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Mar 28 2023

URGENT: Double/Triple stacking trailers in the Dinghy Park

If you have paid for you 2023 storage and plan to keep your dinghies on double or triple stacker road trailers, then you need to inform me as soon as possible which boats these are.

Smaller dinghy storage spaces such as those for Teras, Picos and Lasers don’t really have the width to accommodate larger road trailers.

With this in mind, Mark and I have put together a provisional plan to move the storage of smaller boats on larger road trailers from their usual rows at the North of the Dinghy Park to wider spaces.

This can only happen if numbers are low and provided at the start of the season. Trailers that we are not aware of or introduced later in the season may not be allocated spaces depending upon the capacity of the Dinghy Park at the time.

That you in advance for providing us with your details as soon as you can. I need to publish the plan before next Sunday when the majority of boats will be expected to return following the delayed cruiser lift in on Saturday.

If you plan to return your dinghy before then, plan leave it on the west of the Dinghy Park and then move once the cruisers are launched.

Thank you
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Feb 15 2023

Primo is available to be used by TBYC Senior Members in 2023

Published by under Members,Sandhoppers

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Jul 14 2022

Help! Saturday Race officers needed

Julian and I are Race officer and Assistant RO this Saturday, however can’t be here to run the racing and need so ask someone to step in please.
Sat 16th @ 13.30 Shorebox start.

Update: Thank you Phil Crawford for volunteering as RO – WE DO STILL NEED AN ASSISTANT PLEASE… No experience necessary, just write sail numbers and times..! 

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May 23 2022

TBYC / SCBA’s own Sandhopper for use by TBYC members.

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Apr 17 2022

Litter picking

If you fancy having a walk round the club, dinghy park, beach or surrounding area and want to pick some litter at the same time, but don’t want to touch it.
We now have litter pickers and rubbish bags for you to use. They will be stored with the oars in the little cupboard in the side of the club. Please ask at the bar or the secretaries for the code for the door if you are members.
** Please do return them when you have finished so someone else can use them in the future **
Happy picking …

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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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Feb 01 2022

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.

  • If 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


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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Oct 29 2021

Angela Sandford 2.7.1945 – 8.10.2021

Published by under Club Notices,Members

Angela sadly passed away having lost her fight against Alzheimer’s Dementia, surrounded by Brian, Jeremy and Tim.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, and for almost 20 years a teacher at Bournes Green Junior School, Angela had been a member at TBYC since joining with her family in 1988.

The funeral is on Wednesday 10th November at 12.40pm at Southend Crematorium (No black ties please) and afterwards at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club.

Family flowers only, but donations in her memory may be made to Peaceful Place, Southend, via


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Oct 19 2021

RNLI Christmas Cards

Published by under Club Notices,Members

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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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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