Archive for May, 2016

May 31 2016

Sandhopper racing bank holiday monday

Obsession Vs Prey downwind

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May 27 2016

EXTRA! Oppie Beach Club – Saturday 28th May

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It has been decided as the weather is due to be kind to us this weekend that we will hold an additional Oppie Beach Club tomorrow afternoon for anyone interested in joining in.


Meet in the main bar at 2.30pm, ready to sail for 3.00pm.


Hope to see you there!

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May 25 2016

Pico Race Training – 3 days

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

This is a reminder for the Pico Race Training.

– 3 days over the Bank Holiday Weekend
run by Andras Gal and Nick Alston

Briefing times at the beach:
(please, be changed and have the boats on the beach, rigged)
28th of May, Saturday 15:00
29th of May, Sunday 16:00
30th of May, Bank Holiday Monday 17:00

Program of day 1, Saturday:

1. Briefing at the beach
2. Demonstration of trim and balance
3. Going afloat and sailing to the training course
4. Warm up: figure of eight course
5. Start practice
6. Mini races
7. De-brief

Please keep an eye on our YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet

Please, see my previous post with the details
(email / post on the TBYC website) 22/05/2016.

See you on the water:


Andras Gal
Pico Class Captain

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May 25 2016

Regatta 2016 – Notice of Race

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Thorpe Bay Yacht Club Regatta

28th, 29th & 30th May 2016.

NOTICE OF RACE is attached below



There will be a cadet fleet sailing their usual windward/leeward course. The ‘Cadet’ buoy will be laid and the fleet will start with the fast and slow monohulls in the normal fashion. The NOR & S.I.s have been updated.

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May 25 2016

Cadet/Families Night, Bank Holiday Weekend & Thorpe Bay Regatta

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The bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us with all the excitement of the annual Thorpe Bay Regatta.  Let’s keep everything crossed that the weather is kind to us!


We kick the weekend off as usual with our popular weekly Cadet & Families Night on Friday.  A couple of brilliant activities are planned (aside from the usual games) and we would encourage all cadets and adults to join in:-


  1.  Throw Line Training – Throw lines are an essential piece of safety kit which enables the rapid deployment of a floating line to either a swimmer in the water or another boat that requires a tow.  David Elkington has kindly offered to oversee this training – he is an experienced sailor/safety boat helm and also a qualified Paramedicso has lots of experience in the correct use of these.


  1.  How to correctly fold and put away an Oppie rig – not as easy as it looks, but helps to prolong the life of the equipment that we all enjoy using!


Kitchen opening times for the weekend are as follows:-


Friday: usual lunch times plus 5.30pm-8.00pm

Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Monday: 10am – 3pm


Menu for The Weekend:-


Breakfast (Sat, Sun & Mon):
The usual selection, available 10am-12 noon


Lunch (Sat, Sun & Mon):

The usual snack menu plus ‘specials’ will be available.


Evening Menu (Fri, Sat & Sun – NB: not Monday):

Chicken Curry & Rice £6 (£3)
6oz Steakburger + Cheese & Onions £5
Jumbo Hot-Dog & Onions Baguette £4
Scampi + Chips £6 (£3)
Home Made Cock-A-Leekie Soup + Bread £2.95
French Fries £1.50
Cheesy Chips £2.25


DESSERT MENU ALSO AVAILABLE; NO OTHER MAIN MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE IN THE EVENING; NB : If you suffer from any Food Allergies please ask the kitchen staff who will gladly inform you of the contents of all dishes on the menus.

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May 22 2016

Pico race training 28-29-30 May

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Please, see the Pico Spring Series Results in the Clubhouse notice board.
Congratulations, we have great results.

We plan the prize giving on cadet night Friday 17 June 2016.

With Nick Alston we plan to run a 3 day Pico race training over the bank holiday weekend for cadets.
This is going to be fun, relaxed atmosphere, no pressure.
We will support cadets with different level of experience and competitiveness.

