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Twickenham Yacht Club open day June 2016 click link below for pictures and write up

TYC Open Day 2016

Civic Pride Award for Twickenham Yacht Club

Richmond Council have awarded Twickenham Yacht Club a Civic Pride Award as a contribution to the cost of restoring our entrance gates in the Twickenham Conservation area. September 2014.

Wednesday Evening Talk with Steve Mitchell RYA Regional Officer at Twickenham Yacht Club

On Wednesday 11th December 2013 Steve will be visiting the club to give us an overview with reard to the RYA, be there at 19.30, for more information click here

Twickenham Yacht Club is awarded 'Sport England' grant

TYC has successfully been awarded a Sport England Grant towards the cost of our new support boat. This will enable us to expand our activities on the water in terms of both training in support boat activities and race management. It will also enable us to host 'Powerboat 2' courses with external instuctors.

Gill Timmis at Wndsor Castle to receive her MBE 10th April 2013

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Gill Timmis receiving her MBE award at Windsor Castle. This was awarded in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for Fundraising, Children in Care and for charitable services to Children in the UK and Abroad.

Gill as you will know is one of our most regular competitors on the water at Twickenham

RYA Dinghy Show: 2-3 March 2013 Alexandra Palace

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent dinghy fest focused on the dreams and desires of dinghy sailors of all standards and ages, enhanced by our outstanding sailing success in the recent Olympics. 50 years of the Mirror dinghy past and present were highlighted as the DIY driving force behind sailing's expansion from the 1960s to the present day.

We saw the return of some Dinghy Show favourites including the Holt Blow Boat Challenge, the model boat pool, the Boat Repairs Workshops, the RYA Dinghy Show SailX Championship as well as the ever popular kids Treasure Hunt. This year the treasure hunt had a pirate theme and youngsters who came dressed as pirates could also take part in a pirate fancy dress competition.

One of the stars of the show was a National 12 built to an original design with a superbly copper nailed clinker hull. This was admired and stroked lovingly by one of the National 12 sailors at TYC. There was a range of dinghies in this class presented in cutting-edge designs with some second-hand boats also advertised for sale.

The new Enterprise Mark III Rondar raceboat was beautifully presented, showing some interesting new go- faster features that will doubtless enhance the performance of this classic internationally famous class, raced by a keenly competitive team at TYC. The National Solo class, represented by our Solo Captain Nick Martin, was also displayed in a range of build options available including FRP and composite formats.

Two new X0 and X1dinghies designed specifically for our TYC environment and estuary sailing were also presented, giving an opportunity for a detailed inspection prior to an imminent test sail at TYC. The potential of these X0 and X1 dinghies for competitive racing at TYC invoked differing opinions, including of those Roger Hidden and Gordon Slater, but these views may change after the TYC test sail. There were excellent opportunities to get a competitive edge via coaching sessions given by leading experts on subjects including "Getting a good start on the race line" and "Rig Tuning", plus a great line up of talks from some of the sport's renowned experts, coaches and sailors.

Hugh Dunlop

It seems in the end more members attended the show so here are further reviews.

Annual Ball and Prizegiving 2013

The Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club was the venue for our Annual Ball and Prize giving on Saturday 9th February 2013.

These awards were presented by our Mayor Councillor Rita Palmer. For a full review of the photos for this event look at the gallery to follow the action.

For all the results and news of last see the Sailing Secretaries report.

RYA Programme for Training at Twickenham Yacht Club

Last year three members Pip Deverson, Owen Lewis and Nick Titley progressed to acheive their Powerboat 2 qualification. This year Amy Mcelroy, Stephen Tallis and Tim Elliot will attend the next Powerboat 2 course towards the end of February. All have acheived their RYA First Aid qualification. Following this they will progress with a dinghy instructor course, which the RYA are arranging by special request at the Lensbury Club in Teddington.

The plan is that by the summer we should be able to hold some limited instruction at Twickenham, in conjunction with the RYA. Some dates have been set aside in the fixture list.

A small training committee has been put together at Twickenham, if you require more information please make contact.

Biking For Children

Biking for Children in Care are planning the 2013 bike rides. On 9th March we will have a one day ride from Sunningdale to Waterloo with a lunch stop at TYC. People are welcome to join for a half or whole day or to come and support us at lunchtime – 12.00 to 2.00. The March ride is in aid of a project supporting children in an institution in Bulgaria and orphans and children without family support in Windhoek, Namibia. Details attached.

