December 2020 Covid-19 Update

Reopening from 2 December 2020 We are delighted to confirm that, in line with Government and RYA guidance, the club will open again for sailing when the lock-down ends on 2 December 2020.  However, unless there is a change of Government plans this week, the Club will be in a Covid-19 Tier 3 area. Hopefully, this will not last beyond the review on 16 December 2020. The Government does not recognise recreation as a valid reason to enter a Tier [...]

2020-11-30T11:19:55+01:00 30 November 2020|News|

November 2020 News Update

Club closure Further to the note sent around to members last night, the Club’s Flag Officers have met to consider the RYA’s legal advice to all sailing clubs about the meaning of the lock-down regulations just announced by the Government.  Sadly, it is clear that BBSC must close to members for at least the next four weeks with no access allowed to the club or grounds.  We thus return to Stage 1 of the Club’s Road Map to recover from [...]

2020-11-06T12:16:32+01:00 6 November 2020|News|

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|

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|

Update on BBSC Plans for August

The club's Covid Management Group and General Committee have been monitoring changing Government regulations and RYA advice on dealing with the COVID-19 situation.  As a result of changes announced in July we are able to modify some of our activities. Club Racing There is now no restriction on organising Club racing.  Any number of boats racing on the same stretch of water are not considered to be a “gathering.”  Rules on social distancing still apply however to people not in [...]

2020-07-23T15:53:09+01:00 23 July 2020|News|

BBSC Solos take part in a national multi-venue event

Five of our Solo fleet joined over 100 Solos from 25 clubs throughout Britain that took part in a first ever multi-venue GPS-monitored race organised by Sailracer. The aim is to see which boat could record the fastest average time over two races when allowances were made for varying local conditions and course lengths, (how do they do that?!) Results will be announced on 21 July at a massive Zoom prizegiving. A huge thank you to George Smith who helped [...]

2020-07-20T16:50:06+01:00 20 July 2020|News|

Virtual Racing Series Ends

On 31 May a handful of the Club’s keenest e-races competed in the last races of the May series in a number of exotic locations as allowed by the Virtual Racing software and in classes ranging from the Star to the 49er.  Club eRacing Champion Peter Cook had a slightly less successful day at the office but still did enough to take the series from Mike “Sinbad” Warwicker, and Sailing Sec Nick Marden, who benefitted from being the RO for [...]

2020-06-05T15:42:29+01:00 5 June 2020|News|
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