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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.

  • Ready to go

  • Solo sailor Peter E Streakers to best BB boat in the 2014 open

  • I've got a shiny bottom...

  • Streakers Rounding the Windward Mark

  • Laser and Streaker Open 2014

  • Still smiling!

  • Phantom Winter Championships March 2014

  • Contendering 2014 March open

  • 'pm' 2nd March '14, .. the rest have gone right ..

  • Two of Bough Beech's finest Race Officers!

  • Hikeing upwind

  • Perfect downwind trim

  • Looking for gusts

  • Fleet Captain

  • Steve - Bouyancy test

  • Nick M awash

  • Trevor F5

  • Brian's beautifully revarnished Contender returns to the growing fleet.

  • Dad & daughter in their RS500

  • Icicle 2014 20 gusting 30 Knts and he's got a bus pass!

  • Icicle 2014 20 gusting 30 knts

  • Heather in action!

  • Connie in action!

  • Feva Open at BBSC

  • Dover - with KSSA

  • Club kit @ BBSC

  • Training session

  • Training session

  • Training session

  • Group shot

  • Family fun day

  • Action shot

  • Action shot

  • Action Shot 2

  • A busy day @ BBSC

  • Nice Boat Peter!

  • BBSC Solo Fleet race

  • BBSC Solo fleet racing

  • Classic Hornet

  • Mixed fleet racing

  • Vintage Merlin

  • A good start

  • at least it looks like a boat!

  • starboard, W'ward boat, water ...

  • Where's my parachute?

  • ... on those who raced.

  • Nav lights really aren't obligatory!

  • ...who won on handicap?

  • Concentration!

  • Am I far enough ahead?

  • 1632

  • sitting to far back!

  • Elliot Marks wins the 2013 Emma Nettleship Youth Regatta.

  • Guy & Tom Marks give Mike McNamara and Simon Townsend a run for their money.

  • another test 3

  • Blasting 2013

  • Fleet Racing November 2013

  • Fleet racing 10 November 2012

  • Fleet racing 10 November 2012

  • Open Meeting 2012

  • During the Icicle - 'It's behind you'

  • Always keenly contested ...

  • ...just some of the Handicap Class ...

  • RS200 Open Meeting 2010

  • RS200 Open Meeting 2010

  • RS200 Open Meeting 2010

  • RS200 Open Meeting 2010

  • Topper Open 2013

  • Topper Open 2013

  • CVRDA Open 2009

  • CVRDA Open 2009

  • Topper Open 2013

  • CVRDA Open 2009

  • Caption

  • Laser 001 Caption

Latest News

Youth Squad Training

Mike Warwicker  |  20-Apr-2014

The club is introducing youth squad training starting on the 25th May if you are interested follow the Topper or Youth Links above for more details and poster...

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Sailing weekend of 13/14 April

Mike Nicholls  |  10-Apr-2014

At the moment it looks set for a pleasant weekend, though with lightish westerly winds as we are under a ridge of high pressure. A low moving to the north should give us some wind Saturday afternoon and Sunday in the 5 to 10 knot range, westerly or north westerly. Saturday mornin..

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2014 Streaker open report

Jon Hill  |  04-Apr-2014

Streaker Open @ Bough Beech Sailing Club 29th March 2014 There was a great turnout with 15 Streakers on the start line, a warm sunny day and increasing easterly gusts to force 5, what more could you ask for? Easterlies as Bough Beech are notoriously shifty making for a very tacti..

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Classic Dinghy Update

Trevor Chanter  |  02-Apr-2014

A very interesting article has been written by David Henshall (who has sailed at BBSC at a CVRDA open) for Y & Y:- "Over the last quarter of a century, the UK has enjoyed almost unparalleled success in terms of Olympic sailing, yet during this same period of time, someth..

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Normal racing is planned for April 27th

Mike Warwicker  |  31-Mar-2014

There is an error in this years diary, currently the RS200 open is scheduled in error. The RS200 open is on April 26th. Therefore expect normal Sunday racing on the 27th April CONFIRMATION Normal Sunday racing on 27th April. Uncertain at this time whether the days racing will for..

