The 2020 Icicle Open Series got off to a great start last Sunday as club members were joined on the start line by over twenty visiting boats. Read our race report for the first day's racing in both the Assymetrical and Conventional fleets in Yachts and Yachting magazine.
Best wishes for a happy new year to everybody. 2020 is the 50th anniversary year of Bough Beech Sailing Club and there will be events this year to mark the occasion both on and off the water. In the mean time check out the story of the founding of the club and highlights from the early years on our club history page. Happy Sailing throughout 2020!
In 2020 Bough Beech Sailing Club looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary. Back in the 1970s, dinghy sailors from the South East coastal clubs started to come to the then newly built Bough Beech reservoir so they could continue sailing through the winter months. Appropriately, 2020’s racing kicks off once again with the Club’s major annual event, the Icicle. This open handicap event continues to attract entrants from the south coast as well as other clubs around the [...]
The Sir Alec Rose trophy this year, along with the winner being “crowned” club champion, was held on the 13th October. The day dawned with a gentle force 2 wind but with forecasted 5 to 7 later. The weather prediction, and maybe rugby on the television, kept entrants down to 17. With the wind south veering south west ,the RO Jeremy King, set a course to include a long beat and downwind leg. Race 1 started with the wind increasing [...]
Members and their guests are invited to the annual seasonal dinner in the clubhouse on Saturday 7th December 6.30pm for 7.00pm. This is a casual social affair aimed at enjoying the company of fellow sailors and their families with a two course meal prepared by our galley staff and a well stock cash bar. The prize-giving will take place during the evening. Please buy your tickets at the clubhouse galley where you will also need to select your main course. [...]
We have vacancies on our volunteer safety helm squad. The squad provide safety cover for BBSC members each weekend and full training is provided. Each member of the squad is required to volunteer at least six days a year. We are planning powerboat (RYA level 2) and/or safety helm training for members on the following weekends: 19th-20th October, 16th-17th October, 30th November-1st December If you are interested in either powerboat or safety helm training or perhaps joining the safety helm [...]
Sunday afternoon training sessions for club members will be starting up again at the beginning of September for the Autumn Season. Dates for the adult improvers, youth beginners (Pirates and Buccaneers) and Youth Intermediate (Raiders & Squad) are on the Adult and Youth Training pages of the website and the club calendar. Please book places in advance on webcollect. The cost for members using a club boat is £5 per session and is free of charge for members using [...]
The London and South East Region of the Topper Class Association is running Topper Training and Racing on 31st Aug and 1st Sept at Bough Beech. Entries can be made online on the Class Association Website
A couple of weeks ago Guy entered Wayfarer 'Complete Fiasco' into the Three Rivers Race in Norfolk, known as Europes toughest inland sailing race. After 13 hours covering 50 miles of racing Guy and his helm John C finished in 5th place overall. Read their story here. .. or read the official write up in Yachts and Yachting magazine.
Laser Captain Pete has arranged for Marino's of Edenbridge to deliver Fish 'n'Chips to the club after Thursday night racing. The order sheet should be placed in the garage next to the sign on and somebody will need to collect the money and phone through the order before 19:45hrs. Fish & Chip Order Sheet