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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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The Autumn race format starting October 7th will continue the successful format run over the Summer with the following seasonal 'tweaks':

The Saturday Races will be pulled forward by 1/2 hr to reflect the daylight hours during Autumn / Winter.

The final race on Saturday will start as soon as possible after race 2 so that sailors do not get too cold between races as the temperature drops.

Race 1 Handicap including novice and juniors

10.50     10 minute warning

11.00     Fast fleet start

11.02     Slow fleet start

11.04     Junior / Novice Start

Race 2 Pursuit

12.35     10 minute warning

12.45     Mirror start

14.00     Finish

Race 3 Handicap (Timing to be determined by the OOD on the day to start as soon as possible after race 2)

Earliest timing:

14.05     10 minute warning

14.15     Fast fleet start

14.17     Slow fleet start

Sunday race times to remain the same as Summer Series.

I plan to conduct a few sessions to coach the novices and juniors before the first race on Saturday to help with starting, mark rounding, racing rules, trim and tactics. I will post on the blog the week before these take place so those who are interested can turn up a bit earlier to practice.

Hope to see as many of you as possible sailing over the autumn and winter....

Simon Hardiman Laser 212061

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Flying Solo!


Well I have seen it all now - a Solo completely out of the water bar its foils having hit a 32 knot gust at buoy '0', tightened up, hit a wave, taken off, and then slapped down for a capsize! And that was only a taste of the fun the Solo fleet had at the Bartley Open on Sunday.

17 took to the water, 1 returned straight away..., 8 remained by the end of the day staggering around, soaked through, but with grins from ear to ear.

Full report on Y&Y www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/198827/Solos-at-Bartley

Thanks to the competitiors for the entertainment, the rescue crew for a hard days work, the galley for feeding us on time, and Nick Thornton for organising the event (and special thanks to his wife for compiling the results year after year).

We asked for wind after the last 2 years drifting - and it all came at once!

Well done to Howard, Ian, and Neil - the top 3 Bartley boats.


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A MASSIVE thank you to the Bartley Stand Up Paddle Boarders (SUP) for the great job they did on Sunday morning. The working party showed just how much can be done with a well organised team and an array of power tools!

The area in front of the OOD hut from end to end of the fence is now clear of rubbish, strimmed and trimmed, and looking like a club the membership can be proud of.

Thanks to all who helped out on the day (although some of you looked like you were enjoying strimming just a little too much - you know who you are...) it has made a real difference to the look of the foreshore.

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Bartley Juniors at the RYA Zone Championships


Harrison Allen and Millie Hardiman both represented Bartley K2O in their first 'main fleet' experience at the RYA Zone Championships at Rutland (Toppers) and Leigh and Lowton (Teras). Both sailors had to battle hard in large fleets and learned what it was like to start in a big fleet on an Olympic-style course. The level of competition was high as the event was a squad selector for the RYA youth squads giving both our junior sailors a taste of what it takes to compete at national level. Both took away some key learning and experience to consolidate over the winter season and are already champing at the bit to get their race tactics tuned at the Bartley Saturday morning race ready for the 2018 Open circuit!

Well done to both sailors!

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