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BSC club notice - flag officers and committee roles. Would you like to contribute to Bartley SC future success?

BSC club notice - flag officers and committee roles. Would you like to contribute to Bartley SC future success?

You may be aware that at Bartley Sailing Club annual AGM we vote to accept nominations for committee & flag officer roles to act on behalf of members in order that activities and actions are taken in the successful running of the centre. 

Could you contribute to Bartley SC future success by joining the team for the coming 2018 season. Whilst there are a number of posted positions such as Commodore, Vice & Rear Commodore along with Sailing Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, we do have a number of people who actively support the committee, such as :- Safety boat, Bosun, Dutyman/boat park, Training and Club management. 

We are always keen to welcome new members to support the clubs development and contribute to helping us all achieve “Midlands Premier Status” and financial stability necessary to continue long into the future.

Our membership have a wealth of experience and skills available, when someone steps forward to offer assistance it’s amazing how much more can be achieved along with fresh ideas, (great example is our Bosun Dan Earthquake).

BSC needs members to take ownership of activities and “get more involved”. However infrequent, we need to ensure new ideas are considered and that we don’t just rely on the norm or that someone else will do it syndrome…

Whether it’s just the occasional input of time you can offer or something more specific we are looking forward to hearing from you.

BSC have a number of projects running 

  • Club house improvements and upgrade of facilities
  • Boat Park continuation of keeping it tidy and reflecting a professional image 
  • Sailing and other sporting activities, ongoing promoting improvement in water activities
  • Supporting our Bosun with his wonderful efforts to maintain the rescue cover
  • Helping with adult and junior sailing Training (inc K20)
  • Administration support
  • Marketing support and media web advice
  • Off water social arrangements, currently an area where we could all benefit from 

Please can you consider what you could offer your fellow members and step forward to either Guy or myself …..

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!

 

Kind regards

 John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

Email 

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Wednesday sailing duty reminder

Please can you sing up for duties for wednesday sailing

 

 

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Calling anyone interested in RYA Safety Boat course

Calling anyone interested in RYA Safety Boat course

 

Calling anyone interested in RYA Safety Boat course

Have you held a powerboat certificate for over a year? Do you want to progress to the safety boat endorsement?

Dave Jones (our Principle PB Instructor) is now registering interest across the club to run one or two safety boat courses over the winter season.

The courses are to be run over three days (Day 1 – driving skills refresh, Day 2 and 3 Safety Boat course proper)

To run a course requires at least six candidates due to the logistics of equipment (sail craft and canoes) which are rescued. Dave will collect names and correspond directly to arrange the best fit for the majority.

Course fee will be a £20 donation to the club

Dave Jones

Land: 01216025328

Mob:  07873633370

 

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Bartley Boys on Tour Laser Trimpley Grand Prix

"Bartley Boys on Tour"

It was a rather grim, wet and windy day for the Trimpley Laser Grand Prix Open on Sunday 4th Sep 17, but that didn't deter John Ling and Richard (Baker Boy) from making the short trip to the beautifully positioned reservoir next to the River Severn.

17 boats signed on which including with some of the Top travelling sailors, so considering the conditions, was a good turnout for the host club.

Race 1 started with strong gusty and was very shifty, with many of the blasts squalls hitting from completely different angles to the prevailing wind, which certainly kept everybody on their toes. Our guys (John and Richard) were on fire and both had a great start, but it was John who took a commanding lead and led the pack for the complete race even after a dodge call for him to do a 720!. Richard put all his Bartley skills to work and battled hard in the strong fleet and managed to finish 5th which taking into consideration the fleet standard was a great result.

