Archive for June, 2013

Jun 28 2013

Nore Race

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The annual Nore race is being run this Sunday by Benfleet Yacht Club.

As an additional safety measure members are being asked to sign out and back in at the bosun’s hut at the top of the slipway, so that we are aware of how many boats are taking part and to ensure that all have returned safely at the end of the day.


Sailing Committee

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Jun 26 2013

Friday Night Dining

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Hi everyone,
Just a quick reminder that Friday night dining started again last week with our new chef in place and we hope to carry it on every Friday on request as a bookings only basis. If you wish to try out our Friday night dining please call a member of our team on 07851759265 and we can reserve a table for you.

This week in the club we have our usual Sunday carvery from 12:30 until 2:30 and we will also be open this weekend for pre sailing and baguettes will be available from the bar for post sailing. Kind regards Lisa

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Jun 26 2013

Duty Volunteers Please

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We are looking for a volunteer(s) to take on two vacant Evening Series Duties in the near future ( including 1 next week!!) :


  • SS2 Crew Duty on Tuesday 2nd July 2013  – Evening Series Race Start at 19:00. NOW FILLED – Thanks Rod


  • SS3 Crew Duty on Thursday 18 July 2013   – Evening Series Race Start at 19:00  NOW FILLED – Thanks Alexander

If you are able to help out with either of these duties please volunteer through DutyMan or contact Graham Dare ( text/phone:  07946 413923 or email: [email protected])

Thanks in anticipation of your help.

Best Wishes

Graham Dare

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Jun 25 2013

BYC Nore Race update

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Nore Race winds light to moderate 30 June.

Dinghy and small cruiser sailors can rejoice!

The winds for the Nore Race on Sunday 30th June are predicted to be F2/3 gusting 4, from the West or WSW. Just right.

It might change but the days before and after also look good so if the weather slips or accelerates there is still a good chance of good sailing weather.

At Benfleet Yacht Club we expect entrants to wait and check the weather carefully.

So we will keep the race sheets open until Saturday 2pm.

The extra time should make it possible to take late entries by hand to the clubhouse.

It should be a great day’s sailing, and we have the Prizegiving evening to look forward to on Friday 5th July.

See you there! Phil Bostock, Sailing Sec for BYC

The Nore Race is sponsored by Dauntless Boat Yard, and has been for years.

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Jun 25 2013

Nore Race – Sunday 30th June

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The Committee boat will be anchored by the Mulberry for competitors to return to after the Nore Race on Sunday. You’ll be welcome aboard for hot and cold drinks, the loo and a comfortable seat. If you have any kit that you’d like to stow on board SS4 before the race, give it to Janet Willsmer, John Casson or Alex Volohov, who will be on board from 8am, or maybe one of the RIBs will pass it on board for you. The weather forecast is looking good at the moment.

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Jun 23 2013

Regatta Day2

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The decision was made this morning to postpone the Regatta and the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy due to the conditions and forecast for the day.  We would like to thank all those who have turned up both days, only to end up going home without a sail.

We have provisionally rescheduled the Regatta for the August bank holiday 3 days 24th, 25th and 26th.  With 3 days, afternoon tides and a Beach BBQ already scheduled for the Saturday evening.  We will confirm this after next month’s Sailing Committee meeting when we finalise arrangements.  We  would welcome any comments or suggestions prior to the meeting, so if you have any ideas or requests for the event, let us know.

Enjoy the rest of the day and lets hope for more favourable conditions next weekend, when we have Saturday afternoon racing and Tops series, then the BYC Nore Race on Sunday.  Entries for the Nore race need to be with Benfleet by 21:00hrs on Friday 28th June.  If you cannot get your entry to Benfleet in time, members of the Sailing Committee will be attending a safety briefing at BYC on Thursday and can take any entries with us.

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Jun 22 2013

Regatta windsurfing

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Jun 22 2013


Published by under Club Notices,Racing

Once again, conditions today have been consistently poor.  For the safety of all involved, Alan, Tony and I took the decision this morning to postpone racing till tomorrow.

Those of you following the weather station would have seen at 11 o’clock the wind was still up at 30mph, and has remained so all day, with gusts up to 40mph this afternoon.  The decision was not taken lightly, and disappointing to all who had put in a lot of time and effort planning and preparing for this weekend.  We were all keen to enjoy some good competitive racing today.

Looking forward to tomorrow, Races 1-3 are postponed to Sunday 23rd June, first Warning signal 10.27. Races 4-6 will follow immediately after Races 1-3.

The first race on Sunday 23rd June will also be the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy for Windward/Leeward Catamarans, as originally scheduled.

We will meet tomorrow morning at 09:00 to review the conditions and plan for the day, when the club will be open for breakfast, with tea and coffee available from the bar.  Even if conditions are poor, I am sure, like today, if you wait an hour there will be some Sprints in action to entertain us from the bar!

I hope to see many of you at the club tonight to enjoy the BBQ, Beer… and foam!



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Jun 22 2013

Thorpe Bay Club Regatta – Update

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Saturdays sailing has been cancelled due to current wind conditions. Sunday however is expected to start at 10:30 as expected.

The barbecue party is still taking place, with Groovy Tunes Foam Disco, from 6pm. £8 for adults including BBQ, salads and a beer or wine, £3.50 for children with a soft drink. Tickets available from the bar.

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Jun 22 2013

Starts Today – THORPE BAY YACHT CLUB REGATTA 22nd & 23rd JUNE 2013

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(incorporating the Chris Hull Memorial Trophy)

Come along and join in the club’s annual Regatta. Visiting boats are welcome and have free race entry.

  • 3 races on Saturday and 3 races on Sunday (1st Sunday is Chris Hull Memorial Trophy for Windward/Leeward Multihulls).
  • 10.00am start on Saturday and 10:30am on Sunday (Briefing 08:30 Saturday).
  • 5 handicap fleets plus the Sandhopper fleet in 3 starts (as usual club series racing).
  • Free on site camping is possible for visitors, please contact TBYC Secretary to confirm.
  • Visitors have free race entry – but entry registration is required.
  • Barbecue Event Scheduled for Saturday Evening- Tickets £8 but includes food, a drink and entertainment.
  • Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions below

Super Sailing on the Sea in Sunny Southend


TBYC 2013 Regatta Notice of Race

TBYC 2013 Regatta Sailing Instructions

TBYC 2013 Regatta Visitors Entry Form


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