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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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Rgs

John

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Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Last weekend saw the RS400 team go to Queen Mary for the Winter Championships, to battle it out against a 25 strong fleet turnout. Celebrations continuing long into the late hours of Saturday night after Caroline’s 2nd place in race 3 and with Howard & Richard keeping pace in the middle of the fleet. Day two saw the competition getting to grips with the testing conditions and our team having to pull out all they could muster. But being OCS on the last race has brought home the realisation for Jason that his job of managing Caroline must continue on and OFF the water next time the zambuca’s are out!!! It was tough competition but our team did well and enjoyed the event.

The Laser team of Jeremy Robin and John ventured to Bowmoor SC for the first of the Wessex Regional Grand Prix’s. With 37 boats all keen to dust of their winter blues it was runnerup Champion last year Tim Keighley with his new boat that was powerful of the line but Robin Pitt with all his winter training was having none of it and battled to the first buoy rounding in 4th. With Ling struggling to find clear air and when finally reaching the dizzy heights of the leader board was forced to do a doggy 720 resulting in falling back to third. Jeremy came in for lunch wondering why boats seemed to just keep passing him by, only to fine he was carrying half the lake with him. It seems running a-ground at BSC had damaged his hull which was not noticed till it was too late. Whilst Ling started race two in a commanding position, again a 720 caused him to drop to second leaving the event wide open and all on the last race with three positional winners.

Robin’s start in race 3 was again strong and put him up with the top 5 boats, along with Jeremy but unfortunately soon found his boat sluggish on the runs. Ling was away from the line like a bullet leading the pack home and as Robin said at the prize giving speech “you go fast when you don’t get in everyone’s way”

Bartley Sailing club can be proud that it’s represented out on the open circuit in such a strong way by some great sailors.

Lots more reports to follow from the National circuit with Ed Higson triumphant in 2nd in the Radial qualifiers just behind Olympiad Alison Young.

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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

Lastly

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

John

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

John

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BSC MEMBERS YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU. Working party 9th April 9.30am

BSC MEMBERS YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU. Working party 9th April 9.30am

 

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

We plan to carry out some light maintenance work and general clearing up of the dinghy park...

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

Racing Hut

Entrance area

Garage

Dinghy Park

Caroline Downing (Whitehouse) has volunteered to head this year’s team so please speak to her or me if you have any questions

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

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

Email johngling

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Evening training sessions

Evening training sessions

Evening training sessions have been well received and members who attended have been thankful to Mark Reddington for his presentation.

At the first evening 36 members attended on the 13th Jan 2016 to debate the Course settings and how to run well organise courses.

Race Management training – 3rd Feb 2016

  • OOD will need to be aware that we are planning to start in April having split starts in the handicap races.
  • This is to encourage more sailors to join in the racing
  • It will only apply when 12< or more boats are signed in
  • We are also considering using a Zulu flag into the future for the starts so that it acts as a greater warning of being over (20% penalty charge)

Rules 24th Feb 2016 7pm

This should be a lively session and we are planning to have prizes for those that know the right answers!!!

 

Kind regards

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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Course setting evening – 13th Jan 2016 7pm

Course setting evening – 13th Jan 2016 7pm

Dear All BSC members

The sailing committee are holding a number of winter training sessions to help improve the racing format and guidance for sailor’s enjoyment and safety. 

The first session is

  • Course setting      evening – 13th Jan 2016

This is aimed at providing why good courses are needed and that setting the right course for the wind conditions helps OD race management

  • Race      Management training – 3rd Feb 2016

By looking at having the right course it enables the OD to arrange racing to be enjoyable and fair for every type of boat. This session will guide you through the DO's and DON'Ts

  • Rules 24th Feb      2016

A good session for anyone that needs advice as to how the rules protects you and your boat whilst racing. This is not aimed at the basic starboard and port but more around the issues we face here at Bartley with buoy rounding’s and the technical side of racing. A good session to refresh you on some of the new updated rules

At these sessions we shall issue further OD guidelines on how this can work simply to help you.

We are hoping that members will want to come down and join in these session and therefore if you have any specifics you want covered please can you contact us before hand

Kind regards

John

Bartley SC - Chairman of Sailing Committee

Mobile: 079 20020036

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BSC Christmas wishes 2015

BSC Christmas wishes 2015

Dear All member's and their families,

Bartley Sailing Club Committee would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.