In June 2013 the long distance ride will take place in Holland from 20th June to 24th June 2013. This will be our 12th annual long distance bike ride. The route will be approximately the following: starting somewhere to the south of Utrecht and then staying in Utrecht on the first night and cycling East towards Arnhem for the second night then north through the forested region around Apeldoorn to Harderwijk for night 3 . On the last day we will cycle East to Amsterdam and stay there on Night 4. We plan to travel by Eurostar from London to Brussels and then by coach to the start. We will cycle a shortish distance on the first day and all day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will have a half day off in Amsterdam on the Monday and plan to return to Brussels by train then Eurostar home for Monday evening. The plan is for the bikes to go to and from Holland by lorry. Our remarkable support team will be driving the vehicles and providing us with backup, carrying the bags, emergency support and lunches and refreshments on the ride. Please complete the attached application form if you want to come. In recent years we have filled most of the places quite early on so you need to sign up if you want to come. We will start a waiting list when all the places are filled. The cost of the trip will probably be £390. You are asked to pay a deposit of £90 now and the balance in May. You are asked to raise sponsorship for The Who Cares? Trust and your target is £600. You will be sent an acknowledging email and information on the Trust and sponsorship forms after you have signed up. Check out for information about the Who Cares? Trust and what the Trust achieves for young people in care.

We look forward to hearing from you; Gill Timmis and the Biking for Children in Care planning team

Gill Timmis MBE

On behalf of the club I would like to congratulate Gill Timmis on her MBE award in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for Fundraising, Children in Care and for charitable services to Children in the UK and Abroad.

Gill as you will know is one of our most regular competitors on the water at Twickenham.

Gill Timmis MBE

OAR Project to visit Twickenham Yacht Club - This Weekend 21st and 22nd July 2012

Please see below details about the OAR Project visit to Twickenham Yacht Club. We have now been advised that the Q&A session based around their Atlantic rowing experiences will now take place on Sunday afternoon (22nd Jul) in order that they can do an international skype link-up at around 5pm. They are happy for anyone who thinks they may be interested to come along. They will also be around on the Sunday morning if anyone want a more casual chat and a chance to look at the boat. Our bar will also be open from 4-7pm on Saturday for the arrival of Andrew Martin and our normal Sunday bar opening times are 12-3pm however if there are a number of people around we may extend the opening hours. Please advise your members they are welcome to come along.

We have received special permission from the PLA and Richmond Council to allow the Atlantic rower and his boat Bojangles to overnight on our pontoon. He will be arriving at approximately 4pm next Saturday 21st July and leaving early Monday morning. Co-incidentally, this is the official RYA Push the Boat Out Day. We plan to open the bar from 4-7pm on Saturday evening to welcome Andrew and his support team and of course our members are also welcome to come along. On Sunday morning Andrew will be joined by Chris Martin (former GB rower, part of the first pair to row across the Pacific - which they did in Bojangles). They are going to hold a presentation and Q&A session on the lower deck to which they have invited approx 20 people. By all accounts they have some interesting tales to tell and would be delighted if our members want to come along too. They may also be doing 'a bit of a splash about' on the water in the afternoon for anyone interested. Exact times are still be confirmed.

The aim of the OAR Project is to raise funds for a fleet of rowing boats to enable able-bodied & disabled young people to get out onto the water. To achieve this Andrew Morris had intended setting out from Newfoundland and row across the Atlantic and into the UK waterways arriving down the Thames in time for the Olympics. Although this plan had to be abandoned at the last minute due icebergs, Andrew pledged to complete the last leg of the trip and set off on July 7th for a two week row through the UK waterways in the Atlantic rowing boat Bojangles. More information and blogs on his progress can be found on or I am sure that a great many of you will not want to miss the opportunity to meet these remarkable rowers and get a close up inspection of an Atlantic rowing boat.

Sport England - Inspired Funding - Success - Press Release

In February we applied for a £50,000.00 grant package from Sport England (backed by the National lottery), £10 million was available for distribution; there were in excess of 800 applicants; we were advised this week we were successfull. The money has to be spent following their criteria i.e. capital works to the premises with a sport business plan to support our application to demonstate that good value was being acheived. The works will include improving disabled access to the first floor and the remaining shower/toilet facility including disabled access. A kitchen upgrade was also included together with enhancements to the ground floor balcony to improve viewing.

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