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Oct 04 2021

Get your Sandhoppers ready for the the Final Fling at TBYC ……. Sunday 10th October at 13:00

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It’s that time of year again and I’m pleased to say that despite needing a reminder from Phil as we seemed to have omit it from the calendar, we have scheduled the Final Fling race for Sunday 10th of October, starting at 13:00.

It would be great to go out this year with a bang and have as many of our fantastic boats competing in the final race of the year.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you get out on the water. Also Primo is available and ready to go if anyone would like to use it!

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Sep 20 2021

Sandhopper Nationals 2021 – Winners

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Sep 20 2021

Sandhopper Nationals 2021 Day 2 & Results

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Sandhopper Nationals 2021 Day 2…
A quiet start but a great end to a fantastic weekend for the Sandhoppers. Well done to the all of the competitors.
A special thank you to all of those that supported the weekend by manning the support boats, writing the sailing instructions, officiating the racing, organising, preparing and serving dinner, making and serving us drinks and special thanks go to our visitors from Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club who made the effort to join us this. Without you all this would not have happened.

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Aug 23 2021

Undine – Sandhopper 25 – For Sale

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Jul 27 2021

TBYC’s own Sandhopper for members to use.

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Did you know that TBYC has its own Sandhopper that is available for members to use?
We have an online diary to check availability and YouTube videos to demonstrate how to rig the boat up.
If you are interested in booking Primo. You can see the YouTube videos by following the below links.

1 – Primo: Watch first   /

2 – Primo: Cockpit Cover Removal  /

3 – Primo: Fitting the Rudder  /

4 – Primo: Bilge, Anchor & Halyards  /

5 – Primo: Jib Prep & Launch  /

6 – Primo: Mainsail Prep & Launch  /

7 – Primo: Spinnaker System  /

8 – Primo: Jib Removal and Stowage  /

9 – Primo: Mooring Chain /

10 – Primo: Dropping Mainsail & Stowing Away  /

11 – Primo: Cockpit Cover Fitting  /

Click here for the calendar:

To book Primo please email [email protected]

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Jul 19 2021

For Sale: Sandhopper S162 – Disco

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Jul 04 2021

TBYC Sandhopper Open Evening 2 July 2021

Thank you to all of you that supported and participated in the TBYC Sandhopper Open Evening Event.

I’m pleased to report that it was a great success with many new people getting out and managing to enjoy a Sandhopper for the first time. We hope to run another session later in the season, if this is of interest to you please let me know so I can get an idea of numbers.

Thanks again and happy sailing to you all.

Scott James
Sandhopper Class Capt
[email protected]


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Jun 23 2021

Sandhopper Open Evening – Friday 2 July – 5:30pm

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The Sandhopper class would like to invite you to an open event to try a Sandhopper on  Friday the 2nd July, starting at 5:30pm.

We are offering the opportunity to go out with an experienced helm and you can helm or crew and we are making at least one sandhopper available for you to take on your own with your own crew, if you would like. We will have a displacement boat available in support of the event and hope to have the Sandhoppers available from the slipway if the wind and weather allow.

We have had a great results in the recent Nore Race with two Sandhoppers finishing the race within 41 seconds of each other after a 3hr 47mins of racing! With Clara at the helm with Peter as Crew of Sea Phantom and Sue at the helm with Will as Crew of Sand Star. Not only a really close race between them, but on handicap they were first and second overall, out of the 70+ boats that entered. What a result!

We always have close racing, but there are plenty of owners that use their boats to just cruise and just get out on the water and enjoy the benefits an open keel boat can have. Apparently we have the largest fleet of class of open keel boats on the Thames!

The weather is currently forecast to be sunny, light winds and little chance of rain, so why not come down to the beach, bring a little dinner with you, have a picnic, get out on a Sandhopper and maybe get reacquainted with old friends or make some new ones in a Covid compliant way!

There are regular opportunities to crew and this will be a great way to see what the boats are all about. We also have a club boat called ‘Primo’ that is available for anyone to use with a little guidance.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to go out a Sandhopper on the 2nd of July 2021in what happens to be our 50th Anniversary year!

Kind regards
Scott James
Sandhopper Class Capt
[email protected]

P.S. There are also a few boats coming up for sale at the club and it would be fantastic if we could keep them at TBYC.

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Jun 02 2021

Oars, Rowlocks & More

** update: The ideal oars are circa 7ft (2.1m) long and wooden if anyone has any they would like to donate **
Have you been in the back of the shed or garage at the weekend and have found rowlocks or oars that you no longer have a use for?
The club tenders seem to be lose these quite easily and we are asking for any (singes or pairs) that anyone has that they would like to donate to the club. If you could pop them just inside the front door of the club on the left as you get into reception that would be fantastic or down by the club tenders on the racks.
Please note any Oars and Rowlocks left on the racks by the weekend will be painted a wonderful colour or two so we can easily identify them in the future and hopefully prevent them from walking quite so easily.
Also, if you happen to have a dinghy trolley or wheels that you no longer need then we could use those also, I can collect if local!
Thank you

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Jul 10 2020

SOLD Sandhopper Aeolus S161

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This 2008 Sandhopper in undoubtedly one of the fastest in the fleet.

Aeolus (God of all Wind) was fully over seen by Paul Manning who built the winning boat for the British girls to Gold in the 2008 Olympics.

She was built in 2008 and is the second youngest in the fleet, complete with 3 full sets of sails and a spare mast with rigging.

All Harken and fitted with tack tick.

£6000 or £6500 if you need to haggle.

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