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RS Aero-batics

Bartley sailors on-tour continued with a blustery Aero Worlds attended by Debbie Deggie and Mark Rolfe flying off the waves at Weymouth in their RS Aero 5 and 7 respectively, and Robin Pilcher attended the Nationals spreading the Bartley name in this rapidly expanding and exciting class.

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Tuesday evening sailing

Hi all,

Tonight we have fish and chips !!

Please pre order before going on the water many thanks Dee x

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Home made soup with crusty bread tomorrow everyone x

Leak and potatoe soup on sale tomorrow from the kitchen x

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Dakota, Say-Ling and Mog... 3 men and a Moth !

Guess who is who! 3 likely lads from Bartley performing rather well at the British Moth Nationals at Chelmarsh - currently 4th, 8th, and 12th - come on Bartley!!! (someone needs to tell John he needs a Moth T-shirt - loving that banner though, is it going to join the team travelling to the RS400 Nationals next week?)

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Weekend brunch @ the gally


Hi all,

We have a selection of fresh crusty bread sandwiches available this weekend served  from the galley!

Our breakfast menu is available all day up untill 3pm.

Dont forget to bring the kids! Children's meals available allday along with snacks and drinks.

All served from myself and the girls at the galley!!  Dee 😊



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£££ Propeller Damage


The club recently invested in new propellers for a number of the safety boats to replace damaged ones. Unfortunately 2 of these have been damaged during the first week of use. Please could all safety boat drivers take particular care when driving in the shallows, when launching and recovering, and ensure boats are securely on trailers before pulling them up the slipway.

If you do damage a propeller can you please note it on the whiteboard in the garage so that the Bosun can get it repaired. Unfortunately when a prop is damaged it can damage the drive shaft on the engine if used so we need to get them fixed as soon as damage occurs.

OODs - if any other groups use the boats whilst you are on duty please remind them to report any damage and let the Commodore / Rear Commodore know if you suspect damage has occured whilst the boats have been on loan by e-mailing  or .

For no obvious reason we have had a higher incidence of damage recently - please help by being careful and vigilant.

Thanks in advance

BSC Committee

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July Round Up

July has seen some beautiful summer weather and has been a great time to get out on the water and enjoy some food and drink apres-watersport at Bartley.

Tuesday evenings have continued to see large participant numbers with over 30 sailing some weeks. The informal coaching has continued to draw in our members who are newer to sailing to hone their skills in the warm summer evenings, and the SUP team continue to be the fastest growing group in the club bringing a great social atmosphere on and off the water. Wednesday afternoons remain popular with those who have flexible or non-existant working hours (very jealous), and K2O and the race series on Saturdays are keeping the water stacked full of boats and activity.

I guess that the weather had to break sometime with this weekend seeing some very strong winds which seemed to bring a large number of windsurfers out of hibination - great to see the boards whipping accross the water after what seems like a long period of absence - keep coming as the winds strengthen, I need the company!

Dave was also running the powerboat level 2 course on the Sunday in the rain to build our strength in this area. If you haven't yet booked on, please do as it is invaluable to the club and shares the load when rescue duty comes around. Thanks to those who signed up for this course and for sticking it out in the bad weather.

Further afield Bartley sailors have been competing and putting the club on the map regionally and nationally:


Bartley was very successful in the Supernova Nationals winning the team prize (now behind the bar for you to admire), 1st place (Sam Knight), 1st youth (Ed Hidson), 3rd Silver fleet (Garry Butterfield), 4th Master (Mike Gibson). Bartley also has 3 boats in the top 10 on the Open Circuit.


Harrison Allen represented Birmingham schools in the NSSA national regatta posting 4 top 10 positions with his best result a 4th in his laser 4.7. Well done Harrison - keep up the good work.

Merlin Rockets:

The Bartley SC flag flew over the Salcombe Merlin week with Chris Gould and Chris Kilsby taking 3rd place and Caroline Croft and Matt Lulham-Robinson 8th


Bob Suggitt (on loan from Barnt Green until it rains some more!) is currently 3rd in the Midland series with David Badger and Ian Capener in the top 11


3 Bartley boats travelled to Lee on Solent to get some practice in for the RS Games and the Bartley Open on September 9th. The Knights got into the top 10 despite leaving early!


John Ling pulled up into 9th place on the Midlands traveller circult one place ahead of me but with plenty more opens to close the gap to the top. I competed in the Masters nationals and finally made the jump from 2/3rds down the fleet to half way to get 30th out of 60 boats. Highest position was 14th teaching me that a good start and clear wind made all the difference - just need to learn how to do it again now!

In the News:

You may have seen Barnt Green SC mentioned on the BBC Midlands News recently to celebrate their 100th anniversay as a club - Congratulations from all at Bartley, we continue to enjoy having you as members until the water levels finally rise at Barnt Green again.

Please continue to keep me informed of achievements of note to include in the Blog on and I hope you continue to enjoy whatever activities you have planned on and off the water over the summer period.




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EGM - Date Set - 15th September 2018 - 17.00

Dear Club Members,

Thanks for your ongoing support with activities around the club.  

Thanks to Steve Ward, Dave and Ed Badger for Wednesday evening training, I have chatted to some members and they have really been enjoying the sessions.

Thanks for those of you who have been getting involved with the mowing, I know it hasn't been required recently due to the scorched grass but again all the help makes our club look presentable for us all to use.

We have set a date for the EGM to discuss the club's current financial situation and any future plans which the committee have on board.  The EGM will take place on the 15th September 2018 at 17.00 in the club bar. 

Following on the from the EGM there is a club social with prize giving which Simon will inform you all of in due course.

Happy Sailing Guys,

I am off to Lee on Solent this weekend 

Finger Crossed




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Success social

Dear Members,

As you are aware, Bartley SuperNova sailors have just been incredibly successful at their nationals at Pwllheli this weekend. A win from Sam Knight, first youth from Ed Higson and we won the team challenge, to name a few! 

I propose we have a social In the club after sailing Tuesday 10th at 8.00 post sailing and raise a glass to our champions! Let’s get some support behind them! 

if you can get in off the water in time, the first round of beers could be on me!

best wishes


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Supernova Success!!!

Congratulations to Sam Knight for winning the Supernova National Championships, to Ed Higson for winning the 1st Youth prize, and to Bartley Sailing Club for winning the Team Prize - fantastic results for Bartley sailors!

Full report on the Supernova Facebook page and in Yachts and Yachting.

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