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Welcome to Bough Beech Sailing Club

We are a friendly, family orientated club in the weald of Kent about 5 miles to the west of Sevenoaks. The club is run by the members for the members and offers first class sailing in an unspoilt location with easy access to the water. BBSC offers general sailing, training at all levels, regular club racing and open meetings supplemented by a growing series of social events. We welcome beginners and experienced sailors alike and a variety of classes are sailed at the club. Our clubhouse offers hot food and a bar at the weekends, often enjoyed by members using our sun terrace overlooking the stunning views. Do come and have a look round the club as new members are welcome.

  • Alex & Thomas escape the chasing pack at the leeward mark ..

  • Firefly open winners Alex & Thomas Davey

  • Off to a good start

  • Resting between races!

  • Emma Nettleship Trophy 2015

  • Emma Nettleship Trophy 2015

  • Solo Southern Championship 2015 - start line

  • Les in action

  • Perfect poise!

  • How do I get through this lot?

  • Where's the crew when you need one?

  • John and Dave fight for the lead - Race 2

Latest News

Bart's Bash Report

Don Buckle  |  24-Sep-2015

The second annual charity race for the "Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation" was held on the 20th September and, as last year, was supported in splendid numbers by the members. There were 58 starters in the main race and 8 Pirates &Buccaneers in the buoy race. Our than..

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Emma Nettleship youth regatta

Connie Hill  |  14-Sep-2015

38 boats, including competitors from Sevenoks and Tonbridge schools raced in 12 knots of breeze. This year was one of the best turn outs we have had at the Emma Nettleship. A lot of the new racers who do pirates and Buccaneers or Topper Tera race training came along and gave it a..

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Who was Emma Nettleship?

Jon Hill  |  06-Sep-2015

Every September I’m asked who was Emma Nettleship. Back in the 1990’s or there abouts the then women’s Olympic boat was the Europe of which there were about six regularly racing at BB. As with most classes the boats on the line changed and some of us got RS300’s, Emma was one of ..

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Emma Nettleship- Youth Regatta

Connie Hill  |  02-Sep-2015

Just a REMINDER on the 12th September 2015 we will be running the clubs annual Youth Regatta. It would be Fantastic if we could see some of the new members down as well for this event. It is a great opportunity to race with out all the scary adults shouting all the time. Come alo..

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Topper Tera Youth Squad 30 August 2015

Liz Denbigh  |  01-Sep-2015

A quiet start to the first autumn session with a light shifty ENE wind. We had six sailors all in Toppers and a welcome to four new members - Felix & Max Zanders and Harrison & Ben Chapman, together with regulars Tess and Alex. As we had new sailors the session was more a..

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The Marks win Wayfarer Nationals ...

Jon Hill  |  25-Jul-2015

Bough Beech Rear Commodore Guy Marks crewed by son Tom won the Wayfarer Nationals at Brixham YC last week. The new boat has earned its keep but not without Guy’s attention to detail, driven by a very competitive Tom and regular practise at Bough Beech and around the circuit. Well..

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Matt Wolstenholme and Will Maguire

Peter Cannon  |  14-Jul-2015

Matt Wolstenholme and Will Maguire are two sailors training towards the Snipe Junior Worlds in Talamone, Italy. It would be great if you would visit their Facebook Page ( and show your support...

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KSSA Regatta - Sandwich bay

Connie Hill  |  13-Jul-2015

On the 11th and 12th of July a group of the Bough Beech youths went to do a KSSA (Kent School Sailing Association) regatta at Sandwich Bay SC. It is a big jump from sailing on a little puddle to sailing on the rough tidal sea. Well done to the following people Anne-..

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Youth Squad Training on 5th July 2015

 |  07-Jul-2015

There are some of the videos from this training session at the links below ... Part 1 ( Part 2 ( Part 3 (

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Solo Early Summer Series Review 2015

Nick Marden  |  05-Jul-2015

25 Solos contested the Early Summer Series, but John Reed's name is again destined for the Series Winners' Board. Noel West, with a number of excellent results, was runner up. (Will he start an arms race with his new North 3DL sail?) Nick Marden was 3rd. Meanwhile in the Thursday..

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Latest Results

Sir Alec Rose Trophy

04-Oct-2015 View Results   

Firefly Open

20-Sep-2015 View Results   

Barts Bash

20-Sep-2015 View Results   

2015 Emma Nettleship Trophy

12-Sep-2015 View Results   

2015 Autumn Series - PM Handicap

30-Aug-2015 View Results   

2015 Autumn Series - AM HAndicap

30-Aug-2015 View Results   

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