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BSC Laser boys on tour

BSC Laser boys on tour

BSC Laser boys on tour

After a thrilling start of the Laser Wessex Grand Prix both Jeremy Higson and John Ling ended up in the Top 10, With victory going to John and his new boat.

The water was very busy with over 40 boats split between two fleets of Lasers and Bites. It was very blustery, but warm day with strong winds that greeted the 2017 Bowmoor Laser Grand Prix. The weather forecast maybe put a few off attending the first event of the Wessex Grand Prix Laser Series. Despite this 20 Laser sailors entered and enjoyed the spring sunshine. The breeze in the morning was very gusty and tested the sailors ability, Jeremy Higson got a great start and was reading the shifting wind direction well but was just piped to the first buoy by John, who managed to lead until the end gun with Jeremy fighting hard in 6th.

Race two the wind had strengthen and John managed to find his form and charged out in front. But Jeremy got pinned in by two local sailors which didn’t help his speed and was back in 10th. However his skill came through and he finished in a strong position at the end after one great reach taking two boats. With two bullets John felt comfortable to take a port end flyer in the last race which failed dismally!. and put him down the pack. But Jeremy colours came to the top and rounded the windward buoy in the leading pack. The game was on, and soon the Ling magic worked and he clawed his way back to take the lead and the overall cut glass decanter. Jeremy ended on equal points but did have a great day as his back held out and came away with having had a great sail.

More to follow as the season unfolds from the “Bartley Laser boys on Tour”…. And soon with Lizzy, Emma & Katie joining us… Lady/girls

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Saturday 1st April 2017 starts our new spring sailing series Racing starts 11.30

Saturday 1st April 2017 starts our new spring sailing series Racing starts 11.30

This Saturday 1st April 2017 starts our new spring sailing series and we WELCOME all club members to come a join in the fabulous sailing especially as the weather is also looking good.

 

We have changed the sailing format slightly to Fleet racing to encourage more club members to enjoy and below is how we are planning to run the races, so please come on down!! and join in the fun.

 

Starts 11:30 am with 5 minute warning @ 11:25. Fly numeral pennant 6

Each fleet will then start after the race has begun with 2 intervals apart.

11:30 RS400 start

11:32 General handicap start (GP, Phantom, Aero, 4.7, Mirrors, Taser, RS200/800, Finn, Streaker, Windsurfers etc.)

11:34 Laser/Supernova start

11:36 Solo start

11.38 Novice start (anyone from K20, youths, etc.)

 

On the technical side we shall be running flag Zulu (20% penalty and restart (no redress, OOD decision) this will hopefully avoid any delays with fleet recalls, this is in place of the Blue Peter.

13.30 Fleet two race 2 min intervals

RS400,

Handicap fleet

Supernovas & Lasers (all Standard & Radial rigs)

Solo’s

BACK TO BACK for last race

15.15 Fleet three race 2 min intervals

RS400

Handicap fleet

Supernovas & Lasers (all Standard & Radial rigs)

Solo’s

Notes for OD’s

o Use the same start line as the finish line

o Start flags are the clubs normal 5, 4, 1 go… thereafter sound signals with class flags

  • Shortening the course on the boat that approaches the line approx. 50mins this most likely will be a slow boat
  • 30 mins Time limit for boats to finish after first boat has finished

o For each fleet shorten the boats on the same lap if possible

o As each boat finishes record their actual time they cross the line – Fleet positions/or handicaps will be used along with average laps to calculate results, although fleet finishing positions will be visible on the water.

o On each race record sheet note the Start time of the exact first race. i.e. RS400 off time

o After race two is finished the 3rd race should be started asap effectively back to back allow for the fleet to return to the line.

  • Results are for each fleet, whilst we will tract an overall combined result this is not used for prizes

 

I The sailing committee are on hand this weekend to help with any queries and Nick Thornton is OD so I’m sure all will go well. I know change brings apprehension but please try and go with it and see if this change helps the formatting etc. Later in the series we are conducting a review so we welcome feedback and any constructive views to help continually improve things.

 

Kind regards

 

John Ling

Bartley SC Sailing Committee Chairman

 

Mob: 07484 085897

Email: john.ling@interserve.com">

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Wednesday improvers sailing sessions will be starting on Wednesday 19th Apr

Wednesday improvers sailing sessions will be starting on Wednesday 19th Apr

Wednesday improvers sailing sessions will be starting on Wednesday 19th April.

On the 19th Howard will be running a powerboat training session which will leave the members able to create their own rota to have a "sail under cover".

