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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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Apr 14 2019

Sandhopper S33 For Sale – Reduced to £2000

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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 since last used; floor painted.

Goes like a rocket!

£2,900 £2000

Phone Nigel on 01702 582498 or 07583 378055

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Jan 28 2019

Postponed Border Force Presentation – Tuesday Evening 8pm!

UKBF presentation – TBYC 29/01 – due to the current level of uncertainty and Met Office severe weather warning that has been put in place regarding potential travel disruption in Kent, London & Essex areas for this evening the UK Border Force presentation has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 12th March at 20:00hrs at TBYC.


UK Border Force Officers will be giving a presentation about their work in the main bar, this Tuesday evening (29th Jan) at 8pm.


All members and their guests are welcome.


Come along and find out about the fascinating work they do!

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Oct 11 2018

busy weekend

and what a weekend, tail end of (now tropical storm Michael), Storm Leslie, Sandhopper Final Fling and Lift out, First races of the Winter series (13:00 Sat & 14:00 Sun) and the cruisers being lifted out Saturday morning too!
So if you have a boat paid for in the dinghy park, please ensure it is
a) not in the way of either the cruisers or the sandhoppers (row’s I,J,K or M)
b) securely tied down
AND if you have not paid for winter racing or storage, please remove your boat from the dinghy park as they should have all moved last Sunday.

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