Friday, September 19, 2014


Bartley Green


Humidity: 94%

  • 19 Sep 2014

    Showers 21°C 14°C

  • 20 Sep 2014

    Showers 20°C 9°C

Birmingham, ENG
Wind Speed: 6 kts

Welcome to Bartley...

Bartley Sailing Club is an RYA-approved watersports centre for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Conveniently located in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham, the site offers superb views over rolling hills to the West. We have active fleets in RS400, Merlin Rocket, Phantom, Solo, Supernova, Laser and Mirror classes, with many other types of sailing dinghies also represented in our handicap fleet. We also welcome windsurfers and canoeists - our water is a packed and lively place to be!

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Join Bartley...

Bartley Sailing club is always keen to welcome new members, both those wishing to learn for the first time or more experienced sailors keen to join in our racing programme. Windsurfers and canoeists are also very welcome.

Friendly, fun...and very competitive...

Bartley has great facilities on and off the water. Our purpose-built club house is equipped with showers, changing facilities, plenty of parking on site and a secure boat park for members.

After a hard day on the water, our professionally operated catering services provide a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks and there is a fully-licenced bar, at which you will find Bartley's members discussing the cut and thrust of the day's racing!

Bartley welcomes experienced, competitive sailors; families looking for a shared hobby; complete beginners and everyone in-between. To make sure everyone feels welcome we have a wide range of events, like competitive open meetings on the class circuits.

Learning to sail or looking to perfect your technique?

Bartley Sailing Club has an enthusiastic team of experienced sailors who teach a wide variety of sailing skills. There is a dedicated training room and a fleet of easy-to-handle dinghies in which to master basic skills.

The core training that the club offers is RYA Level 1&2 Courses (Start Sailing and Basic Skills). This course takes students from being a total beginner to being able to rig, launch and sail a boat in light-moderate winds. The club also regularly hosts training sessions for more experienced sailors of the many classes sailing at Bartley.

Whatever your skill, whatever your passion...come indulge it and experience the adrenalin, when you sail at Bartley!

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Learn with us...

Bartley Sailing Club has an enthusiastic team of experienced Sailors. We teach a wide variety of sailing skills in a wide variety of sailing dinghies, from RYA course modules, to informal training courses tailored to our members' needs. Beginners learn to sail in our fleet of single handed Laser Pico’s which are easy to learn but give an edge of performance and a hint of fun to the process. The waters are crystal clear and the instructors and membership are friendly and supportive. There is no better place for learning to sail.

Latest News and Announcements

2014 BSC Laser personal handicap Champion is Mike Acaster congratulations
General News

Final Results Posted

Can you believe it 20 weeks have past and what a great season we have had... so many tails to tell. From Jeremy dominating at the start of the season, our Commodore Mike joining in and showing us his skills (plus spectacular capsizes) to the quiet and deadly Mike Acaster who just plug away at the top each week and calmly moved up the leader board, whilst Richard was training hard to master his roll tacks.

BUT IN THE END THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE---------- 2014 BSC Laser personal handicap Champion is Mike Acaster congratulations

I have attached the Full Sailwave file attached and it should be available soon on the BSC web site.

As you can see below the Top of the leader board is divided by only a few points !!!.

Taking race 20 results into consideration Richard Baker and Michael Parkerboth sailed so well and consistently improved over the whole season, but I know that in the last race the wind dropped and Mike managed to get away leaving the battle at buoy 0... and well that was it....

Last year's winner Giles was also so close with only one point in it between him and Simon, Giles nearly took glory again with his amazing start on the last race but unfortunately headed out to a patch of dead wind and it was all over!!! A real shame..

Robin Pitt had moments of glory with 5 top places but throughout the season also had some which he would rather me not mention... but it does show he's got it...Jeremy was clearly in the driving seat but after his back injury had to slow down and all he could do was smile and wave!!! Our "SuperBoy" Mike found that we "Laser guys" make it look easy!! But it's not... in the end he had a credible season and finish 3rd overall in the scratch with only 1.5 off Simon.

Gary Allcock finally had to smile as he not only finished 10th with 4 top positions he also managed to beat Robin in the last race!!!

John Ellis Rose was not far behind with a few great results and some that needed a digit removing!! he did manage to win in Race 16 though the week of buying us all a drink!!!! (did he?)

Emma Hancox in her 4.7 sailed really well but with the lighter airs not being kind, it was a case of not doing enough races to have the vital discard... anyhow she takes the first lady position...

Jim did a similar thing by just missing out, do to his discards but was getting stronger all season.

Ed Higson, what can we say... young blood that has great skill..... was in poll but needed to do more races... he has so much glassware anyhow!!! And more to come im sure!

Alastair also missed out do to discards but was very consistent when he came. Ian the dark horse... god knows how good he would be if he upgraded his laser!!!

Tony Cliff had a season of uphill improvement starting at the back end and ending with him never giving up and in the top slots of results. So as he practices over the winter he will be a force to be reckoned with next season chaps.

Debbie was our 2nd placed Lady but missed out do to discards, real shame as she came 1st 2nd and 3rd in the scratch races!!!

Brad won our youth "pain in the **** prize"!! seriously he has improved and with two 1st, 3rd and 6th which is a brilliant result. Just need to sail a Laser more often mate!!!

On to our 3rd place lady Katie who joined us for 6 sessions and had impressive results, as did Ann 4th place lady who really push Emma at the start of the series but because of change of job could not make Tuesdays.

Other sailors Tom Clarke, Steve Thomas, Nigel Hudson, Chris Thomas, Andrew Gill, Neil Boneham, and Dan Richardson all who joined in seemed to enjoy themselves.



Please make sure you are there I have a number of prizes to award


Remember that evening 9th September is also our Bottle race where we hope you will all invite your partners along and come and have a great evening racing and Curry and Beer at the club

As always any issues please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to amend.

Kind regards


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Room Hire

Bartley Sailing Club is situated on Bartley Reservoir in the south-western outskirts of Birmingham set overlooking the beautiful surroundings of Lickey Hills and Frankley Beeches offing a unique location for a reception party, family celebration, corporate event or Christmas Party. Our picturesque views overlook the lake and beyond, providing a stunning backdrop for all occasions.
Whether it's a birthday celebration, an office Christmas party, a Wedding or simply a family gets together, we have experience in tailoring special events for anything up to 100 guests.

Relax with people enjoying a drink and a chat with Real ales, local beers and fine wines. Our rotating range of hand pulled ales will capture the imagination of anyone who loves real ale, for others we have a selection of lagers, bitters, bottle cider, fine wine and spirits.

Contact the Club direct to hire a room for your special occasion on:

0121 4775872

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Bartley Sailing club is always keen to welcome new members, both those wishing to learn for the first time or more experienced sailors keen to join in our racing programme.

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Sailwave Results

Sailwave is a popular easy-to-use multi-lingual sailing regatta scoring program for Windows. Results are uploaded to our website regularly enabling our members to keep track of their stats.

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Members can submit their own sailing memories to upload to our Google Picasa gallery. Simply burn your pics to a disc and hand it in to one of the staff F.A.O "The Clubhouse Manager".

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