Every week following that session a triangular course will be laid for the improver sailors to sail around. Official coaching in all classes starts on the 24th May and runs for a period of 8 weeks and is going to be run by a number of different coaches.

The coaching team are caroline, mark, richard ashwell and Mike Gibson. Hope to see you there!

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thanks to all the people who helped at the working party

thanks to all the people who helped at the working party
A massive thanks to all the people who helped at the working party today. Some really trojans out there. Tom Williams needs a special mention as he had his head down and grafted for hours! Thank you too to Birmingham Uni and Bartley SUP club, Ben can you pass this on, they all worked really hard and their efforts were massively appreciated! What a fab days sailing, we even enjoyed the awful blustery westerly thanks to some excellent OD skills from Guy and Bradley! Jodie Archer ran the galley with a welcoming smile all day and in the working party mood, rearranged and cleaned all behind the bar! Thanks jodie! The club really feels a fab place to be part of, especially after a nice cider post sailing!
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TONIGHT's evening is going to be so special dont miss out

TONIGHT's evening is going to be so special dont miss out
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Test

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Family fun evening 3rd March @ 7pm

Have you got your tickets!!! for the Family fun evening 3rd March @ 7pm

 

Dont forget you can pay for them on the night if you wish but it would be better if you can pre book so that we can caterer for enough people!!!

 

Rgs

John

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Crispin Beumont wins Midlands RYA Regional Youth Champions 2017

Crispin Beumont wins Midlands RYA Regional Youth Champions 2017

Crispin Has been voted by the RYA Midlands Regional Committee as the Midlands RYA Regional Youth Champion 2017 and will go forward to the final Of National Youth Champion 2017 which will be announced at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

See full article in Yachts and Yachting Here

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194548/2017-RYA-Regional-Youth-Champions-announced

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Prize giving Friday 3rd March 2017 START TIME 7pm this is your personal invite

Prize giving Friday 3rd March 2017 START TIME 7pm this is your personal invite

Prize giving

& fitting out supper

3rd March starts 7pm

tickets are only £4 each

This year it’s going to be slightly different that’s why we are trying to encourage every member, family & friends to come and enjoy our wonderful evening of fun and frolics with a quiz and music at Bartley SC.

 

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy succulent food complimented by some great beer…and even better company!!

 

John Knight is running a quiz so it’s your chance to potential win some great prizes. So if that’s not enough to get you to come another incentive is….this year raffle may have a lucky winner of £100,000.000 lottery scratch card!!

 

So for the raffle please bring any of those unwanted bottles/gifts along and we shall what we can raise for the BSC charity fund.

 

Along with yourself it’s your chance to congratulate other racing winners who will be able to collect their trophies.

 

Lou Archer is planning the creative menu so PLEASE register at the bar by booking your place @ ONLY £4.00 ea.

We look forward to seeing you all for the EVENT of the YEAR!!!!

Kind regards

John

Bartley Sailing Committee Chairman

Mobile: 07484 085897

Email           

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Dinghy park work day 18th March starting 10am

Its that time again Caroline is orgainsing the working party... detials to follow for the 18th March starting at 10am

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Sunday 20th Sprint racing starts @ 11am at Bartley Sailing Club

Sunday 20th Sprint racing starts @ 11am at Bartley Sailing Club

We are delighted to share that some of the Laser fleet have come together at Bartley Sailing Club to arrange some sprint style racing this Sunday 20th Nov starting at 11am

The plan (weather permitting) is to run as many races as possible to practice starts, full advice and direction will be shared on the day depending on numbers.

Anyone wanting to borrow a boat please come and see me

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Travelling Bartley Lasers leads the fleet!!! Midlands & Wessex GP

Travelling Bartley Lasers leads the fleet!!! Midlands & Wessex GP

 

Recently Robin Pitt & Jeremy Higson along with me travelled to South Cerney and Clevedon where the team dominated and held the flag high for Bartley.

At Clevedon Robin Pitt found form even in the light airs and bagged his first WIN!!!! Whilst Jeremy at South Cerney Led the pack at the Top mark after managing to get to grips with his new Mk2 sail.

Tuesdays Laser racing has seen some pretty close racing and returning to form has been Les Druyf which has caused a stir as the handicap committee had to convene an emergency session as the normally soft rating was removed because he is still dam good!!!..

Michael Parker has returned to form as is Baker boy (AK Richard) so as the results show after the half way mark it’s still very open on the leader board.

We are always please to see new faces so remember it’s an open session and even if you don’t have a boat we have spare race ready ones to use!!! just come along!!!