Race 2 kicked off after a short lunch, but it looked like John and Baker boy had eaten too many of those fantastic cakes and both had terrible starts. Although Richard did recover well during the second lap, he was very unlucky on the downwind leg as he went towards the dam tower but the wind came in on the left and he was caught again, in the end Richard finished in the middle of the pack taking 7th. John pushed hard all race and gradually roped in the fleet which left him and Richard Mason to battle it out hard on the last lap, so despite being held back at the start John claimed another 1st

Race 3 John’s starts didn't get any better for the third and final race as the OOD called him over the line, where have we heard that one before..... Richard had a fantastic start crossing the fleet with Andy Allan and Paul Powell and also managed to avoid the carnage at the first windward mark, with around 15 boats coming in at all angles. The wind came in strong on the downwind leg and John managed to go wide to recover to an impressive position with Richard holding onto the top place. But on the beat the changing direction allowed for big gains and John came through to take honours for the final race with Richard taking an impressive 3rd.

Overall Richard managed 5th place which was BRILLIANT result, with John finishing a well-deserved 1st. A great day of sailing and a fantastic friendly club.

 

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Laser 208670

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Tonight is the last Laser/Solo tueday racing.. then the 5th is Prize giving and bottle race

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE LEFT… feels strange to be at the last race of the Laser Tue series…2017

STATS for the Laser season

28 different sailors

13 qualifiers

3 Ladies  (one of which is currently winning)

4 youths

And lots of brownies

REMEMBER TONIGHT!!

ONE LEFT !!!!!!: RACE 21 Tuesday Night Laser Series at BSC  29th Aug 2017

After tonight we shall be having a bottle race 5th Sept and it’s the Annual Prize Giving and Curry super!!!

RGs

John

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Calling all Tuesday night sailors "only two more left"

So far we have completed 19 races and its very tight!!! and so close at the TOP middle and sliver fleets… ONLY 1 point splits the leaders… so you only have two chances left to improve your positions.

 

RACE 19 Tuesday Night Laser Series results at BSC 15th Aug 2017… haven’t yet been posted by Mark so I have sent an email attaching a pdf file for your reading .

With sailors like Robin Pitt, Mike Acaster Roger England all can still qualify, if they turn up!!!! it’s still anyone’s game..

Remember on the 5th September we are having the BOTTLE RACE & PRIZE GIVING evening… it’s should be so much fun..

Kind regards

 John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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Harrison Allen crownd NSSA National Topper Rookie Champion 2017

WOW... WELL DONE Harrison great achievement, we all are so proud of you.... crowned NSSA National Topper Rookie Champion 2017.

Thought you would be pleased to know Harrison won the Topper rookie series at the NSSA national regatta, it all came down to the last race which was almost cancelled due to extreme winds, but he made some good moves and was leading for the very start. He also won the best performance from a Birmingham sailor in the regatta.

On facebook the reports kept us all in suspense as Marie Allen (Chuffed Mummy and Lee Proud daddy) let us all know that their boy only went and won!

This was his first time racing away from Bartley and first racing in a topper now the National Schools Sailing Association, so to manage winning the Topper Rookie series and highest placed Birmingham sailor is just amazing...also when you realise he has only been sailing less than a year!

Proud moment for all involved... also a big shout out to the rest of the team and a huge thanks to Julian from KNBS for looking after them all. ????⛵️

Kind regards

John Ling

Bartley SC Sailing Committee Chairman

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1.JPGHarrison in action on the last day

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Kind regards

John

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L2 Powerboat Training dates 2017

L2 Powerboat Training dates 2017

L2 Powerboat Training dates 2017

It is essential that we have as many members as possible who have the skill and experience to drive the club rescue boats safely. It is a requirement placed on us that all rescue boat drivers have L2 powerboat qualification. We are proving this training "in house", so that members can gain this qualification without the cost of a commercial course, or attending another centre.

I am now taking bookings for courses through to the need of 2017 as per the dates below. Bookings will be taken on a first come basis.

Each course is two days long, run over consecutive Sundays.

September            3rd and 10th

October                 8th and 15th

November             5th and 12th

December             10th and 17th

The course costs £20 to cover the cost of the course manual, which needs to be purchased in advance.

Apply now for a place to obtain your L2 Powerboat certificate.

