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Thou Protest too little...

Thanks to all who attended the rules evening. Steve gave an informative talk on the process of raising a protest and how it gets heard with emphasis on the facts of the situation and how to establish them during a hearing.

Whilst we don't want any flouting of the rules we hope the members that attended now feel more familiar with the process and might be a bit more confident shouting 'protest!' when they have been infringed. 

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Covid-19 Coronavirus

A few members have asked about the affect the recent Coronavirus has on Bartley S.C. The clubs stance is, and will remain aligned with Government guidance. 

Currently we expect members to follow government guidelines on personal hygiene and obviously ensure that you self isolate and call 111 if you are displaying symptoms. These guidelines are under constant review and update so we ask that you familiarise yourself with the latest information through government broadcasts. 

There is currently no requirement for the club to limit its operations and it remains fully open and operational at the present time. If we receive guidance that requires a change to this status we will communicate to members as soon as we receive it.

In the meantime keep safe and well and enjoy your watersports at Bartley.


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Working Party This Saturday 9.30 to 11.30 - bring a spade and wheelbarrow (Followed by End of Series Regatta @ 12.30)

Saturday is the end of winter series regatta (which means spring must be just around the corner!). In the morning we will be holding a working party and we need as many people as possible with wheelbarrows and spades to distribute gravel from 5 large gravel bags onto the wettest parts of the dinghy park. Many hands make light work so the more the merrier - look forward to seeing you on Saturday bright and early. 

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Bartley Boys 2nd at Blithfield Blast

Well done to Sam Knight and Chris Bownes for their 2nd place at the Blithfield Blast on  Sunday in the RS400. Full report on Yachts and Yachting: www/yachtsandyachting.com/news/227131/Blithfield-Blast?source=email 

Apparently the first 2 races were great but rudder failure in the 3rd resulted in a handbrake turn that lost them the opportunity of the overall win - great result though, and anyone with a spare 400 rudder get in touch!

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Rules Fun Evening for Members on 11th March @7.30 p.m. in the Club House

​Steve Watson will return on 11th March to provide a follow on from the rules evening last year. This time the focus will move from explaining the rules to what to do about it when there has been an infringement. It is one thing to get upset about someone on Port forcing you to tack but it is another thing to know how to raise a protest to get something done about it. This evening aims to demystify the process in a fun and entertaining way. The bar will be open from 7 pm and we hope you can join us.

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Storm Jorge - Bring it On!

If you were there it was epic, if you weren't then come along tomorrow for a more gentle sail... 

​Photos from Chris Oates https://1drv.ms/u/s!AVE2NmcUZCj7rzZEKbxoUGx8MDFL?e=Q1jSFc if you want to see all the fun.

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2 Places left on the Topper Open Training Sunday 15th March

There are still a couple of places left for the International Topper Class Association (ITCA) open training on Sunday 15th March at Bartley. Entry is via the ITCA website under the 'Events' section. The day is run by Topper Coaching Staff and includes fitness, theory, and practice on the water followed by a debrief at the end of the day. There is one club Topper available for use if anyone wishes to use it for the day just let me know on . Entrants will need to be able to sail a triangle course confidently (i.e. no absolute beginners). There are currently 14 entrants and it would be great to get to the full 16 so if you know someone who has a Topper encourage them to come along.

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Josh is Victorious as the Bartley Bear shows its Teeth to Storm Dennis

What a weekend! We hope all our membership survived without too much disruption and were saved from any floods or falling debris. As Steve's post mentioned Saturday was just too windy but Sunday was sailable - just!

5 mad fools set off for the Bartley Bear sprints; 2 laser 4.7s of Josh and Harrison, 2 Laser Radials of Ollie and Simon, and Sean going for full on, fully batterned Supernova.

After launching the squalls soon started to come in with torrential rain and spray blowing off the wave crests. The famous five lined up on the start and, after a slog up the first beat, let the sail out onto the reach providing swift acceleration to terminal velocity to the gybe mark really testing our boat handling skills! And so the day progressed; quick 12 minute races of full concentration, full speed, and full on wipe-outs, mixed with some great match racing and excellent starts.

At the end it was anyone's guess who had won but in the conditions it was clear that the 4.7s were holding their own on handicap. With Josh and Harrison tied on points the results went to countback with Josh taking the win. 

You may think we were a bit bonkers, but we were not the only ones... looking up the reservoir there was a steady stream of wetsuited warriors in high-vis orange tabards propelling their stand-up paddle boards around the perimeter in their winter series race. It was just fantastic to see so many people on the water showing their passion for water-sports whatever the  met office could throw at us.

As the worn out participants returned to shore they were welcomed by the freshly painted clubhouse and warm food and drink from Tilly's - a great end to an epic day. 

Thanks to all who organised and helped on rescue - we were working hard and it was cold - you must have been frozen!

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Sailing today

Good morning from Steve Ward

Im at the club at present and its currently blowing over 30 knots . The water is currently closed. The wind forecast is meant to increase so this is sadly likely to be the case all day.

All bots in the boat park are currently ok.

Im also the ood today.


Regards


Steve

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Andrew Simpson Centre Birmingham Opening at Bartley S.C.

The Committee are very excited to announce that the Andrew Simpson Foundation have selected Bartley S.C. as their Birmingham base to offer a wide range of RYA courses and training opportunities. We encourage our members to have a look at our new partner's website at https://aswc.co.uk/our-centres/birmingham/ to see the fantastic opportunities for beginners right through to advanced training and coaching for the seasoned sailor. We look forward to working with the Andrew Simpson Centre and everything that they have to offer. 

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