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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 05 2019

Sandhopper Nationals 2019 Part Deux

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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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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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Aug 05 2019

2019 TBYC Endeavour

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TBYC Endeavour Trophy – 2019


Commodore, Steve Hopper suggested that we invite all last year’s class winners to sail in the Sandhopper against our National Champions. Little did he think I’d take him at his word! We did it. And what an event it was.

Poaching the name from the Royal Corinthian’s famous and highly prized Endeavour Trophy, we set about our own. Although after some discussion it was decided that this should be a perpetual trophy, sailed each year but for any class to offer the challenge and defend their honour against the top crews in the club. Next year we could be in Picos, Hurricanes, Lasers; whoever offers up the challenge first.

This inaugural year was ours. The Sandhopper. Eight very special owners offered up their boats to be used in the regatta which was a resounding success. Lots were drawn for who sailed which boat at the cadet week prize giving, with an invite going to the winners of the cadet week to take part. Of course, we had to handicap our National Champions and they gracefully accepted to sail Primo – our class boat kindly sponsored by Primo Insurance. She’s very overweight with old sails, ropes and spars and most of the anti-fouling missing of her hull.

Here’s how the day went…..

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Jul 21 2019

Sandhopper racing – Saturday 20th July

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Jul 12 2019

TBYC Endeavour Trophy – Saturday 3rd August

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Endeavour Sailing Instructions

The Sandhopper Class have arranged for a Champion of Champions style event. modelled on the famous RCYC Endeavour Trophy. We have invited the top runners from last years sailing season to compete against the current Sandhopper National Champions: Peter Thompson and Mark Dell.

Our owners have very kindly donated their boats to be used in the event. Our hope is that this will become a perpetual trophy and the challenge can be laid down by any class.

Commodore Steve Hopper has very kindly donated a wonderful trophy which will in pride of place in the main bar – photo inserted.

This year’s invitees are:
Hurricane: Julian Reichart and Jeremy Sandford – CONFIRMED
Sprint:  Alan Grant and Steve Healy – CONFIRMED
Laser: Adam Smith and Rick Paxman – CONFIRMED
Finn: Mark Petty-Mayor and Sander Kooij – CONFIRMED
Albacore: Graham and Nick Ollett – CONFIRMED
Single Handers: Duncan de Boltz and Ronnie Barnes – CONFIRMED
Contender: Chris Boshier  – CONFIRMED subject to crew
Hornet: Gary and Tracey Haylett
Nacra: Nick Elmore and Andy Wood

We would also like to offer a boat to our Cadets and we’ll decide how to do that in Cadet Week.

The Sailing Instructions are attached. It will be a 1 day event with 4 races, all to count with the winner being declared the TBYC Endeavour Champion 2019.

We really hope that all invitees will accept the challenge and join in the spirit of our wonderful sport of sailing.

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Jun 13 2019

Help required this weekend

hi guys, busy weekend this weekend, with club racing, a Contender and Laser open meeting and level 2 training.
Unfortunately we are missing some duty covers, if any of you can step up I’d be most grateful and don’t forget you can sign on and receive average points for the series.

Duties that need filling are
Rib Launch
SS5 Crew
SS2 Crew

Race Officer (shore box for club sailing)
SS5 crew

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Jun 04 2019

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Wanted Sandhopper Road trailer, preferably double stacker. My elderly relative Intends to do the Sandhopper circuit (worlds,Nationals, open meetings etc). Also does anyone know where the Worlds are this year as they were at TBYC last year. Thank you in anticipation.

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May 04 2019

May the 4th be with you

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Apr 23 2019

Keelboat Endeavour 2019 – Re-Run…

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Just found out the Re-run of this event will be next weekend – April 27th, 28th – more entries have been added so it will be 20 minute racing rotating around the classes. Fingers crossed for good weather this time! – Good Luck!

Many of you may be aware of the Endeavour Trophy. Named after the 1934 British Entry to the America’s Cup. The Endeavour is the annual “Champion of Champions” race held at the Royal Corinthian YC in Burnham.

The much coveted (and extremely valuable) trophy can only be entered if you have won a National Class Championship within that year. All classes sail the same dinghy – currently RS200’s over a weekend’s fleet racing in a series of very short upwind/downwind courses.
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