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Supernovas Spring Forward

Supernovas Spring Forward

A reminder to all sailors that the club hosts the Supernova Open this Sunday 25th March so there will be no club racing.

Cruising and general water use is permitted but please see the OOD who will advise zones that are suitably out of the way of the race course. Please be aware that you may have to delay taking to the water during the starting sequence when crews and the water are particularly busy.


The second reminder is that the clocks go forward an hour at the weekend so if you are planning on attending make sure you set your alarm at the correct time so you don’t arrive on the start line an hour late!

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Updated Club Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race

Updated Club Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race

Club racing at Bartley is fun and competitive. Whilst most of us race for the enjoyment and do so in ‘the spirit’ of fun and friendly competition it is also important to keep up to date with the latest rules and governance from the RYA and World Sailing so that we comply with, and learn from the latest thinking regarding racing rules.


To keep the club up to date the ‘sailing instructions’ and ‘notice of race’ documents have been revised in line with current sailing club practices, and the current ‘Racing Rules of Sailing’ (RRS) from World Sailing (www.sailing.org).


A copy of the updated sailing instructions (SI) and notice of race (NOR) can now be found on the ‘Club Racing’ tab. We will be running a programme of Blogs to draw attention to sections of these documents, in the meantime please familiarise yourself with their content and the expected format and rules in place for club racing at Bartley.


Thanks
Bartley SC Sailing Committee

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Merlins Rocket at Bartley!!!

Merlins Rocket at Bartley!!!

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The Craftinsure Silver Tiller Round 1 Merlin Rocket Open at Bartley was a great success with 23 boats travelling from far and wide to compete. Unusually it was an easterly wind that greeted the competitors making the course shifty and tactical. There were huge gains and losses to be made depending on the chosen side of the race course and some instability thrown in for good measure with strengthening winds on the long downwind legs. The visiting boats brought in a number of spectators who witnessed a fantastic sight of colourful spinnakers flying in the sunshine. A full report is available on yachts and yachting https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/203008/Merlin-Rockets-at-Bartley


Congratulations to Andy Davies and Pete Gray for the overall win, and to Matt Biggs and Becka Jones, and Caroline Croft and Chris Gould for 2nd and 3rd respectively. It was great to see Bartley SC taking the top three places.
Full List of placings is available in the ‘Results’ section of BSC website.

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Buoys, Buoys, Buoys...

Buoys, Buoys, Buoys...

Some of you may have noticed that Buoy number 2 has been away on its holidays, however, thanks to Dan and John and a big bag of gravel it is now back in its rightful place.

For those who are not regular sailors Buoy #2 is a marmite buoy - love it or hate it. Sitting in a picturesque corner of the reservoir it is often calm and tranquil and hence a place to 'raft up on' in races. So next time you are on the water why not pay it a visit, make it feel loved, show that you care about its return... For those lottery players amongst you Buoy number 2 has appeared 23 times in races during 2017, and been the finishing mark on the course 3 times, why not include it in your next set of numbers...

The Sailing committee are also overhauling the temp buoys in the comming weeks so please look after them so we don't lose weights in the depths of the reservoir, or cut ropes (watch your props) during use.

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Bartley SC Merlin Rocket Open Meeting Sunday 11th March 2018

Bartley SC Welcome all Merlin sailors planning to visit the club to participate in the Merlin Rocket Open this Sunday.

We are expecting a strong turnout and as such there will be no club racing.

The club is open to Sunday club sailors for cruising / other water users however they should check with the Race Officer before launching to ensure they remain out of the way of the racing fleet. Please be aware that BSC crusing sailors and water users may be requested to remain ashore throughout or during busy periods of the races planned.

We look forward to welcoming the Merlins, and apologise to Sunday Club racers / water users for any inconvenience caused.

 

BSC Sailing Committee

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Making Sure You Receive Your DutyMan Emails

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We are aware that a number of BSC members say they are not getting emails from the club. Therefore please make sure your email address in the Dutyman settings are correct. Also there is a help feature as below so take a look and hopefully this will resolve the issue.

Large organisations and internet service providers implement filtering systems to deal with unsolicited commercial email – spam for short. Software examines incoming emails and, with varying degrees of success, identifies and blocks those deemed to be spam.

Messages from DutyMan are not spam. They are sent on behalf of, and at the behest of, an organisation to which the recipient belongs. Their content is not commercial and they comply with codes of email good practise and with UK, European and US legislation. The DutyMan web servers are correctly set up with forward and reverse DNS and SPF records so there can be no doubt as to the origin of mail from DutyMan.

Nevertheless from time to time DutyMan emails are incorrectly identified as spam – false positives in the jargon.

To ensure that you receive all your duty-related emails we recommend that you:

Add to your spam filter’s whitelist

A whitelist is a list of trusted email senders. Every spam filter should operate a whitelist function though it may be known by another name such as friends list or approved senders list. The procedure for adding to whitelists depends on the spam filter used. ISPs should have details on their websites. In large organisations you may need to enlist the help of your IT department.

