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Jan 09 2021

Closure of Club access to Free sailing and Restricted access to Dinghy Park

Published by under Bilge,Club Notices

Dear Members

At this time the General Committee have decided that the access to free sailing from our Dinghy Park will now be closed and we ask members to comply with that decision.

In coming to that decision we have taken into account the following but it is not an exhaustive list: Current very high infection rates and hospital admissions in Southend. Government STAY AT HOME message including journeys for exercise should be local.Public perception.The spirit in which the Government rules were intended.The impact on emergency services should you get into difficulty.No pre organised activity is authorised.

We also took note of the RYA generic guidelines issued on 8/1/21. This was not deemed appropriate at this time in our case and hence the reason for currently closing sailing access.

If members wish to continue to sail in line with RYA guidance you may remove your boat from the dinghy park but will not be permitted to return it at this time until restrictions change. Any preparations needed or go afloat cannot be done on club  grounds and includes the use of our car parks.

The club slipway is private and therefore Goverment rules and RYA guidelines prevent this from being used. Access to the foreshore therefore can only be via the council slipway if that remains open.

The Dinghy Park and car parks are closed to all except those attending in a professional capacity i.e paid employment or voluntarily for the club to complete essential work which would otherwise be paid. Before attending those persons must first have booked it with our club secretary so a record can be kept for any required inspection.

The responsibility for your boats security is still with members. We would suggest that between classes a member is asked to periodically on behalf of the class and for this purpose only, access to the dinghy park will be allowed for a short period of time.

Social distancing must be observed at all times and there is to be no social congregation by any persons present.

Members as you will all appreciate these Government rules,regulations,RYA guidance and interpretations are being continually updated and amended. As these and local circumstances change our guidance to members will continue to be updated.

As a Club, safety of our staff, members and the public at large is our number one priority and this is foremost in our minds when making decisions on your behalf.

This notice supersedes any previous club notice regarding these matters.

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

 

 

 

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Jan 07 2021

Free sailing/ Dinghy Park / Toilets

Published by under Bilge,Club Notices

The RYA update yesterday allows Free sailing but this is generic guidance for the UK bearing in mind Southend is currently Covid critical. If members sail this must not be an organised event in any way and members do so at their own risk with no safety cover provided.

You may go afloat with one other person i.e 2 Lasers. If you are sailing/ launching/ recovering with more than one other boat you breach Government rules.
Members when deciding to sail please take into account that Southend area is currently in a critical state with regard Covid infections and hospital admissions. You are also reminded that Government rules include staying at home , do not make unnecessary journeys and journeys for exercise should be local.

The dinghy park will remain open but the toilets will now be closed to all members. Use of the Dinghy Park is at members own risk.

Please follow the current Government rules for the benefit of all members and to avoid access to free sailing and dinghy park being removed.

Regards

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

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Jan 04 2021

Lockdown awaiting guidance

Published by under Bilge,Club Notices

Dear Members

Following tonight’s lockdown address we await further guidance from gov.uk, RYA and PLA in order to amend our advice to members of TBYC if deemed appropriate.

Regards

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

 

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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

Adrian

Commodore TBYC.

 

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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

SUE ELKINGTON

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.

Regards

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

 

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Jul 09 2017

LOST please help

Published by under Bilge

The sandhopper fleet has been lost, someone must know where they have gone?

A fantastic day this Sunday with perfect sailing conditions and only four arrived, Nore race last weekend and only three!

They must be somewhere, perhaps they have all gone to the dark side and joined the sprint fleet?

Please help and find the lost souls of a once fantastic race fleet that have been lost.

If you cannot find them, please feel free to take charge of their empty boats and go sailing. They will never know.

Thank you

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Jul 07 2017

VOLUNTEERS FOR DUTIES – SATURDAY 8TH AND SUNDAY 9TH JULY

We need volunteers to help with the following duties this weekend please

 

Sat 8 July 2017 10:30 Summer Sat 3&4 – SS3 Crew – can you volunteer or swap with Paul Graves?

Sat 8 July 2017 10:30 Summer Sat 3&4 – SS7 Crew – volunteer needed

 

Sun 9 July 2017 11:30 Yantlet Trophy  – Assistant RO – can you volunteer or swap with Martyn Ellis?

Sun 9 July 2017 11:30 Yantlet Trophy  – SS3 Helm – volunteer needed

Sun 9 July 2017 11:30 Yantlet Trophy  – SS5 Crew – volunteer needed

Sun 9 July 2017 11:30 Yantlet Trophy  – SS7 – can you volunteer or swap with Craig Charlton?

 

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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Jul 02 2017

Cadet Night 7th July

Published by under Bar,Bilge,Cadets,Catering

Unfortunately this weeks Friday Cadet activities will need to be cancelled due to a booking clash at TBYC. It is also the Nore Race Prizegiving with BBQ should you wish to attend Benfleet YC. We will attempt to re schedule at a later date.
Thank you
Jeremy

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