Archive for April, 2016

Apr 30 2016

Pico race this Saturday and Sunday

Published by under Cadets,Monohulls

Dear Cadets and Parents,

Please see our YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet

Proposed meeting in dinghy park:
at 16:00 on Sunday
at 17:00 on Saturday

Short dry practice – optional
Rigging, changing

Briefing on the beach:
at 17:00 Saturday
at 18:00 Sunday

Race start:
at 17:20 on Saturday
at 18:20 on Sunday

Two races (about 10 minutes each)
Free sailing

De-brief and prize giving in the dinghy park after washing the boats.

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Apr 29 2016

Ladies/Crews/Singlehanded trophy race

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Monday 2nd May 2016 Ladies/Crews/Singlehanded trophy race.

Three fleets/sets of results – mass start – one course – average lap racing.

Sign on/off for the fleet you intend to be in:

• Ladies’ fleet – any lady helming any boat.

• Crews’ fleet – Anyone who is usually a crew, helming any 2 or 3 person boat.

• Single handed fleet – Anyone helming any single-handed boat of any class

Some ladies could be in any one of the above fleets – you choose before the start, as appropriate – but you can only sign on/off, and be, in one fleet.

Race Committee

29th April 2016

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Apr 28 2016

Clubhouse Maintenance.

Published by under Working Parties

There are always lots of jobs cropping up that need doing to keep the club house in order. I believe we can undertake some of these without needing to call in contractors. Instead of leaving all these jobs until a working party it would be nice to get them done as they arise. So if anyone out there from a trades background or DIY expert feels that they may be able to help in any way it would be great to hear from you.

I only have small jobs in mind, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Please drop me an email  [email protected]

Many thanks.


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Apr 27 2016

Cadet and Family Night, Friday 27th

Published by under Cadets,Club Notices

Cadets, parents, family and Friday diners, Dave will be serving food from 17:30 till 20:00 again this friday.

Dave’s menu for this week:

  • Home made lasagne+ salad £6 (£3)
  • Four Cheese plough mans supper £6
  • Scampi + Fries+Salad (£6 or £3 )
  • Chicken Nuggetts+Fries+ Salad(£6 or £3)
  • Home made soup+bread £2.95p
  • Baked Jacket Potato £3.50p..Add fillings…cheese 75p….beans…75p…Tuna mayo £1…Coleslaw…75p
  • Bacon Baguette… £3.50p.(£2)
  • sausage Baguette £3.50p(£2)
  • Chips…£1.50p…Cheesy Chips £2.25p
    Service from 5.30 to 8.00

No other menu items will be available on Friday evening.

If you are on the May Stage 1 Sail Training course which starts next week, then after dinner I will be going through the knots and parts of the boat that you need to know.

Remember, Cadet Week forms are now available to down load and need returning by Monday 2nd May.  Why not bring it down with the cadets on Friday.  You can post it through the letter box or pass it to me directly. 

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Apr 27 2016

Sprint 15 Team go to Marconi

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Marconi TT 2016
Last weekend saw many of our Sprint 15 sailors racing at Marconi in windy and cold conditions.

Thorpe Bay made an impressive start to the newly introduced Traveller Team Trophy with a turnout of six competitors.

The highlight of the weekend was a long race around Osea and Northey Islands, with a strong if inconsistent northerly breeze, this proved to be one of the fastest round the island races with a fetch for much of the race.

Many of our team getting top 10 position. Chris Tillyer and Steve Healy being split by Jenny Ball our TBYC regular winter visitor, followed closely by Jim Bowie and Daren Fitchew.

Well done guys. Full report and results available at Yachts and Yachting Race Report

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Apr 24 2016


Published by under Club Notices

Think I left this somewhere near the Pico racks in the last couple of weeks – it’s in a fabric pouch with Gerber written on it.

Please call 07973 715522 if you’ve found it.

Many thanks, Dan

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Apr 23 2016

YouTube Channel: TBYCPicofleet

Published by under Cadets,Monohulls

Improved version, for Sunday Pico race – race course plan

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Apr 22 2016

YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet

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Apr 22 2016

Pico race this Sunday

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Third Pico race of the season coming this Sunday.
Dress warmly, forecast suggests that it could get windy.
Offshore wind is expected, will be sheltered near the beach.
Put on many layers, winter hat, scarf.

Proposed meeting in dinghy park at 12:00
Short dry practice – optional
Rigging, changing
Briefing at 13:00
Race start: 13:20
Two races
Free sailing, games
De-brief and prize giving in the dinghy park after washing the boats.

Short dry practice:
Revision of previous session:
Where to sit in the boat?
Tiller extension – hold it like you would hold a microphone or an ice cream
New topics:
main sheet
Double handed sheeting

Race course: like last week, two gates, reach both ways.
Hopefully with more stable wind this time.
YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet
I plan to post the course on YouTube soon.
In the meantime see video “Race plan for 10 04 2016”. The new course is more simple, just with 2 gates, one gate is wider and serves as start line as well.

See you on the water.


Andras Gal
Pico fleet captain

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Apr 22 2016

Winter Series & Icicle Prize giving

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Congratulations to Alan Burrell, Duncan De Boltz, Chris Boshier, Jim Bowie, Daren Fitchew, Michael Marriot and Mike and Alex Thomason in winning their class in the Winter or Icicle series of races.

Prizes will be awarded by the Commodore in the main bar after racing on Sunday (approx 2:00pm)

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