Aug 08 2018

Next Racing

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Date Start – Event – Tide

Check to see who is on Duty and make sure it is not you (It’s a scrollable window)

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Sep 23 2018

Matt Dear Trophy – Cadets

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Twenty TBYC Cadets in twelve boats competed in the Matt Dear Trophy at Thames Estuary Yacht Club on Saturday. This prodigious trophy, in memory of Matthew Dear who tragically lost his life after taking Anabolic steroids, is to raise the awareness of the dangers to young people.

The Cadets hugged the start line and fought for a prime positions, making a good start. After an unfortunate port-starboard collision, Adam and Robin emerged 2nd and 3rd, both in Lasers. Meanwhile the RS Fevas were battling through the fleet soon gaining 4th 5th and 6th positions. Those Cadets in Picos were fighting the waves holding their positions as the winds increased. By the end of the race our TBYC Cadets gained 2nd (Adam), 3rd (Luke and Sam), 4th (Robin), 5th (Hannah and Lydia), 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th, 14th and 16th out of 29 boats.

Although we did not get first place, Adam held onto his 2nd place throughout the race and received his well deserved trophy and gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the visitors.   Well done Cadets!!

This annual charity race was first held in 2010 in memory of Matthew Dear, who tragically passed away in 2009. The aim of the charity is to raise awareness of the dangers of Anabolic steroids and appearance and performance enhancing drugs. See for more information.


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Sep 23 2018


Published by under Race Officers,Racing

Thanks to the Race Officer, Assistant Race Officer and six safety crew members who turned up early this morning dressed head to toe in what could only be described as Ocean Wet Gear. All to support club racing in what would have been testing conditions. As Duty Officer is was great to see such commitment from this group of members doing their bit for TBYC.

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Sep 22 2018

Cadet Halloween Party

Tickets are now available behind the bar for the Cadet Halloween Party on Saturday 27th October 2028, 6-8pm
£5.00 per child includes disco with fun and games, sweet treats and squash. This is a members only event.

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Sep 20 2018

Boatacs Retirement

Published by under Bilge,Club Notices

Hi All,

Not sure if the club has been made aware but I recieved an email from the RSA forum stating that Boatacs at Chalkwell Park is to close due to retirement.

For those interested the email stated they are clearing all stock at reduced prices.

Sad after so long and now will have to drive to Wallasea Island.. !!!

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Sep 15 2018

Endeavour Trophy 2018

Published by under Racing,Sandhoppers


Many of you may be aware of the Endeavour Trophy. Named after the 1934 British Entry to the America’s Cup. The Endeavour is the annual “Champion of Champions” race held at the Royal Corinthian YC in Burnham.

The much coveted (and extremely valuable) trophy can only be entered if you have won a National Class Championship within that year. All classes sail the same dinghy – currently RS200’s over a weekend’s fleet racing in a series of very short upwind/downwind courses.

This year the RCYC have introduced a Keelboat version of the trophy. This will be sailed on September 22nd and 23rd using the 707 yacht. The RCYC have a fleet of these boats, all newly fitted out and ready to race. The type of racing is designed to make exciting, high speed sailing and minimise the spread in the fleet. With a target time of 15 minutes per race, the emphasis is on as many short races in as quick succession as possible. The winner of this event will be invited to compete in the main Endeavour Trophy event in mid October.

Peter Thompson, this year’s Sandhopper National Champion, has put together a team and has entered the event on behalf of the Sandhopper Class and Thorpe Bay Yacht Club. His crew will be made up of: Mark Dell, Paul Beasley and Chris Clarke. All of whom are among our club’s top sailors.

They will be competing against this year’s National Champions from the following classes: Squib, Sonata, RCOD, J24 and Flying Fifteen. All of these will be top class sailors and the racing, now with the addition of the Sandhopper Class, will be very exciting to watch from the banks of the Crouch. So, do come along and support them if you can.

The very best of luck boys!

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Sep 14 2018

Laser parts available

Published by under Bilge

Autumn shed clear out – please see all genuine laser equipment available

MK II Laser Sail £300 – nice and crisp

Standard Lower Mast, £160 – blue sticker, made in Aussie

Upper Mast Section £120 – blue sticker, made in Aussie

Boom £70

Rudder £120

Centerboard £95

Laser Ratchet Block £20

Laser tiller & extension £35

Laser Seitech gunwhale beach trailer £295

Photos can be seen

Pick up only from Thorpe Bay

[email protected]

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Sep 13 2018

Kitchen open today – Thursday 13th September

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We are pleased to let you know that the club kitchen is open again for the foreseeable future.  Howard and his team look forward to seeing you soon.

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Sep 13 2018

Bart’s Bash 2018 – this Sunday

This Sunday will be the 5th Bart’s Bash, how time flies
This year they’re going for the Guiness record of most boats in one race so come along, sign up at
sign on in the bosun’s hut and come and race in the largest sailing race in the world.
Sailing will be mass start from the committee boat, with an upwind downwind course incorporating a spreader mark.

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Sep 12 2018

Sailor’s Meeting Friday, Cadet Sailing Sunday

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

There is Sailor’s Meeting this Friday 14/09/2018 at 7 pm.
I would like to present a new course for Sunday.
Focus of discussion will be the beat, upwind progress, tacking, lay lines.

Sunday 16/09/2018 there is Cadet Sailing.
Start on the water is at 3 pm.

Briefing on the beach just before
For all abilities, in any boats.
Training, new course, focus is on the beat.

Parental help will be most appreciated to help on ‘Polly’ and with launching on the beach

I hope to see you all on the water:



poster Pico race 2018 09 16.pages

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Sep 12 2018

Cadets Meetings and Racing

Published by under Cadets,Club Notices

Friday 14th September

7.00pm Cadet Sailor’s Meeting with Andras (Sail Training Room)

7.30pm Race preparation with Nick for Bart’s Bash, Matt Dear Trophy and Inter-Club Cadet Team Race (Commodore’s bar)

8.00pm Parents meeting – Organisation / transporting boats etc. for Matt Dear Trophy and Interclub.

Sunday 16th September

Sail Training with Andras – Start on the water at 15.00.

Barts Bash – Start 15.00    Nick will support the Cadets doing this race (optional) Friday evening (as above) and with a briefing at 14.00.

This will be a great opportunity to practice for the follow weekend.

Saturday 22nd September

Matt Dear Trophy at TEYC Start 11.00 (TEYC Briefing 10.00)

Sunday 23rd September

Inter-Club Dinghy Team Race at Leigh on Sea Sailing Club (4 boats in a team, as many teams as we wish) Start 11.25.

Photo: Last year’s Cadets at the ‘Matt Dear Trophy’ Race

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