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Jun 13 2019

Help required this weekend

hi guys, busy weekend this weekend, with club racing, a Contender and Laser open meeting and level 2 training.
Unfortunately we are missing some duty covers, if any of you can step up I’d be most grateful and don’t forget you can sign on and receive average points for the series.

Duties that need filling are
Rib Launch
SS5 Crew
SS2 Crew

Race Officer (shore box for club sailing)
SS5 crew

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May 26 2019

CADETS – Regatta Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June

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There is plenty of opportunity for Cadets to sail next weekend in the Regatta.

Older and more confident Cadets are encourgaed to participate in the Main Club Regatta. There is a Cadet class.  Sailing Instruction are here,

For the rest of the Cadets (must be able to beat, reach and run, and be able to sail to and from the training area) there is the CADET REGATTA.


Friday 31st May – Optional Briefing and training at 7.30pm in the Sail Training Room

Saturday – Four 15 minute Races (slightly longer than usual training).    Briefing; changed and rigged in the Sail Training Room at 9.30am, on the water at 10.00am.

Sunday: Beginner’s Team Racing – Teams of 3 boats, 4 races each.     Briefing; changed and rigged in the Sail Training Room at 10.30am, on the water at 11.00am.
Coaches: Nick and Andras.

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May 23 2019

Urgent Duty SWAPS 25th May This Saturday

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Can anyone cover these duties
SS7 Helm
SS8 Crew

Cannot make it due to unforseen circumstances

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May 04 2019

May the 4th be with you

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May 02 2019

May 3rd Friday Club Night 7pm Knots and splicing

The first Friday of each of the summer months is TBYC Club night. This month we start the bank holiday looking at knots and splicing.
Fridays Club night Knots and splicing programme.

  • 19:00 starting with basic knots for beginners and intermediate cadets or adults who need a reminder.
  • 20:00 Chris Boshier from Essex rigging will be here with all his tools and knowledge to teach us how to splice dyneema rope, covering anything from eyes, continuous sheets, to tapers, just ask Chris. Tony Clarke will then be going through splicing an eye in 3 strand rope .
  • The whole hour will be informal, with a short explanation, demonstration, then time for you to have a go with the experts on hand to help you out if you are knot doing it right or teach you tricks and tips to ensure success.
  • Chris is now our regional Marlow rope stockist and will also be able to offer advise on suitable ropes for that all important start of season refit as well as taking orders.

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May 02 2019

TBYC on Local Radio Tonight

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Tune in to BBC Radio Essex tonight for “Your Essex” programme Hosted by Jodie Halford

The show starts 19.00 Hrs and goes on for 3 Hrs

The Commodore (Steve Hopper) & Sailing Secretary (Alex Farrell) will be on the show talking about Thorpe Bay Yacht Club at around 20.30 Hrs

This show is a special on Thorpe Bay

95.3 FM – 103.5 FM & Digital Podcast available after the show

fast forward to 1;38.17 to hear Steve and Alex

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Apr 18 2019


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


Sat 20 Apr 2019 11:30 Spring Sat – ARO – thanks Gary Borrows

Sun 21 Apr 2019 12:30 Spring Sun – SS2 Crew – volunteer please

Sun 21 Apr 2019 12:30 Spring Sun – SS7 Crew– 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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Aug 13 2018

Wednesday 15th August

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Dear Members,
The kitchen will be closed on Wednesday 15th August for the day reopening Thursday for normal lunch service.
Regards H

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Aug 10 2018

Hornet Europeans & Kestrel Nationals

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TBYC are hosting the Hornet Europeans & Kestrel Nationals from Saturday August 11th – Tuesday August 14th.

On Saturday night, Aug 11th, ‘Old School Syndicate’ will be playing from 8.30pm-11.00pm. All members welcome, including children. NO CHARGE!!!

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Aug 09 2018

Bar staff required

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Do you know anyone who would like to join the team working behind the bar at TBYC?

If you or a friend (they don’t have to be members) would like to find out more please email [email protected]

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