January 2021 News update

A very Happy New Year to all our members and let’s hope it brings better sailing than in 2020. Racing Update Sadly, we will be unable to start the Club Winter Championship on 3 January as we had planned.  It does not look like any organised racing is going to be allowed for some time.  However, the Notice of Race says even one race constitutes a series, so we will keep it on the table, so to speak. Schools Members [...]

2021-01-04T13:37:32+01:00 4 January 2021|News|

December 2020 Tier 4 Covid-19 Update

Further to the notice sent to members on 19 December about the Government’s declaration of new Tier 4 rules and how they might affect the club, we have now had guidance from the RYA on what is and is not permissible. The good news is that unlike in November, the Club does not have to close.  Members may continue to sail their boats at any time between 0900 hrs and sunset, however The club gates will be padlocked at all [...]

2020-12-21T14:29:55+01:00 21 December 2020|News|

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|
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