Archive for February, 2019

Feb 26 2019

Talk – Robert Fitzroy – Tuesday 5th March

Published by under Club Notices,Cruising

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Feb 21 2019


Published by under Duties,Racing

We need volunteers to help with the following Club Racing duties this Sunday please

Sun 24 Feb 2019 13:00 Icicle 6 – SS7 Crew – volunteer please

Sun 24 Feb 2019 13:00 Icicle 6 – RIB launch  – volunteer please

The club tow car (RAV4) is available to launch RIBs with any club member over 25 insured to drive it.

If you have a duty coming up and want a refresher on what to do please come along to any race and let the Duty Officer know if you would like to join a displacement or the committee boat to help / observe.

Don’t forget you can swap a duty with a VOLUNTEER PLEASE duty
If you can help please volunteer / swap in the usual way via Dutyman or email [email protected]

Many thanks

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Feb 20 2019

Sara- Huge Thanks after Quiz Night

Published by under Club Notices

I would just like to say a huge thank you to Monica and John Howard for a fantastic quiz night last night at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club. Great organisation and a brilliant mix of questions.

An even bigger thanks to them for donating this year’s proceeds to my new charity, Big Purple Pants.

On behalf of my fellow Trustees and I – Toby, Steve Hopper, Malachy O’Sullivan, Claire Wood and Carole Sims – I would like to thank everyone who attended and gave so generously.

From a £3 per head entry fee, £5 per strip raffle and inpromptu auction, an enormous, staggering £1,615 was raised!!!

Thank you to everyone who came along, to everyone who bought raffle tickets, to everyone who donated auction items and to everyone who bid and paid for those items.

What a great club we have with wonderful people!

Thank you, thank you, thank you – you have all directly helped local people with secondary cancer. That is something to be immensely proud of.

Sara xxx

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Feb 17 2019

Support the RNLI

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Long standing TBYC member David Hopper is running this years London Marathon to raise funds for Southend RNLI.
David is a volunteer crew member at Southend lifeboat station giving up his time to help those in need.
Please help David raise funds for this worthwhile charity which is close to all our hearts.
Click the link below to donate.
Many thanks

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Feb 16 2019

Charity Quiz Night – This Tuesday 19th Feb

Published by under Bar,Cruising,Social

Book a table at the club bar so Monica and John Howard know how many people to expect. Or let Monica know on Facebook.


In aid of Sara Spellers new Charity, supporting people like her with secondary cancer….


STARTS 8.30 prompt – please arrive in time to sort your table/ team and get the drinks in!

£3 (+!) per person with a drink for the winning team – yay!! – well it IS for Charity!

H-E-L-P …… do you have any unwanted Christmas Presents? If so please bring them along and we’ll have a Raffle to raise MORE money! 🤗      …….Oh, and the questions are easy pesy , general knowledge no categories or table quiz…


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Feb 15 2019

Dinghy Park – For Sale!

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The club has an ever increasing number of Picos and Lasers with a finite amount of space in which to keep them.

We would like to encourage members to buy and sell boats within the club so that current numbers can be maintained and the usage of boats increases.

We have a number of new members looking for such boats and would like anybody looking to sell in 2019 to let me know so that we can match seller to buyer.

Existing boats should be easily identified by either having the numbers written on the cover or a clearly readable tag on the trolley.

Our ultimate aim would be for all boats to be used regularly throughout the year but realise that it does not always work out that way. Please don’t just leave the boat unused for 2019.

We have received notice that Pico 12411 has been put up for sale – the cost is £ 990 ono. Please contact me or Janet for further details – details and pictures can be found on the club’s notice board.

Thank you all in anticipation of your cooperation in this matter.

Nick Elmore
Dinghy Park Rep.
Sailing Committee
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

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Feb 13 2019

Cadet Week 2019

Published by under Cadets

Cadet Week Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August
We have just had our first meeting for Cadet Week 2019 and lots of plans are coming together. It is going to be a fantastic event as always!
The application packs will be available on the club website in mid-April so keep your eye peeled!
Please contact Jeremy Sandford (Cadet Representative) if you have any questions.
Save the date for the Cadet Week After Party (adults only) Saturday 3rd August!

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Feb 08 2019

2019 TBYC duty calendar – Last couple of days to choose your duties!

If you want to choose your duties online you have until end of Sunday 10th Feb to do so. After that I’ll be allocating duties to fill in the gaps for those who have not already done it.

Thanks to all those who have used the online option so far and those who have send me dates directly. Any feedback on this years approach is always welcome.

Please see my earlier post on 30 Jan for more details.

Mark Robinson

[email protected]

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Feb 02 2019

Main Bar Usage

Published by under Club Notices

Please be aware the main bar has been hired for private functions, or is being used for club functions on the following days

Saturday 22nd February 2020- evening
Saturday 7th March – from 5pm
Sunday 8th March – from 4pm
Saturday 30th May – evening
Saturday 6th June 2020 -evening
Saturday 5th December, both bars – evening

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