Provide an alternate email address

You can tell DutyMan to use a second email address. For instance you may have a work address and a home address. DutyMan sends all duty-related emails to both addresses.

To set up an alternate email address go to your DutyMan Profile page. Alternate email addresses are used only to send duty-related emails and are not seen by other DutyMan users.

 Kind regards, John, BSC Lasers

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Celebrating Bartley Sailing Success

Celebrating Bartley Sailing Success

With the Annual prize giving just around the corner for our club racing (date to be announced shortly) we thought it would be nice to share Bartley Sailors' achievements in competitions away from the club as a kind of 'roll of honor' for 2017.

For example did you know...

Bartley S.C. has the '1st Club' prize from Sharps Doombar Merlin Rocket Week in Salcombe and as a result will host a prestigious 'Silver Tiller' event in March at BSC with the club flag flying over Salcombe Yacht Club at the 2018 Merlin Rocket week?

A Bartley helm has won the West Midlands and Wessex Laser traveller series enabling us to host the last event of the season in 2018 to include the West Midlands Traveller prize giving?

Bartley Juniors won the National Schools Sailing Association Rookie Topper trophy, and the 'Bubbles' RS Tera trophy at Junior Camel Week sponsored by John Bray Holidays and Anns Cottage?

So if you, or someone you know who is too modest to celebrate their success, achieved any positions of note in regattas, juniors, youths, nationals, opens, europeans, worlds please let me know so we can display in the club house and give visitors and club members an appreciation of what Bartley sailors are achieving in the wider sailing world.

Please e-mail your name, boat class, achievement, and any photos to and I will include them on the display.

Thanks in advance for your support in positively marketing our sailors' successes.

 

Simon

Laser 212061

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Bosun’s Notice to Mariners & Duty crews, 23rd December 2018

 

There are some monitoring sensors near the dam wall which at low to medium levels could foul a propeller or keel. Please note the map below which shows location & a reminder about the other obstruction similarly marked. Please do not remove these marks.

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Buoy 2 came adrift recently & will be repositioned shortly.

Thanks,

Dan

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Hadron H2 Demonstrators

Hadron 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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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?

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 …..

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!

 

Kind regards

 John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

Email 

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Wednesday sailing duty reminder

Wednesday sailing duty reminder

Please can you sing up for duties for wednesday sailing

 

 

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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

 

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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Birmingham Velo

Access to the Club will be prejudiced, particularly from the Black Country side, by road closures for the Birmingham Velo on Sunday(24th). Suggest best access from all areas will be through Northfield/ Long Nuke Road and across the dam. Google route of Birmingham Velo for further details.

Alan Birch

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Bartley Boys on Tour Laser Trimpley Grand Prix

Bartley Boys on Tour Laser Trimpley Grand Prix

"Bartley Boys on Tour"

It was a rather grim, wet and windy day for the Trimpley Laser Grand Prix Open on Sunday 4th Sep 17, but that didn't deter John Ling and Richard (Baker Boy) from making the short trip to the beautifully positioned reservoir next to the River Severn.

17 boats signed on which including with some of the Top travelling sailors, so considering the conditions, was a good turnout for the host club.

Race 1 started with strong gusty and was very shifty, with many of the blasts squalls hitting from completely different angles to the prevailing wind, which certainly kept everybody on their toes. Our guys (John and Richard) were on fire and both had a great start, but it was John who took a commanding lead and led the pack for the complete race even after a dodge call for him to do a 720!. Richard put all his Bartley skills to work and battled hard in the strong fleet and managed to finish 5th which taking into consideration the fleet standard was a great result.

Race 2 kicked off after a short lunch, but it looked like John and Baker boy had eaten too many of those fantastic cakes and both had terrible starts. Although Richard did recover well during the second lap, he was very unlucky on the downwind leg as he went towards the dam tower but the wind came in on the left and he was caught again, in the end Richard finished in the middle of the pack taking 7th. John pushed hard all race and gradually roped in the fleet which left him and Richard Mason to battle it out hard on the last lap, so despite being held back at the start John claimed another 1st

Race 3 John’s starts didn't get any better for the third and final race as the OOD called him over the line, where have we heard that one before..... Richard had a fantastic start crossing the fleet with Andy Allan and Paul Powell and also managed to avoid the carnage at the first windward mark, with around 15 boats coming in at all angles. The wind came in strong on the downwind leg and John managed to go wide to recover to an impressive position with Richard holding onto the top place. But on the beat the changing direction allowed for big gains and John came through to take honours for the final race with Richard taking an impressive 3rd.

Overall Richard managed 5th place which was BRILLIANT result, with John finishing a well-deserved 1st. A great day of sailing and a fantastic friendly club.

 

Richard BakerP1020015 2

Laser 208670

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Tonight is the last Laser/Solo tueday racing.. then the 5th is Prize giving and bottle race

Tonight is the last Laser/Solo tueday racing.. then the 5th is Prize giving and bottle race

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE LEFT… feels strange to be at the last race of the Laser Tue series…2017

STATS for the Laser season

28 different sailors

13 qualifiers

3 Ladies  (one of which is currently winning)

4 youths

And lots of brownies

REMEMBER TONIGHT!!

