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.
On Sat 8 December, the members at the Christmas Dinner voted for our brand new committee boat’s name. After 21 years of service, Wot 4 (our previous boat) has now been decommissioned from the club. After failing to come up with the name themselves, the General Committee asked the members to decide. And YKnot? For that is the name of the new boat.
The Clubhouse Galley will be re-opening this coming weekend (1st December) serving hot meals, snacks and drinks each Saturday and Sunday. Please place your orders for lunches in the clubhouse by 11am.
Eighteen boats including six home crews gathered at Bough Beech for two days of racing in the Final Event of this year's Craftinsure Wayfarer National Circuit Series. Read the full report in Yachts and Yachting.. Michael McNamara & Simon Townsend (Rollesby Broad SC) Guy Marks & Mel Titmus (Bough Beech SC) Bill Whitney & John Shelton (Shoreham SC) 2018 Wayfarer Open Results
Back in 1970 Bough Beech Sailing Club was founded as a venue where dinghy sailors from the South East coastal clubs could continue sailing through the winter months on a newly opened reservoir. We continue that tradition to this day and invite dinghy sailors from near and far to join us for our annual Open Icicle Series in January and February 2019. The event is a sixteen race series for monohull dinghies to be sailed under PY handicaps over [...]
Saturday 8th December 2018, 6.30pm for 7.00pm For the benefit of those who have not attended before, the BBSC Seasonal Supper is a fairly casual social affair aimed at enjoying the company of fellow sailors & their families and having a good meal at a reasonable cost with a well-stocked cash bar. The Prize-giving will take place during the evening. We will have caterers preparing a 3 course meal for us. When booking you will need to choose which [...]