The TBYC 2017 Sailing Instructions are published below.
These SI’s are the similar to the 2016 SI’s, the main changes being:
- Boards (not flags) are to be used for the start sequence for race box starts
- The possibility of claiming average points for club series racing, when undertaking a club duty, is confirmed.
TBYC 2017 SI’s – Final April 2017
Some activities are being planned for Cadets on Friday evenings. Keep a look out for more details as each date approaches.
Friday 28th April – how to rig a boat
Friday 19th May – science mania
Friday 23rd June – first aid and personal safety for cadets (weather permitting)
Friday 7th July – race tactics and Olympic games on the grass
6.30 – 7pm approximately
The Dinghy Park has now been cleared of Sandhoppers and Cruisers and is available for return of Dinghys.
The Picos that were on top of the racks have now been moved to the ground although are not in their allocated spaces.
The space allocation is now on the notice board in the club for all boats, so could all owners review this and ensure their boats are moved to the correct spaces.
The club had a set of heavy duty jump leads which are often used to start the Displacement and Ribs. Unfortunately they may have been borrowed. If you know of their whereabouts please could you drop them into the club.
During the school Easter holidays the Club is open all day, most days, for sailing, sunny drinks on the balcony and lunch.
Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th April 11am to 11pm
Monday 10th April closed
Tuesday 11th to Monday 17th April 11am to 11pm
The kitchen will be open every lunchtime, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Breakfast will be available from 9am on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th.
A couple of years ago Jono Dunnett set off from Clacton to complete a Solo around Britain Windsurf and his first stop was Thorpe Bay. We invited him to the Balcony where he was offered his first hospitality of the whole trip.
Many people had previously done the circumnavigation, however always with a support boat. Jono completed it in 98 days, far short of the record but he had succeeded in his quest. He uses a quote in the front of the book “Dream is not what you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep”, something that helped him with his goal.
He has now written a book of the adventure and thought we would be interested to know it has now been published.
See Amazon for more details https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XWVQV19
Just as we start our main sailing seasons I wanted to take the opportunity on behalf of the Sprints and I am sure the Lasers and all other classes, to thank every volunteer that has helped during the cold and unforgiving Winter and Icicle series. Without all of you we would have not been able to continue to deliver competitive sailing.
This Saturday 1st April
DD’s will be serving Breakfast from 9:00am
The club Bar will be open from 8:30am
Why not come down and watch the Sandhopper launch from the bar while enjoying breakfast and refreshments!
The Dinghy Park will be closed to members for safety reasons this weekend as below:
Saturday 1st April – Sandhopper Lift In – Closed from 9am to about 12am (when completed)
Sunday 2nd April – Cruiser Lift In – Closed in the morning until completed
Please do not try and enter the Dinghy Park or drive through it into the car park as the tractors will be moving in the area. Lift support teams will prevent anyone trying to access and turn them away
Thanks for your understanding.