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Oct 13 2019

Cadets take the first 11 places in the Matt Dear Trophy held a TEYC

Published by under Cadets,Racing

Our Cadets had a tremendous day participating in the Matt Dear Trophy. 25 Cadets in 15 dinghies travelled to TEYC, some by sea, to compete in this annual event, which attracted 31 boats. Hannah and Lydia gained 1st place in their RS Feva closely followed by Pippa and Isabella in their ‘420’. Third was Luke in his Laser, followed by Daniel also in a Laser and in fifth position was Nathan  who was also the first Pico. They all crossed the Start line within seconds, tacking to gain clear air and fought in light winds to get to the windward buoy. The wind direction changed making the next leg a challenge for everyone. The battle increased on the final leg resulting in victory for TBYC.

This event is run by The Matthew Dear Foundation to raise awareness about the dangers of Appearance & Performance Enhancing Drugs after Matthew Dear’s life at 18 was cut tragically short, by having a fatal reaction to taking these steroids.

We are proud of all our 25 Cadets for their participation in this race and congratulations to them all. Thank you to TEYC for hosting this event and making us feel so welcome.

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Oct 10 2019

Next Racing

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Date Start – Event – Tide

Check to see who is on Duty and make sure it is not you (It’s a scrollable window)

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Oct 05 2019

Sandhopper Nationals 2019 Part Deux

Published by under Racing,Sandhoppers

We will be running the Sandhopper Nationals on the 19th/20th October and this will also incorporate the Final Fling Trophy. Unfortunately we lost the scheduled event due to high winds so we are looking forward to the re-run and hopeful of fair weather conditions!

If anyone is interested in joining us and taking part (there’s no club racing that weekend) please let me know. I am sure there may be boats available to sail. It will be a great event and as there’s no club racing, we’ll be able to hold it directly off the clubhouse so spectators will have a better view.

We are looking for volunteers to run the ribs. If you are free please let me know, my number is in the sailing programme.


Sandhopper Class Captain

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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 23 2019

The Matt Trophy 2019 and TEYC Interclub this Saturday and Sunday

Published by under Cadets,Racing

Sailing instructions for the TEYC events this weekend.


Matt Dear Sailing Instructions
Briefing at 11:30 in their clubhouse.
Starting at 12:30 at TEYC. (Start time confirmed, as in some places it is listed as 12:00 and 1:00)


TEYC Interclub SIs 2019
Starting at 13:00 at TEYC.


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Sep 17 2019

Cadet Racing over the next two weekends

Published by under Cadets,Feva's,Racing

We have two weekends of ‘Special Event’ Cadet Racing.
  • Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September – TBYC Junior Regatta – Official briefing at 1300, first Race 1430 hours (See poster below, optional Friday Meeting to cover the Sailing Instructions)
  • Saturday 28th September – Matt Dear Trophy at Thames Estuary Yacht Club. (Please attend the Friday Meeting or contact [email protected] )
  • Sunday 29th September – Interclub Cadet ‘Team’ Race (Put into teams of 4 boats). (Please attend the Friday Meeting or contact [email protected] )
The Matt Dear and Interclub Race have to be pre-organised. Club boats should be reserved at the Friday’s meeting or by contacting [email protected]
THIS Friday 20th September 7.30pm – I will hold a meeting/briefing to:
  • Explain the Course/Sailing Instruction for the Junior Regatta.
  • To organise who is racing in the Matt Dear and Interclub Races. We will need to organise transportation for the Picos; RS Fevas, 420 and Lasers will sail to TEYC under supervision.
Once I have briefed the Cadets, I will hold a meeting with the parents at 8.15pm, to finalise numbers, fill in entry forms and to organise loading trailers etc. as for previous years.

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Sep 17 2019

Youth & Junior Regatta – 21st & 22nd September

Published by under Cadets,Racing

The weather for the upcoming weekend is going to be excellent so make sure this is in your diary.
Whilst chatting after sailing there will be food available for £6.99. Prebook at registration (although open to all members). Don’t go home and cook stay for a Lasagne, Chilli Con Carne or Chicken Goujons.

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Sep 13 2019

Ladies Race and Barts Bash SI’s

please see attached for the long version, however if you don’t want to read that,

Saturday 14th September
short version – ladies race + club racing, first race 11:30 mass start from committee boat, course upwind downwind with a spreader mark using special marks (orange inflatables). this will also count towards club points
Saturday Autumn 2nd Race ASAP after ladies race usual club racing, fleet starts, courses on the committee boat front and back.

Sunday 15th September – Barts Bash – First race
Main racing from committee Boat same course as Ladies race on Saturday, mass start 12:30, this will also count towards club points.
juniors – Barts Bash, trapezoid couse inshore start from one of the cadet safety boats (polly, SS9 or maybe a rowing boat(?))
Sunday Autumn 2nd Race , ASAP after ladies race usual club racing, fleet starts, courses on the committee boat front and back.

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Sep 13 2019

Congratulations to ‘Stage 3’ Sailors

Published by under Cadets,Notices,Racing

Ten Sailors, cadets and adults successfully completed their Stage 3 Sailing course last weekend during a Sunset sail. The course, which included seamanship and racing skills plus meteorology and navigation knowledge was completed over four sessions on and off the water.

Congratulation to: Jonathan W, Toby W, Theo W, Lesley D, Aimee D, Joe H-F, Charlotte R, Nathan S, Ben E, Peter S.


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Sep 11 2019


We need volunteers to help with the following Club Racing duties this weekend please


Sat 14 Sep 2019 11:30 Autumn Sat – RO – volunteer please

Sat 14 Sep 2019 11:30 Autumn Sat – Rib Launcher – volunteer please

Sat 14 Sep 2019 11:30 Autumn Sat – SS7 Helm – volunteer please


Sun 15 Sep 2019 12:30 Barts Bash – Assistant RO – volunteer please

Sun 15 Sep 2019 12:30 Barts Bash – Rib Launcher – swap with David Elkington or volunteer please

Sun 15 Sep 2019 12:30 Barts Bash – SS8 Crew – swap with David Elkington or volunteer please


The club tow car (RAV4) is available to launch RIBs

Before driving it please check you meet the club insurers criteria  under section Club Tow Car Duty Guidance.

If you have a duty coming up and want a refresher on what to do please come along to any race and let the Duty Officer know if you would like to join a displacement or the committee boat to help / observe.

Don’t forget you can swap a duty with a VOLUNTEER PLEASE duty

If you can help please volunteer / swap in the usual way via Dutyman or email [email protected]

Many thanks

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