Club Boats

The club has various dinghies available to use, free of charge by members. It is suggested that you talk to the Class Captain for those boats before using first time and contact emails are available under Sailing Committee . The available dinghies are:

  • 12 Optimists                  – Primarily used as a Cadet Boat
  • 6 Laser Picos                 – Used by Cadets and Adults as a Training Boat
  • 2 Lasers                          – For the more experience sailor – Booking required
  • 1 RS Feva                        – A more technical Cadet boat (has a Spinnaker) – Booking required
  • 1 Tera                              – A more technical Cadet boat – Booking required

The club has the following policy which you should keep to when borrowing any of these boats:


The use of Club boats by Cadets is only allowed in accordance with the TBYC Safeguarding & Child Protection – Parents Charter at Protection Policy/.  

When borrowing a club boat members are personally responsible to know their own needs, skills & experience: Pay attention to The Sailing Programme. The weather. The tide & sea conditions. To wear appropriate clothing together with buoyancy aid.

Any person using the Club boats does so entirely at their own risk. Thorpe Bay Yacht Club will not accept any liability for personal injury or death sustained during or after the use of a Club boat.


Club Boat Borrowing’ Policy and Booking

Club boats are available on ‘Short Term’ loan for the benefit of Club members.

There is no charge for a Club boat; however, users are expected to treat it as if it is their own.

To book please email a co-ordinator;

[email protected]  [email protected]  or [email protected]  with the date and boat that you would like to borrow after looking at the booking calendar 

TBYC 2023 Calendar Issue 2 CADET

The boats are for members to have a taster only. The suggestion is 2  uses within the year but will be reviewed on demand. Regattas and events will be assessed on each occasion by the cadet committee.

You must photograph the sails and foils returned to the cadet container at the end of the session and email as above (Padlock code is the same as the Front gate).

Club boats are normally available on a first come first served basis, in order of priority through booking with a coordinator :

  • 1st Training
  • 2nd Racing
  • 3rd Practising
  • 4th Leisure

A Club boat, in special circumstances may be booked for an event such as ‘Cadet Week’ or ‘club regatta’ through an application to the Cadet Rep or Class captain and approval by the Club. This does not apply to general Club Racing.


Using a club boat

Sails and foils can be collected from the cadet locker An adult will need to help children access the container. Padlock code is the same as the Front gate.

A Club boat should be returned 

  • washed
  • to its correct location
  • sails rolled 
  • covered and straps secured
  • sails and foils must be returned to the containers 
  • a photograph taken once returned and emailed back to the booking coordinator.



Any damage or breakage caused to a Club boat should be reported to a Club Officer ASAP after it has occurred. Club phone 01702 587563 email [email protected] and coordinator.

Any damage or breakage observed to a Club boats should be reported to a Club Officer before it is taken out and an assessment should be made on its seaworthiness.

Any ‘wear and tear’ that is noticed during or before use should be reported to a Club Officer and an assessment should be made on its seaworthiness.

Under normal use the repair to damage, breakage or ‘wear and tear’ will be at the Club’s expense.


Reviewed. General Committee February 2023


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