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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|

BBSC plans to reopen in stages

Covid-19 plans and precautions Following the Government’s announcement of more relaxed leisure restrictions on 10 May, the Club has been able partially to reopen to permit paid up members to use the lake for social sailing at their own risk.  The Clubhouse remains closed and there are no formal Club activities. The Club is monitoring Government advice as it emerges as well as guidance from the RYA, and is planning how safely to resume as many of its activities as [...]

2020-05-22T21:09:38+01:00 22 May 2020|News|

Virtual Racing Series Online – May Series

A few of the Club’s members who have got into eSailing during the lockdown have been competing weekly in evening and Sunday racing, though the numbers may tail off now real sailing has resumed. The Sunday afternoon May series is led by Peter Cook, who recently represented Bough Beech in the RYA London and South East Clubs Regional Championship.  He made it through to the final series of 20 sailors from some 500 individual entrants across the region. Check out [...]

2020-05-17T19:10:17+01:00 17 May 2020|News|

Sailing to Restart!

Following the updated government advice earlier this week, we are pleased to announce that from Saturday 16th May independent buddy sailing, windsurfing, radio controlled sailing and SUPing may resume at Bough Beech Sailing Club. Please see Bylaw E5 which sets out the rules for this, particularly as regards young people under 18 years old. While social distancing is in force, the competent adult must be a member of the same household. This is for Club Members who have renewed their [...]

2020-05-15T09:10:31+01:00 15 May 2020|News|

Club Closure during the coronavirus pandemic

The club remains closed with no access to the clubhouse, water or grounds. Update from the General Committee (May 7th): Further to the Prime Ministers statement on 23rd March regarding COVID 19, the following measures have been introduced: Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for these reasons: shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible one form of exercise a [...]

2020-05-07T19:37:43+01:00 7 May 2020|News|

Coastal Summer Camping and Sailing Week at Cobnor

Each year a group of Tonbridge Town SC & BBSC sailors hitch up their boats and go down to camp & sail at Cobnor Estate, Chichester Harbour. Normally they go down for both May Bank Holidays, August Bank Holiday & for the last week of July & first week of August. The tidal water sailing is great but there is no "Safety Cover", so a level of competence it required. The fields used are on the private Cobnor Estate & the facilities are minimal; [...]

2020-05-06T21:38:27+01:00 6 May 2020|News|

Virtual Racing at Bough Beech

Members are invited to join in with a Bough Beech Virtual Spring Regatta on their PCs, tablets or mobile phones.   There will also be the chance to qualify for the RYA Regional and National Virtual Championships. If you are interested please contact the sailing secretary before 13th April to register your interest

2020-04-08T19:19:46+01:00 8 April 2020|News|
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