Archive for March, 2010

Mar 13 2010

Thank You

Published by under Club Notices

On behalf of all TBYC members I would like to thank Peter Thompson of Wetsuit Outlet for donating dry bags for use on the Support Boats.

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Mar 13 2010

Duty Swap

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Can anyone act as Racing Officer and/or Assistant Racing Officer on Saturday 24 April – I am unable to carry out this duty – for yours truly, please?

David Harbage

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Mar 12 2010

Race Preparation Evening

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Many thanks to Ken Herve for a very interesting evening on race preparation and tactics.  We hope to have Ken do another presentation on this wide ranging subject some time in the future.

Also thanks to Chris Boshier for running through the start procedures and Howard Warrington & Martin Eyre for looking after the technical side.

Chris M

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Mar 11 2010

Working Party 13/14 March – cancelled

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Due to the phenomenal amount of jobs cleared last Saturday/Sunday, the working party scheduled in the Sailing Programme for this weekend has been cancelled.

Chris M

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Mar 07 2010

Sandhopper Crews Climb to New Heights

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The competition amongst the Sandhopper fleet  has grown to new heights with Steve Hopper (Sand Star 159) & Paul Spratt (Apollo 154) with a challenging climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.  The pair have set off from Heathrow today for their pre season training and trip of a lifetime,  Steve has taken a small laptop with him and signal permitting will be sending reports to keep us up to date with their events.

Lets wish them plain sailing & have fun.

11/3/10 16:00hrs Steve has called me several times from his mobile to give me their progress. He said that day one was tough as they walked for 5hrs and they were both exhausted on arriving at camp. Day two they walked for 7hrs and the climb was much steeper and arrived at camp at 4pm completely Kna***ed. Day three was all I could understand as Steve’s call kept failing.

I would have to say by the tone of his voice that things were tough and by the speed of the conversation that they were exhausted and finding it hard to breathe.

I hope they are well and will report any further contact.  Martyn

Made contact again, they are currently at about 15000ft,tired and suffering from the altitude. Paul is suffering most from lack of oxygen, I am not sure if Steve was just suffering from the lack of Blue Sapphire as he had not consumed any  for the last three days.

The climb tomorrow will be a tough one as the slope is getting steeper. Their attempt for the summit will be late on Monday night… Good Luck..   Martyn

Steve phoned me 7am this morning and I could immediately notice a change in his mood, they had both climbed for a couple of hours and were standing on a 1000ft cliff top (must be scary as they are already at 15000ft) Steve said the World looked great and he and Spraty were acclimatising well with the altitude. Their attempt for summit now starts this Sunday at 9pm our time.

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Mar 06 2010


Published by under Working Parties

Many thanks to everybody who turned up to help the work party, duties included slipway clean, club house interior and exterior painting, drainage work, electrical work, rescue boat cleaning, guard boat anti-fouling, ladies changing room refurbishment, weather station refurbishment, bosuns hut painting, committee boat painting,race mark painting etc.

Special thanks to Nick Ollet, Mary Lloyd, Glenn Stoneham, Simon Steptoe, Mark+ Linda Robinson, Pete + Matthew, Tony Padbury, Janet Wilsmer, Brian Whistler, Sam Husk, Toby Speller, Tony Byrne, Martyn Eyre, Nick Cotgrove , Kieron Cotton, Mike Thomason, Allen Burrell, Ian Homan, Martin Binnendijk,Peter Thompson, Wayne Miller, Tony Clark, Simon Bown, Anthony, Micheal Graves, Steve Hopper, Paul Spratt, Chaz Gibson, Rupert + Jonny + Peter Snow, Alex and Paul Farrall, Jack + Brian + Ben Farrendon, Howard+George+Ben+Alex Warrington, Jordan+Martin+Mason Swindon, Alex and Phil Hadley. Val Diver, Debbie and Ella kilkelly, Patch and Will Shields, Alex and Rod Watson, Chris Maloney, Gordon Saunders, John Payne, Keith Persin, Pippa + Clive Shaw, Liz Austin, George Mellon, Rick Paxman,Mike Duce, and to Jo and her team for feeding us all at lunch time along with those very welcome cups of tea.

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club consists of many special people – especially the above.
Be Part of The Fun.

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Mar 04 2010

Easter Hog Roast Party

Published by under Bar,Catering,Social

It’s only four weeks till Easter!!!

Easter Hog Roast Party

Join us on Saturday April 3rd for the Easter Hog Roast Party.

Hog roast is from 6pm onwards with the chocolate fountain in full swing for desert

A DJ will be playing music all night and give everyone a chance to dance off the chocolate

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for children

Book early to avoid disappointment

To book contact Kylie on 07734904824 or email [email protected]

Tickets are also available from Jo in the kitchen and from behind the bar

There will be vegetarian options available, please speak to Jo

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Mar 02 2010


Published by under Bar

Welcome to March – the season is edging ever closer and now we have some good weather there is a flurry of activity in the Dinghy Park.

We now have a new line up of beers to tempt you all to the bar. For the Lager drinkers we have Fosters and Kronenbourg and for the real ale drinkers we welcome the return of the guest beers fromCrouch Vale. We are first off trying Brewers Gold – the feedback has been great and I would welcome suggestions for a follow on in a few weeks.

Look forward to seeing you all at the bar in the next few weeks.

Cheers !

Nick Elmore

Vice Commodore

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Mar 01 2010

Wine Tasting

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There are still a few tickets left for the wine tasting, book them before they are all gone!

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