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Saturday 1st April 2017 starts our new spring sailing series Racing starts 11.30

This Saturday 1st April 2017 starts our new spring sailing series and we WELCOME all club members to come a join in the fabulous sailing especially as the weather is also looking good.


We have changed the sailing format slightly to Fleet racing to encourage more club members to enjoy and below is how we are planning to run the races, so please come on down!! and join in the fun.


Starts 11:30 am with 5 minute warning @ 11:25. Fly numeral pennant 6

Each fleet will then start after the race has begun with 2 intervals apart.

11:30 RS400 start

11:32 General handicap start (GP, Phantom, Aero, 4.7, Mirrors, Taser, RS200/800, Finn, Streaker, Windsurfers etc.)

11:34 Laser/Supernova start

11:36 Solo start

11.38 Novice start (anyone from K20, youths, etc.)


On the technical side we shall be running flag Zulu (20% penalty and restart (no redress, OOD decision) this will hopefully avoid any delays with fleet recalls, this is in place of the Blue Peter.

13.30 Fleet two race 2 min intervals


Handicap fleet

Supernovas & Lasers (all Standard & Radial rigs)


BACK TO BACK for last race

15.15 Fleet three race 2 min intervals


Handicap fleet

Supernovas & Lasers (all Standard & Radial rigs)


Notes for OD’s

o Use the same start line as the finish line

o Start flags are the clubs normal 5, 4, 1 go… thereafter sound signals with class flags

  • Shortening the course on the boat that approaches the line approx. 50mins this most likely will be a slow boat
  • 30 mins Time limit for boats to finish after first boat has finished

o For each fleet shorten the boats on the same lap if possible

o As each boat finishes record their actual time they cross the line – Fleet positions/or handicaps will be used along with average laps to calculate results, although fleet finishing positions will be visible on the water.

o On each race record sheet note the Start time of the exact first race. i.e. RS400 off time

o After race two is finished the 3rd race should be started asap effectively back to back allow for the fleet to return to the line.

  • Results are for each fleet, whilst we will tract an overall combined result this is not used for prizes


I The sailing committee are on hand this weekend to help with any queries and Nick Thornton is OD so I’m sure all will go well. I know change brings apprehension but please try and go with it and see if this change helps the formatting etc. Later in the series we are conducting a review so we welcome feedback and any constructive views to help continually improve things.


Kind regards


John Ling

Bartley SC Sailing Committee Chairman


Mob: 07484 085897

Email: john.ling@interserve.com">


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Wednesday improvers sailing sessions will be starting on Wednesday 19th Apr

Wednesday improvers sailing sessions will be starting on Wednesday 19th April.

On the 19th Howard will be running a powerboat training session which will leave the members able to create their own rota to have a "sail under cover".

Every week following that session a triangular course will be laid for the improver sailors to sail around. Official coaching in all classes starts on the 24th May and runs for a period of 8 weeks and is going to be run by a number of different coaches.

The coaching team are caroline, mark, richard ashwell and Mike Gibson. Hope to see you there!

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thanks to all the people who helped at the working party A massive thanks to all the people who helped at the working party today. Some really trojans out there. Tom Williams needs a special mention as he had his head down and grafted for hours! Thank you too to Birmingham Uni and Bartley SUP club, Ben can you pass this on, they all worked really hard and their efforts were massively appreciated! What a fab days sailing, we even enjoyed the awful blustery westerly thanks to some excellent OD skills from Guy and Bradley! Jodie Archer ran the galley with a welcoming smile all day and in the working party mood, rearranged and cleaned all behind the bar! Thanks jodie! The club really feels a fab place to be part of, especially after a nice cider post sailing!
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Have you got your tickets!!! for the Family fun evening 3rd March @ 7pm


Dont forget you can pay for them on the night if you wish but it would be better if you can pre book so that we can caterer for enough people!!!




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Crispin Has been voted by the RYA Midlands Regional Committee as the Midlands RYA Regional Youth Champion 2017 and will go forward to the final Of National Youth Champion 2017 which will be announced at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

See full article in Yachts and Yachting Here


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Prize giving Friday 3rd March 2017 START TIME 7pm this is your personal invite

Prize giving

& fitting out supper

3rd March starts 7pm

tickets are only £4 each

This year it’s going to be slightly different that’s why we are trying to encourage every member, family & friends to come and enjoy our wonderful evening of fun and frolics with a quiz and music at Bartley SC.


Everyone is welcome to come enjoy succulent food complimented by some great beer…and even better company!!


John Knight is running a quiz so it’s your chance to potential win some great prizes. So if that’s not enough to get you to come another incentive is….this year raffle may have a lucky winner of £100,000.000 lottery scratch card!!


So for the raffle please bring any of those unwanted bottles/gifts along and we shall what we can raise for the BSC charity fund.


Along with yourself it’s your chance to congratulate other racing winners who will be able to collect their trophies.


Lou Archer is planning the creative menu so PLEASE register at the bar by booking your place @ ONLY £4.00 ea.

We look forward to seeing you all for the EVENT of the YEAR!!!!

Kind regards


Bartley Sailing Committee Chairman

Mobile: 07484 085897


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Its that time again Caroline is orgainsing the working party... detials to follow for the 18th March starting at 10am

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