Club Opening Times

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Ashley GoodmanMembership Secretary
Tracy RoyleGalley Manager

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BBSC Rules
BBSC Byelaws

Summer Sailing Hours

1 May – 30 September

Members may sail from 11:00-17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Mark laying may begin at 10:00.

Thursday evening sailing from 18:30 to dusk is permitted during the Thursday Evening Series shown on the club calendar

Between 1 July – 31 August  additional sailing by members on anyday from dawn to dusk is permitted

The ‘Buddy Sailing’ bylaw applies when there is no safety cover available


Winter Sailing Hours

1 October – 30 April

Members may sail from dawn to dusk on anyday

The ‘Buddy Sailing’ bylaw applies when there is no safety cover available

Wetsuits or drysuits are required to be worn between 1 November and 30 April

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Visitors to the Club

Please come and visit us during the clubhouse opening hours to find out more about the club and let us show you around.  Please park in the visitors car park and speak to the ‘Officer of the Day’ who will be wearing an orange hi-vis vest.  Alternativly ask one of our members to assist you.

Visit our membership page or contact our membership secretary for more information on the club.  New members are always welcome.

Member’s guests must be signed in to the visitor log inside the clubhouse enterance.  Participants in our open events should sign in for the event on the first floor of  the clubhouse.




Club House Opening Times

The clubhouse is open for member’s use between  09.30 – 17.00 most Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.    Watch the sailing and the scenic views from the clubhouse room and balcony on the first floor whilst enjoying refreshments from the galley and members’ bar.   Changing rooms and hot showers are available on the ground floor.

The Clubhouse Galley serves a selection of hot and cold food and snacks, and drinks are available from the bar.  Please order your lunches before 11am.  Let the galley manager know in advance about the catering requirements of any events that you are organising at the club.

During Clubhouse opening a volunteer ‘Officer of the Day‘ will be available to assist members using the club and show prospective members around the club.

Additional opening for the Thursday Evening Racing Series or other special events and information on any weekend closures can be found  in the club calendar.

Sailing on the Reservoir

We share the reservoir with other users including Fishermen and the Kent Wildlife Trust.

No sailing is permitted beyond the marker buoys at the north end of the reservoir which denotes the bird sanctuary area.

If there are fishermen at any point around the reservoir either on or off the water, sailors and powerboats must leave at least 50 metres clear distance around them and cause as little disturbance in terms of noise and speed as possible.

Except in emergencies, landing is restricted to the area in front of or near the slip way.  No swimming or paddling is permitted in the reservoir except in the event of a capsize or testing, or when launching or beaching boats and boards.

Saftey Boat Cover

Safety Boat cover is provided on most Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and other special events by our volunteer safety squad.


Sailing without Safety Cover

Buddy Sailing Bylaw

At times when no safety cover is available, the club recommends that a minimum of two boats should be on the water at all times (‘Buddy Sailing’). Children under 18 must always be accompanied by a responsible and competent adult on the water and particularly, if the child is under 15, they should have a competent adult in their boat. For children, the two boat minimum rule is mandatoryand the second boat must at all times be in close enough attendance to offer assistance if necessary. (Bylaw E5)

SES water do not permit dogs within the grounds and car park at Bough Beech Sailing Club

Affiliated Members of Bough Beech Sailing Club:

Sevenoaks School

Tonbridge School

14th Tonbridge Sea Scouts

Weald of Kent Sailing Association

We participate in friendly interclub competitions with our neighbouring sailing clubs in the Weald of Kent Sailing Association

Bough Beech Reservoir is part of SES water

We share the reservoir with

Bough Beech Fishing Club

Kent Wildlife Trust