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A big thanks for the RS400 training day!

A big thank you to Mark & Colin for running our latest RS400 training day on 17th April.

Sunday morning arrived with glorious sunshine & an extremely shifty breeze, which came in from nearly every point of the compass at some stage.  

After the initial briefing, focusing mainly on boat handling, the fleet took to the water to practice tacking & gybing. This was followed by a short triangular course, where gybe sets & gybe drops were both practised.

A little light lunch was followed by race practice, 2 laps around a short windward leeward.

All in all, a very successful day, which proved useful for all on the water.

Once again a big thank you to Mark & Colin for putting on the training, in what proved to be somewhat testing conditions!


See you at the Sprints!

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RS400 training day

Don't miss out on our fantastic pre Sprints RS400 training day. With some excellent coaching from our in house RS400 guru's Mark & Colin, we should all hopefully see some improvements to take into one of our favourite events, the RS400 Sprints.

Be rigged & ready for 10am, Sunday 17th April.


See you all there!

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Thursday Night Series

Thursday night series got well under way this week.  5 x RS400's, 1 x Phantom, 1 x Merlin, 1 x Blaze & 1 x K1 all braved our season's opener. Downing & McDonnell got out early for a little practice, only to shred their kite halyard. Wayne quickly helped them to get back on the water, and they only just missed the start.

Last years Stevie Nicks & Sprints Champs Messrs Knight & Knight pretty much lead from start to finish - guys you at least need to give us a little hope that we can catch you!

A warm meal & a couple of beers later, and we can pretty much all say, that we're glad mid week sailing is back.


Plenty of room for all comers on a Thursday evening - it's not class specific, so come down, have a race & chew the fat afterwards over a beer!


See you all next week.

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THANK YOU to all those members for the Working Party

THANK YOU to all those members for the Working Party

On behalf of Caroline and Bartely Sailing Club Committee we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those members that came down early and gave their time freely to help as a team effort to smarten up the club.... those windows in the race hut have never looked so good. Claire inside and Sam the outside!!..

There were so many people attended I lost count after seeing teams all over...., what was amazing is that we could have filled three skips!!!..Apologies to those members that with my help had to go back into the skip to fish our boat covers!!!

It was such a great feeling to see the team effort and what we did achieve by doing this...

Kind regards







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Birmingham West Midlands




4 race format , 3 to count

4 x 45 Minute approx races

Briefing - 10.30 am

First race - 11.00 am


Entrance Fee £10.00

Hot Food & Drink Available – Also a Bar.

For further information please contact

Nick Thornton (5061) Solo Fleet Captain

0121 550 4650 - E-mail -

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STOP PRESS BSC Working party this SAT 9th April 9.30am

STOP PRESS BSC Working party this SAT 9th April 9.30am

This year’s working party is going to be arranged for 9th April 9.30am

PLEASE BRING YOUR RAKES/GLOVES/ ANY OTHER TOOLS to help with cleaning up the club grounds.


We plan to carry out some light maintenance work;-

Cleaning the welcome signs

Patio area

Garage floor

Hut windows

General clearing up of the dinghy park... re disturbing some of the stones that are excessive around some boat area, and relocating to more needed patches

Caroline Downing (Whitehouse) is heading up the day so please speak to her or me if you have any questions

These are the main areas that we need your help with please

Racing Hut

Entrance area


Dinghy Park

So please come down slightly earlier than your normal time on sat and if possible help out. There is always something that can be done.

Kind regards


Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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Bartley Sailing club video

Bartley Sailing club video

We now have a fantastic video to use many thanks to Ed Badger and Brad Eeles for driving him around last weekend.


Just click on the link below






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Annual prize giving.. A FUN EVENING

Annual prize giving.. A FUN EVENING

Those 45 members and friends enjoyed a great evening of fun with lots of party boat racing games, quiz and the amazing raffle. Unfortunately nobody declared that they won the £100,000 ticket, but it’s been noticeable that a few club members was away this weekend!!! Very suspicious!!!

Many thanks goes to Lou Archer and her team for putting on a slick operation for the night and cooking up a fantastic curry... even though the naan bread arrived late!!!

Sailing endeavour brass vase was awarded to Ken Saunders who has completed the largest amount of races over the season in his Supernova.

Special awards this year when to three of the main committee members for their efforts over the many years of the club:-

Mark Reddington for all his hard work collating the results and doing so so so much more

Mark Perrigo for being treasurer - so the committee provided him with a BIG calculator to ensure he can see the numbers and keep adding up the figures correctly

Andrea and Alan Archer for looking after the dinghy park and running Duty Man


Howard Eeles Training officer and our BOPC Centre Manager was recognised for his considerable efforts. You may not be aware of all the hard work that Howard puts into the BS club and so the members wanted to present him with a special engraved trophy to say "Thank you". Single handedly he has increased activity and developed a successful business that has put income into our account and helped to suppress the membership fee cost increase. May it long continue so many thanks Howard  

For those members that were not able to turn up to collect their trophies we have a box in the bar that if you can look through to collect please.

Kind regards


Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036


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Bosun required at Bartley Sailing club

Bosun required at Bartley Sailing club

Bosun required at Bartley Sailing club

The sailing committee are seeking any member that either knows how to maintain our rescue boats or would like to be trained to help do this.

As you know, in order to provide sailing activities at Bartley we always ensure BSC can provide adequate rescue cover. To achieve this we need to ensure that our various ribs and crafts are maintained in good working order and ready for use.

Therefore if you would like to offer some support to Howard in anyway this would be greatly received.

We know that some members are not active sailing racers and therefore may want to consider that Powerboating could be of more interest.

In the first instance please can you contact Howard Eeles – BOPC Centre Manager

Many thanks for your support

John Ling

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

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Bartley Sailing Club Prize giving and annual fitting out supper is on

Bartley Sailing Club Prize giving and annual fitting out supper is on

Friday 18th March 2016 START TIME 7pm


HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR PLACE??? to possible win of £100,000.000 lottery prize as we have a raffle again that has amazing prizes, so please bring any of those unwanted bottles/gifts along and we shall what we can raise for the BSC charity fund.

Every member, family & friends are all welcome so please come and enjoy our wonderful evening of fun and frolics at Bartley SC. We want to build on last year’s success so we will ensure that Lou Archer & her team will deliver sufficient succulent food complimented by some great beer…and even better company!!

Again it’s your chance to congratulate last year’s racing winners who will be able to collect their trophies.

Equally important we have planned for some party games which will involve boat races under sail with some super prizes to be won…. So get your teams arranged

So if that’s not enough to get you to come down another incentive is….

There are a few special prizes and recognition to announce for individuals that put in tirelessly their free time, on behalf of the membership so it’s only fitting that members should be there to say thanks…so don’t miss out!!

So that we can plan the creative menu PLEASE register at the bar by purchasing your tickets @ £7.50 ea.

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

Kind regards


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