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May 03 2023

Sandhopper S36 For Sale – £700

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S36 Sandhopper For Sale. Previously named Harmattan. 

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Apr 03 2023

Sandhopper Thursday Night – 1st Thursday of the Month.

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It’s the first Thursday of the month this week, please come and join us at TBYC from 8pm. Visitors welcome as long as you are signed in by a TBYC member.

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Apr 01 2023

Sandhoppers For Sale ** Updated **

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If you are interested in purchasing a Sandhopper please contact us at [email protected] – These are the boats that are currently available along with some recent sales.
For Sale
£1750 – S46 – Leigh on Sea – Essex Yacht Club
£3000 – TBYC
£TBC -S153 – Izzy Mae- Built in 1998 (in Scarborough on a road trailer)
£700 – S36 – Merlie – Wales
Sold in 2023
£999 – S30 – Sandune (MBSC)
£1499 – S10 – True Blue – The first Sandhopper made! (TBYC)
£500 -S16 – Sea Jay – (TBYC)
£undisclosed -S45 – Sandfly (TBYC)
£7000- S157 – Obsession – (TBYC)
£undisclosed – S32 – Pearl – Aldburgh, East Suffolk
Sold in 2022
£750 – S43 – Spider (TBYC)
£1650 – S38 – Spindrifter (TBYC)
£2995 – S150 – Little Wing – Gravesend
£500 – S16 – SeaJay (TBYC)
£Undisclosed – Disco – S162 (TBYC)
£Undisclosed – Aeolus – S161 (TBYC)

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Feb 27 2023

Sandhopper Class Membership & Media – Web, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube & Insta,

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The Sandhopper Class British Association are now on the following platforms.



WhatApp: Please email your name and mobile number to [email protected] with a request to join.

Instagram: Find and tag us @sandhopperclass

Youtube – Includes videos on how to use Primo and for sailing support videos for Adults who are new to sailing:

For membership to the Sandhopper Class British Association: please complete the below form:

Thank you
Scott James
SCBA Chairman

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Feb 27 2023

Sandhopper drinks night – This Thursday

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It’s the first Thursday of the month this week and that means it’s the sandhopper drinks night at TBYC. Come along and chat hoppers, guests welcome as long as they are signed in by a TBYC member.

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Feb 15 2023

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

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Feb 13 2023

Sandhopper Class Rule Changes as a result of the recent AGM

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SCBA Rule Changes as a result of the recent AGM:

Link to 2022 Rules for reference

t) Headsail furling / roller reefing device and fitting plate, which shall retain the forestay and be fixed to the forestay plate above the deck.

**Not less than 158 litres of additional floatation equipment must be fitted forward of the mast.**

Floatation equipment of any type additional to the foregoing may be fitted under the deck’s seats or floors.
All flotation equipment must be maintained in good condition.
Note: Where a full height aft flotation tank is fitted this shall comprise of a compartment formed between the hull, deck and athwart ships bulkhead of plywood of not less than 12mm in thickness and not more than 2500mm. nor less than 2400mm. aft of the forward buoyancy tank. Such tank shall contain not less than 0.18m3 of either securely fixed closed cell foam with a density of not less than 150kg/m3 and water absorption by volume or less than 8% or securely fixed rigid wall air containers.

**The boat shall be equipped with personal buoyancy for each crew member to the minimum standard ISO 12402-5.**

Sails shall be made and measured in accordance with the ISAF Sail Measurement Instructions except where varied herein. With the exception of windows, the sails shall be made of a single ply woven fibre cloth, the body of the sail shall be flexible and be capable of being folded flat in any direction without damaging the fibres.
Any finishing material or coating applied to the cloth shall not prevent the sail being folded flat.
For the material to be considered as woven, when it is torn it shall be possible to separate the fibres without leaving evidence of a film. Specifically, the use of Kevlar, Mylar, Carbon Fibre and similar materials are banned.
A maximum of 2 unwoven windows are permitted in the mainsail and a maximum of 2 unwoven windows are permitted in the headsail. The maximum size for each window shall be **0.75 **square metre. No edge of the window shall be closer than 150mm from any edge of the sail. In addition, a maximum of 3 Genoa/Jib tell-tale windows is permitted, of maximum size of 150mm diameter. The cloth used for all headsails and mainsail shall weigh not less than 185gms per square metre.

The rules document will be issued and updated shortly to the association website. Draft AGM Minutes (as they are not approved until the next AGM) will be issued to all current members of the SCBA.

Thank you
Scott James
SCBA Chair
[email protected]

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Jan 27 2023

Sandhopper Class British Association AGM – 28th January – 11:00 – MBSC

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The Sandhopper AGM is at MBSC this year at 11:00 on Saturday the 28th January.

An email invite has been sent, but just incase you have not received it, I thought I would post a quick note on here.

Please let me know if you would like any information.

Scott James
[email protected]

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Nov 04 2022

Sandhopper Number 10 (AKA no 1) For Sale True Blue

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Oct 28 2022

Sandhoppers go crusing next year! 2023 …….

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This was the TBYC cruisers at Queenborough last year, 7 boats on one mooring! It would be great to replicate this next year with Sandhoppers. There are a number of weekends when we can leave at 10:30 (sh) wander (or race) over for lunch on the outgoing tide and come back on the incoming tide. Who fancies it? Maybe a trip or two further up the Medway as well? A sail up to Chatham Marina? Stay overnight in the hotel and come back the next day? All ideas welcomed …. [email protected]

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