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Oct 19 2021

RNLI Christmas Cards

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On Behalf of the RNLI Southend Lifeboat, I would like to thank the members of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club in your generous support of our cards and gifts sold last weekend in the main bar. We raised over £ 750 for the weekend going directly towards saving lives at sea. If anyone missed out or wanted more cards please do contact me.

Nick Elmore – Southend Lifeboat

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Sep 09 2021

Reporting of property related works, ideas & Volunteering

Reporting of property related works & ideas 

We are moving into a digital age, gone is the whiteboard in the bar for jobs that need to be done around the club.  Instead, we are moving online.

  • There is now a document that allows you to see what jobs have been reported around the club and what stage they are at, to see more click this link: TBYC Existing Work
  • If you have checked the document above and you would like to register any new work suggestions or have any property related ideas, you can do this by completing the following online form: TBYC Work Suggestions & Ideas
  • We will use both systems to manage the works around the club. We will archive off the completed works once a quarter after they have been reported through the General Committee.

Volunteering

TBYC thrives on its amazing volunteers, and we would like to make sure that we understand who you amazing people are. Therefore, we are asking if you are volunteer or would like to volunteer that you let us know who you are. This is not a commitment from you to do work, we won’t schedule you to do any work without coming to you first and asking if you would like to help. It just allows us to understand who may want to do some jobs around the club and who has this skills and time to do so. It will also allow us to join up on occasion, those that that are skilled and want to teach with those that want to learn that skill.

  • The link is here: TBYC Volunteer Information System
  • Once a job or idea is approved by the General Committee, we will post this on the club’s website as a volunteering opportunity and email out to the appropriate volunteers to see who is available to help the club to complete the job.

Please feel free to let me know if you would like to volunteer for any of the jobs that are on the TBYC Existing Work list at any time, as Adrian says say many hands make light work!

Thank you
Scott James
House Rep
[email protected]

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Jun 20 2021

RYA Recognized Training Centre

Congratulations TBYC we are now a certified training centre for both RYA Dinghy and Powerboat instruction.

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Jun 16 2021

Dinghy Park Space

Evening Sailors,

The Dinghy Park is rapidly filling up with only a couple of spaces left on the plan. Please dont buy a new boat before provisionally securing a place. There may not be room for it.

I have noticed a number of boats out of position, causing others to put theirs where they can. There is no sailing this weekend so look at the Dinghy Park Plan and please use the time to move you boat to its proper position if you can. If someone else’s boat is in its place, please talk to the owner or if you can see where it should be on the plan, move it for them.

Other people have informed me that they have always had a space but are not on the plan this year. If this applies to you, please tell me as soon as you can and include where your boat is located in the dinghy park.

If you and a friend have put boats in a different order than shown, please message me the actual position of your boats and I will update the plan.

A link to the plan can be digitally obtained from Janet or myself via email. I will publish the most up to date plan in the Clubhouse before the weekend.

Thank you

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Apr 16 2021

DINGHY PARK 2021

Evening Sailors,

From tomorrow, All Dinghies and Catamarans that have paid for this seasons storage can bring their boats into the Dinghy Park. With no main access to the Clubhouse, viewing the printed plan cannot be public so it is located inside the building within the area of the back door, same access for toilets.

You can also review online using the link that has been in the the recent email and posted within the TBYC Facebook Group.

The Dinghy Park plan is always an active document with boats being bought and sold. In an effort to keep the document up to date, if you arrange to swap with someone and your boat is in a different space, please let me know by emailing [email protected] or commenting on the google doc.

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Dec 24 2020

Merry Christmas To All At TBYC

Dear Members,

It has been a tough year for many of our members but the strong TBYC spirit has been evident throughout the year.

The award of the Gerald Mitcham Cup to all our members is a fitting tribute.

Lots is already planned for 2021 and our club spirit will continue to thrive.

I would like to thank our staff and the many unsung volunteers of the club for making us such a success.

