Despite a feisty forecast, 20 sailors arrived to be greeted by clear skies, sunshine and a cup of tea at Bough Beech Sailing Club on Saturday 4 May. The line-up included racers from the South Coast and plenty of inland specialists, such is the draw of Bough Beech's shapely and picturesque waters.... Read the full Report in Yachts and Yachting 2019 Laser Open Photographs Standard Rig Neil Peters Olly Bush Dave Freeman 2019 Laser Standard [...]
Glorious Sunshine and a steady breeze made for perfect conditions for the new DragonFlight 95 radio controlled model yacht fleet to try out their boats this Saturday morning. 6 members have bought new boats and fitted them out ready for trial day. With 2 visitors this brought the Dragon 95 class up to 8 boats on the water. One of our visitors was a very experienced RC enthusiast and was of invaluable use to some inexperienced newcomers. The weather [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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.