We look forward to seeing you all for a fantastic new season of sailing in 2016.

Congratualtions to those sailors this year who have triumphed in their various fleets and also to the many new members that have progressed to even start racing for the first time this season.

Kind regards

John

 

 

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BOXING DAY 2015 club bottle race

BOXING DAY 2015 club bottle race

 

On the sat 26th of December 2015 its Bartley Sailing clubs BOXING DAY bottle race hosted by our Commodore Mike Gibson.

Everyone is welcome especially families who need to blow away the mistletoe and those extra pudding portions!!!

Bottle racing will start at 11am approx.!!!

See you out on the water

Rgs John Ling

Sailing Com

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Bartley Lasers boys triumphant at Frampton Wessex Laser finals

Bartley Lasers boys triumphant at Frampton Wessex Laser finals

Bartley Lasers boys triumphant at Frampton Wessex Laser finals

On arriving at a very blustery day with forecasts of 30-40 mph winds it was conditions that Jeremy Higson Robin Pitt and John Ling has all experienced at Bartley so were not foiled at the chance of venturing out.

After a tricky on beach wind launch the 30 strong fleet made it to the line and were amazed to see a very professional timing board counting down the 5 minutes. Something we need to consider!!!

The race was two great beats and two blasting reaches which saw Phenomenal speeds and spray. Surprisingly no broken masts were seen possibly because virtually everyone capsized in the guests.

In the first race Robin and John got a good start and john made his way to the front but was forced to do a 720 which lost him the lead. Whilst Jeremy and Robin fort hard, some of the shifty experts seem to come through. Then Robin got in irons and was forced to retire but used this time wisely to regroup his race plan thoughts. Jeremy had some great beats to recover to 6place whilst John managed to catch the leaders and win race 1.

So with Robin’s nemesis Adam John came in 9th he decided that he would turn up for race two!! And so he did with a 11th 6th and 5th in the next races. Just showing that he has the plan to get his act together for the winter series. Jeremy was again close at the start and was right up with the leaders but unfortunately a local sailor that acted in the strangest of fashions, by thinking it was clever to hit as many boats as possible and in the end this took him out big time so unfortunately retired in the last race right when he had he leaders in sight.

At the prize giving it was BARTLEY rules the waves!!! John winning overall Ed Higson wining the Wessex series of events and Robin finishing his series in 8th and Jeremy in 10th. So 4 of the top places going to Bartley Lasers. What a great season they guys have had.

Combining this with Simon Hardiman completing the Masters and doing really well and Richard (baker boy) getting his new boat up to speed the winter season looks like its going to be a great battle before the new year.

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Sailing Committee Review of Racing format Survey Monkey Sailing Com

Sailing Committee Review of Racing format Survey Monkey Sailing Com

Review of racing format

The Sailing committee of Bartley Sailing club are currently reviewing options to freshen up the racing at Bartley. 

This has been brought on by issues such as long delays between the faster boats finishing handicaps, then starting pursuits, particularly when the race has been prematurely finished due to slower boats potential elapsed time on the race course.

Shortley you will recieve a Survey MONKEY request, inviting you to participate and share your views with us. 

Many thanks to Howard for setting this up for us. 

Please could you think carefully about the questions which will be those below and feel free to add comments at the bottom of the Survey MONKEY, we can only implement the wishes of the membership with Knowledge of what they want through feedback from surveys such as this.

Top of Form

* 1. Given the opportunity to change the format for Saturday Racing please select one of the options below

2 Races on a Saturday One Pursuit One Handicap

2 Races on a Saturday both Handicap

3 Races On a Saturday all Handicap

2 or 3 races on a Saturday with fleet starts

* 2. Both Tuesday Evening Racing and Thursdays this year have struggled to have enough duty crews across the series with low attendance particularly on Thursday evenings a concern. Please select an option which best suits with how you would wish evening sailing to continue.

