Archive for October, 2016

Oct 30 2016

TBYC Fireworks Display – Thursday 3rd November

Published by under Cadets,Social

Our annual fireworks event is taking place this Thursday 3rd November at 7.00pm.


Food will be available to purchase before the fireworks.


This is a free event, so come down and enjoy the display with family and friends – please bring your best ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ voices with you!

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Oct 20 2016

Our Cadets represent TBYC at the Matt Trophy and WIN!

Published by under Cadets,Monohulls

We are proud to announce that Peter S. won the Matt Trophy at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club in his Laser, last Saturday. Moreover, our younger Cadets; Adam, Sam, Luke, Tom, Dominic and Daniel, aged between 10 and 14 years, also performed very well in a large fleet of dinghies from local clubs. 

matt-trophymatt-trophy-2It was so good that our club was represented at this event, organised by The Matthew Dear Foundation, which was set up to help educate and inform others about the dangers of A.P.E.D’s (Appearance & Performance Enhancing Drugs). More information can be found here:

Our thanks go to Andras for organising the Picos, Lewis and his crew for the Safety boat cover and parents for supporting this event. Also a big thank you to the organisers at TEYC.

Well done Cadets!



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Oct 20 2016

Dry Suits need Repair – use a local service

Published by under Racing


It isn’t normal to advertise a commercial service on this website. However Dry Suit arm neck seal and sock repair is something you normally have to travel far to get done, although many may not realise the service is available in Southend just near the football ground.

They don’t really sell anything that we would want to buy (diving not sailing), however they do the repairs that we probably now need at this time of the year.

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Oct 16 2016

Cadet Halloween Party – Friday 28th October

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This year’s party will take place on the Friday of half term, 28th October, from 5.30-8.00pm.  Tickets are on sale from Sunday lunchtime from behind the bar, priced at a bargain £5.00 each!


Party snacks will be served from 5.30-6.00pm, at which time the brilliant Tony Robinson (also known to us as DJ Groovy Tunes) will take over to entertain us with a disco and games.  So, dig out your scariest Halloween outfit and come and have fun with us!


P.S.  The boring bits:-


Due to limited numbers of tickets available, we are unfortunately unable to welcome any non-members to the party.  This will be a strictly MEMBERS ONLY event.  Children’s full names will therefore be required at the time of purchasing tickets.


No reservations – please note that we are unable to save tickets for future payment.  Tickets must be paid for at the time of request.

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Oct 15 2016

Winter Sailing and Winter Storage

Published by under Club Notices

All Dinghy, Catamaran, Sail Board, Kayak and Canoe owners with craft including trailers and trolleys in the Dinghy park are reminded that these are to be removed immediately after the End of Season Trophy on Saturday 15th October 2016 unless entering the Winter and Icicle Series or having submitted the appropriate Winter Storage Application Form.

Entry and Storage Forms are available from the links below or from the Club Administrator and need to be received by the Club Administrator with the appropriate fee by Friday 21st October 2016.

Winter-Series-Entry-Form (Word)                                                                 Winter-Series-Entry-Form (PDF)

Winter-Storage-Rates-2016     check here for storage costs first.

Dinghy-Catamaran-Winter-Storage-Form (Word)                       Dinghy-Catamaran-Winter-Storage-Form (PDF)

All Dinghies in Rows I, J, K and M will need to be moved to provide room for the Sandhoppers and Cruisers.

The forms in word format can be accessed for completing and sending online


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Oct 13 2016

Yuletide Ball tickets go on sale

Click here to see the Yuletide-Ball-Poster
Yuletide Ball tickets go on sale from Tuesday 11th October at 10am

Tickets only available via the Office

Dancing will be to the Essex Undercovers – the same band we have at the Midsummer Night’s Dream Ball in June.

Demand is likely to be high – book early to avoid disappointment

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Oct 13 2016

Topaz Sport 16 For Sale

Published by under For Sale


I bought her in 2000 from the London Boat Show. Receipts available, owners logbook/Sailing instructions etc. She is 16ft with a Red hull with white upper, sail no 201. She has a furling jib and reefing main. The gelcoat is in good condition with very few marks. Mast, boom, rigging, centerboard and rudder are all in good condition. She is responsive, a great sail and easily towed behind a family car. She has Main, jib and unused gennaker, all in original bags. She has two watertight compartments for storing items and has two self-balers. Although 16 years old she has been dry sailed so no antifoul applied, little used and is very good order and has been maintained bi-annually by the builder White Formula in Brightlingsea. She is on a launching trolley and there is a road base also available with lighting board, winch, and mast support front and rear. There is provision on transom for an outboard motor and a Yamaha 4hp two stroke is also available. less than 25 hours use since new and has been regularly maintained.

 £2500 complete boat on trolley

£200 road trailer and lighting board

£200 Yamaha 4hp 2 stroke engine

 Call Steve on 07771 833150

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Oct 12 2016


Published by under For Sale,Sandhoppers

Sandhopper – Pearl 32

For Sale, due to lack of use and no time to use her in the foreseeable future. New harken blocks &  spinnaker bag fitted at the start of this season.

I will pay for this year’s lift out and winter storage. £2250

Call Martin on 07710406207

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Oct 11 2016

Work Party – Thank you!

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On behalf of the committee, thanks to everyone who helped out at Sunday’s work party.

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Oct 11 2016

Cadets: Last opportunity to be escorted to the Matt Trophy at Thames Estuary Yacht Club

matt-trophyTBYC Cadets – The Matt Trophy – Saturday 15th October at Thames Estuary Yacht Club

URGENT: We need to know who is attending this race by tomorrow (Friday) at the latest to arrange a support Rib to safely escort Cadets to and from the event.

Please confirm your or your son’s/daughter’s attendance (a confirmation will presume parental permission):

Older Cadets: [email protected] or phone/text 07815 113459

Younger Cadets:  [email protected]  or phone/text 07875 204343

The event is open to all Cadets, all abilities and class of boat. There are trophies for all competitors and overall winners.  The prize giving will be immediately after the race at Thames Estuary Yacht Club.

We will co-ordinate the entry requirements and escort Cadets around the Pier to the start of the Race.  Smaller dinghies will need to make their own arrangements to TEYC , phone Andras for more details.

At the end of the race, those sailing back will be escorted to TBYC.  Sailors will need to keep together irrespective of speed of boat etc.

Timings – Race start 1200 (Mass Start, 5, 4, 1 minute GO –  Trapezoid course) Committee Boat start – No entry fee

Leave TBYC beach at 10.45 am (weather dependent) updated nearer to the time, Pico’s etc. will meet on the water at Thames Estuary Yacht Club at 11.30, sail to TBYC Support boat for advice etc.

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