our Cadets represent TBYC at the Matt Trophy and WIN!

Published by under Cadets,Laser's,Pico's

We are proud to announce that Peter S. won the Matt Trophy at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club in his Laser, last Saturday. Moreover, our younger Cadets; Adam, Sam, Luke, Tom, Dominic and Daniel, aged between 10 and 14 years, also performed very well in a large fleet of dinghies from local clubs. 

matt-trophymatt-trophy-2It was so good that our club was represented at this event, organised by The Matthew Dear Foundation, which was set up to help educate and inform others about the dangers of A.P.E.D’s (Appearance & Performance Enhancing Drugs). More information can be found here: http://www.matthewdearfoundation.co.uk/

Our thanks go to Andras for organising the Picos, Lewis and his crew for the Safety boat cover and parents for supporting this event. Also a big thank you to the organisers at TEYC.

Well done Cadets!

 

 

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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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