Archive for 2008

Nov 25 2008

The Joys of Cruising

If you ever wonder why the cruising section enjoy their sport so much, see a short video I took in September about 2 hours east of the River Dart, en route to Portland Bill.

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Nov 24 2008

Cruising Section – Scuba Diving

Published by under Cruising,Social

On Tuesday 25 November we have a talk by the Rayleigh Sub Aqua Club on scuba diving.  This should be a lively evening and I hope to see you at the club ready for a 8.30pm start.  Members of the Cruising Section and club members and their guests are welcome.  The talk will include a run down on equipment, training and some of the recent dive trips enjoyed by club members.  The talk will finish with local wrecks in the Thames estuary.  Please join us!

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Nov 24 2008


Published by under Club Notices

Just a quick note to thank all who have helped me over the last 5 years,without your help the club wouldnt be in the position we find it now.

We have 80 boats entered in the winter series,we have had Cadets winning National championships,we have held National Championships and various open meetings,new mens showers with new ladies showers on the way and a new slipway being built during 2009,we also have training schemes in place that other clubs would love to have, and as long as we keep up this momentum TBYC will continue to flourish and grow into what could be considered one of the best yacht clubs in the country.

Have a great Christmas and a happy New year.


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Nov 19 2008

Cadet AGM

The Cadet AGM is being held on Thursday November 20th at 7.00pm. The kitchen & bar will be open from 6pm as usual.

Bev Warrington

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Nov 17 2008

TBYC Solent Racing Video

Published by under Racing

Enjoy the footage by the boys, Well done looks great fun.

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Nov 10 2008


Published by under Racing

force 6-8 was saturdays forecast with more predicted for sunday. 35 sunfast 37s competed in four races over two days, we knew it was going to be rough when we started to heel on bare polls , the starts were chaotic and full on with everybody trying for poll position and trying to survive the conditions,

team Apollo lead the fleet and won the first race even after losing their steering and having to resort to the emergency tiller for the majority of the race, they used the broken steering as an excuse to limp back into port solent flat out with their kite up and would miss race 2. team windrush surprised everyone and finished just behind team blue jacket to take 3rd and 4th with  team sand star in 6th place. great result for tbyc.

race two saw windrush whoop both blue jacket and sandstar to become overall leader from tbyc overnight.

Sundays weather was worse with force 8-9 forecast, Apollo again lead the fleet to take first position with windrush again whooping the other two for tbyc, race 4 was again won by Apollo making them overall winners of the weekend, for tbyc windrush was 2nd blue jacket 3rd and sand star 4th, the fleet results will be published later this week so we can see where we all came amongst the rest of the fleet.

A great weekend of extreme sailing was enjoyed by all and we will definitely be doing it again next year, so why not get a team together of your sailing mates and join us?

I cant wait to see the video taken by chas and martin.

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Nov 07 2008


Published by under Cruising,Racing,Sandhoppers

28 sandhopper sailors are racing sunfast 37s in the solent this weekend representing TBYC, there are 4 teams competing amongst 40 boats, team windrush, team sandstar, team blue jacket, and team apollo will be battling the forecast force 6 to take first prize amongst the fleet, team apollo have recruited a couple of professional ringers so the pressure is on for gordon and martin. team sandstar have the winning gurus hopper and thompson, team blue jacket has the seasoned 707 barnes/dells and team windrush has a time dispensation as they have rupert who will talk nonsense at them for two days. with all to play for and the substantial cash prize kindly donated from the cadets im sure racing will be close.

should we hitch a ride in the big yellow helicopter we will try to video the event for youtube

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Nov 05 2008


Published by under Cadets,Club Notices

The Cadet section Fireworks display will take place at the club at 7pm this Thursday.


The kitchen will be open from 6pm till 8pm.

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Nov 03 2008

Cruising Section

Published by under Cruising

Two dates for your diary.

Why not come and join us for the Captain’s Quiz on Tuesday 4 November starting at 8.30.  All members of the Club and their guests are welcome.  Tables up to six.  A pound a head, the winning table takes the pot.

The Cruising Section AGM will be held at TBYC on Tuesday 11 November starting at 8.30pm.

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Oct 31 2008

TBYC Catering Facilities

Published by under Catering,Club Notices

Would all members kindly note that the franchise with Kop’s catering finishes on Sunday 2nd November 2008.

The Club and the Catering facilities will be open as normal from Tuesday 4th November 2008.

Myself and the Club would like to thank Dan and his crew for the service they have given us over the last two years and wish them well for the future.

Martyn Eyre

Vice Commodore

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