For safety reasons, please make sure you complete any other boat movements before 2.00 pm Sunday 24th March and stay clear of the boat park and slip from then until the lift-in is complete.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruising Section Secretary (for Rear Commodore, Cruising)
(Note: Start time moved forwards – initially published as 2:30 pm)
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
The Frozen Sheets Open Meeting has been postponed to Saturday 12th January 2013.
Start time will be 11.00 am.
The Frozen Sheets race starts at 11.00 am on Saturday 29th December.
The kitchen will be open for pre-race breakfast.
Prize giving will be held in the main bar as soon as possible after the race.
Frozen sheets 2012 SI’s
easter sunday sailing starts
We are progressing well with Cadet week plans. This year we are launching a new group but want to ensure we have sufficient RIB and Support boat cover.
Currently we require an additional 2 RIBS.
Should you know of anyone who would be willing to lend a suitable craft to the club for the week of the 20th August - on the understanding that it would only be helmed by experienced and qualified personnel – please can you forward their details.
Do you write all the racing dates from the programme onto a Calendar ? Why not just buy the TBYC Racing Calendar 2012-2013 and save the trouble. The Calendar contains all the racing and many other dates pre printed, with load of great photos from last seasons by Linzi.
The Calendar doesn’t start until April so you can preorder and pick it up after the middle of March.
If you would like to order one then you can do so by posting a cheque to TBYC for £12 before the 4th March. Otherwise you can order directly from www.lulu.com and search for TBYC, however unfortunately this option with P&P is over £15.
The Calendar was produced at no cost to the club and we hope that a small amount from each will go to the Cadets Fund Raising. If popular we will also hope to produce one for next year. If you want to see before ordering there is a couple already in the club.
I wish to record my displeasure with the actions of the race officer and his team yesterday, Sunday January 29th.
Just because our new committee boat has cooking facilities does not mean that they should be used if such action could be detrimental to competitors. The smell of bacon around the committee boat and as far as 100m downwind was so strong that I almost retired after 2 laps and my third lap was impeded by an overwhelming desire to head straight for the club kitchen. Conversations that I heard seemed more concerned with whether ketchup or brown sauce was favourite than the wind conditions.
Come on chaps, have some heart.
FROZEN SHEETS OPEN MEETING 27 DECEMBER 2011
The Race Committee announce that the previously published results were calculated in error not in accordance with the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Sailing Instructions. The error is now remedied with the publication of correct results.
The Sailing Instructions state the following:
1. Unless the number of rounds was signalled in advance then after an appropriate sailing time has elapsed International Code Flag S would be displayed and boats would be finished when they next passed through the finish line.
2. Scoring would be calculated on the basis of average lap times.
3. Results would be calculated on the basis of average lap times.
After International Code Flag S had been raised, boats were finished, and the times recorded, as they next passed the finishing line. In calculating the published results the time of raising Code Flag S was reduced by a few minutes compared with the actual time of raising the flag which resulted in the last lap of 5 boats being excluded when calculating the corrected times. This was undertaken in order to make an adjustment because two classes of boat with the same PN (49er and 29er) had each been split at the time of raising the flag.
This has been reviewed. This method of adjustment of average lap times has not been used previously by the organising authority and is not part of suggested practice by the RYA, and is not therefore in accordance with the Rules or Sailing Instructions. The published results were incorrect and have now been amended.
3 January 2012
Hi All, for all you armchair sailors, and following popular demand I am sponsoring a trophy for the best placed TBYC virtual boat in the game. For those of you who have not entered or who do not know about it, then here are a few facts. The virtual race mirrors the actual Volvo ocean race covering 8 legs over 9 months. The game has in excess of 120000 virtual boats. leg 1 is complete but we will run each leg as a race in a series and load the entrants on Hal’s racing programme as a series. The series will have 2 discards for the 8 legs to enable newcomers to join in and possibly win!!!. After the first leg the top five TBYC boats were 1st Daren Fitchew, 2nd Jeremy Sandford, 3rd Steve Healey, 4th Steve Hopper and 5th David Hopper.
The next leg starts on Sunday 11th Dec 2011 so get registered and join in the banter and fun!!!
You can register at http://www.volvooceanracegame.org/play
Then please leave a comment on this article so we can enter you and your boat in the regatta.
Happy armchair sailing Steve Hopper