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Apr 01 2020

Peter Hancock

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It is with great sadness and regret that we inform the club of the death of my Father, Peter Hancock on Monday 23rd March at Southend General Hospital.

Dad was very active in the cruiser section of the club in the 1990s, (sailing with Mike Root on ‘Ruspina’), and served as Vice Commodore during his membership. He always enjoyed his time at the club on and off the water and I’m sure he will be remembered by many members. Peter was also active at Thorpe Hall Golf club, Thorpe Bay Bowls club, and Rochford Rotary.

Peter had been residing in Joseph House Nursing Home, Shoeburyness, since December 2019, following a series of health issues.

Unfortunately, due to the current corona virus situation the funeral will be restricted to immediate family only.  However the family intend to hold a memorial service for Peter at a later date.

Peter will be greatly missed by family and friends, leaving behind wife Maureen, daughter Sarah, son Lee and four grandchildren.
Kind Regards to all
Sarah Speller (Nee Hancock)

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Mar 26 2020

The Dinghy Park is Closed

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As a result of government, RYA and PLA advice the dinghy park is closed and water activities are suspended until further notice.

Unfortunately, this means that no work can be carried out on boats nor can they leave or be brought to the club.

Cruiser and Sandhopper lift-in will take place as soon as is allowed.  It will be one of our priorities.  We are all keen to get back on the water.

The committee is reviewing the situation constantly and currently having to react to new advice and guidance.

In the weeks to come the club will rely, a good deal, on the goodwill and support of its members.

If anyone needs help – shopping, chatting, transport – please get in touch.

In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Happy Sailing soon, we hope.

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Mar 24 2020

TBYC Supporting the NHS

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Sadly suspended at the moment but feel it important for us as a club to show our support to all those brave people of the NHS saving lives

All keep safe and well and observe official advise

Thanks all for your understanding and support

Steve Hopper Commodore

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Mar 23 2020

Dinghy Park Closure

Following tonight’s message from our Prime Minister. The General Committee have now decided that the time has come to sadly, close the dinghy park.  We are sure you will all understand the reasoning behind this. Other than going to work, shopping, walk or a run, we are to remain at home.

We ask all members to respect this decision and not enter the dinghy park or attempt to go for a sail. The reflection back on the club that we all love would not be favourable. This includes boat maintenance.

We will of course, review the situation constantly and look forward to being back on the water when the situation allows.

Thank you for your co-operation and please stay safe and well.  Keep watching the website and Facebook for updates and info.

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Mar 18 2020

Coronavirus Update – Club and Staff

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To all members & Staff – As you are now probably aware due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak the General Committee for the safety of all of us had to sadly make the tough decision to close the club. Staffing has unfortunately had to be cut to the minimum of the more senior permanent staff.

Turning a negative into a positive the senior staff during the closure are being utilised to make improvements to the bar and kitchen set ups as well as deep clean in order that when the day comes to re-open we all return to a sparkling new facility. (Strict Health procedures and instructions are in place for these Staff).

I would ask that we spare a thought for those junior staff that will not now have the work they had on a regular basis and convey a big thank you for their past service .

If we can, we may if the closure persists, possibly call on the remaining staff as and when a project needs the requirement. For the time being I can only apologise for the fact there will be no work for the foreseeable future.

I am very conscious this may affect the income of the Junior staff and I am watching to see what help the government can give.

The decision was not taken lightly and we are truly thankful for the service of the Junior staff for which under normal circumstances the catering and bar would not function so effectively.

I Thank all the Junior staff on behalf of the General Committee as well as the club members and I hope to see you all return as and when normality resumes. Lets pray that is soon.

If any of the staff have questions you would like answered please contact me

Thank you.

Kind Regards


Vice Commodore.

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Mar 16 2020


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Due to unprecedented times and advice published today from the government: ‘people are being asked to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues’. The general committee has made the difficult decision to close the club until further notice.

This decision was not taken lightly but we need to consider the risk to members, many of whom are in the high-risk category and our staff.

The club will be closed in its entirety including; closure of the clubhouse, bar, kitchen, changing rooms, toilets plus the cancellation of all currently planned events including racing.

Cruiser and Sandhopper Lift in on 28th March – please contact your class captains for more details.

We hope this will be a short-term measure and the committee will continually review the status and keep you updated.

There are obviously many ramifications for the club which the general committee are currently working through and further communications will follow in due course.

Thank you for your patience and understanding but club members safety and welfare is paramount.

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Mar 15 2020

Amendment to Winter Series Schedule

Amendment to Race Schedule – Winter Series 2020

The final race on Sunday 22nd March will now consist of 2 races, sailed back to back. Start time remains the same at 10:00.

Race length will be at the RO’s discretion but likely to be shorter than normal.

As we have only had 1 race this winter series, the Sailing Committee decided to make this amendment.

All races will count for the series with no discards as per the Sailing Instructions.

Adrian Bunting                                    Howard Warrington
Rear Commodore Racing                      Sailing Secretary

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Mar 15 2020

2020 Sailing Instructions

TBYC SI 2020

Please see the above link to the Sailing Instructions for the coming 2020 Season. These take effect from the first race of the Spring Series.

Race Officers and Assistant Race Officers: Please take time to study these carefully as they will assist you in your role. Please take note of section 9 where some amendments can be found.


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Mar 15 2020

Coronavirus Update

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The club is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and taking guidance from Public Health England.

We are actively increasing our cleaning and wipe down process and have signage posted around the club to help advise members

We would further request all members endeavour to take notice of all official recommendations from World Health Organization and The NHS / government advice including requesting members who have visited hot spots to self isolate from the club

We also request you use Contactless Payments where possible to reduce on any passing of the virus that may occur whilst using cash.

These are very challenging times and we want our club to be proactive and as safe as possible

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Mar 06 2020

Grass Car Park

For this weekend and possibly for the next week at least, please would you refrain from using the grass car park next to the dinghy park. After the heavy rains recently it’s very wet and unsuitable for use.

Many thanks

Adrian Bunting

Rear Commodore Racing

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