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Oct 04 2021

Last cadet race training of this season

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Sunday 3rd of October, 2021 10:00

It was great to see so many sailors joining the club race. I know them for years, teenagers, making the effort on a grey cloudy morning with strong breeze. What credit you all are to our club.

It is constant source of immense pleasure and satisfaction for me to coach the new generation. Great to see how much our team has grown in confidence and skills this season. We had 11 boats with 12 sailors today, the growing RS Tera fleet came out with 7 boats this morning. In strong winds and rolling waves our sailors bravely gave it a go, even the youngest and least experienced. I saw confidence, amazing technical skills, focus and determination, capsize and fast and slick recovery. Most importantly however there is love for sailing and fun on the water. Sailors talk to each other more and more, our team spirit is building up.

Our cadet sailors should be really proud of themselves. Great achievements, great team.
They must not forget however that it is their parents who look after them, take them to the club and support their sailing.

What a great team of parents, helpers and supporters we had this season! The sailing and general committee must know how much of effort and volunteering goes into cadet sailing these days. We all can see that this is not done in vain.

I am specially grateful to my friend and partner Nick Alston, we worked together and supported each other relentlessly over the years. Special thanks to our present and past core supporters, we all know who you are.

Next weekend we are hosting the Open training of the Tera East group, the first of their winter training series. What a great way to see the end of the season.

The Winter season is starting for many. Those who do understand that our sport is not about sunshine and heat will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to spend a bit more time with sailing. There are ways to get involved for all members.

I am sure that cadets and parents will be eager to hear about what plans are being made for the next season. Have your say and let me know what was good and what are the things we could do better.

You all have a great end of season, winter and looking forward to the next season soon.


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Sep 20 2021

Matt Dear Success for TBYC Cadets

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Well done to the helms and crews of the 19 Cadet boats who raced at Thames Estuary Yacht Club on Saturday. In light winds making sailing difficult, our 25 Cadets achieved success both personally and overall.

Congratulations goes to Hannah and Lydia for becoming Matt Dear Champions again in their RS200.

The first 10 position out of the 36 starters were:

1st  Hannah and Lydia – RS200

3rd Isabella – Laser Standard

4th Fred – Laser Radial

5th Arran and Toby – RS Feva

7th Francis – RS Tera Pro

8th Jessica – Open Bic

10th Ollie and Luke – RS Feva

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Sep 13 2021

Cadets: Preparation for Matt Dear and Interclub races next weekend at TEYC

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Both Events are at Thames Estuary Yacht Club.
Important Meeting this Thursday at 7.30pm to complete Consent forms and arrange/organise transport of boats. I will also brief the Cadets for 30 minutes after the Parents meeting.
1. Those needing trailer to transport either own boats or Club boats to meet at the club at 8.00 am. (Time will be finalised at the meeting on Thursday.)
2. Rig boats / change
3. Matt Dear Briefing at 10.00am
4. Race starts at 11.00 am
5. Leave boats overnight.
1. Rig boats / change
2. Interclub Briefing at 10.30am
3 Race starts at 11.30 am
4. Return boats to TBYC. Trailers must be unloaded and boats and all equipment returned to their original position. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

I need to send off names to the organisers on Wednesday morning, so I need to know:

Name of Helm, name of Crew , Boat Class, Rig (if applicable) and Sail number.


On Sunday, sailors are put into teams of fours. If your youngster wishes to make up/or want to be in a specific team, then inform me in the same reply, otherwise I will choose.
Please E-Mail me by Tuesday evening, so I have time to collate the information needed. My address is [email protected]
Click on the link below to see the Sailing Instructions etc. but don’t worry I will go over the main points on Thursday. The Consent form needs to be filled in either before (print out and complete, bring it to the meeting) or on Thursday.
Nick Alston
Cadet Training and Racing

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Sep 02 2021

Cadet Race Training Sunday, 5th of September, 2021 10:30

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Dear Cadets and parents,

We are sailing off the beach at 10:30, briefing is a few minutes before on the beach. Let me know, please whether you can come or not this time.

Please, use this form to register:

Kind regards: Andras

New sailor registration form – only for those who have not sailed with us yet

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Aug 24 2021

Cadet Regatta this Saturday, Sunday and Monday

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I encourage Cadets to join in with this Regatta. Cadets will need to be able to complete the race unaided, but with a square course and a single Start, this series of races are within the capabilities of most Cadets who have been training this year. It would be good to sail all three days, but if you can only do one or two, that is fine.

Start times for Cadet Regatta are:

Saturday 28th August 14.00

Sunday 29th August 14.30

Monday 30th August 15.30

Briefing 13.15 on Saturday by the Sail Training Room

REGISTRATION 12.30 on Saturday in the Sail Training Room. (If  joining on Sunday, registration is at 13.30, Monday at 14.30)

Please complete the Registration and Consent form by printing it out, filling it in and taking it to ‘Registration’ in the Sail Training Room, as above. Extras will be available on the day.  Parent-Guardian_Consent_Form 2021

There will be a Karaoke evening on Saturday in the main bar!

The Wally Cup is rescheduled to be sailed on Sunday as part of the Regatta.

Remember to SIGN ON before you leave the beach and off when you return. These Declaration sheets will be in the Bosun’s Hut.

TBYC Youth Junior Reggatta SI 2021 (3) TBYC Youth Junior Reggatta NOR 2021

More information can be obtained from Scott [email protected]  or Nick [email protected]

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Aug 21 2021

Cadet Sailing Sunday 22 August

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We are meeting on the beach for a 5 minute briefing and plan to  sail off at 11:00 for race training, as planned, no change. Many of our sailors are off, this could be a smaller group tomorrow. Piranhas are welcome to join in. Short course, lots of interaction and fun, talk to me or to our regular sailors / parents if you are new to this. See you: Andras

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Aug 17 2021


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On Saturday 21st August ther ADVANCED (Intermediate) CADET TRAINING AND RACES is postponed.


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Aug 14 2021

Cadets – Programme of Races

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The following events are for Cadets sailing a full course. You need to be able to complete the race unaided.

I encourage Cadets to enjoy these Trophy Races.

Cadet Regatta, 28th, 29th and 30th August

The Wally Cup is rescheduled to be sailed during this weekend.

Start times for Cadet Regatta is 28th August 14.00, 29th August 14.30, 30th August 15.30.

More information can be obtained from Scott [email protected]


Rebellious Trophy, 5th September

Start time for Rebellious Trophy is 10.30.

Good Luck!

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Jul 29 2021

Sunday cadet training

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Cadet sailors!
Cadet Race Training, Sunday, 1st of August
start on the water at 16:30, briefing 5 minutes before
We will split the group into two with Nick after the drills.
Please, complete the registration form, 
3 questions, 10 seconds to complete
please, avoid doing it repeatedly.

Sailors, please, stay in the sailing area agreed. Is it acceptable to play football outside of the pitch during a game?
Our focus will be on upwind sailing.

See you on the water: Andras

There is no training 7-8 August due to the sailing instructor course we are completing.

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Jul 25 2021

2 weeks to go – Cadet Week 2021

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Cadet week 2021 2 weeks to go

Registration Sunday 8th August 3-5pm

All families to LFD test prior to attending

Don’t forget the adult only after party Saturday 14th August


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