Oliver Wildgoose

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Windsurfing and SUP through the ages

Over the years windsurfing kit has changed considerable and we are sure our members and others have fond memories of driving to the beach or to Bough Beech, rigging up and getting on the water.  As a new person rediscovering the joy of windsurfing I am amazed at how easy the modern kit makes for learning and advancing.  I have some good memories of me cutting down dagger boards, cutting up booms and rolling sails around the mast just so [...]

2020-10-26T09:53:18+01:00 26 October 2020|News|

Boat and Windsurf Hire Moves Online

All boat and windsurf hire will now be carried out via Webcollect (The same system for paying Subscriptions) replacing the old paper based system. Boats and windsurfs can only be hired for the coming weekend from the morning of the Thursday of that week. Due to Covid 19 an individual boat can only by used by the same bubble over any given weekend so the hiring is for the weekend period. To hire a boat or windsurf please log onto [...]

2020-10-16T13:17:53+01:00 14 October 2020|News|

Windsurfing and SUPing Interest Grows

One of the unforeseen benefits of the current pandemic (there haven’t been many!) is that all summer we have been able to use the lake during daytime under buddy rules.  This has enabled many to enjoy the lake and discover the fun of simply sailing, more so with the growing number of windsurf members. There has even been a member out on a windsurf foil board which has raised a bit of a chat with the local fishermen.   We [...]

2020-10-08T09:34:26+01:00 7 October 2020|News|

October 2020 Sailing Times

Mon-Fri: Sailing from 9am to dusk (club members only).  Clubhouse Closed and Safety Cover not provided.  Buddy Sailing Bylaw applies. Sat: Sailing from 9am to dusk (club members only).  Clubhouse Closed and Safety Cover not provided.  Buddy Sailing Bylaw applies. Sun: Sailing from 9am to dusk (club members only).  Clubhouse Closed and Safety Cover may be provided 11am-4.30pm on some Sundays (dependent on volunteers).  Buddy Sailing Bylaw applies when there is no safety cover. [...]

2020-10-05T17:08:11+01:00 5 October 2020|opening times|

Vacancy – Safety Boat Coxswain

We have the up and coming need for a new Safety Boat Coxswain, volunteer. Duties include: Maintain the names & details of BBSC members that have been accepted onto the Safety Boat Squad (SB Squad) Ensure SB Squad members have up to date RYA qualifications & RYA 1st Aid certificates Encourage SB Squad members to volunteer for sufficient duties in order to maintain their personal skill levels and to cover all Club events requiring a safety boat Liaise with all [...]

2020-09-29T12:22:48+01:00 29 September 2020|News|

Update on BBSC Plans for September

Covid 19 The Club has amended the risk assessment for the current Stage 3 management of the pandemic to reflect changes we have made to allow some training, boat hire and the schools to return at the start of their autumn term.  The latest version is here. It's great that so many members are registering visits to the club to help the club fulfil its requirement to help the Government's Track and Trace programme.  In case it has slipped your [...]

2020-09-14T11:07:07+01:00 4 September 2020|News|
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