Dec 03 2021

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DUTIES – Sunday 5 Dec

We need volunteers to help with support boat duties this Sunday please

If no one can do them unfortunately racing will be cancelled.

 

Sun 05 Dec 2021 11:30 Winter Sun – RIB Launcher – VOLUNTEER PLEASE

Sun 05 Dec 2021 11:30 Winter Sun – SS8 Helm – Swap with Phil Hewer or VOLUNTEER PLEASE

Sun 05 Dec 2021 11:30 Winter Sun – SS7 Helm – Swap with Kieran Laking-Morris or VOLUNTEER PLEASE

 

 

No previous experience needed for crew duties!

 

Don’t forget you can swap a duty with a VOLUNTEER PLEASE duty

If you can help please volunteer / swap in the usual way via Dutyman or email [email protected]

Many thanks

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Dec 02 2021

Christmas Ball 2021 Wine Pre-order

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Christmas Ball Wine Preorder and 10% discount (17 days to go)
I’m pleased to say that we have several new wines on this years list, They include a new White, new Rosé and a couple new Reds!
Attached is this years Christmas Ball wine wine list. If you can complete this and send your Pre-orders to [email protected] or on paper to the bar ASAP. We will prepare your wine for your table and give you 10% discount on all wine orders for the ball before Thursday 16th Dec. You can either pay before the ball or on the night of the ball itself. If anyone has any questions, then please give us a call or send us an email.

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club Winter Ball 2021 Wine List

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Dec 01 2021

Showers in the Mens and the Ladies Changing Rooms.

We are aware that the showers in the ladies changing rooms are not as hot as they should be. We are working on a solution to this as quickly as possible. However, we want to make sure that the resolution is a long lasting fix not just a temporary one.

As soon as we have an update we will update this post.

*** 04/11/2021** Update:  We have identified that number two boiler is not working and as a result we are down 25% of the heating capacity of the showers. Therefore rather than turn off showers we have reduced the pressure in the mens showers to retain the temperature of the water and this has increased the temperature of the water in the ladies. This is not an exact science, but after a lot of back and forth this seems to be the best solution to the problem on an interim basis. We have called a number of engineers to look at the problem, but parts even to service seem to be a challenge. The company who have serviced the boilers for years, quoting they will not get the parts for a service alone until January. Therefore we are looking at all options available to us including upgrades to the current systems. As soon as we have more information I will continue to update this post.

*** 08/12/2021 ** Update: The boilers have been now all been re-instated and are all working. However, the ladies showers still struggle to get hot.  I suspect that the water temperature switches in each of the boilers maybe set too low, however we need an engineer to check these as they are within the boiler themselves and with everything at the moment getting trades is a bit of a challenge. If there are any qualified and certified commercial gas safe engineers that would be happy to have a look, I have the correct manual to show where the switches should be to make the water hotter, but am not qualified to open the units!

 

Just for a bit of background on the showers and how they work:

We have four boilers that heat the water for the mens and the ladies showers at the same time. The boilers are closer to the mens than the ladies therefore the mens are hotter than the ladies.  The more showers you have on in both the mens and the ladies will then ignite more boilers. Therefore, more hot water especially at this time of year when the mains water temperature is lower.

If the ladies want a really hot shower you can trick the boilers by switching on all of the showers in the  mens and the ladies and then switch off the mens, the ladies will then be hot.  This is very much a temporary solution to a very long outstanding problem of which I am trying to resolve. We are looking at other boiler and shower solutions and are gaining quotes and the fesability of these is being checked, however I want to be sure that we have done all we can with the current system and have not overlooked something simple like turning them up!

Thanks,
Scott James
House Rep
[email protected]

 

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Nov 21 2021

Cadet Christmas Party – 12th December 3-6pm

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Cadet Christmas party tickets now on sale! £8 per cadet from the bar.

 

 

Members please note that set up will commence from 2pm in the main bar but you will be able to sit in the Commodore Bar and access the main bar. Many thanks

 

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Nov 18 2021

Sandhopper Polo Shirts

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I have designed some Sandhopper polo shirts that you can order direct online in men’s and women’s.

https://bit.ly/3kFTiiX

https://bit.ly/3clBGUX

I will also be designing a hoddie over the next day or so and will add the link here as well.

 

Regards Scott, Sandhopper Class Capt

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Nov 13 2021

Please do not board the safety boats

Please be aware that we are undertaking works on all three of the safety boats (SS2, SS3 & Polly) currently and for safety reasons they are not to be boarded unless you are working on them. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Thank you

Scott James, House Rep

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Nov 11 2021

Xmas Ball – Tickets on Sale 17th – Pick your menu choices

Published by under Club Notices

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Nov 08 2021

Prize “Pies” Giving – This Saturday! Book now

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Please come and support the Winners of 2020 and 2021. Big efforts have been made to ensure a full season of sailing and all the trophy races sailed and competed for. Come and celebrate this with your fleets. Book for a Pie and Prizes.

 

 

 

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Nov 04 2021

Sailing this weekend – 6/7 November

Published by under Club Notices

We have assurances from the Council and Anglian Water that the sewerage discharge into the Thames stopped a few days ago. Whilst residue can still be seen, this will take some months of tide movements and beach cleaning to eradicate.

With this in mind I am pleased to say that Club Racing will resume this weekend.

Please be aware of you surroundings if launching from the beach and we would recommend that cadets capsize practice not to happen – far too cold now anyway.

I would also recommend that our cold water swimming fraternity stay in the swimming pools for the time being.

Howard Warrington

Rear Commodore Racing

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Oct 29 2021

Angela Sandford 2.7.1945 – 8.10.2021

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Angela sadly passed away having lost her fight against Alzheimer’s Dementia, surrounded by Brian, Jeremy and Tim.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, and for almost 20 years a teacher at Bournes Green Junior School, Angela had been a member at TBYC since joining with her family in 1988.

The funeral is on Wednesday 10th November at 12.40pm at Southend Crematorium (No black ties please) and afterwards at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club.

Family flowers only, but donations in her memory may be made to Peaceful Place, Southend, via aradams.co.uk/donate.

 

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