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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


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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

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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

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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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Nov 22 2019

Cadet Christmas Party 2019

Sunday 8th December, 16:00-19:00

Urgent Reminder to purchase tickets for the Christmas Party by the end of the month. Tickets are available over the bar or by phone.

  • £7.50 Members
  • £10 non members

As always take up is slow until nearer the date, however we need ticket sales to let the event go ahead, don’t disappoint Father Christmas, he loves coming to TBYC!

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Oct 14 2019

Winter Dinghy Park

Hi All, It’s that time of year when the sailing season is over and the winter series will begin (after the Cruiser and Sandhopper liftout 21/22nd October). As per the Club program, all dinghies should have vacated the dinghy park in order for these manoeuvres take place. Specifically rows E,F,G.
If you own a pico or laser and wish to pay for storage for the winter please contact your class captain to discuss rack storage and how you will put your boat on the racks. It is YOUR OWN responsibility to ensure your boats are moved.

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Oct 04 2019

winter Series

entries now being accepted for winter 2019/20  Winter-Series-Entry-Form

fees will be same as winter storage, please see attached Winter storage rates 2019 20

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Sep 04 2019

Cadet Sail Training and Racing this SUNDAY

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SUNDAY 8th September
The TBYC Stage 3 ‘On-the-water’ course is on Sunday and the RS Feva and one Pico are reserved for this, as Club Policy.

The course is full however, Cadet sailors are welcome to join in with the sailing session on Sunday. Priory instruction will be given to the Stage 3 participants, however the session will follow the usual training format and will benefit all Cadets. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to sail!
Briefing; changed and rigged in the Sail Training Room at 6.00pm, on the water at 6.30pm.   Coach: Nick

CADET RACING RESULTS for this season are posted on the Club’s Cadet Notice board and at

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Aug 30 2019

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

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If anyone is interested in watching the Clipper Yachts on Sunday and the race start on Monday – below is an exert from the Notice to Mariners issued by the PLA.

The yachts will depart St. Katharine Dock between 15:00 and 15:45 and form up in the Lower Pool. The yachts will navigate inbound from Limehouse into the Upper Pool for a 16:00 Tower ridge lift. The yachts will stem the tide on the south side of the channel for approximately 30 minutes, before swinging to proceed outward bound, passing through Tower bridge at 16:30.

The yachts will anchor in the Southend Small Ship Anchorage just east of Southend Pier overnight from 21:00 in preparation for the start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

At 08:00 the yachts will weigh anchor in preparation for the race start at 10:00 off Southend Pier. The Race Start line will be approx. 0.25Nm in length and will be marked by a committee vessel anchored due South of Southend Pier in approximate position 51°30.620N, 000°43.407E . All vessels not connected with the race are requested to keep clear of the start area during this time. Following the start, the race course will then take the fleet east from Southend Pier into the Estuary and out to the English Channel.

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