Parents and adult Pico sailors are welcome.
Cadets with different boats, BIC, bug, RS Tera, Optimist, Topper, Laser 4.7 and other boats sailed by cadets are welcome.
Meeting in the dinghy park, changed and rigged.

Meeting times as follows (same time as the club race starts):

28th of May, Saturday 15:00
29th of May, Sunday 16:00
30th of May, Bank Holiday Monday 17:00

It is going to be a similar experience to the recent Pico races.

1. briefing on the beach, short demonstration of skills
2. warm up with reaching back and forth around two pencil marks, tacking
(figure of eight course, similar to the first few Pico races this season)
3. starting practice
4. mini practice races
5. debrief

The 3 day program is going to build up skills. We would like you all to come to all 3 days, but we understand that this is not possible for everyone. Cadets are welcome to join in any day.

Expressing interest, signing up would be helpful to us, but this is not mandatory.

See you on the water.

Kind regards:


Andras Gal
Pico Class Captain

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May 20 2016

Yantlet Trophy Race – Sunday 22nd May

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Yantlet Trophy Race – Sunday 22nd May 2016



These are supplementary to the TBYC 2016 Sailing Instructions.

Eligibility – The Yantlet Trophy Race will be open to any boat owned by a member of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and with a PY of less than 1200. Boats with a PY of 1200 or over will race to the Leigh Buoy and back.

Safety – All competitors are reminded of the Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea and in particular that ships in the channels will have restricted ability to manoeuvre or are constrained by draught and therefore have priority over sailing vessels. Keep a look out for ships in the shipping lanes and pass well astern. Plan and alter your course accordingly.

Safety disclaimer – by signing the declaration sheet for the Yantlet Race owners are accepting responsibility for their actions during the race and indemnifying the club accordingly.

The Start – there will be 2 starts from the committee boat.

Time Class Flag
11:30 PY < 1200 R
11:33 PY >= 1200 K


The Provisional Course(s):

PN < 1200.

An upwind leg, Pier Head to Starboard, Leigh buoy to Port, the Yantlet Tower (south side of the Estuary) to Port, Leigh Buoy to Starboard, Pier Head to Port, then finish at the Shore Box line.

PN >= 1200

An upwind leg, Pier Head to Starboard, Leigh buoy to port, Pier Head to Port, and finish at the Shore Box Line.

The actual course(s) will be displayed on the blackboard to the west of the Bosun’s hut one hour prior to the start(s) and may include additional marks and/or a shorter course depending on weather conditions and wind direction/speed.

TBYC Race Committee. 20/05/2016

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May 19 2016

Oppie Beach Club – this Saturday 21st May

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Just a reminder for anyone interested that the Oppie Beach Club is on again this Saturday.  Meet around 10.30am.


Hope to see you there!

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May 19 2016

Cadet & Families Night – this Friday, 20th May

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From Jeremy Sandford:

Games will be available as usual for the cadets in the Commodore Bar and outside (weather permitting).

Friday night menu this week:

Homemade Jalapeño & Beef Chilli With Rice £6
Tandoori Chicken Escalope +Rice £6
6oz Steakburger with cheese & onions £6
Scampi + Fries+Salad (£6 or £3 )
Jumbo Hot-Dog & Onions £3.50p
Chicken Nuggetts+Fries+ Salad(£6 or £3)
Four Cheese plough mans supper £6
Home made soup+bread £2.95p
Bacon Baguette… £3.50p.(£2) Sausage Baguette £3.50p(£2)..
Tuna Mayo or Ham or Cheese Baguette £3.50p (£2)
Chips£1.50p…Cheesy Chips £2.25p

Dessert menu also available; Service from 5.30pm to 8.00pm

No other menu items will be available on Friday evening.


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May 17 2016

Finn world masters Allen Burrell lying 8th out of 355

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Click on the link to see how fantastic Allen Burrell is doing in Italy.

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