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Record turnout for Laser Open

Mike Nicholls  |  31-Mar-2014

On Saturday 29th March the SE Region Grand Prix series opened at Bough Beech SC in Kent. 42 Lasers attended, a recent record turnout for the SE GP series, of which 26 were Standards, 11 Radials and 5 4.7s. With a variable south east wind starting fairly gentle, race officer Simon..

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clocks go forwards tonight

Mike Warwicker  |  29-Mar-2014

Don't forget :-)..

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2000 Class Association Events 2014

Ian Patrick  |  29-Mar-2014

Full details at www.2000class.org Apr 12/13 Whitefriars Training/open May 3/4/5 Broadstairs Training/Crewsaver Millennium Series 1 May 31/Jun 1 Chichester Crewsaver Millennium Series 2 Jun 14 Weir Wood Open Meeting Jun 21/22 Bristol Corinthian Crewsaver Millennium Series 3 Jun 29..

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Laser Open Saturday 29th March

Mike Nicholls  |  28-Mar-2014

I hope you are all ready for the Laser Open at BBSC tomorrow - Saturday. First race 11am, briefing at 10 or 1015. Four races and only £15 for adults. Prizes for Standard and Radial fleets (and 4.7 if any). Weather looks great with 12 knots SE (possible gusts up to late teens), su..

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New deck for jetty

Trevor Chanter  |  25-Mar-2014

Sailing members will have noticed the new non-slip deck on the jetty. The work also included new wooden edging and fendering installed by Martyn, Giles, Alastair & Phil working at weekends. Potential trip hazards have been removed from the surface and double the number of moo..

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Diary

Easter Egg Pursuit race | 21-Apr-2014

As if you haven't already had enough chocolate the Easter Egg Pursuit race k..

RS200 Open | 26-Apr-2014

RS200 2014 NOR RS200 2014 NOR (24 KB)

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Latest Results

Solo Spring Tease to 13 Apr 14

13-Apr-2014

1st John Reed
2nd Nick Marden
3rd Noel West

PM Handicap event results to date

13-Apr-2014

PM results to date

1st see link
2nd check pdf
3rd check pdf

Handicap event results to date

13-Apr-2014

Handicap results all day series up to the 13th

1st see link
2nd check pdf
3rd check pdf

Laser results to date

13-Apr-2014

See link for latest result to April 13th

1st see link
2nd check pdf
3rd check pdf

Solo event results

13-Apr-2014

event results as of the 13th April

1st see link
2nd check pdf
3rd check pdf

Solo spring tease races to 12

13-Apr-2014

Solo races

1st check pdf
2nd check pdf
3rd check pdf

Streaker Open 2014

29-Mar-2014

All results below see the link

1st Mike Hobin
2nd Ian Mansfield
3rd Mark Langston

Laser Open all results

29-Mar-2014

All laser results on the link (excel)

1st see link
2nd see link
3rd see link

Spring Tease PM handicap results todate

07-Apr-2014

Latest PM handicap results

1st Elliott Marks Radial
2nd Robert Howe Laser
3rd Connie Hill Topper

Handicap event results to date

06-Apr-2014

After 15 races current race leaders and full results

1st Heather Denbigh Topper
2nd Connie Hill Topper
3rd Bruce Kidd 2000

Sutton and East Surrey Water Cup

06-Apr-2014

The results of the Sutton and East Surrey Water Cup

1st Brian Whitmey Contender 2303
2nd Mike Chapman and Lynn Radcliffe RS200 1511
3rd Ian Patrick and Bob Wilkinson 2000

