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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

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


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




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



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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


Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036


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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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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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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


HowardIMG 5032

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