No change. Tuesday evenings remain Laser & Solo Fleets and Thursday open club racing

Every one to race and combine on either Tuesday or Thursday (reduce to one evening)

Thursday sailing to shorten to a twelve race series and finish before Summer holidays, Tuesdays to continue as is

* 3. Average Laps could be a good solution to ending a Handicap race at the right time for different classes of boats, however the current courses are too long. please select from the options below

The committee should keep the current agreed courses for both Handicap and Pursuit races

The committee should have separate new designed courses for handicaps which are shorter per lap thus more laps making it easier for average lap results 

Not Sure! I don't understand how this works or the relevance to the handicap race

* 4. Please add comments below if there is anything you feel the Sailing Committee can do to improve the quality of racing at Bartley Sailing Club. 

 

Kind reagrds

John Ling

Chair of the Sailing Com

 

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K2o Update

K2o Update

K2o has nearly finished for this season; the last session is 17th October.

I would like say that it has been another tremendous season for K2o.

However it is with sadness that I tell you that for Richard and Lucy Crute-Morris and John Ridley it will be finishing with this Saturday being their last sessions.

All three have decided not to continue to help with K2o after this season, but they will remain part of the club and continue to support K2o..

All three were founder members and have worked tirelessly for K2o both on and off the water, Richard and John encouraging many of the youngsters to get into sailing and Lucy has always been there to treat the bruises and mop up the tears and most importantly of all, she has done a wonderful job with all the administration. K2o runs very smoothly and is very well organised and that comes down to hard work and decication.

Also Anna Mason left in the summer taking up her new role in Bristol. Again Anna has been a dedicated member of the team.

It’s not all sadness as K2o continues with the addition of new instructors who have joined this year. Ed and Brad joined earlier in the season and recently we welcomed Kate to the Club and straight away she has got involved with K2o.

On behalf of the Committee and Club members I’d like to thank all those involved with K2o and also to thank all the children for how well they behave at the club. It’s great to see them out on the water enjoying themselves. Long may it continue.

Duty Attendance

  

Please remember to sign the attendance sheet on the bar when you turn up for duty. Not only do you get your free cup of tea, but Dutyman then knows who has done their duty and does not re-roster you again.

Boat spaces

At this time of year we see the return of quite a few boats. Please can you let Alan Archer know if you are putting your boat in a space, particularly if it is not your space or if it is a new boat? It is difficult to keep track of who’s boat is who’s. This doesn’t just apply to Lasers ! I think Alan is trying to track down who the Scorpion is…..I think it may be a new member.

If you any problems or aren’t sure about boat spaces then please get in touch with Alan or please feel free to let me know.

Supernova Open

Just a reminder that this Sunday is the Supernova Open. It is a great opportunity to see the Club’s premier fleet in action. There should be a good turnout.

It is only a rumour that the lunch has a Mexican theme !!

Finally let’s have a great Autumn series, so see you all on the water. Check out your winter wear as you may need to wrap up warm.

Regards

Mike Gibson

Commodore

         

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Bartley travellers are triumphant - Andy Bownes & John Ling

Bartley travellers are triumphant - Andy Bownes & John Ling

Andy Bownes sailing his Phantom and John Ling in his Laser travelled to Shustoke on Sunday 27 September to represent Bartley SC..

In the Phantom fleet Andy returned to his old club to show them a few trick and made some really good starts but unfortunately each time he managed to get away the wind did a vicious turn leaving him on the wrong side of the lake. After some slight verbal pressure from close by sailors Andy did manage to maintain top 2/3 positions and was 3rd Overall. Next Sunday 4th Oct sees Bartley hosting the Phantom open and as part of the circuit turn out could be good. We understand some top sailors are planning to join in and its rumoured that son Chris Bownes is racing his Dad!!!

John in the strong 30 Laser fleet was desperate for victory as in the overall Midlands 2015 Grand Prix it’s so close at the top with three sailors with 3 wins!!. The first race saw John coming from behind to eventually lead but on the last lead to the line he didn’t cover the pack and had to settle for 2nd. Pressure mounted as Cameron who had won was now poised and needed the top place to secure the trophy. But this was not to be, as John managed to battle hard in the second and Won the last race to take this year’s honours.

The Laser Grand Prix finals are next week and he needs a 3rd or better to take overall title!!!

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Pirates’ attack our Bartley's Bash day !!!

Pirates’ attack our Bartley's Bash day !!!

