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Oct 14 2019

Winter Dinghy Park

Hi All, It’s that time of year when the sailing season is over and the winter series will begin (after the Cruiser and Sandhopper liftout 21/22nd October). As per the Club program, all dinghies should have vacated the dinghy park in order for these manoeuvres take place. Specifically rows E,F,G.
If you own a pico or laser and wish to pay for storage for the winter please contact your class captain to discuss rack storage and how you will put your boat on the racks. It is YOUR OWN responsibility to ensure your boats are moved.

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Oct 13 2019

Cadets take the first 11 places in the Matt Dear Trophy held a TEYC

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Our Cadets had a tremendous day participating in the Matt Dear Trophy. 25 Cadets in 15 dinghies travelled to TEYC, some by sea, to compete in this annual event, which attracted 31 boats. Hannah and Lydia gained 1st place in their RS Feva closely followed by Pippa and Isabella in their ‘420’. Third was Luke in his Laser, followed by Daniel also in a Laser and in fifth position was Nathan  who was also the first Pico. They all crossed the Start line within seconds, tacking to gain clear air and fought in light winds to get to the windward buoy. The wind direction changed making the next leg a challenge for everyone. The battle increased on the final leg resulting in victory for TBYC.

This event is run by The Matthew Dear Foundation to raise awareness about the dangers of Appearance & Performance Enhancing Drugs after Matthew Dear’s life at 18 was cut tragically short, by having a fatal reaction to taking these steroids.

We are proud of all our 25 Cadets for their participation in this race and congratulations to them all. Thank you to TEYC for hosting this event and making us feel so welcome.

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Oct 04 2019

winter Series

entries now being accepted for winter 2019/20  Winter-Series-Entry-Form

fees will be same as winter storage, please see attached Winter storage rates 2019 20

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Oct 02 2019

Cadets: Matt Dear Trophy rescheduled and this Sunday’s training and CAKE Races

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Matt Dear Trophy at TEYC
Let’s give it another go!    Saturday 12th October
I presume a 12-00 – 12.30pm start (tide is similar), but I will provide more details when I receive them. 
Cheryl the organiser, has worked hard to reschedule this race. She has asked for two people to help the race officer, volunteers please.
Please could let me know by E-Mail if there are any changes, otherwise I will presume the same and forward this next Tuesday.
I will have a meeting the Friday before the event; 11th October.
I have not yet heard anything about the Interclub Race.
Cadet Sail Training and Racing this Sunday 6th October
The present forecast is for 21mph with 26mph gusts. This is too much, but hopefully this may change!
Presuming a change in forecast/wind………
Briefing; changed and rigged in the Sail Training Room at 15.30, on the water at 16.00.
This session is aimed at all abilities and will help our young sailors make progress with their sailing, racing and boost their confidence on the water.
Participating Cadets should be able to beat, reach and run, at least at a basic level, and be able to sail to and from the training area.
We are have the CAKE Competition to finish the season, see here: or below.
Coach: Nick     [email protected]

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Sep 27 2019

Cadets – Matt Dear Race at TEYC Cancelled

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Due to winds of 21+ mph with gusts of 31 to 33 mph the Matt Dear has been cancelled.
I have not yet heard from the organisers of the Interclub Race on Sunday, but as the forecast is for even higher gusts, I presume they will also cancel.
I am not advising any Cadets to sail in these conditions.
The meeting this evening (Friday) is also cancelled.
I will be taking the Cadet Training/Races the following weekend, 6th October. This is last one of the season, so I intend to make the final races something special. It will be the CAKE Competition. 
I am therefore, asking for any parents, possible with their child’s help to bake a Cake for the event. We are looking for a total of 4 cakes, which will be presented to the winners, who will then share with everyone else! Please let me know if you can help?
Nick     [email protected]

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Sep 24 2019

TBYC Cadet Regatta

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Congratulations to all the participants of this year’s TBYC Cadet Regatta who raced in challenging conditions over the weekend.

Over twenty boats, including visitors, sailed with considerable skill, completing 6 races in their respective classes; Youth, Junior and Pico.

A big thank you to Scott Weller and his team of volunteers making this event so successful.

1st Sam B
2nd Becky C Joe B
3rd Hannah C Lydia S

1st Louise W Sam W
2nd Sophie S Matilda M
3rd Samatha E Will H

1st Sam B
2nd Becky C Joe B
3rd Hannah C Lydia S

1st Michael S Nathan S
2nd Isla H Arran H
3rd Hannah P
Photographs can be viewed and downloaded at

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Sep 23 2019

The Matt Trophy 2019 and TEYC Interclub this Saturday and Sunday

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Sailing instructions for the TEYC events this weekend.


Matt Dear Sailing Instructions
Briefing at 11:30 in their clubhouse.
Starting at 12:30 at TEYC. (Start time confirmed, as in some places it is listed as 12:00 and 1:00)


TEYC Interclub SIs 2019
Starting at 13:00 at TEYC.


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Sep 18 2019

TBYC Junior & Youth Open Regatta

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Please find attached SI’s and NOR for this weekends regatta


TBYC Youth & Junior Reggatta NORs

TBYC Youth & Junior Reggatta SIs


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Sep 17 2019

Cadet Racing over the next two weekends

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We have two weekends of ‘Special Event’ Cadet Racing.
  • Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September – TBYC Junior Regatta – Official briefing at 1300, first Race 1430 hours (See poster below, optional Friday Meeting to cover the Sailing Instructions)
  • Saturday 28th September – Matt Dear Trophy at Thames Estuary Yacht Club. (Please attend the Friday Meeting or contact [email protected] )
  • Sunday 29th September – Interclub Cadet ‘Team’ Race (Put into teams of 4 boats). (Please attend the Friday Meeting or contact [email protected] )
The Matt Dear and Interclub Race have to be pre-organised. Club boats should be reserved at the Friday’s meeting or by contacting [email protected]
THIS Friday 20th September 7.30pm – I will hold a meeting/briefing to:
  • Explain the Course/Sailing Instruction for the Junior Regatta.
  • To organise who is racing in the Matt Dear and Interclub Races. We will need to organise transportation for the Picos; RS Fevas, 420 and Lasers will sail to TEYC under supervision.
Once I have briefed the Cadets, I will hold a meeting with the parents at 8.15pm, to finalise numbers, fill in entry forms and to organise loading trailers etc. as for previous years.

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Sep 17 2019

Club boats – Youth & Junior Regatta – 21st & 22nd September

If you are planning to use a club boat for the Youth and Junior Regatta at the weekend, please ensure you have requested the boat to avoid problems Saturday.
You are free to turn up and use the club boats on Saturday, however priority will be given to those who have reserved boats. So far I have 2 Picos reserved.

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