STORM DENNIS. RACING ON 16 FEB CANCELLED. We have reluctantly made this decision because even with a slightly moderating wind it looks as though gusts will consistently be above 30kts. Hope the weather will give us a break to get in three races in the final round on 23 February.
STORM DENNIS. We want to give Icicle competitors warning in good time if it looks certain to prevent racing on Sunday. However many weather sites suggest that the wind will moderate through Sunday and it may be sailable, if challenging, by about midday if the gusts are not as strong as indicated. So the present intention is again to take a decision on Sunday morning. However if the forecast deteriorates before then, we will take a decision to cancel on [...]
Due to high winds from Storm Ciara, there will be no racing today, 9th February. Weather permitting we aim to run three races next Sunday.
Check out our report in Yachts and Yachting, the results for the Conventional and Assymentic Fleets and our Photo Gallery.
The Bough Beech Sailing Club annual general meeting for all members will be held on Sunday 8th March 2020 at 2pm in the clubhouse followed by refreshments. Racing and club sailing will take place in the morning as usual but there will be no sailing that afternoon. Please come along and have your say on how our club is run. We look forward to seeing you on 8th March 2020. Click here for the notice of meeting and provisional agenda. [...]
The 2020 Icicle Open Series got off to a great start last Sunday as club members were joined on the start line by over twenty visiting boats. Read our race report for the first day's racing in both the Assymetrical and Conventional fleets in Yachts and Yachting magazine.
Best wishes for a happy new year to everybody. 2020 is the 50th anniversary year of Bough Beech Sailing Club and there will be events this year to mark the occasion both on and off the water. In the mean time check out the story of the founding of the club and highlights from the early years on our club history page. Happy Sailing throughout 2020!
In 2020 Bough Beech Sailing Club looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary. Back in the 1970s, dinghy sailors from the South East coastal clubs started to come to the then newly built Bough Beech reservoir so they could continue sailing through the winter months. Appropriately, 2020’s racing kicks off once again with the Club’s major annual event, the Icicle. This open handicap event continues to attract entrants from the south coast as well as other clubs around the [...]
The Sir Alec Rose trophy this year, along with the winner being “crowned” club champion, was held on the 13th October. The day dawned with a gentle force 2 wind but with forecasted 5 to 7 later. The weather prediction, and maybe rugby on the television, kept entrants down to 17. With the wind south veering south west ,the RO Jeremy King, set a course to include a long beat and downwind leg. Race 1 started with the wind increasing [...]
Members and their guests are invited to the annual seasonal dinner in the clubhouse on Saturday 7th December 6.30pm for 7.00pm. This is a casual social affair aimed at enjoying the company of fellow sailors and their families with a two course meal prepared by our galley staff and a well stock cash bar. The prize-giving will take place during the evening. Please buy your tickets at the clubhouse galley where you will also need to select your main course. [...]