Jun 10 2009

Laser Pico Nationals 2009

Published by at 09:10 under Cadets,Nationals,Racing

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club is excited to play host to the 2009 Laser Pico Nationals. This will be an event for all levels of ability and provided you can sail a triangle course you are most welcome to attend. Do not worry if you have not done much racing in the past, the briefing on Saturday morning will cover all the detail you need to know.


Pico’s can be sailed either single or doubled handed and parents are welcome to sail in the event. Please see attchments for the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Entry Form and Parent Declaration.


Win a New Pico – If you sail in all 6 races over the two-day event your Pico will be entered into a special prize raffle to part-exchange with a new Pico. It does not matter if you are at the front, middle or back of the fleet, all will have an equal chance to win the new Pico. The draw will take place during the prize giving on Sunday afternoon. The winners must be present to collect the Pico.


We have lots of other great prizes and trophies also lined up to recognise the best in Pico racing. If you sail a Pico this is a weekend you will not want to miss.


Car Parking

TBYC has ample free car parking and boat storage facilities in the field to the east of the main dinghy park. On arrival you will be given a TBYC car sticker that must be displayed in your front screen in order to get free car parking.



TBYC is just a mile along the coast from Southend-On-Sea so has a good selection of hotels and B&B’s. We have listed details of a few local places that are a short distance from the clubhouse.




www.premierinn.com – search for their Thorpe Bay Hotel


Camping is also available at TBYC and if required please contact us. The clubhouse, toilet & shower facilities and club restaurant will open from the Friday to Sunday, with a BBQ after sailing on Saturday. All this making your stay comfortable and affordable.


Southend-on- Sea has lots of attractions making this a great weekend for the whole family. So even if hurricane winds blow out sailing there is plenty to do, including a walk down the worlds longest pleasure pier or perhaps try a visit to;


Adventure Island (http://www.adventureisland.co.uk/)

The Sea Life Centre (http://www.sealifeadventure.co.uk/)

Ten Pin Bowling at the Kursaal (www.thekursaal.co.uk)

Odeon Cinema Complex (http://www.odeon.co.uk/)

Plus all the other usual seaside attractions


We look forward to seeing you at the Nationals for a great weekend of family fun and sailing.


If you have any questions regarding the weekend please contact Shaun Christian or Simon Bown

Shaun: email: [email protected]   


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