The Week Ahead 20th – 27th August


Cadet Regatta – This WeekendSee below for all the details
If anyone would like to get involved and help over the Cadet Regatta Weekend, either on or off the water, please can they contact Zoe (see the latest TheWeekAhead email for her address) to let her know any availability you may have.

TEYC Annual Curry Buffet – Saturday 8th September
A message from The Commodore…
The TEYC annual curry buffet is fast approaching, 8th September, and as always will be provided by the Mumtaz Mahal of Westcliff. The cost will be £10.95 and £6.95 for cadets . To book your place please email me (see the latest TheWeekAhead email for my address) as soon as possible to reserve your places.

Quiz Night Date Change
Please note that the next quiz night will now be on Saturday 17th November.

Now please see below for all the details week’s activities at The TEYC…

Mondays: 18:45
Tuesdays: 18:30
Wednesdays: 09:30
To book your place contact Sarah, see the latest TheWeekAhead email for her address. Price: £6.

20:00: Bar OpenRun by Steve Riddell

18:00: Cadet Regatta: Briefing
Meet 6pm for 6:30pm briefing start.
Please bring buckets and spades and wear clothes suitable to go on the beach.
18:00: Club Night – The bar will be run by Mel and Andy Robertson

10:00: Cadet Regatta: Day 1
Meet at the jetty for a 10am registration for activities and training.
After sailing there will be a BBQ (This is included for the cadets.  Any additional adults wishing to eat it’s £4 per person and if you could let Zoe know ASAP that would be great (see the latest TheWeekAheademail for her address).
Safety Boat: per seperate rota
High Water: 12:59 / Height: 5.5

10:00: Cadet Regatta: Day 2
Meet at the jetty for a 10am registration for activities and training.
Safety Boat: per seperate rota
High Water: 13:34 / Height: 5.6

10:30: Cadet Regatta: Day 3
Meet at the jetty for a 10:30am registration.  Monday will be games based.

Sometime later: The Commodore’s Cruise
The Annual Commodores Cruise which, for our newer members information, involves our Commodore leading as many club members as we can muster for a gentle cruise round the Estuary, followed by the Commodore receiving a salute from members. Tradition has it that he is then put on a small boat / raft and everyone does their best to give him a damn good drenching with water guns, buckets etc etc.  Due to environmental concerns, please do not fill balloons with water this year to hurl at him.

Sometime later still: The Quick Vs The Dead
Following The Commodore’s Cruise we have the Quick vs Dead race (i.e. adults vs cadets).  This involves industrial scale cheating on the water, following which (as if this isn’t enough) we go back to the clubhouse for tea and cakes kindly provided by The Commodore.
Safety Boat: per seperate rota
High Water: 14:07 / Height: 5.7


Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd September
13:00: Annual Overnight trip to Thurrock Yacht Club
Muster on the jetty at 13:00 Saturday.
Leave the Jetty on the first of the tide at approx. 14.00hrs
High Water: 16:48 / Height: 5.5
Return Sunday ETA 15.30hrs
High Water: 17:29 / Height: 5.4

It’s time for our annual trip up river (19 nautical miles) to visit and camp for the night with our friends at Thurrock Yacht Club (AKA Grays) AND they will host a welcome BBQ as well as an RNLI fundraising quiz night.  This would be a big stretch for a fleet of little dinghies so we’ve decided that there will be a flotilla of ribs and cruisers … definitely a chance to see the QE2 bridge from underneath on the Sunday, Tilbury and DP World London Gateway Port on the way up as well as old forts and large ships up close (but not too close).  Also, landlubbers can drive or catch a train to Grays and meet us at the club if they so desire, so good fun can be had by all.

If you’re interested in going and haven’t spoken to him already, e-mail Neil Woodbridge (see the latest TheWeekAhead email for his address).