To book or find out more, contact Dave Jones via email , or phone 07873633370

Dave Jones

Principle Powerboat Instructor

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A big thank you to Ann Kelly for the 2017 PTBO

Also a big thank you to Ann Kelly… again for taking on the role of organising our team and getting those keen members engaged for the day.

Our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as Bartley SC was aired on TV Made In Birmingham now available on catchup later today if you missed it https://www.madeinbirmingham.tv/catchup/?c=lifestyle&p=x4ugxs

Guy Mason and I were so proud of Bartley Sailing club members efforts and results we have created for the RYA West Midlands, a great job - well done.

 

By way of final feedback from our day…

PBTO figures faithfully kept by our star greeter – Maisy, shows 44 brand new people attending (24 adults and 20 children) and 41 having a sailing trip including so top Fireball guys. Whilst this may not seem massive it is good to have so much interest in Bartley’s local sailing community. We also had approx 10 other people who simply came down and watched from the shores!.

The team headed by Ann Kelly worked so hard along with 12 others who tirelessly focused all day to make it a great success. Working together so hard as a team to get the youth K2o out on the day was also an achievement.

We had lots of SUP’s (paddle boarders) out with Katie & her Supper friends doing a great job. Ed Bader, Caroline, Nigel and Nick went sailing with some first timers. Huw Davies was a bid support all day. Dave Jones took the helm of the powerboats and some joy rides to get people out on the water. Dan our club Bosun ensured we were all fuelled up and ready. Claire got some windsurfers on the water and Rachel and Cia kept us all feed and watered and Simon helped with the preparation beforehand.

Hopefully this will lead to two or three people signing up for the beginners course especially Rob and Niall who were on duty all day are going to join the improvers sessions on a Wednesday night.

Kind regards

 

John Ling

Bartley SC Sailing Committee Chairman

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PTBO was a great success at Bartley

Hi Folks

Thank you all so very much for helping make the event a success. Everyone worked so hard and worked together as a team to get K2o completed as well as PTBO. Overcome rigging issues and petrol requirements, extra duty help for the visitors sailing trips “ just in case” – as well kitting everyone out, directing to boats and general safety. Also our volunteer helms and folks generally chatting about the club. Katie  & her Supp friends doing a great job with the paddle boarders. Perhaps we should a K2o for paddle boarders!  (and we all want a go now) Claire with our windsurfers. Rachel and Cia (sorry if spelt wrong) keeping us feed and watered and Simon with the preparation beforehand.

The club should be very proud of its helpers. A great job well done.

A brief summary of PBTO figures faithfully kept by our star meeter and greeter – Maisy, shows 42 attending (22 adults and 20 children) and 38 having a sailing trip.

So if you were feeling tired you have every right to be.

Hopefully this will lead to two or three signing up for the beginners course and Rob and Niall who were on duty are going to join the improvers sessions on a Wednesday night.

Thank you again

Ann

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PUSH the BOAT OUT day at BSC Sat 13th May

Not long now till PUSH the BOAT OUT day at Bartley SC (Sat 13th May)

This year PTBO at Bartley SC is looking to get even more people out on the water and experiencing the joy of sailing!

 

Have you ever wanted to try sailing a diferent boat or windsurfing? RYA Push the Boat Out is taking place at Bartley 13th May with free taster sessions ...so bring along friends and family.
 
 
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Evening racing, Thursdays races now moved to Tuesdays
  • Evening racing

Sadly there has been a dramatic decline in Thursday night attendance sailing to the point where only couple of boats are turning up. Unfortunately this is not economical for the club as each time it’s open we incur staff and associated running costs. It is proposed that the Thursday night sailors could amalgamate with Tuesday night from next week. In order to not disturb the single handers the 400 fleet will have a start at 18.55 and will self-manage their course and finish. The menagerie fleet that can also sail will start with the 400,s.

We are planning that whilst a windward leeward course sits better with them they will use the top and bottom marks only this way courses for the single handers will remain unaffected with their normal variation.

