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We are running on Saturday a training session for all members to moderate the club tractor so that the launching of the safety and rescue boats can be made easy.

 

Brad Will be running the training session with myself and completing the risk assessments in order that members feel comfortable and safe with the tractors usage.

 

The Session will start around 1115 for all those who are interested.

 

Kind regards John

 

 

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Please can you support THE push THE boat out day this saturday

 

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BSC New Bosun Dan Earthquake

For those of you that have recently turned up to do rescue you may have noticed a few changes in the garage!! such as it is tidy and the powerboats are ready to use.....

This does not happening by chance; rather Dan Earthquake came forward and kindly volunteered to support Howard and Brad in trying to maintain the clubs equipment in good order.

Weekly Dan compiles a detailed report for the main committee which shows the issues he finds and what he has done to rectify. This is a thankless task and one that must be recognised by us all. So its with big thanks we solute Dan for his efforts.

Going forward I did want to share though some of the surprising things that have come to light. Such as :- damage fuel line, keys and marks left in boat, power on, sailing gear left in boat along with rubbish etc.

Firstly when you take out a rescue boat the crews must ensure that it is always checked over beforehand for fuel, kill cords and that it works!!!

EQUALLY important::::: once you have finished please ensure at the end of the day that

1. You turn off all power remove keys

2. Remove buoys & flags and any gear/rubbish

3. Empty water

4. REPORT ANY DAMANGE.... this is key please so that action can be taken.

IF it’s an engine fault can you place the "OUT OF ACTION" sign on the engine so that the next day it can be looked at! Also TELL either Dan, Howard or Brad

Once again PLEASE take responsibility for looking after our powerboats so that engine props and the general gear last as long as it can, it will save us money... and help keep your membership fee’s down.

 

Kind regards

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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We are highly honoured to be both on the Northen Circuit & Southern Circuit for the RS400's this year.  Let's see if we can mobilise a bumper home fleet.

Make the most of the next couple of Thursdays & next weekend to practice ready for our open!

Details are available from Caroline.

As always, food (and beer!) will be available.

See you there.

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The warning signs were there for all to see.... as I arrived, it was pouring down with rain & a group of hardy sailors were all huddled together just outside the club. I thought, no one will sail tonight, we'll just have a beer & a chin wag about the weekend.... 10 minutes later, as the wind moderated, we were all getting ready to rumble.

5 x RS400's & a Blaze braved the conditions. Nick & Greg had a flying start (ahem!), but the lead boat pretty much from start to finish, was Caroline & Jason. Sam & John pushed hard all the way around the race course, but to no avail. In Waynes absence, I did my best Barnum & Bailey impression in the front of Howards boat, which meant the best we could hope for was a 3rd place...... Just as we'd taken that 3rd place, I endeavered to make it a bit more interesting by dropping the kite sheets in the gybe.... Entertaining enough from the shore I'm willing to bet!

Overall, I think we beat everyone on the capsize count - now he knows what Shawn has to put up with!

Join us next week, when hopefully Howard's performance will be much improved with the addition of Wayne!

Sailing, beer, food & a good laugh in the bar afterwards.... what more could ask for on a Thursday night.

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Hi All, 

Just an update on the pontoons!

Please see the picture which shows the disability section only with the winch / lift for non ambulant sailors!

Pontoons are scheduled to be delivered and fitted Thursday 5th May and should be completed by the end of the day, this includes removal of the old sections which are being sold on to two prospective customers.

Just to remind everyone there will be two sets at the cost of £47k and as you can see from the picture they are constructed from a grp waffle which means that and bird effluent will be rinsed away by rain or waves.

If you any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and I will try and answer

Thanks

HowardIMG 5032

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Hi All, 

Just an update on the pontoons!

Please see the picture which shows the disability section only with the winch / lift for non ambulant sailors!

Pontoons are scheduled to be delivered and fitted Thursday 5th May and should be completed by the end of the day, this includes removal of the old sections which are being sold on to two prospective customers.

Just to remind everyone there will be two sets at the cost of £47k and as you can see from the picture they are constructed from a grp waffle which means that and bird effluent will be rinsed away by rain or waves.

