Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent

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Spring photos - TBSC just having fun

Check out the latest photos of TBSC having fun this spring, Shots are from racing, cruising, rigging, launching, landing, floating, training, learning, teaching, welcoming, laughing, drinking, socialising and much much more.... phew! Can you pick out your favourite ? Spring Gallery  ...

Summer Holidays Sailing at Tankerton Bay

Tankerton Bay’s own RYA Training Centre has been a hive of activity over the summer break.  6 adults and 15 children have come along to our various courses in August. We have battled high winds and 3-foot waves (which the youngsters seemed to love swimming in) and we have had days of s...

The Alex Holliday Trust

RYA news recognises our recently formed scholarship - the Alex Holliday Trust.  Last summer, Alex, a student of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and a keen member of our Sailing Club, suddenly and tragically passed away whilst on a school trip to Cuba. Alex was an active member of th...

RYA Youth training - August 2018

The first rain we’ve seen for weeks did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the six youngsters (Daisy, Amelia, Guy, Baxter, Will and Izabela) who attended the first of this year’s RYA Youth training courses at the club. In spite of some very challenging conditions all of our intrepid you...

Last Sailing Day of the season

What a great day! The 3rd November was the last sailing day of the year. We had a wonderful turnout with over 20 boats and probably around 35 people on the water.... In the Cat fleet, Tim and Ashten Blades came in 2nd on their Dart 18 and claimed their first long distance cats series. In the Mon...

Bart's Bash Race 2018

16th September 2018 saw Tankerton Bay Sailing Club take part for the third year running in the largest sailing race in the world, 'Bart's Bash'. This international charity race is organised by the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) in memory of Andrew (Bart) Simpson, a double Olympi...

Topper Factory Visit

Visit to TOPPER Sailboats On 22 November 2018 Ten Club Members braved the fog and road works on the M20 to see how our local International boat builder produces  its injection / rota-moulded sailboats and catamarans from its base in Ashford Kent. TOPPER Sailboats are best known  for ...

Laying Up Supper

A great evening was had by 100 members and friends at the Marine on the 1st December as we celebrated a great season for which we have much to shout about. Terrific racing, reinvigorated training (thanks North Shore!) an up and coming youth section (us experienced sailors need to watc...

Our club Open Day - Sunday 5th May

As part of the RYA National Push the Boat out event Tankerton Bay Sailing Club welcomed complete novices and experienced sailors to try sailing from 11:00 until 16:00 on the 5th May 2019. On hand to greet visitors and to explain how our club and RYA Training Centre works were club members, our ...

Sailing Against Slavery

We invited Stop the Traffik to the club on Monday 6th May  for the launch of our first ever "Sailing Against Slavery" race series. For the whole of the month of May the Club will be remembering those trapped in slavery around the world by tieing a red ribbon to their boat when they sa...

Coronavirus update

Coronavirus prevention at TBSC - July 2021 Using guidance from the Government and the RYA we have updated our plan for a phased return to normality. This builds on the Overall Covid Risk Assessment for the club, the Covid Guidance documents we issued last year and provides a p...

Cat Experience - 'the best day of my year!'

Thinking of a new "experience" to buy for one of your loved ones this Christmas?....then read on!  Tony, a 70 year old grandfather was lucky enough to have been gifted a catamaran experience by his family. Tony had no previous experience of sailing a catamaran, but by the...

Latest Members Communication - February 2021

In our latest Newsletter we share with our members our New 2021 sailing, training,cruising and social calendar, an update on the committe, virtual sailing and proposals for a Saturday morning Cadet club this summer (covid permitting) . The club remains closed, but we are hopeful the ristrict...

Celebrating our season - virtually - December 2020

What a strange season! Who would have thought we would have ended with a Virtual AGM attended by around 30 members followed a month later by a Virtual Prize Giving attended by around 40 members when the year started. Despite the pandemic and only managing to get on the water from...

Man of Kent Regatta - 12th June 2021

Over 55 boats on the water Tankerton Bay Sailing Club were delighted to hold this year’s prestigious East Kent Yachting Associations Man of Kent Regatta on Saturday the 12th June 2021.   With very light to non-existent winds, the three races planned turned into one ve...

STOP PRESS - FULLY BOOKED Learn to sail this staycation!

FULLY BOOKED  - SORRY! With the real prospect of being able to get out on the water over the summer, Tankerton Bay Sailing Club is very pleased to be able to offer a full training programme this year – including Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses especially designed for those wan...

Cadet Club - a ROARING success!

Well done to Ross, Charlie, Hannah and all the mums and dads! This year’s inaugural cadet club has been a ROARING success. We've run it for 7 weeks from the middle of June into early August and over 20 of our cadets have taken to it likes ducks to water. Our aim of getting the club...

Pirates of Tankerton Bay

One quiet Saturday in August a sound that would send shivers through the hearts of most landlubbers was heard across Tankerton Bay ----- ARGGHHHHH SHIVER ME TIMBERS!! Pirates had landed at the club for one day only – helped by Jayne and Jenny this merry band of around 40 pirates ranging fro...

Our First Real Post Covid Social

On the 21st August over 40 of our members joined us for an evening of music, drinks and takeaway pizza on our beautiful balcony! We had a relaxed and fun evening session on the balcony with two live acoustic sets from local musician Mark Lees. Mark has now serenaded us three times in recent ...

2019 Sailing and Training Programmes - including Open Day

Our 2019 Sailing and Training programmes have now both been issued.   This year we are offering a broader range of sailing events that provide better links to our training and social programmes. This means Saturday sailing, more fun events and more events that cater for beginner and int...

2019 Laying Up Supper

The Laying Up Supper topped off a brilliant year with 100 TBSC members and friends enjoying our annual Black Tie DInner and Dance  at the Marine Hotel. A great evening of dining, dancing, laughing and prize giving. As well as cups and trophies for the racing series winners, and certif...

Four newly qualified Assistant Instructors - September 2020

Four New RYA Assistant Instructors    We are absolutely delighted that 4 club members have passed out as RYA assistant Instructors. They are Jenny along with three cadets, Hannah, Ethan and Alfie, who all have been working hard with Helen and Ted to learn the skills and techniques ...

Alex Holliday Trust 2019 - Year 2

This is the second year of the Alex Holliday Trust, where one pupil from year 9 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, is selected for a sailing scholarship at the club. This is in memory of Alex, a student of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and a keen member of our Sailing Club, who suddenly and tragica...

A living legacy - In recognition of Gordon and Jimmy Smallridge

We are delighted to receive a generous £1000 donation from Anne Martin (nee Smallridge) and her companion DIck Howard in memory of her late father, Gordon Smallridge a former TBSC Commodore, and mother Jimmy, who were part of the group who helped found the club in the early '...

Assistant Instructors - our cadet fleet are showing the way

Our cadets are really showing the way, as they have a great day training as trainee Assistant instructors  - brilliant work team as they start on the journey to becoming RYA Instructors. Another good reason for joining the club that caters for all ages and abilities.     ...

An extraordinary summer in photos - August 2020

Check out the pictures from our Covid Summer here. Due to Covid19 we couldn't reopen at all until June. Unsupported sailing got underway soon after, partial supported racing and cruising started in July and controlled training and improver sessions for more experienced sailors in Au...

Topper day - a great success!

The third annual topper relay race was run by our very own Topper top marksman, Fred Lynds, on the 3rd June. The event was a roaring success. 19 well honed sailors, (well a few were) made up of 6 teams of 3 (with one team of 4) - each consisting of a dinghy sailor (having some idea), ...

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