ONE LEFT !!!!!!: RACE 21 Tuesday Night Laser Series at BSC  29th Aug 2017

After tonight we shall be having a bottle race 5th Sept and it’s the Annual Prize Giving and Curry super!!!

RGs

John

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RS400 Nationals 2017 - Mounts Bay Sailing Club

RS400 Nationals 2017 - Mounts Bay Sailing Club

It was with some trepidation that I eventually agreed to crew in the RS400 Nationals this year.... Like many, I wasn't born into this sport, I didn't do the rounds with the Oppies or Toppers, and I was certainly nowhere near the Laser squads! So for us late comers, any event can seem quite daunting, let alone a National Championships.  What made the decision equally difficult, was that the two sailors that asked me to crew for them, are both very credible helms. 

The decision was made, and trepidation soon turned into nerves - this is my hobby, why do I get nervous ?!   The nerves were seamingly justified, as day 1 dawned..... to a very misty Mount, around 20 knots of breeze.... and oh yes, that other thing I hadn't encountered in an RS400 - waves...... big waves.  The sail out to the start area was interesting enough,  you know the conditions aren't great, when you're struggling to see the leeward gate, let alone the windward mark.

Off we go, day 1, race 1.  Maybe there's an assumption that everyone understands that things are going to be slightly more lumpy on the sea, and I certainly had this in my head, but until you're actually out there,  you don't realise quite how difficult even the basics become. At a fleet talk given by Russ Clark, one of the top 400 sailors in the country, Dave Exley, said that on day 1 of the nationals, he didn't know what his settings were..... with the combination of the wind, rain, waves, it was just a tad disorientating...   So, first race, a quarter of the way up the beat, we go for a tack. I drop the sheet, and like a muppet go back for it - in the meantime, we get slammed by one of the monster waves.   

So... the boat is on it's side, we think the main has cleated, and it takes an absolute age for us to right the boat.  When eventually, we do right the boat, there are around 70 RS400's disappearing into the mist about 200 yards in front - not a pretty site.

There were quite a few DNF's, but we did manage to recover a few places, and ended up 52nd. 

With every event, you'll usually have some highs and lows, undoubtedly, the capsize was one of our lows. For me, one of the biggest highs is a more general point. With our extended sailing family (Sam & Ben Pickering from Chasewater), Bartley / Chase had 5 boats in attendance at the event, so it's important that wives, girlfriends, kids etc all feel like they're part of the team.  My 16 year old daughter was on the fringes a little, waiting for her GCSE results & unable to get them until we returned from Cornwall. But everyone really made Wendy & Emily feel like they were part of the family.

The RS400 team also helped with events planned for every night of the week.... even a reception with Lord Levan on the mount ..b2ap3_thumbnail_21032386_10101307286396617_2031331449130130490_n.jpg

And the Bartley team had a great night out at The Fire Engine Inn

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I can't sign off without mentioning probably one of the best days sailing I've ever had. Conditions are rarely perfect, too much wind, not enough wind etc etc. But on Tuesday the sailing gods were smiling on all of us. A beautiful day, wall to wall sunshine and I'm guessing the wind was somewhere in the mid to upper teens. You'd think on a clear day like this you'd be able to spot the windward mark... but our RO had other ideas, we think the first beat was somewhere in the region of 1.5 miles. We came out of the start gate relatively early, and held our lane.... rounded the windward mark in 7th... blasted around the course to finish a very credible 8th. The result in the 2nd race of the day wasn't as good... but we had a pod of dolphins join us - what a way to finish the day!

Like many, I like to reflect on the event, what it means to me, what could I have done differently & what have I learned.

Those that are wary, don't be, a glance down the results will show you, that whatever your ability, there will always be someone you can race against.  You'll probably be nervous, but nerves will soon diminish - especially if you're lucky enough to be visited by dolphins.

Lessons ?

1) I'm not fit enough!

2) Never believe a helm that tells you he's not bothered about the results !

3) Enjoy

 

There are some great pics on photolounge.co.uk  take 5 mins & have a look

400 Nationals

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Calling all Tuesday night sailors only two more left

Calling all Tuesday night sailors only two more left

So far we have completed 19 races and its very tight!!! and so close at the TOP middle and sliver fleets… ONLY 1 point splits the leaders… so you only have two chances left to improve your positions.

RACE 19 Tuesday Night Laser Series results at BSC 15th Aug 2017… haven’t yet been posted by Mark so I have sent an email attaching a pdf file for your reading .

With sailors like Robin Pitt, Mike Acaster Roger England all can still qualify, if they turn up!!!! it’s still anyone’s game..

Remember on the 5th September we are having the BOTTLE RACE & PRIZE GIVING evening… it’s should be so much fun..

Kind regards

 John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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Wake for Vic Lewis

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

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

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Service for the Late Vic Lewis

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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