Merry Christmas and happy sailing for 2021.

Best wishes

Adrian Bunting

Commodore TBYC

 

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Nov 23 2020

Cadet Representative

Dear Members

I just wanted to quickly introduce myself as this year Cadet Representative.  My name is Lindsay and as many of you may know I have been an active member of the Cadet Committee for some years. I have 3 daughters who all loving being out on the water and participate regularly in both cadet and club sailing!  I have spent many hours in the water launching and recovering boats!!

I would like to thank Jeremy for all his hard work over the past years and sorry we could not mark his last year in a more memorable way due to the pandemic.  I am really looking forward to supporting the Cadets in getting the most out of the club developing skills and confidence on the water with the support of the parents.

Cadet Rep is not a job for one person and I am grateful to have received many offers of support but I will be seeking more over the year. Please keep an eye out for emails, website and Facebook updates!

I am very lucky to have Andras Gal, Nick Alston and Peter Quinten ready to provide a jammed pack Cadet sail training programme when restrictions allow for Cadets who are able to sail a basic course.   All the dates and times will be published in the club programme.

Conrad Stevenson has been able to arrange some Feva training for the older cadets (with their own boat) and we hope that this is something that can be developed in the future to enhance the fleet.  If you or older cadets would like to be added to the WhatsApp group please email Janet with your details and she will forward them appropriately.  We do have access to one club Feva but that will need to be allocated in advance to avoid disappointment (details to be confirmed).

Unfortunately, due to restrictions of some sort remaining in December the Cadet Christmas party will not be possible this year but I will endeavour to provide future events as soon as possible.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lindsay Rainbow

07769720577

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Nov 23 2020

Ladies That Launch

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My name is Lesley Dye and I run the ‘Ladies That Launch’ sailing section at TBYC. This group is aimed to provide opportunities for our lady members to build confidence, knowledge and enjoyment on the water together with other ladies. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to meet other members and socialise while sailing and in the club. I am also seeking to support this with some basic sailing theory for those who might like a refresher!

Albeit this has been a very challenging year for everyone, we really hope that 2021 will see us all gradually returning to normality and being able to enjoy more sailing and socialising again.

Next year I have arranged monthly weekend dates for sailing together between March and October. I hope to be able to utilise club dinghies and a variety of other boats with member support!  We also hope to enjoy monthly social evenings on the 3rd Thursday of each month…Covid permitting! I hope we will be able to have fun sailing with a catchup in the club afterwards! Easter and Christmas meals are also planned.

Going forwards I will be looking to include a Ladies that Launch area within the TBYC website to keep everyone updated. We also have a Whatsapp chat group to share information and keep in contact with each other. If you would like further information or to be included in this chat group please let me know. It would be wonderful to welcome new ladies to the group. Contact [email protected]

Kind regards
Lesley

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Sep 03 2020

5th September Duty SS2 Crew 12:30 Start

Published by under Duties,Members,Racing

Can anyone cover this duty for me I have injured my shoulder and cannot do it I’m afraid
Garry

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Jul 06 2020

Cadet Week 2020 Cancelled

Cadet Week 2020 Cancelled

As a committee we took the decision back in March to continue to plan for a Cadet week, but not to put out the application forms due to the uncertainty of the duration of lockdown. The General Committee have been meeting on a weekly basis, closely monitoring the guidance from the Government and subsequent changes to the advice given by the RYA and PLA.

 

Having reviewed the planned changes to restrictions issued last week and even with the gradual lifting of lockdown, the obstacles were too big for us to provide a safe event on and off the water. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel this year’s Cadet Week. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, we are disappointed but feel it is the right decision.

 

As the summer progresses I look forward to seeing more people re integrating with the club and getting back on the water in whatever form that may be. When as a club we are able to organise activities safely, we will look at the remaining planned Cadet programme for the season and issue further guidance.

 

Jeremy Sandford

TBYC Cadet Representative

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