Jul 04 2016

Sandhopper Nationals 2016 – 19th, 20th & 21st August

The 2016 Sandhopper Nationals will be held at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club (see ww.tbyc.org) over 3 days on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. SI’s, NOR and entry form are available from the TBYC website via www.tbyc.org  with copies also available at registration.

Don’t forget, to compete in the National Championship the helm must be at least an associate member of the SCBA. If you have not joined this year, please contact Janet Willsmer via jwillsmer@talktalk.net


  1. Regarding crew substitutions, the Race Committee is aware that in some cases crew may not be available on all three days due to work commitments. At the same time we are conscious of the risk of suspicion that crew is varied to suit weather conditions.
  1. For these reasons we are giving notice that there will be a cut-off date for substitution requests due to non-availability of crew. Such requests must be received no later than noon on Friday 12th August. This date is chosen to give helms time to confirm their crewing arrangements, whilst being far enough ahead that the weather cannot be reliably predicted.
  1. Of course the default arrangement should be that the same crew is used throughout the meeting, but if you know you will have to substitute due to non-availability a request should be submitted to the Race Officer, alanrwillis@aol.com no later than noon on Friday 12th August. Please state the reason the substitution is needed and the names of crew.
  1. Substitutions requested after this cut-off will be dealt with in the normal way, taking due account of the reasons.

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Mark Robinson on 07957 801 099 or mark.robinson3@vodafone.com

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Aug 24 2015

Sandhopper Nationals 2015 – 12th & 13th September

The 2015 Sandhopper Nationals will be held at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. SI’s, NOR and entry form are attached.

Registration opens at 08:30 and the Race Officers briefing is at 09:15.

Don’t forget, to compete in the National Championship the helm must be at least an associate member of the SCBA. If you have not joined this year, please contact Janet Willsmer 07969 598309.

SH Nats 2015 Entry Form

Sandhopper Nationals 2015 NOR V2

Sandhopper Nationals 2015 SIs V1

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Apr 24 2015

Newsletter Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 Newsletter is now available – get your copy now!

Spring 2015 SH Newsletter


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Apr 09 2015

Eye of the storm 31 March 15

Published by under Banta,Videos

Went out to re-tie a few covers and took a few snaps – see below and link https://www.flickr.com/photos/130536123@N07/sets/


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Feb 24 2015

TBYC Sandhopper Quiz Night Friday 27 Feb 15


Friday 27 Feb 8pm prompt start and Food from 7pm

All welcome – Tables made up of any reasonable number – Entry £2 per person

Book your table with Janet on 01702 587 563  or email jwillsmer@talktalk.net


Food is optional but why not kick the evening off with some of Steve’s Anti-pasti platters – order as many or as few as you like for your table!



07947 741 946 or thegalleykitchen@outlook.com

Anti-pasti Platters @ £7.50 per head

Include: Selection of Italian charcuterie: Parma ham, Bresaola and Salami

Chargrilled peppers and aubergines

Thyme roasted tomatoes

Marinated olives

Fresh baked rosemary, potato and red onion Focaccia

Pecorino cheese

Sardinian “music paper bread

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Oct 30 2014

Notice of AGM 2014

Published by under Notices

The SCBA AGM will be held at 11am on Saturday 29th November 2014 at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club, 115 Thorpe Bay Gardens, Southend on sea, SS1 3NW. The agenda will be forwarded to all SCBA members.

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Jul 10 2014

For Sale Sandhopper 157 – Sold

Published by under Sandhoppers For Sale

Boat as in new condition. Gelshielded below waterline from new. Three suits of sails. Two spinnakers, one storm jib. Echo sounder. Hi Tec Milanese foil rudder and Parker rudder. Both rudders have removable tillers and rudder bags. Detachable outboard bracket. Anchor and warp. Cockpit cover. New running rigging 2014. Max weight correctors. Galvanised Mersea road trailer with lightboard just serviced, in very good condition. Galvanised launching trailer in good condition. Various spares, anti-fouling, etc. I am moving from the area, hence the sale.
£7,500 ovno
Tel: Roger Lambourn 07885 909984 or 01268 742643

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Jul 01 2014

Sandhopper Nationals 2014 Saturday and Sunday

Published by under Sandhopper Nationals

Well done to Chris Clarke and Dan Henderson for winning the Sandhopper Nationals 2014.

Follow the link below for Photographs of the Sandhopper Nationals held at Thorpe Bay both Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to Linzi Swindon for supplying them.

Photos of Sandhopper Nationals on Saturday
Photos of Sandhopper Nationals on Sunday

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Jul 01 2014

Video from 2014 Sandhopper Nationals Race 1 Day 1

Remember to select HD under the cog icon


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Lap 2

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Jun 15 2014

S49 Seamouse

Published by under Sandhopper News

It’s great to get news of Sandhoppers in the North East. Lucy McGregor, owner of Seamouse, has supplied some beautiful photos and writes

At the Farne Islands we moored up next to yachts from Germany and Holland and looked very small by comparison! It was blowing like fun and they were sheltering for a few hours before setting off again Southward.
The other picture is of me and 3 lasses racing Seamouse in one of the Beadnell club races with Dunstanburgh Castle in the background. It is very pretty up here but don’t tell anyone. Seamouse is used mainly for local cruising and we race a bit too.

S49 Like a yacht, only smaller

S49 Like a yacht, only smaller

Racing at Beadnell

Racing at Beadnell

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