Eighty-eight boats in two fleets competed in sixteen races over eight winter Sundays with a variety of winds to suit all types but very few icicles to be found. The final day of the Bough Beech Open Icicle Series was on 24 February. Light overnight frost melted quickly in what seemed like early summer sun, which came with a mirror calm. A number of top results in both fleets could go either way ..... read the final report [...]
Eighty Eight boats enjoyed this year's competition over eight winter Sundays and were tested in a huge variety of wind conditions. Congratulations to our trophy winners Mick, Sarah, John and Mel and to all the runners up. Thank you to everyone who took part including our visitors and to all who helped out with the organisation and running of the event.
Read the midway report in Yachts and Yachting.
Kent Schools Sailing Association will be running a day of Winter Training for Youth Sailors at Bough Beech SC on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Full details including how to register can be found on the KSSA website
The BBSC Annual General Meeting for all members will take place Sunday 10th March 2019 at 2pm in the clubhouse. Please come along and take part. There will be no racing that afternoon.
There is some interest in radio controlled yacht racing among members of the club. Nationwide and indeed worldwide there are many clubs and associations taking part in the sport. There are international rules to the racing and many varied classes of boats. Information can be gleaned by logging into the “radio controlled yacht racing association”. This preliminary notice is to find out if there are enough members who would like to discuss the formation of a new activity. IF YOU [...]
A reminder that sailors, windsurfers, SUP users and support boats need to keep alert to the presence of fishermen using the reservoir and allow at least 50m clearance. A sailcraft accidentally hooking and pulling on a fishing line has the potential to cause a serious accident with damage to any limbs and digits caught by the line. Clearance for fishermen is considered as a continuous obstruction under local sailing instructions for racing.
After two Sundays of contrasting weather the competition has been keen in both classes, 21 visitors from clubs all round the South East joined a big club turnout for this annual event. Day one was blessed with light winds to get the event started with 49 boats on the start lines. Day two in contrast was a westerly 4/5/6 and tested all 43 who started out, not all finished, the gusts were frequent and gave some exciting reaches. At the [...]
Close racing in the New Year Pursuit Race saw Karen in her Solo win beating Connie in her Laser Radial. Martin and Chris followed in their Supernovas but never managed to catch the two leaders. All thirteen boats enjoyed the mild weather and gained some last minute practice ahead of the Icicle Series. 2019 New Year Pursuit Race Results 2019 new Year Pursuit Race Photos
Congratulations to all our prize winners who were awarded one of our new perpetual trophies at the Club Seasonal Supper last night. Well done to Jon, Sandra, Connie, Steve, Casper, Guy, Rob, Nick, Richard, Pete, Tulloch, Tom, Joe, Francisca and Tom. Many Thanks to John and his team for organising an enjoyable evening and to Don and his team for organsising the prizes.