TOMs

Sailing a TOM in a stiff breeze!

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Dave Reid, Monique Neyzen & I took out a newly-refurbished TOM on Saturday 20th June for some sail training. We enjoyed a stiff breeze on a beautiful day!

We met up with Robert Blackwell sailing his beautiful “Noah” – a yawl-rigged (mizzen-masted) yacht.

Time for the CBYA Friend’s of the TOMs (FOTS) to start sailing again!

Hugh Epsom

June 2020

 

The TOMs Girls!

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The first official post-Lockdown TOMs sail training opportunity on Thursday 18 June was enjoyed by some of the CBYA sailing girl members, with beautiful sailing conditions!

The lucky crew were:  Rachel Garnham (Skipper)/Monique Neyzen/Cristina Casas/Karin Wilder

The new RCNC advance registration and payment system seems to work well.

So come along and join us in enjoying getting out on the water on the newly-refurbished TOMs!

Amanda Topson

Current TOMs Organiser

19 June 2020

First “De-Lock-Down” TOMs Sail

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Rachel Garnham, Dave Reid, Chris de Boer & Hugh Epsom had the pleasure of taking out one of the newly-refurbished TOMs on Saturday 13th June, in order to check them out, and to try out the new RCNC social-distancing booking system. I am happy to advise that they have reported that the TOM 28 that they sailed was in excellent condition, and that the only downside was that we have to continue using the old sails! RCNC have budgeted for new sails in 2021.

The new booking system works well, and the RCNC restaurant is open on the boardwalk, with full social-distancing measures in place. Facemasks must be worn at the Club, but not when seated at a table at the restaurant. See RCNC social-distancing requirements below.

You must also register on-line upon arriving at, and leaving, RCNC. Click HERE to access the form.

Since the Comunidad de Valencia is moving to Phase 3 on Monday 15th June, we have decided to restart the TOMs sailing on Thursday 18th June, by which time we hope that FOUR (4) refurbished TOMs will be available to sail.

Look out for the invitation!

Amanda Topson

TOMS Co-ordinator

 

TOMs Refurbishment Update

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Good news! Two TOM 28 yachts have been refurbished and are ready to sail!

The hulls have been totally repaired and repainted, and they look great. The yachts now have all new lines, repaired/replaced fittings, and reset rigging. They still plan to fit some anti-slip coating, and the new TOM number decals.

We understand that two more TOMs should be fully refurbished by the end of next week, with the final two being completed next month.

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How About Another Racing Rules Quiz?

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If you think that you know your sailing racing rules, click HERE to complete another short quiz courtesy of UK Sailmakers.

Have Fun!

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Second CBYA Lock-Down Virtual Regatta!

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Our second CBYA e-Regatta took place on Saturday 25th April 2020, with more yachts participating than last week.

After a couple of practice races, we sailed the best of three races, with a windward-leeward course, on A70 yachts, and nine (9) yachts raced. The skippers were John Allison (Jumbuck), Dave Reid (Arnie 2), Rachel Garnham (Freedom 9), Suso del Toro (SudoDelt) , Barry McCrae (Blade 1), Chris De Boer (CDB 2020), Floris Kreis (FloWw), Samir Chami (Jemila), and Hugh Epsom (CBYA).

Here are the results:

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First CBYA Lock-down Virtual Regatta!

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Our first CBYA e-Regatta took place on Saturday 18th April 2020, and it was great fun!

After a couple of practice races, we sailed the best of three races, with a windward-leeward course, on A70 yachts, and five (5) yachts raced. The skippers were John Allison (Jumbuck), Dave Reid (Arnie 2), Rachel Garnham (Freedom 9), Samir Chami (Jemila), and Hugh Epsom (CBYA).

Here are the results:

Yacht   Race 1    Race 2    Race 3    Points

A2         1st           2nd        1st                4

JB          2nd        1st          2nd              5

CBYA   3rd         3rd         3rd               9

F9         4th          4th         4th              12

JM        DNF        5th         5th              16

Well done Skipper Dave!!

Click HERE for more details.

We plan to run CBYA e-Regattas every Saturday at 1100 hours. Maximum of twenty (20) yachts, so first-come, first-served!

If you are interested in giving this a go, click HERE to register. We will then send you more information to get you set up.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Join the CBYA Lock-down Virtual TOMs Regatta!

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In order to keep our sailing members entertained during these challenging times, we have taken advantage of our RYA affiliation in order take part in e-Racing via their agreement with Virtual Regatta, and can now offer our members the opportunity to participate in our own dedicated CBYA e-Regattas!

John Allison, Dave Reid and Hugh Epsom have been testing our own CBYA TOMs-type e-Regatta, and it is good fun!

Click HERE for more details.

We plan to run our first CBYA e-Regatta at 1100 hours on Saturday 18th April 2020. Probably the best of three races, with the same windward-leeward course, jut like a normal TOMs race. Maximum of ten (10) yachts, so first-come, first-served!

If you are interested in giving this a go, click HERE to register. We will then send you more information to get you set up.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Skipper Dave Gets His CBYA Pennant!

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Our latest TOMs skipper,Dave Reid, was awarded his CBYA skipper’s pennant during the TOMs Ladder race day on Thursday 27th February 2020. We enjoyed our first Ladder day racing with spinnakers.

We completed three races in three TOMs with twelve crew. Results to be published later.

Peter Bird brought his Beneteau Flyer 6.6 Spacedeck powerboat down from Moraira to help run the races. Robert Blackwell was our Race Officer for the day, and Stuart Eynestone-Hinkins acted as photographer and first mate. Thanks Guys!

Chris de Boer

TOMs Ladder Organiser

Let’s hear it for our TOMs Organisers!

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The image above shows, Al Mason, our current TOMs Organiser.

He took over from Amanda Topson at the end of last year. Prior to that Nikki Dwyer and David Crabb were in charge.  Many thanks to Al for volunteering for the role and performing it so well!

We plan to set up a rota to handle the TOMs organisation for the rest of this year and are looking for volunteers to be added to the list. Please assist, it is not an onerous task! If you are willing to help out, please contact Amanda by clicking HERE.

For those that don’t know, the CBYA TOMs Organiser is responsible for managing our day-to-day TOMs sailing. This includes the TOMs Ladder and Sail Training days. This covers:-

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