Archive for August, 2008

Aug 28 2008

Hurricane Videos

Hi All cat sailors and interested parties, I’ve posted some Hurricane videosYouTube Preview Image and Nicks F20 shot by Glen on youtube, have a look.

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Aug 28 2008

Forts Race 2008

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Can any Race Officer please swap with me to do Saturday 20th September duty. I am available to do any Saturday after that date.

We are away at the Forts Race for the whole of that weekend.



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Aug 28 2008

TBYC Catamaran Sailing videos

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I’ve just put some sailing videos on youtube, have a look.YouTube Preview Image

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Aug 27 2008

Duty Swop Required this Saturday

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Due to a Lifeboat duty commitment Gerald Sverdolf requires a sea safe duty swop for Saturday 30th August.

Please phone him direct on 07703 104020 if you can help please.


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Aug 26 2008


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congratulations to Paul Spratt for achieving his first award at SLIMMING WORLD this week, keep it up Paul you may start a trend with the rest of us.

so if you see Paul at the club please remember to congratulate him.

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Aug 19 2008

Sprint 15 Nationals.

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A very big “thank you” to all who contributed to the success of the Sprint Nationals this weekend, for which we had 61 entries.  I have been overwhelmed by comments such as “as good as any Nationals we’ve ever had”, “marvellous facilities”, “friendly atmosphere”, “great organisation” and – perhaps most important of all – praise for our Race Officer Phil Crawford and his team for their efficiency and good judgement.

Not only that, but we have a champion in the making – Kyle Stoneham, who finished fourth.  Mark my words, his name will be on the Honours Board before long.  Martyn Ellis should also be congratulated for finishing a very creditable 12th and winning the “most improved helm” award.

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Aug 15 2008

Leigh-on-Sea Sailor Needs Crew

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Nick Henson writesI am the youth coordinator for the the British Hobie Cat Class Association and UK Cat Racing association.  I have a sailor in Leigh on Sea who requires an enthusiastic cat sailor to team up with him on his Hobie Dragoon. 
The Hobie Dragoon is the RYA recognised junior pathway catamaran for sailors up to 16.  There is a nationwide circuit of events and training for the Dragoon.  Training is subsidised by the RYA who also supply the coach and rib.
We are holding a cat intro day at Minnis Bay Kent on Saturday September 13.  This would provide a perfect opportunity for the sailors to meet and sail with each other for the first time.
If you are interested in giving this a go please contact Nick Henson on 07968 310077.

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Aug 13 2008

Duty swap 31 August

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Can anyone swap my rescue boat duty on 31 August for any date thereafter. I go away on 24th August for a week and won’t be back in time. For ages I knew I was paired with Russell Tredget on Seasafe 3 and knew it was 2nd August,  I hadn’t noticed the identical pairing and boat applied for the 31st as well until that duty. There is a fallback option if no-one can swap – but a swap would be best.

Mike Nevin

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Aug 08 2008

Hurricanes Away at Canvey Open

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Last weekend saw tough sailing conditions at the Canvey Hurricane Open, with gusts reaching 25 + kts and confused seas.

On the Friday, three TBYC boats were hoping to do 7 mile delivery trip to the Island SC but common sense prevailed as the Southerly gusting F6 winds battered the shoreline. Instead Pete, Wayne and myself decided it was perfect to take my old day boat out for a sail on the R. Crouch. With a ton of lead in her long keel, we blasted up wind with water everywhere, what fun.

Saturday morning in better sailing conditions, four Hurricanes left TBYC to race in the Open meeting at Canvey, first start @ 12.30pm. We left the beach in a SW, F4-5 and within 25 minutes arrived safely at Canvey. For those who don’t really know the Island Yacht Club, it’s based at the East end of Canvey on a mud flat, I mention this as I had forgot to raise my rudders and dagger boards on the way in to the slipway. It was when Wayne, my crew said that the sailors coming out to meet us were only up to their ankles (F**k**G Sh*t) It was mention later that nobody had seen a Hurricane do12 kts land yachting for a while. Continue Reading »

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Aug 05 2008

Duty Swap

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Would anyone be able to swap rescue boat duty with me on Monday 25th August on SS3?  I’ve just realised I’m getting married that weekend so if someone could swap places with me it would be much appreciated (rescue boat duty that is!)

either drop me a note on here or my email address is [email protected] or my mobile is 07899811454 I’m pretty much free most weekends except Sunday 21st September.

Cheers Jess

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