Archive for January, 2013

Jan 31 2013

TBYC Racing Calendar 2013-2014

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Don’t write all the racing dates from the sailing programme, which is due out soon, onto a Calendar. This is just to confirm that a TBYC Racing Calendar 2013-2014 is in production and will be available soon, although as a reminder it is preorder only. More details to follow, however it is expected to be a similar price to last year. Again the Calendar contains all the racing and many other dates pre printed, with loads of great photos from last year by Linzi.
The Calendar doesn’t start until April so will follow on from last years.

If you brought a last years there is a couple of changes that now need to be made, the Sandhopper and Cruiser Lift in have now been arranged for the 23rd and 24th March.

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Jan 24 2013

Salsa Evening (complimentary) : Friday 25th January 2013 7.30pm

A quick reminder that our Salsa Evening is tomorrow (Friday 25th January 2013) starting at 7.30pm – don’t miss this opportunity to learn to salsa and burn off those Christmas calories at this complimentary event hosted by experienced Salsa dancers!

Please feel free to bring along friends and family and don’t forget, you don’t need a willing partner for this event!

Anti-pasti platters are still available to pre-order @ £6.00 per person from Lisa at Fuud (last orders by 2pm on Thursday 24th January)

Look forward to seeing you there!


Tel: 07831 090816  email: [email protected]

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Jan 21 2013

Cruising in Croatia, Tuesday 22nd, 8:30 pm, Commodore’s Bar – all welcome

Next Tuesday evening, Jim McSorely will give an illustrated talk on his cruises in Croatian waters, at 8:30 in the  Commodore’s Bar.

All TBYC members are welcome to this Cruising Section social event.


The following week (29th) Bob and Janine are running one of their popular Quiz Evenings, in aid of the RNLI.

Last year’s was great fun, so get your team together now…

PS The Cruising Section Sailing and Social programme is once more online.

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Jan 21 2013

For Sale – Sandhopper 21, Sandpiper Now Sold

Now Sold Enforced sale, due to my arthritic deterioration.

Many of you know how I stand – not very well in fact! The arthritis in my feet and ankles has deteriorated to a point where it has, at last, got the better of me. There is not much that can be done for this problem. You cannot have a new foot the way you can have a new hip, so sadly I cannot sail anymore. It is impossible for me to maintain my boat as I can longer climb into her in the dinghy park, or get underneath to paint or walk out to her on the mud.   Sorry to burden you with my ills, but that is why I have to sell “Sandpiper” quickly.

So, if someone would take by boat quickly for just £1,000, I would be pleased to let her go, but only for an immediate sale, and for her to be sailed at Thorpe Bay, and she has to be taken “as is.

“Sandpiper” is not in immaculate condition.  It has been difficult to get done all that I should do.  However she is fit to race for a while as she is.  There is no osmosis and sails, rigging and fittings are OK.  Last season she served us ideally without any trouble.  At the beginning of the season we were still participating in fairly wild conditions with no problem, without anything needing immediate attention.

If you wish to have a look at “Sandpiper”, she is first on the right down the steps into the dinghy park.

If you are interested or want more information, please contact me – John Boshier


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Jan 20 2013

Valentine’s Cocktail Evening : Saturday 16th February 2013 7pm

We are pleased to announce the return of our entertaining Cocktail Making Evening on Saturday 16th February 2013 – this time with a Valentine’s twist!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn the art of cocktail making with a UK Bar Flairing Champion – a really fun night with demonstrations and tastings of range of fabulous cocktails.

Tickets for this event are £20 each and include a delicious antipasti buffet.

Numbers are strictly limited, and this was a sell out event last year, so please be sure to buy your tickets from the club bar as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Tel: 07831 090816  email: [email protected]

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Jan 17 2013

Lives saved in TBYC Bar?

At the recent Lifejacket Clinic, RNLI experts found loose and corroded cylinders, out-of-date activators, missing crotch straps, and abraded holes in jackets from all sections of the Club.

Nationally, the RNLI find faults in over 1/3 of lifejackets checked, and recommend annual servicing and monthly quick checks.  Check yours over now – the life you save may be your own!

Following the Thorpe Bay drowning in December, the RNLI now recommend automatic activation for inflatable lifejackets, as well as crotch straps, and –  for cruisers – spray hoods and lights.

The Cruising Section thank the Southend RNLI Sea Safety Team for running the clinic.

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Jan 16 2013

A big thank you …..

Published by under Club Notices

…and well done to all involved in the Frozen Sheets Open Meeting on Saturday. Despite a wicked east wind there were enough hardy and enthusiastic competitors and helpers to ensure it went ahead in style, with rum punch and sausage rolls in the Bosun’s Hut afterwards to thaw us out. Congratulations to the winners, especially well deserved considering the conditions. A good job by all concerned.

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Jan 15 2013

windsurfing at tbyc

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Jan 15 2013

RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London : Saturday 2nd March 2013

TBYC has organised a coach to take members to the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 2nd March 2013.

Seats can be booked at the club bar @ £7.50 per person return (excludes show ticket available from 0844 858 9069). Numbers are strictly limited, so please don’t delay!

The coach will depart from TBYC at 8.30am prompt – leaving Alexandra Palace at 4pm.

For further information, contact [email protected] or call 01702 587563.

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Jan 14 2013

Ski Season 2013 – Discounts

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For all those members heading for the snow this winter – We are pleased to announce ‘SURFANIC’ based in Purdeys Way are giving TBYC members 20% extra discount off all purchases. Just mention TBYC at the tills to take advantage of this generous offer.

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