Bartley Sailing Club hosted its own Bartley's Bash last Sunday 20th September, where over 44 people were on the water including visitors and K20 youth sailors to enjoy a wonder day of weather and

Ann Kelly our OD and her team, had set us a great course and the longest start line ever seen at BSC to allow all the fleet to get safely away. For the first race Paul & Ella Cowin's in their Vago were quite quick off the mark but showing us the stern (back) of his new RS 400 was Howard, closely followed by Debbie Degge in her Aero 7 and chasing hard was John in his Laser, with the rest of the pack chasing.

For the second year running our visitors Phil and Tracey in the Enterprise did very well especially as they did not know where the buoys were!

It was great to see so many youngsters out on the water and yes we are talking about you Alan & Ken!!!!... Seriously Megan Hardiman displayed great racing skills in her RS Tera and was close to Tom Williams in his Laser!.on corrected time. But in the Youth category   Crewing for good old Dad in their RS Feva was Millie Hardiman who won the overall trophy which was nearly as big as her!! Second was Will and Alex Jones who unfortunately had to dash so didn’t collect their wonderful wooden shield prize.

In the Solo’s the Thornton family had a tough battle and it was a battle to the end with Nick the old man!! Using his regular knowledge to just come in ahead of his son Neil, who clearly was disappointed to not win the amazing personalised Solo logo trophy.

In the RS fleet (out-side top position) was Andy Gill and Ciara Perry in their 200 who came from behind to finish just 1.5minutes behind the leader in corrected time so also had a good race and will again get the sailing committee to re look at their handicap!!!

Andy Bownes who used this as a test event in readiness for the Phantom open on the 4th Oct, had a strong start but was chased hard but in the end didn’t get enough clear air to get away soon enough. As did Pete Ansty who came in second Phantom found that more wind was needed. Our local commander in chief Mike Gibson in his new Supernova, got berried at the start and was held back in traffic so was slightly off pace for him!

John Ellis Rose had a close battle with Tom and finish third Laser and said at the prize giving it was a good day and an added benefit was he stayed dry!

We had a lot of variation this year in the fleets with Adrian and Maria Blocking in their Fireball who nearly got fully out on the wire! Colin & Sally in the Merlin who were second home on the water. Kev Payne sailed consistent must have been all this recent practice at the BSC RS 300 open!!. Again this year we had a windsurfer with Clare Simpson who made it round and this was definitely a massive triumph for her which you could see from the big smile on her face.

A special mention for Huw and Claire who sailed their laser's for the very first time in a race - well done.

Overall Debbie Degge was awarded the prestige Silver BB trophy for the year with Second was John, and third Andy & Ciara

One of the key drivers for the day was to raise funds for our Bartley Sailing Club K20 youth sailors which we have received so far £168 on the day with some sailors pledging to still put some in the pot!!! You know who you are!!! (I have your names!!)

The second half of the day was a race with a twist and fun games session, as Ann introduced the adults to her "Pirates". This mischievous bunch hit the adults with their coloured cannon (plastic) balls resulting in the adults having to do a penalty turn. But in the end their can only be one!!! As it was Kevin Payne who managed to survive the best and was crowned the winner.

There was plenty of activity from the pirates Megan and Millie ruling the waves, Maisy riding on the bow to gain added accuracy, Tom, unsure whether to attack his fellow Laser sailors or not and Cecily in the boat with a sting in its tail!

It was brilliant to see so many people down again and we feel we achieve the aim of raising awareness and some cash to help people get out sailing and racing !!!

So remember the Bar or the committee are still taking any donations so if you can spread the word we will be most grateful.

Thanks again for your kind support

Regards

John

Bartley Sailing Com

Mob 079 200200 36

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Sad news that Ruth Lennox has passed away

Sad news that Ruth Lennox has passed away

Very sad News

We have been told by Charli Lennox the sad news that Ruth has passed away yesterday and that Rob is very unwell himself.  

 

Ruth was one very special lady that alway made you feel very welcome and part of the club. Many of you may have known Ruth so could you pass on the message to anyone else please?

Regards John

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7 days to go till Bartley's Bash (dont miss out) Sun 20th Sept

7 days to go till Bartley's Bash (dont miss out) Sun 20th Sept

7 days to go till Bartley's Bash

 

Bartley's Bash is this coming Sunday, 20th September. The race starts at 11:00am and we hope to have 60 boats on the start line. Please come along.

