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Sep 15 2018

Endeavour Trophy 2018

Published by under Racing,Sandhoppers

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.

This year the RCYC have introduced a Keelboat version of the trophy. This will be sailed on September 22nd and 23rd using the 707 yacht. The RCYC have a fleet of these boats, all newly fitted out and ready to race. The type of racing is designed to make exciting, high speed sailing and minimise the spread in the fleet. With a target time of 15 minutes per race, the emphasis is on as many short races in as quick succession as possible. The winner of this event will be invited to compete in the main Endeavour Trophy event in mid October.

Peter Thompson, this year’s Sandhopper National Champion, has put together a team and has entered the event on behalf of the Sandhopper Class and Thorpe Bay Yacht Club. His crew will be made up of: Mark Dell, Paul Beasley and Chris Clarke. All of whom are among our club’s top sailors.

They will be competing against this year’s National Champions from the following classes: Squib, Sonata, RCOD, J24 and Flying Fifteen. All of these will be top class sailors and the racing, now with the addition of the Sandhopper Class, will be very exciting to watch from the banks of the Crouch. So, do come along and support them if you can.

The very best of luck boys!          https://royalcorinthian.co.uk/endeavour/

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Sep 13 2018

Bart’s Bash 2018 – this Sunday

This Sunday will be the 5th Bart’s Bash, how time flies
This year they’re going for the Guiness record of most boats in one race so come along, sign up at https://www.bartsbash.com/participant-sign-up
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bart-s-bashsupporters
sign on in the bosun’s hut and come and race in the largest sailing race in the world.
Sailing will be mass start from the committee boat, with an upwind downwind course incorporating a spreader mark.

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Sep 06 2018

Sandhopper S33 For Sale – Reduced to £2500

Published by under For Sale,Sandhoppers

Now is the time to get a Sandhopper. Very Clean and reduced in price

S33 Sea Phantom in lovely nick, with a 3hp outboard, summer and winter covers and anchor.

New rigging unused; hull sprayed 18 months ago; floor painted last year.

Goes like a rocket!

£2,900 £2500

Phone Nigel on 01702 582498 or 07583 378055

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Sep 06 2018

Autumn Series Racing

Hi guys,
as requested slow mono course has been changed to A,B,D and cadet racing has been added, please see latest SI’s and SSI06/09/2018 thanks.

links below

Supplementary Sailing Instructions 20180906

TBYC SI 2018 V3
Chris Boshier
Rear Commodore Racing

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May 22 2018

Thorpe Bay Regatta 2018

TBYC Regatta SSI 20018v2

NOTE AMENDED SI’s as I’d forgotten the sandhoppers..oops

as per TBYC SIs 2018, A1 and D will be displayed on the front of the committee boat, A,B,C and D on the stern of the committee boat.

It’s the regatta this weekend, come down sail and join in whether your an old hand or a new to the sport. We have a schedule of races starting with a briefing at 8am on Saturday and live music and beer in the evening. Supplementary Sailing Instructions are attached, see you Saturday.

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Mar 25 2018

Sandhopper Boat Cleaning

Published by under Sandhoppers

Looking for someone interested in regular sandhopper boat cleaning. Will need to be done weekly high season, bi-weekly early season and in situ on the mud.

If your interested please contact Steve Hopper on 07770890660

There are several boats that are interested in this service.

Alternativly Email me [email protected]

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Feb 11 2018

Sandhopper Quiz – Saturday 3rd March

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The Sandhopper Class will be holding its annual quiz on Saturday 3rd March, starting at 7pm.  All club members are welcome.  Teams of up to 8 people. £5 per person, which includes an antipasti buffet.  Book your table at the bar or contact [email protected] or call 01702 587563.

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Sep 13 2017

Thanks to all for their help Sunday!

I’d just like to thank all the people that helped on Sunday launching extra support boats and recovering the RIBs following the eventful end of the Sandhopper Nationals! It’s at times like this that the spirit of the club and it’s members really do shine through.

As you probably know all ended well with no injuries and Zeus was recovered quickly that night with minimal damage ( I think). And it even got a mention in the Echo!

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Sep 11 2017

RIBs on the beach!

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Sep 11 2017

Ashore in style 2

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