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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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Oct 08 2022

Final Fling 2022

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That’s it, the Final Fling at TBYC has been held for 2022 and the results are in….

1st – Squiffy – Howard & David
2nd – Nemesis – Chris & Ken
3rd – Disco – Paul & Rob
4th – Zeus – Harry & James
5th – Seaphantom – Harry & Clara
6th – The Dogs … 5 – Mark & Alex
7th – Little Wing – Scott & Penny
8th – Katy – Tolga & Has
9th – Spindrifter – Gary and Carol

Thank you to the volunteers on the support boats, the ARO and Wes our Race Officer.

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Sep 02 2022

The Final Fling – 2022 – 8th October

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Aug 08 2022

** Saturday briefing at 10:00 in the club ** Sandhopper National Championships – 13th & 14th August 2022

Good morning,

Not long now until the Sandhopper Nationals at TBYC and great to see some of those entries coming through and some surprise entries expected as well! We could have 17+ boats on the start line this year which would be fantastic.

Janet will not be able to join us this year as she is on holiday. Therefore, could I ask that you complete the paperwork promptly (By Wednesday) and make payment so this can be dealt with ahead of time.

Also, as a reminder to compete in the National Championships you must be an (Sandhopper Class British Association) SCBA Member, this is still only £10 to be a full member or £5 as an associate. If you are already a member, just a payment is required to the SCBA account (details below) with your name as a reference.  If you are not a member, can you please complete the attached form, return this as per the instructions and make the payment with you name as a reference.

The BBQ is booked for Saturday night this is £12+ per head, it will include a choice of meats and salad. The SCBA will be providing complementary nibbles and a Pimms and Lemonade as well.  Please let Mark Robinson ([email protected]) and I know if you are intending to join us for the BBQ, so we can let the chef know the expected numbers. All are welcome. Start time will be circa 18:00, Mark will confirm the full details and menu shortly.

Links to forms are below:

Sandhopper 2022 Entry Form docx

Sandhopper 2022 SI & NoR

SCBA Membership Form

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Aug 01 2022

Endeavour Trophy results 2022

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Endeavour Trophy results 2022. Congratulations to Allen & Paul and well done to everyone else for a great day’s racing.

Wes Absolom (Race Officer)

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Jul 31 2022

TBYC Endeavour 2022 winners

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Congratulations to the TBYC Endeavour 2022 winners, Allen Burrell & Paul Beasley in Bluejacket. Thank you to Wes Absolom and Harrison Floyd for officiating the race and dealing with the challenging light conditions. Special thanks to all of the Sandhopper owners that gave their boats so readily for the race and then supported today and the fantastic volunteers as ever. There was some great close racing in some challenging conditions and multiple winners in the races today, proving how close the competition was!

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