2nd Annual Start Racing Course Regatta

For the last three years the club has run an RYA Start Racing course to help enable members to navigate the sometimes daunting prospect of joining in with club racing. What the course syllabus lacks is a real-life Open meeting experience, with an NoR, SIs, registration, briefing, committee boat starts and a prize-giving. So the club now stages an exclusive regatta for the people who have completed the course. The prospect of racing against your own peer group is far less terrifying [...]

2023-09-17T14:38:27+01:00 17 September 2023|News|

Bough Beech Branded Kit

Exciting Kit News...... We have a new kit provider, St-Cyr, who are able to provide a wide range of clothing and hats branded with the Bough Beach logo. Follow the link below: New Bough Beech Kit  

2022-11-06T18:47:22+01:00 6 November 2022|News|

2022 Start Racing Regatta

On Saturday 10th September a regatta exclusively for people who had enrolled on, and completed an RYA Start Racing course that Richard Lambert ran for the last two years with John Williams, was staged. The course covers most of the aspects of dinghy racing; boat preparation, tuning, the start, key racing rules, tactics etc, but what it needed was an actual peer group "Open Meeting" style race to tie everything together. So I put a proposal to sailing secretariat Martin Burgess [...]

2022-09-20T13:24:04+01:00 20 September 2022|News|

2022 Feva Open

Despite the extremely light wind conditions on Saturday, our fleet of around 20 RS Fevas managed to fit in 4 average-lap races.     Conditions varied - the wind tends to shift a bit at Bough Beech, and so there tended to be biases on the start line, and more wind further away from the shore and treeline. The course shifted to the left twice throughout the day, following the direction of the wind. This was sometimes hard to follow, but kept [...]

2022-06-16T21:59:47+01:00 16 June 2022|News|

2022 Open Day

Join us at BBSC for an Open Day! Date: 21 May 2022 Time: 11:00 to 15:00  

2022-04-19T09:59:43+01:00 19 April 2022|News|

2022 Finn Open Racing Report

The 2022 Bough Beech Finn Open was to go ahead on Saturday 2nd April. This was the 3rd event of the new BFA Spring Series. These events are intended to spread the Finn events around some of the clubs that haver smaller home fleets and give sailors a chance to blow away the winter cobwebs. For the final stage of the serious preparation for this event, two thirds of the Bough Beech fleet convened on the Friday evening to discuss [...]

2022-04-07T08:52:59+01:00 7 April 2022|News|

Bough Beech SC’s Open Icicle Series Day 3

After a boisterous opening to the Icicle, we have had two, mostly fine Sundays of light and variable westerlies which, because of the orientation of Bough Beech reservoir, is trickier for race teams and competitors alike. The length of windward legs is constrained, and a low sun directly in line with a crowded start line is a RO's nightmare. However all six planned races have been completed. 16th January was particularly trying with racing postponed until a light breeze dispersed [...]

2022-01-19T14:56:09+01:00 19 January 2022|News|

Bough Beech SC’s Open Icicle Series got off to a cracking start…

Bough Beech SC's Open Icicle Series got off to a cracking start on 2 January with nearly 50 boats on the water, including some twenty visiting crews from ten clubs. This event in the beautiful Kentish Weald, which runs over January and February, continues to be as popular and well-supported as ever. Mild, often drizzly conditions accompanied a Force 3-4 SW wind that was lumpy enough to cause a few capsizes and retirements. A trapezoid course was set by the [...]

2022-01-11T21:02:33+01:00 11 January 2022|News|

Radio Controlled Yacht Racing at Bough Beech

The RC yacht group was formed in 2019, in the late summer before Covid struck. At the time we had 14 members, during restrictions we lost 6 members which reduced us to a hard core of 8. Right from the beginning we chose to race a one design class of Dragon Flyte (DF) 95s, this being suitable for our conditions on the lee shore of the reservoir. The races are properly run to established rules on courses set out each [...]

2022-01-11T20:54:00+01:00 11 January 2022|News|
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