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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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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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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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