This is not intended to disrupt existing sailor’s enjoyment but merely to facilitate sailing for all. We hope this will be accepted by the membership as a necessary and viable solution that should also help a more sociable club nights and less demand on the number of duties carried out from Tuesday sailors. Results will be calculated at the end.

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BSC AGM 2017 This SATURDAY  6th May after the racing

BARTLEY S.C. Ltd

AGM 2017

To all Members,

The AGM date has been set for the Saturday 6th May 2017.

The meeting will start as soon as practical after the days Club racing.

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Attached are the Company Accounts for year to Oct 31 2016

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What a weekend!!!! Racing at Laser Wessex Grand Prix Whitefriars

Bartley Laser Boys did well, 

What a weekend!!!! Racing at Laser Wessex Grand Prix Whitefriars 

Robin 6th

Jeremy 5th birthday boy

Edward 2nd

John First!!!...

Winners Podium
Left to Right: Neil Crosby (Bowmoor) 3rd Combined Fleet, John Ling (Bartley) 1st Combined Fleet, Ed Higson (Bartley) 2nd Combined Fleet, Fiona Chamberlain(Whitefriars) Ladies, Jeremy Higson (Bartley) Grand Master, Rupert Whelan (Whitefriars) 1st Radial, Rick Plummer (Bowmoor) Great Grand Master, Will Hopes (Whitefriars) 2nd Radial, Jacob Miller (Avon), 3rd Radial 
more photos to follow and drone footage also

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Nick Thornton hands over the Solo Fleet Captain to Dave Badger

Nick Thornton hands over the Solo Fleet Captain to Dave Badger

Having spent 9 years as BSC Solo fleet captain representing his fleet on the sailing committee, Nick Thornton feels it is time to step down and allow “new blood” to take over as fleet captain.. 

Dave Badger has kindly stepped forward and so will be taking over the over the captaincy of the Solo fleet from him during the summer and I am sure you will continue to support him, Good luck Dave.

Nick has achieved lots over the years and helped develop the fleet and represented them well on the sailing committee with his enthusiasm. 

He continues running the 2017 Solo Tuesday Evening Summer Series and also the Solo Open meeting on Sunday 1stOctober 2017.

Thanks again Nick and best of luck Dave 

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Calling all Solo's & Laser sailors at BSC

Spring has sprung, the clocks have been changed and next week is Easter........ that must mean that the moment we have all been waiting for with bated breath has finally arrived, yes it’s the beginning of the Tuesday Night Laser & Solo Series. With lots of prizes up for grabs the handicap and fleet racing starts at

7.00pm….

Also if anyone else wants to come down sailing feel free to join in 

 

This year we are delighted to welcome some new members, they have been practising like crazy over the winter months, so to all you fair weather summertime sailors who have managed to punch well above your weight over the last few years on the Tuesday night series, be warned that the competition has stepped up a notch!

It will be great to see you all back again, so don’t forget, 7PM start this Tuesday right through to 5th Sept which will be the bottle race and prize giving evening.

You may be aware of our handicap system, where we run one scratch race per Tues nights (21 in the series) and extrapolate the personal handicap race results by allocating personal handicap times to allow each sailor. This allows a fair chance of anyone winning the handicap race that night. Each week it recalculates a revised PYN to challenge you for the following week.

New members and visitors are given provisional handicaps which are allocated by the executive committee (bribes are accepted in the bar later!!)

With over 45+ Lasers on our boat park it would be great if we can’t get at least half of you on the water at any given time, not to mention those unfortunates that want to join in the Laser fun but have to beg, borrow and steal a sea worthy craft.

So remember we have spare Lasers for you to use so just ask John Ling and we shall get you sorted.

On the Solo side, Dave Badger will be taking over the over the captaincy of the Solo fleet captain from Nick Thornton during the summer and I am sure you will continue to support him.

Good luck Dave.

 

See you on the water.

Kind regards

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 07484 085897

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So you dont missed out....Its simple when you go to the Bartley SC web page then to the ribon just below the dates showing press the NEWS BLOG ... then when you go to that page at the TOP press SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG

 

Rgs

John

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