See you out on the water very soon

Regards

John

 

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Tractor training for members Saturday 1115

We are running on Saturday a training session for all members to moderate the club tractor so that the launching of the safety and rescue boats can be made easy.

 

Brad Will be running the training session with myself and completing the risk assessments in order that members feel comfortable and safe with the tractors usage.

 

The Session will start around 1115 for all those who are interested.

 

Kind regards John

 

 

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Push THE boat out help needed -lease

Please can you support THE push THE boat out day this saturday

 

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BSC New Bosun Dan Earthquake

BSC New Bosun Dan Earthquake

For those of you that have recently turned up to do rescue you may have noticed a few changes in the garage!! such as it is tidy and the powerboats are ready to use.....

This does not happening by chance; rather Dan Earthquake came forward and kindly volunteered to support Howard and Brad in trying to maintain the clubs equipment in good order.

Weekly Dan compiles a detailed report for the main committee which shows the issues he finds and what he has done to rectify. This is a thankless task and one that must be recognised by us all. So its with big thanks we solute Dan for his efforts.

Going forward I did want to share though some of the surprising things that have come to light. Such as :- damage fuel line, keys and marks left in boat, power on, sailing gear left in boat along with rubbish etc.

Firstly when you take out a rescue boat the crews must ensure that it is always checked over beforehand for fuel, kill cords and that it works!!!

EQUALLY important::::: once you have finished please ensure at the end of the day that

1. You turn off all power remove keys

2. Remove buoys & flags and any gear/rubbish

3. Empty water

4. REPORT ANY DAMANGE.... this is key please so that action can be taken.

IF it’s an engine fault can you place the "OUT OF ACTION" sign on the engine so that the next day it can be looked at! Also TELL either Dan, Howard or Brad

Once again PLEASE take responsibility for looking after our powerboats so that engine props and the general gear last as long as it can, it will save us money... and help keep your membership fee’s down.

 

Kind regards

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

Email   

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Bartley SC - RS400 Open Meeting - 15th May

We are highly honoured to be both on the Northen Circuit & Southern Circuit for the RS400's this year.  Let's see if we can mobilise a bumper home fleet.

Make the most of the next couple of Thursdays & next weekend to practice ready for our open!

Details are available from Caroline.

As always, food (and beer!) will be available.

See you there.

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Thursday evening series 2016 - Round 3

The warning signs were there for all to see.... as I arrived, it was pouring down with rain & a group of hardy sailors were all huddled together just outside the club. I thought, no one will sail tonight, we'll just have a beer & a chin wag about the weekend.... 10 minutes later, as the wind moderated, we were all getting ready to rumble.

5 x RS400's & a Blaze braved the conditions. Nick & Greg had a flying start (ahem!), but the lead boat pretty much from start to finish, was Caroline & Jason. Sam & John pushed hard all the way around the race course, but to no avail. In Waynes absence, I did my best Barnum & Bailey impression in the front of Howards boat, which meant the best we could hope for was a 3rd place...... Just as we'd taken that 3rd place, I endeavered to make it a bit more interesting by dropping the kite sheets in the gybe.... Entertaining enough from the shore I'm willing to bet!

Overall, I think we beat everyone on the capsize count - now he knows what Shawn has to put up with!

Join us next week, when hopefully Howard's performance will be much improved with the addition of Wayne!

Sailing, beer, food & a good laugh in the bar afterwards.... what more could ask for on a Thursday night.

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Pontoon Update!

Hi All, 

Just an update on the pontoons!

Please see the picture which shows the disability section only with the winch / lift for non ambulant sailors!

Pontoons are scheduled to be delivered and fitted Thursday 5th May and should be completed by the end of the day, this includes removal of the old sections which are being sold on to two prospective customers.

Just to remind everyone there will be two sets at the cost of £47k and as you can see from the picture they are constructed from a grp waffle which means that and bird effluent will be rinsed away by rain or waves.

If you any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and I will try and answer

Thanks

HowardIMG 5032

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Pontoon Update!

Hi All, 

Just an update on the pontoons!

Please see the picture which shows the disability section only with the winch / lift for non ambulant sailors!

Pontoons are scheduled to be delivered and fitted Thursday 5th May and should be completed by the end of the day, this includes removal of the old sections which are being sold on to two prospective customers.

Just to remind everyone there will be two sets at the cost of £47k and as you can see from the picture they are constructed from a grp waffle which means that and bird effluent will be rinsed away by rain or waves.

If you any further questions please don't hesitate to ask and I will try and answer

Thanks

HowardIMG 5032

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