If you any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and I will try and answer

Thanks

HowardIMG 5032

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Thursday evening series 28th April

Forecast is looking good for Thursday 28th April boys & girls.  Dust off your wet suits, get the cover off your boat, and come down and enjoy an evenings sailing followed by a drink & meal in the bar.  Open to all classes.

 

See you Thursday!

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Sunday 1st May  Laser Midlands Grand Prix

Sunday 1st May  Laser Midlands Grand Prix

Dear All Laser sailors

 

Please do come along to Bartley Sailing club for this Sunday 1st May Laser Midlands Grand Prix.

It’s going to be good winds, clear skies and warm!!! With some great prizes to be put into a FREE raffle you never know you may even win something!!... for just turning up.

Briefing at 10.15am with first race 11am

Lunch at 12.15 then two races back to back pm.

Don’t forget you have time to practice on Tue evening with our Laser series which starts at 7pm.

The fun evenings are all about getting together and helping each other improve and behind the scenes have some great competition. Its open to all abilities and is structured around one evening race which you each will have a personal handicap to help your chances of winning.

See you on the water.

Kind regards

John Ling

Bartley SC Sailing Committee Chairman

Email

Mob: 079 20020036

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Every now and again, the Bartley RS fleet decamps en masse.  It's a relatively rare occurance, but one thing you can be sure of, is that the RS Sprints will be one of those events that the rowdy Brummies turn up to (apologies to our friends from Stourbridge).

So this year, as last, 7 Bartley 400's & 1 Bartley 300 arrived at Rutland...full of nerves & anticipation. 

Some exciting performances had been seen in the 3 brand new boats & the nearly new boat... and as always Sam & John are consistantly at the front of the 400 home fleet. In addition to our star performers, new(ish) talent in the form of Richard Ashwell & Joe Ironside were also showing encouraging signs.

The forecast looked perfect, 12-15 knots on both days, albeit a little on the cold side.

Day 1 started with the usual sprint format, 4 different flights would all battle each other in 6 back to back races on the "M" shaped sprint course. A long beat, tight reach, run, tight reach, beat, tight reach followed by a long run to the finish. 

We lost Nick & Greg in the first race due to an unfortunate incident resulting in their bow sprit fracturing...  but the rest of the fleet raced on.

Some excellent performances saw Howard & Wayne in 2nd place overnight, hot on their heels were Sam & John, Caroline & Jason in 8th and Richard/Joe in 12th.  Those of you that know of the Sprints, will know that those places all count for nought..... as Saturday is merely a seeding day, ready for the big racing in Gold/Silver fleets on Sunday.

So off the water the hot topic of conversation wasn't about the great performances or near misses we'd had, but more about a certain 3 drink rule... I won't name names, but Jason was the enforcer... This topic was closely followed by "how quickly can we open the Enville ale in Howard's Van".

A reasonably sedate evening, by Bartley standards anyway, was followed by the grand finale. A little more breeze was forecast for Sunday & a few nervous Bartley helms were seen pacing the dinghy park.

Again some great racing was had by all.  Sam & John were forced to retire due to a broken boom, Richard & Joe had technical issues with a shredded kite halyard, but managed to get back on the race course to finish the last two races in 3rd & 4th respectively.

Without a doubt, the star 400 performers of the weekend were Howard & Wayne, finishing a credible 4th in the Gold fleet. The star 300 performer was Richard Le Mare finishing 2nd in the Gold fleet.

Special mentions to Richard & Joe, recorded some really good results (consistently beating us by miles) & only just missing out on the Gold fleet - I'm pretty sure you'll get there soon guys, and also to Gareth Blakemore (ably assisted by Guy Mason) making his first event outside of Bartley a memorable one, by not only not finishing last, but also not finishing last Bartley boat - well done guys.

As for us ?  For those of you that saw Shawn's pre sprint photo on Facebook... let's just say, the goggles hardly got wet, but there aren't many paracetemol or ibuprofen left. It's a tought event, with 12 races over two days, so well done to everyone that took part.

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