Archive for May, 2009

May 29 2009

TBYC Finns in France

Published by under Monohulls

You will be pleased to hear that Allen Burrell finished 3rd out of a fleet of 51 in the French Championnat Senior, ( Like an RYA national title) with John Heyes 7th… despite a bit of dodgey French cheating. Allen was there as a warm up for the World Masters Championship at the same venue next week, with 280 boats entered, so we will try and keep you posted.

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May 19 2009

Duty Swap

Published by under Duties

Swap Hi All,

Some of you won’t know me and others might think I’ve left the club.
Well I haven’t and I still have duties to do, although due to my
triathlon commitments (which is the reason I’m not sailing at the
moment) I can’t make either duty I’m scheduled to do this year.  Can
someone please help and swap duties with me?

I’m due to be Assistant Race Officer on Saturday 30th May and crew on
Sea Safe 3 on Saturday 20th June.

I will try to be as flexible as I can if you offer me a swap but I
won’t list the dates I can/can’t do here.  If you need to swap too and
can do either of the dates above, please call me on 07867 518046.

Andy Wood
(currently without boat)

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May 19 2009

Bank Holiday weekend – extended opening hours for National 12s open meeting

n12-logo-blue2Catering facilities and the bar are open to all  – please join in and add to the party atmosphere.  All help and offers of  assistance to provide full safety cover and aid launch and recovery of boats will be very appreciated (the urn will be on the bosuns hut so help yourself to a cup of tea/coffe or to keep you going).

Opening Hours

Main Bar

Commodores Bar


Fri 22nd

11.000a.m. -11.00pm


7.00 pm -9.00 pm

Sat 23rd

11.00 a.m. – midnight

3.00 p.m. – midnight

7.30 am -9.00 pm

Sun 24th

11.00a.m. – 11.00pm

3.00 p.m.- 11.00 p.m.

7.30 am -9.00 pm

Mon 25th

11.00 a.m. – midnight

3.00 p.m. – midnight

7.30 am -9.00 pm

Tues 26th

11.000a.m. -11.00pm


7.30 am -6.00 pm


For food in the evenings you can pre-book as follows:


Friday 22nd May – Basket meals avail  7-9pm


Saturday 23rd May – BBQ 7-9pm – if not Nat 12 participant, pre-order from Jo


Sunday 24th May – Basket meals avail  7-9pm – Fancy dress competition – theme is linked to boat names or design names listings avail

Larry and the Streamers Live ‘Sounds of the Sixties’ 8.15-10.30 pm


Full menu details available on notice board – sorry I can’t seem create a link to the doc


Good luck to all sailors and  hope you have lots of fun and most of all we have favourable weather.



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May 17 2009

Midweek Evening Race Series

Published by under Racing

This Tuesday (19th May) is the first of the Evening Points series, what a great way to relax after a day at work. Come down and enjoy the light evenings on the water. Please note ALL the midweek races start at 19:00 and are mass starts.


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May 15 2009

TBYC Summer Masquerade Ball

Published by under Social

Saturday 20th June 200980604053


6.45 pm Reception

Pimm’s & Canapés on Arrival


7.30 pm Dinner


Entertainment from Band 208

£32.50 pp


Carriages at 1 a.m.

Black Tie


To purchase your ticket please contact Theresa Ryall
text or call on 07803 247582 or email [email protected]

Cheques payable in advance to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club 

please post in club letter box

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May 12 2009

Weekend Photos

Published by under Racing

Some photos from the weekends racing are available here :

There are some notably good shots of a moth, skiff, and 49’er on saturdays race, and some of the sandhoppers on sunday. Credit to the photographers, Neil Hurrell on Saturday and Rebecca Gruncell on Sunday.

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May 11 2009

Lost – Spitfire Boom

Published by under Club Notices

We rigged on the East grass area in front of the dinghy park on Monday
and at some point during the exercise our boom simply disappeared. We may have left it on the grass while rigging and left it behind when we crossed the road and hope that some well intentioned individual found it and put it somewhere for safe keeping.

Any information leading to recovery would be much appreciated. We are talking about a 2.5m length of black anodised tube approx 60mm in diameter.



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May 11 2009


Published by under Racing,Sandhoppers

_mg_0149Congratulations to Martin and Nick Binnendijk for winning the Yantlet race yesterday out of 50 entrants.

15 Sandhoppers were in the top 20 places and with 17 sandhoppers starting they were the largest class on the water, top marks to Peter and John in Talitrus along with John and Janet in sandpiper who showed the rest of the fleet their skills with tide flow across the thames.

As for chris and toby in Nemises (DBL) along with Apollo and Sand star… boys need to take note of tide times and race course instructions!!!

A fantastic race was had by all in glorious conditions.

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May 08 2009


Published by under Catering

Fancy something a little special to eat?  Jo has produced a very special menu for Friday 15th May – some 25 bookings have already been made.

Give Jo a call on 07500 878 249 if you would like to join in.


To Start


A smooth blend of ducks liver and armangnac pate topped with sweet onion marmalade and served with melba toast – £3.50


Slices of silky Scotch smoked salmon with black pepper and chive creme fraiche – £4.00


Wedges of French brie, bread crumbed and fried until crisp on the outside and oozing on the inside. Cranberry sauce accompanies – £4.00


Pasta tubes filled with a creamy mix of oyster and button mushrooms, onion,garlic and oregano, topped with mozarella and baked £4.50



Beautiful tender strips of simply seasoned calves liver in a rich gravy of onions and smoked bacon. all sat on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and petit pois – £10


Cooked to your liking,  7ozs of silky fillet steak served on chunkey wedge style fries and accompanied by fried garlic oyster mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and petit pois – £15.50


Fillet of seabass, simply fried until a heavenly seasoned skin is crispy, served with plump jacket potato filled with sour cream and chives, petit pois and brocolli – £12.50


Everyone loves this Italian herbed classic, minced beef ragu and cheese bechamel between sheets of lasagne, salad and garkic bread accompany £7.50


Supreme of chicken baked with a pancetta coat, smothered by a creamy herb and garlic sauce. Jacket potato, petit pois and brocolli join in. – £9.50




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May 05 2009

Rules: What’s new for 2009?

Published by under Racing

Useful Powerpoint (.ppt file)  from the RYA here: Racing Rules of Sailing 2009 –  2012 What’s new?

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