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 region. Almost 90 boats of 20 different classes raced in the 2019 series and the Club hopes numbers will be above the 100 mark this time.
The format for the event is a sixteen race series for monohull non-foiling dinghies to be sailed under PY handicap over eight Sundays starting on 5th January and finishing on the 23rd February. Racing will be on the “average lap” format and organised into two classes and courses, one for asymmetric rig boats and one for the rest. Races to count will be half the total number sailed plus one, so there is no pressure to come every weekend.
All participants, crews and, families and sailing support are extended membership privileges for the duration of the series and boat storage is available at the club. The club looks forward to giving a warm welcome to visitors in its 50th year.
Prices: £60.00 for a double handed boat, and £40 for a single handed boat, or £10.00 for each boat for one day. The event is open to youth helms and crews under the age of 18 years on 28th February 2020 at a reduced rate of £30.00 per double hander and £20.00 per single hander for the complete series, or £5.00 per boat for one day
Free entry for members of Bough Beech Sailing Club