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Three Fleet Open Report

Saturday 6thApril saw the club host the Finn, Supernova and Streaker joint open meeting. The Finn fleet this year was sadly depleted with only 3 entrants, but the other two classes increased their entries, Supernovas 11 entrants and Streakers 15. All 3 classes are represented in the club in small numbers, of the 29 boats 26 were visitors. The Supernova and Streaker class holding regional events at Bough Beech. In a moderate North East wind with a course set [...]

Try Sailing in May: 11th May 2019

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Bough Beech Sailing Club is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s national “Push the Boat Out” initiative. BBSC will be having an Open Day between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 11 May for those who want to see what the club does, [...]

2019 Icicle Open Series – Final Report

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 [...]

Icicle Open Series 2019 Prize Winners

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.

Annual General Meeting 10th March

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.

Reminder: Please Keep Clear of the Fishermen

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.

The Bough Beech Icicle after Two Weeks

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 [...]

2019 New Years Day Pursuit Race

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

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