Laser Open and SE GP 4.7 Fleet

29-Mar-2014

1st Jasmin Sayed
2nd Dan Thorne-Large
3rd Millie Hopkins

Laser Open and SE GP Radial Fleet

29-Mar-2014

1st Elliot Marks
2nd David Haw
3rd Lewis Humphries

Laser Open and SE GP Standard Fleet

29-Mar-2014

1st James Skulczuk
2nd David Giles
3rd Segio Messina

Laser series up to race 10

30-Mar-2014

Lasers race up to 10

1st Elliott Marks
2nd Robert Howe
3rd Richard Southern

Solo spring tease races to 10

30-Mar-2014

Solo series up to race 10

1st Joe McClenaghan
2nd Nick Marden
3rd Noel West

Laser Spring Tease Race 6

23-Mar-2014

1st Richard Southern
2nd Robert Howe
3rd Elliott Marks

Laser Spring Tease Race 5

16-Mar-2014

1st Elliot Marks
2nd Richard Southern
3rd

Spring Tease Laser R4

09-Mar-2014

Warm and sunny with gentle breeze.

1st James Maynard
2nd Ed Maynard
3rd Rob Howe

Spring Tease Laser R3

09-Mar-2014

Warm sunny weather and light winds.

1st Richard Southern
2nd Rob Howe
3rd James Maynard

Spring Tease Results

09-Mar-2014

2 weeks ago the Icicle finished this week simmer arrived!!! 30+ boats on the start line, A force 2 blowing down the lake a perfect asymmetric course (thanks RO)it doesn't get much better than that, The results are attached on the excel document, open the attachment then scroll down to see all results.

1st See attachment
2nd see attachement
3rd see attachment

Contender

08-Mar-2014

Contender open 08.03.14 results

1st Martin Frary Weston SC
2nd Chris Boshier TBYC
3rd Peter Dives ESSC

Icicle final results

24-Feb-2014

Well what a fantastic series, a shortage of wind nor snow got in the way of this years program, as the series finished in near gale force winds, even though the race was close to being abandoned 20 boats took to the water in an effort to make a difference to their results

1st Jon Hill (Contender) Conventional Fleet, Mike and Lynn Chapman (RS200) in the Asymmetrical fleet
2nd John and Melanie (Scorpion) conventional, Dave and Nicky RS200 Asymmetrical
3rd Dave and Mike (Wayfarer) Conventional, Mike and Kate (RS200) asymmetrical

Icicle 2014 conv

16-Feb-2014

38 boats on the start line for the conventional fleet

1st see attached
2nd see attached
3rd see attached

Icicle 2014 Asy

16-Feb-2014

Near perfect conditions greeted the 50+ boats after the storms of the day before had passed, giving rise to excellent racing...

1st check results
2nd check results
3rd check results

Lasers in Icicle R12

09-Feb-2014

Slightly moderated wind in the afternoon...

1st Elliot Marks
2nd Oliver Batehup
3rd

Lasers in Icicle R11

09-Feb-2014

14 boats braved the 230 knot average, 30 knot sustained gusts, including two Lasers.

1st Hugh Ashford
2nd Elliot Marks
3rd

Icicle 2014

02-Feb-2014

Asymetric results to date

1st not me
2nd a star
3rd

Lasers in Icicle R6

19-Jan-2014

1st Rob Howe
2nd Elliot Marks
3rd Nick Leng-Smith

Lasers in Icicle R5

19-Jan-2014

13 boats on the line in the morning and 10 in the afternoon - excellent turnout. In the Series overall Elliot is lying in a good 4th position, with Rob 12th and Quentin Bes-Green and Colin Coard 14th and 15th.

1st Richard Southern and James Maynard
2nd Rob Howe
3rd Elliot Marks and Colin Coard

Lasers in Icicle R4

12-Jan-2014

Icicle R4 Sunday pm. Lasers extracted.

1st Rob Howe
2nd Michael Calvert
3rd Quentin Bes- Green

Lasers in Icicle R3

12-Jan-2014

Icicle race 3 Sunday am. Laser extracted results

1st Quentin Bes-Green
2nd Rob Howe
3rd Michael Calvert

Emma Nettleship Regatta

21-Sep-2013

Overall results for the Emma Nettleship Youth Regatta.

1st Elliot Marks
2nd Heather Denbigh
3rd Connie Hill