To help the Galley cater it would be really helpful if you could e:mail Paul Archer  and copy me if you intend to stay for lunch. Just a quick e:mail with expected numbers would be a huge help.

 

Please come and join in... its always grea fun to see so many members all together!!!

 

Kind regards

John Ling

 

 

 

 

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Our biggest Bash this year... Bartley's Bash 20th Sept 2015

Our biggest Bash this year... Bartley's Bash 20th Sept 2015

                          

        ITS BIG AND ITS Going to be FUN!!! So make sure you are coming down... and bring a friend or two

Sunday 20th September

11am Bartley Bash Race

This year we are running our own event in aid of developing our club, by hosting a friendly family handicap race for everyone – aim to get all our members out sailing!

12.30 pm Family races and games

Having fun on the water with games and races for everyone – Games will include treasure hunt, ball collecting, paddling and sailing races – all suited to the weather conditions on the day

Come along with the whole family and have some fun on the water.

                          

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BARTLEY's BASH is back 20th September

BARTLEY's BASH is back 20th September

11am Bartley's Bash Race

This year we are running our own event in aid of developing our club, by hosting a friendly family handicap race for everyone – aim to get all our members out sailing!

12.30 pm Family races and games

Having fun on the water with games and races for everyone – Games will include treasure hunt, ball collecting, paddling and sailing races – all suited to the weather conditions on the day

Come along with the whole family and have some fun on the water.

Refreshments from the Bar and Galley

 

We are asking, please, for donations or a min £5 per boat and for anyone to raise funds towards our youth K20 programme and other sailing club activities. Last year we raised into the central Bart's account in excess of £600. So this year the committee wanted to maintain this generosity but keep the sums raised and use locally at our club for to benefit our members.   

 

The day’s events are open to any family and friends club members - therefore we are hoping that local clubs will support our day as well.

All Children must be accompanied by Parent(s) or Guardian.

Look forward to seeing you on the water -

Any questions please feel free to contact me or Ann Kelly Ann Kelly <>

 

John Ling

Sailing Committee Chairman

079 20020036

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TUESDAY NIGHT RACING Laser results

TUESDAY NIGHT RACING Laser results

We have finally got the sailwave file working correctly now, thanks to Mark Reddington for all his help and persistence to get it sorted.

So now the fleet have reached that point in the year where you can start to see where you are on the two ladders PY is the SCRATCH and RYA NHC is the personal results list.

To be clear we are running a 21 series of Tue night races that should finishes on the Tue 1st Sept (I believe) so prize giving and our Curry night bottle race meal will be the 8th Sept (following week)

So take a good look at the list upto Race 14 so ensure that do enough to qualify which is Half the amount of races sailed. Attached is a pdf which shows each race and how the handicaps change etc. Each week on line on our results page is the best place to see the most updated results though.

http://www.bartleysailingclub.com/bartley-sailing-club-racing-results

So far this has been a great series with reasonable numbers turning out to enjoy the spring and warm summer evenings, which has produced some of the BEST sailing and Racing at Bartley SC.

The battle is tight for the personal series with Robin Pitt, coming to his form and being pushed hard by Richard Baker in his brand new boat….these two are closely followed by last year’s winner Mike Acaster, Jeremey Higson, Michael Parker and me.

Alistair Baillie has been showing us his strong downwind skills, and would be higher on the leader board but seems to like the water as he goes for an occasional dip which slows him down. Simon Hardiman has been in the top 3 each time he’s come out but needs to attend more!!! As does our Champion Ed Higson!!!!what can we say 4 firsts and 3 seconds in the scratch, he a hard one to catch these days!!!

The fleet has been blessed by the ladies this year and Kate Victoria, Anna Mason, Debbie Degge and Emma have all done very well each time they sailed…In fact Both Kate and Emma have each won a personal race!!

We have had some new members join us Martin Slyne, Tom Fenemore, Duncan Samuel, David Matty, which is great to see. Along with Gary Allcock, Giles Rawlinson, John Ellis Rose and Brad Eeles which would be great if we saw them all more on the water.

With 7 races left in the series it’s going to be intense so don’t miss out…. Come on down

Race starts 7pm sharp!!!

Kind regards

John

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