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May 09 2022

RYA Stage 2 Youth Sailing course

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Due to the course, there will be no Club Picos available to borrow this weekend.

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May 05 2022

Cadet Race Training and Races

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This Sunday 8th May

Briefing at 15.45 (changed and rigged, meet on the sea wall). Leaving the beach at 16.00.

This activity is aimed at the more experienced Cadet Sailors to develop their Racing skills. Sessions include exercises to improve boat handling, sailing a set course, starting and finishes with a series of short races.

Please complete the short form to register your child for this session. Click here 

(This allows me to prepare the Race sheet and save so much time on the day)

Coach: Nick

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Apr 29 2022

CADETS MINI REGATTA this Sunday and Monday

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Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on each day and the overall winner will get at trophy at the end of the season. The winners are also awarded a Cake, which they share with everyone!


There will be four short races each day, with support where appropriate.
Sunday: Briefing (Changed and rigged) at 11.45 on sea wall. Leave beach at 12.00.
Monday: Briefing (Changed and rigged) at 12.15 on sea wall. Leave beach at 12.30.
Please fill in registration form to assist greatly with the administration:
[email protected]

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Apr 28 2022

Cadet Week – Get your Entries in Quick

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Click here for Cadet Week Full Details here

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Apr 13 2022

Cadet Mini Race Series

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Bank Holiday Monday 18th April we have the first CADET ‘MINI RACE’ SERIES.

This is open to all Cadets who can sail a Trapezoid course (Beat, Reach and Run). There will be up to four short races with support as needed.
12.15 Briefing on Sea wall. (Please be changed and rigged).
12.30 Leave Beach
Here are the Sailing Instruction for this series. TBYC Mini Race Sailing Instructions
Please fill in the short form to attend.
This weekend for Cadets:
Friday: Club Racing – Trophy Race
Saturday: Club Racing using Cadet Buoy.  Main Race Key Points
Sunday: Tera Class Advanced Training
Monday: Cadet Mini Race Series 

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Apr 11 2022

Dinghy Park Update

A big thank you to Nick, Chris, Rod, Julian and Howard for their help in organising and moving boats around the Dinghy Park last Saturday.

As a result there are a few boats that were moved to their allocated positions for this year. I have indicated that your boat was moved in the right hand column of the spreadsheet, whist every effort was made to secure boats as we found them, please check it is appropriately secured over the next few days.

Can all Lasers and Picos please tell their class captains if they are in a different position and I will then amend the plan appropriately.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
Enjoy the long Easter weekend at the Club!

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Apr 08 2022

Cadet Week 2022 – applications now open!

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Cadet Week Applications are now live!
Cadet Week applications are now live via the google link below.
Cadet week will take place on 25th-29th July 2022.
A full programme will be released closer to the start.  Registration will be on Sunday the 24th July from 3pm.
Please read the information pack thoroughly before completing your application
Cadet Week Information Pack 2022 – Google Docs
The closing date for applications is 8pm Sunday 1st May
Applications received after this date will not be considered
Payment must be made at the time of application via bank transfer with cadets surname as the reference
One application must be completed per cadet
Every cadet must have a parent present and volunteer during the week without exception 
Cadets have lunch included each day and dinner on 4 nights (except sharks who have additional bbq)
All cadets will receive a T-shirt in their entry fee
You must email [email protected] if you wish to be allocated a club boat prior to completing application
Book additional adult meals to take advantage of early bird prices
Successful applicants will be notified within a month of the closing date
Thank you to all our kind sponsors who have already committed to the week
Looking forward to a fun packed week!
Many thanks
Lindsay Rainbow
Cadet Representative


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Mar 28 2022


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New Sailing Instructions for Cadets competing in the Main Club Races

Meeting from 19.30 to 20.00 this Friday 1st April in the Sail Training Room.

Content:  Signing on and off, new Course for Series Races and Trophy Races.

“This activity is aimed at the more experienced Cadet Sailors to develop their Racing skills, probably Year 7 onwards. Sessions include exercises to improve boat handling, sailing a set course, starting and finishes with a series of short races”.  Coach: Nick

This Sunday 3rd April

Briefing at 12.45 (changed and rigged on beach). Leaving the beach at 13.00.

Please complete the form to register your child for this session.

Let’s have a good turn out for our first session of the season

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Mar 04 2022

Cadet Season

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The Cadet season is fast approaching.  

Cadet week planning meetings have commenced and it is hoped the entry forms will be released over the Easter holidays.  This will be advertised via the website, email and Facebook.  If you have any time to offer in the organisation – excel skills, ordering trophies, sponsorship please get in touch.

The cadets are lucky to have many volunteers who are offering a comprehensive programme over the sailing season. Parents are required to stay with their children and assist throughout activities at all times.  All children will require appropriate clothing and a buoyancy aid.  It is advisable for parents to also have a wetsuit and in cadet week a buoyancy aid is required for all adults. 


Oppie beach club led by Adam Clarke for new and younger cadets – learning basic skills and water confidence very close to shore. The first session is the 2nd April at 11.30.  Please watch out for information via Facebook and the website.  Families can access the club Oppies, learn to rig them etc and if confident can be borrowed at your convenience. 

Andras Gal is the cadet sail training officer and Nick Alston the Cadet racing officer – their contact details are on the website.  They run a comprehensive programme for cadets starting with race training on the 3r April.  Other sessions will include mini races and tera sessions.  Please chat with Nick and Andras if you need further information or you are unsure which sessions are suitable for your child. There will also be limited places on the RYA youth training.  

If parents are new to sailing you might want to catch up with the adult sailing support for beginners via facebook and zoom recordings which have been very beneficial for our novice adult sailors – you can catch up and join in from now.


The club calendar can be found here 

Which is also located on the sidebar under “Whats On”


Please remember that parents remain responsible for their children at all times.  Please leave the club as you would wish to find it and remember to throw rubbish away (sweet wrappers, crisp packets and cans) and ensure that children are not running around in the club house or car park.  Children must NOT play down the side of the club where the RIBS are stored at any time.  We encourage everyone to be kind and courteous to fellow cadets, adults, our neighbours, visitors and the general public.  Please familiarise yourself with the parents charter to ensure that the club is a safe and happy place that can be enjoyed by all members  and also located under “Safeguarding Policies on the sidebar”

I will advertise a date for the first wetsuit shop of the season shortly.

Don’t forget the working party tomorrow, 5th March 10-12noon

Looking forward to seeing you all soon weather on the beach, on the water or in the club.

Lindsay Rainbow – Cadet Rep

cadet season

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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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