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Hardon Dinghy Ltd are bringing 2 of their Hadron H2 singlehanded dinghies to Bartley on Sunday 17th December for club members to try.

The boats will be rigged and ready for 10:30 are will be available for members to trial. Please find below a link to the website which will give the philosophy behind the design and the specifications.

Please let me know if you would like a sail and we can schedule the day to ensure anyone who would like to try one out will get the chance.

Mark Reddington

 Hadron H2 - A new Development in Singlehanded Sailing

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Bartley Sailing Club would like to invite organisations and/or individuals to submit a business proposal to deliver outdoor activities at Bartley Sailing Club. The club would like the appointed provider to deliver activities for children and adults, school, youth and corporate groups, to include disabled participants, with the intention of feeding new members to the club.


The opportunity is to run a self- funding venture with sessional rates to be paid to the club for the use of the facilities and the equipment. The appointed provider would be expected to take responsibility for the complete operation including marketing, delivery and follow up communication.

Equipment is available for the following activities –

  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating
  • Raft building
  • SUPing
  • Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops.
  • A climbing wall, canoeing and kayaking equipment may be available by separate arrangement with an affiliated organisation

All activities must be delivered according to NGB recognised standards. The appointed provider would be responsible for securing appropriate recognition to deliver these activities from the NGB and from AALS.

The club require that the appointed provider would take responsibility for basic site upkeep, equipment maintenance and refuelling of the powerboats.

Initial enquiries are to be made in writing to Caroline Whitehouse through -

Business proposals are to be submitted by 9am on the 2nd January 2018.  These should include information about your organisation and your previous experience, how and to whom you intend to market the business, what activities you plan to deliver and a section on how you will help your customers become members of Bartley Sailing Club. Interviews will take place on the week commencing the 8th January.

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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 …..



Kind regards


Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036


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You may have noticed a few new faces around the club recently as some Barnt Green SC members have migrated to Bartley due to a period of repairs draining the water at their club.

We wish all Barnt Green members a warm welcome (in the cold weather!) and hope you take full advantage of what Bartley has to offer. There have already been some changes in the usual racing order as a result and it is great to have some new competition on the water.

Thanks to those who have chosen to sail at Bartley, we hope you find the club to your liking and encourage other Barnt Green sailors to chose Bartley whilst repairs are underway at Barnt Green.

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The sailing committe met on Wednesday with the following updates resultant:

Item 1. Comfort break between the two afternoon races on Saturdays.

The committee reviewed feedback from some of the membership to reinstate the comfort break between races (which had been removed based on the need for sailors to keep warm between races during the winter months). The decision was to give the OOD the discretion to sail the races back to back or allow a short comfort break between races.

It is therefore up to any sailors requiring a comfort break to advise this to the OOD before launching for the first afternoon race so the request can be accommodated.

It is also requested that the sailors can be ready for a latest start to the second race of the afternoon by 2.30pm so those remaining on the water do not get frozen.

The sailing committee viewed this as the best compromise for all circumstances.

Item 2. Change of course between Saturday Race 2 and Race 3 in the afternoon.

Currently there is no means of indicating a change of course bewteen the afternoon races. It was decided that flag L with one sound signal will be used to notify sailors of a change of course between the 2 races. It is up to the OOD to post the new course on the course board and make the sailors remaining of the water aware of the new course either by using the course board displayed on a committee boat, or verbally.

 b2ap3_thumbnail_Flag-L.gif  Flag L + 1 sound signal for notification of change of course

This instruction will be posted in the OOD hut as a reminder.

Item 3. Signing on for race 3 Saturday

Those signing on for race 2 (Pursuit) on Saturday will automatically be signed on for race 3 (handicap). Those just competing in the final race will need to sign on in the usual manner.

Item 4. Conduct

The club has done well to encourage a number of new members and junior members who are now participating in racing on a more regular basis on Saturday mornings. The behaviours of more experienced members on and off the water will set the standards for those less experienced to look up to. Please make this standard one of welcome and expemplary sportsmanship for our juniors and novices on and off the water.

Item 5. Rescue Duty

Sunday - it is expected that the duty crew remain throughout the day to cover the possibility of members arriving in the afternoon to participate in any of the water sports the club caters for (Windsurfing, Canoeing, SUP). An early finish because it is too windy or not windy enough to dinghy sail may provide the best opportunity for those wishing to Windsurf, SUP, or Canoe and as paying members the duty crew need to ensure their needs are appropriately catered for.

General - If you suscribe to the Blog then it is likely that you are a member who keeps your commitments to the club. However we are finding It is rare that all allocated duty crew turn up on the day allocated to them. It is a term of membership that all carry out their 2 duties per year and there is plenty of time to request swaps on dutyman. Please ensure we all stay safe by attending per the rosta.

Item 6. Sailing Committee

The sailing committee has voluntary representation from all main racing fleets and aims to keep the balance right for the needs of the membership. We acknowledge that there is not always a single best way for all membership needs to be addressed and ask that any individuals that have issues they wish to raise do so with one of the committee for consideration at the monthly meeting. The committee are:

Chair / Laser:                              John Ling

Laser, K2O, and Windsurf:         Simon Hardiman

Solo:                                           Dave Badger / Nick Eves

Phantom:                                    Graham Blackwell

Supernova:                                 Gary Butterfield

RS400:                                       John and Sam Knight / Nick Eves

If you feel your fleet is under-represented or you could contribute positively to the committee please contact us as we are always looking for more volunteers to progress the club and it's sailing format in a positive direction...

See you on the water and enjoy your sailing at Bartley SC.


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