Archive for 2020

Dec 31 2020

Happy New Year To You All At TBYC

Published by under Bilge,Club Notices

Dear Members,

As 2020 draws to a close it has been challenging in so many ways to so many of us.

I particularly want to pause and remember those members who are no longer with us, wish those who are poorly a speedy recovery and to look forward to a very much more positive 2021.

We have continued to be a very active club and your Committee’s have ensured a well planned calendar for next year to cater for all our members.

Please stay safe. I wish you all a happy New Year and will drink a toast to you all as we enter 2021.

Take care


Commodore TBYC.


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Dec 29 2020

Frozen Sheets Race + Racing Update

Dear Members

The Government is due to review our Tier status on the 30th. Should we be moved to a lower Tier, which seems unlikely, the Sailing Committee feel that with the dangerous levels of infections currently being seen across the area, it would be fool hardy of us to endorse racing even if we are able.


We are all very keen to continue with racing as for most of us, it is our beloved sport and something we all long for. To disrupt this is hard for all of us at TBYC but a necessary sacrifice to ensure the protection of our community, members and staff.


Rest assured that will be looking at the guidance continuously and if a window of opportunity should appear we will react if it is right to do so.


I am sure that the whole club will pull together and look forward to better times to come. With more vaccine available and the spring weather to both help reduce infections and allow us to return safely to racing.


In the meantime, continue to stay safe and well. Remember, the dinghy park is still open for winter preparations to Cruisers and Sandhoppers and of course free sailing is available ensuring the Tier 4 and club guidance is followed.


Howard Warrington
Rear Commodore Racing

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Dec 24 2020

Merry Christmas To All At TBYC

Dear Members,

It has been a tough year for many of our members but the strong TBYC spirit has been evident throughout the year.

The award of the Gerald Mitcham Cup to all our members is a fitting tribute.

Lots is already planned for 2021 and our club spirit will continue to thrive.

I would like to thank our staff and the many unsung volunteers of the club for making us such a success.

Merry Christmas and happy sailing for 2021.

Best wishes

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC


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Dec 21 2020


Published by under Bilge

It is with sadness I have to announce that a club member Sue Elkington has passed away earlier today after a short illness.

Sue will be fondly remembered by members and in particular those involved in Cadet week where she ran the Bosuns hut for a number of years.

We at TBYC send our most sincere condolences to her son David and all the family.

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

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Dec 20 2020

Tier 4 update

Dear Members,

Following the Governments announcement that we are now in Tier 4 the club has reviewed its guidance to members.

Members can still access the dinghy park and free sail as there is no limit on outdoor exercise.

Please also consider you should be staying at home and only travelling for specific reasons like work and education.

If attending the dinghy park on your own you may only mix with one other person who is not part of your household or support bubble.

RYA guidelines currently do not include Tier 4 advice. This will be reviewed by the club when published.


Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC


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Dec 15 2020

Suspension of Racing

Published by under Racing

Dear Members,

Having now moved into Tier 3 and with infections currently rising in the local area a decision has been made by the General and Sailing Committees to currently suspend racing at the club. We are aware that RYA Tier 3 guidelines do still allow racing to continue.

Many factors were taken into account when making our decision and included the clubs duty of care to all members including the volunteers for Rib duties and race management.

This means racing on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December is cancelled.

The toilets and access to the dinghy park will remain open to members.

Members may still currently go free sailing but nothing will be organised by the club.

If members use the water please take into account Club Notice 8 issued on the 6th November which again becomes applicable.

The decision to suspend racing will be reviewed again prior to the Frozen sheets race currently scheduled for Saturday 2nd January 2021.


Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC.


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Dec 14 2020

Temporary Closing Of Club House.

Dear Members,

Following the latest Government announcement placing the local area in Tier 3 from 1 minute past Midnight Wednesday 15 th December the Club House is now closed. The closure includes the Bar,Kitchen and changing rooms until further notice.

The Club Toilets and Dinghy park remain open.

We look forward to opening the Club House soon.


Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC.


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Dec 08 2020

Club opening and Food Orders

Update: Following the review of bookings Thursday evening, it has been decided it will be more cost effective to close for the evening. The club will still be open lunchtime.

Dear Members,

The club is currently open as much as possible on the run up to Christmas.

Whilst adhering to the Government guidelines the tables are arranged so that you may eat with friends whilst maintaining a safe distance.

Can members book in advance if possible as we do not want to have more staff on than necessary, however I do not wish to deter people coming down last minute as well.

This Thursday James is also cooking in the evening but as yet we have no pre bookings so please make sure you book.

If we receive no bookings for Thursday by tomorrow afternoon I will make the decision to close to avoid an unnecessary cost.

This Sunday the club now closes at 3.30pm to allow lunch time attendance but without sailing this week it was not believed worth staying open later.

Hopefully with the rollout of vaccines now started the new year will bring our normal times a step closer.

Kind regards

Adrian Bunting.
Commodore TBYC.

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Dec 06 2020

Christmas Fayre – Don’t let Christmas be cancelled

Published by under Bar,Catering

Book your Christmas Fayre, Guests Welcome. Not in your household then we can put you on tables Socially Distanced but next to each other, it’s worked OK this weekend.

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Dec 04 2020

This Weekend – Racing and Kitchen

Published by under Bar,Catering,Racing

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