Aug 08 2018

Next Racing

Published by under Racing

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 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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Sep 10 2018

Cadet Team Racing Squad success

Published by under Bilge

Our Cadet Team Racing Squad sailed very well against Eton College on Saturday 8th September at Bray Lake, winning 4-3. The impressive performance by both teams in 6 Fireflies, involved seven races around a S shaped course, each lasting 10 minutes. This generated close maneuvers, which required good sailing and communication skills and very quick thinking! Amongst the many highlights was an amazing Mark Trap when one of our boats held back two of their boats, allow us to sail through. Well done TBYC Team, we are proud of you!

Photo: Both teams after Teas and speeches.

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Sep 10 2018

TBYC Sail Training – Stage 3

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Another successful group of sailors achieved their Stage 3 certificates on Sunday.

The course involves two ‘land based’ sessions covering Sailing theory, Racing rules, Club Racing essentials, VHF Radio, Meteorology and Navigation. Also two ‘On-the-water’ sessions when candidates practice their Seamanship and Racing skills, such as sailing backwards, Man-over-board and effective starting. 

Well done to all.

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Sep 06 2018

Sandhopper S33 For Sale – Reduced to £2500

Published by under For Sale,Sandhoppers

Now is the time to get a Sandhopper. Very Clean and reduced in price

S33 Sea Phantom in lovely nick, with a 3hp outboard, summer and winter covers and anchor.

New rigging unused; hull sprayed 18 months ago; floor painted last year.

Goes like a rocket!

£2,900 £2500

Phone Nigel on 01702 582498 or 07583 378055

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Sep 06 2018

Autumn Series Racing

Hi guys,
as requested slow mono course has been changed to A,B,D and cadet racing has been added, please see latest SI’s and SSI06/09/2018 thanks.

links below

Supplementary Sailing Instructions 20180906

TBYC SI 2018 V3
Chris Boshier
Rear Commodore Racing

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