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Alan Birch

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Access to the Club will be prejudiced, particularly from the Black Country side, by road closures for the Birmingham Velo on Sunday(24th). Suggest best access from all areas will be through Northfield/ Long Nuke Road and across the dam. Google route of Birmingham Velo for further details.

Alan Birch

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I have just been informed that the "wake" for Vic Lewis will be held at the "Fordrough" Trugget Lane, Berkswell, CV 7 BX after the Service.

Alan Birch

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I have been informed that the Service for Vic will be at:

The Charter Chapel

Canley Crematorium

Coventry CV4 7DF

on Tuesday 8th. August 2017 at 2.30pm.


I have no further information.


Alan Birch


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I was informed this morning that Vic Lewis, who was a founder member and first Commodore of Bartley S.C., passed away at the weekend. At present I know no more details apart from the fact that he had been frail for some time following a fall. When I know details of the funeral I will post details.

Vic was a fast sailor and a superlative tactician. Following a career as a reporter and sailing correspondent of the Birmingham Post he set up in business as Vic Lewis Boats, specialising in the fitting out of Larks. He was adept at sussing out a potential customer, selling them an old boat, encouraging them to join Bartley and then persuading them to upgrade once they had grasped the essentials of sailing.

He was Commodore for 6 years (from memory) and oversaw the establishment of the Club from "portacabin"  type structures to the Clubhouse we have today.

Vic was a sailing and racing enthusiast through and through. The sport has lost the greatest promoter of sailing in the West Midlands.

Alan Birch

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Members may not be aware of the Midlands Coastal Cruising Club which meets at Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford, Dudley, on the 1st. and 3rd. Tuesdays of the month from October to March. The first meeting is on October 23rd at 2000 hrs. when  Mark Burkes is to give an illustrated talk on his round the world voyage on Geraldton Western Australia-some coastal cruising!.

Full details of their programme can be found at www.mysailing.yolasite.com or google  midlands coastal cruising club.

Hope this post is informative for you.




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