Herewith the final TOMs 2019 Autumn Series Ladder results to date – click on the Ladder Game image below:
Another close TOM Ladder racing series. The total number of participants in the Autumn Series was 34. Only six race days took place, many being being cancelled due to weather. The number of race starts was 19. With a 33% discard, this leaves 13 races to count. Nine people qualified.
Final result using the Position Score number was:
The CBYA has entered TOM28 yachts into the 5 Clubs Regatta at Calpe on numerous occasions in the past, but due to the unfavourable TOM28 ORC rating, we have to race in the ORC-B class, and have never been able to compete against the bigger yachts. The best results have always been achieved in very light winds conditions with flat seas – we once managed to finish 5th!
Click HERE to see video from S/Y Blade. Look out for the TOM that tacked right in front of them at the start without even looking before the tack (not a CBYA boat)!!!
Yes, the popular TOMs Ladder competition has restarted and will run during October and November 2019. Here are some images from the event on Thursday 17 October.
This event is designed to encourage those requiring more TOMs race experience. We race with white sails only – no spinnakers – so the sailing is not too demanding. We now generally schedule TOMs Ladder events on Thursdays. Points are accumulated based on race results over a 6 – 8 week period, and prizes are awarded to those with the lowest total points count at the end of each series.
If you haven’t yet participated. you should give it a try!
Contact the TOMs Organiser to sign up by clicking HERE.
We held our 2019 CBYA Veterans’ Regatta on Thursday 3rd October at Real Club Náutico Calpe
This regatta was open to both RCNC and CBYA members, and took the form of a normal liga race day, racing on the TOMs, with three windward-leeward races round the marks. The rules required that the crews must exceed a total age of 260 years for 4 crew, or 325 years for 5 crew!! So an average of 65+ years. We did not need each crew member to be over 65 as we always mix up crews with younger and older sailors. In 2017, a 33 year old was able to sail as he was on a boat with an 80+ year crew!
Amanda Topson has now agreed to take over the role of TOMs Co-ordinator from Rachel Garnham. This is the position formally handled by Jenny Rawle, and which has been has been handled by Rachel since Jenny went off sailing all over the world! Amanda is taking this on in addition to her work as the CBYA Public Relations Co-ordinator. MANY THANKS AMANDA!!!
We are looking for a TOMs Organiser to take over from Chris de Boer. Amanda will temporarily handle this activity until we can find a replacement. Thanks Chris for filling this role over the last few months.
The TOMs Co-ordinator is a normally member of the CBYA committee, and has full voting rights in Committee meetings. Co-opted Committee members are normally confirmed at the next Annual General Meeting.
In this position she will oversee all CBYA TOMs sailing. Specifically this includes:-
Selecting and training CBYA members to be the TOMs Organiser, and run the weekly TOMs sailing.
Preparing and scheduling weekly email newsletter invitations for TOMs sailing for the following month. Composing a series of invites, usually one a week for 3 weeks prior.
Overseeing email answering role for the weekly TOMs sail training, and taking over if needed.
Planning the annual CBYA TOMs sailing events at the beginning of each year, in conjunction with RCNC, and when available, populating the CBYA calendar with 5 Clubs, TOMs training, RCNC liga, and special event dates.
Helping to plan special CBYA TOMs events together with the Chairman, Special TOMs Event Organiser, and RCNC (e.g., TOMs Coastal Cruise & Raft-up, Veterans Regatta, CBYA Challenge, CBYA Regatta, etc.), and populating the CBYA calendar when decided.
Overseeing the TOMs Ladder event with help from the TOMs Organiser and others.
Liaising with the TOMs Organiser for RCNC Liga crew invitations and crew selection.
Checking with TOMs skippers regarding any problems with the TOMs, and sending this information to RCNC.
Overseeing the training of new CBYA TOMs skippers in preparation for testing by Rachel and RCNC.
Supplying CBYA burgees to crew once they have passed RCNC skipper assessment.