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Buoy C and 3 Missing

 

Update: Good news - the Buoys have been located so we can now start work on getting them back on the water. OODs please check status before setting a course with 3 or C in it over the next couple of weeks.

 

After the joy of finally getting Buoy 2 back on the water it appears that Buoy C and 3 have somehow disappeared between 11th and 21st March. The Committee will do a sweep of the shoreline in the next week or so to see if they have been washed up at the top end of the reservoir, however, if you see either of the buoys whilst out sailing or have any information as to their whereabouts please could you advise to so we can get them roped up and back in position.

In the mean time OODs please set temp marks if required until we have a fix in place but remember to bring them in at the end of the day.

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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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