Club Prize Giving
7pm for prize giving to start at 7.30pm with a break for food. Food will be sandwiches and chips. Tickets on sale at the club £3.
Fri 21 Feb 2014 19:00 – 22:00 London
The beggining of 2014 will see new changes to the Club House at Bartley.
Sandford Construction have been issued a letter of intent which enables them to commence construciton work on the new ladies changing room.
January will see the foundations being constructed.
In February you will see the frame of the building
March will see the internal finishes, chages to the ground floor heating and other work to finish it all off.
The project is part funded by Sport England where we have nearly completed all of the conditions to qualify for the funding e.g. new Lease and Landlords Permission.
If you want to know more, please contact David Jones or Nick Eves (details in DutyMan contacts).
Two sailing brothers from Kidderminster are celebrating after both being crowned ISAF World Champions just a week apart!
Hamish Beaumont, 12, started the family gold rush winning the Topper 4.2 World Championship title in Loctudy, France at the end of July before 15-year-old brother Crispin then landed the RS Tera World Championship title at Weymouth and Portland.
The boys, members at Bartley Sailing Club, have had a summer to remember landing multiple trophies including Crispin also being crowned Topper 4.2 National champion at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex and second Brit at the Topper 5.3 Nationals at WPNSA.
Toppers and RS Teras are one-person junior dinghies. A Topper 4.2 has a 4.2m2 rig compared to a Topper 5.3 with the larger 5.3m2 rig.
Hamish was dominant in France winning no fewer than seven of his 12 series races to claim the title by an 18 point margin while Crispin was equally impressive at the RS Tera Worlds wrapping up the crown with a race to spare.
The Beaumonts, who both attend Hagley RC High School in Stourbridge, aren’t the first youngsters to make waves from Bartley SC. As part of the RYA British Sailing Team, Rick Peacock, came close to selection for London 2012 in the 49er class and is now the 49er FX National Coach for the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team.
Despite their recent success, the boys’ dad Leslie admits his sons are not about to start getting carried away with dreams of future Olympic glory.
He said: “We are obviously delighted and very proud of what Crispin and Hamish have achieved so far this year. When it comes to sailing we have always said to the boys as long as they put the hours in and do the hard work we will support them but they have got to do their schoolwork as well.
“Having seen Rick go almost all the way it really hits home that for all the hundreds of young sailors that go through the system the chances of actually getting to go to an Olympics is so small. Only one boat from one country can go to an Olympics every four years; you can be within spitting distance every Olympic cycle but still never go.
“Crispin and Hamish both love dinghy sailing but they know that if they can excel in dinghies they can excel, and earn a living, in all different types of sailing too. Crispin loves yacht racing, for example, and the skills he learns in dinghies will be invaluable if he wants to become a professional sailor as a helm or tactician on big boats.
“People still see sailing as a sitting down sport; they don’t see the hours and hours the youngsters spend on the water, even in the middle of winter when it is freezing cold or the land training they do. They really have to work for the success they have.”
For the time being Hamish will keep sailing the Topper and see where he can take that while Crispin has moved into the 29er two-person Youth class for next season.
Meanwhile Manor Park Sailing Club’s Paul Moughtin-Leay also achieved a hugely- creditable seventh place finish at the Topper 4.2 World Championships in Loctudy, while another Midlands sailor, Ben Jennings (Rutland SC) won the Topper Nationals.
Want to follow in the Beaumont brothers’ footsteps? Find out more about junior sailing opportunities at Bartley SC at www.bartleysailingclub.com or to find your nearest sailing club offering junior sailing visit www.rya.org.uk/wheresmynearest
12 August 2013
TRY SAILING FOR FREE AT BARTLEY SC!
Bartley Sailing Club invites you and your family to come and try sailing for FREE at the club’s Open Day this Saturday (17August).
This fun-filled afternoon at this friendly club in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham runs from 10am to 4.30pm and is guaranteed to offer something for everyone.
Get a first taste of sailing with one of the club’s experienced members, chat to some of the club sailors or simply sample the social side of what life at Bartley SC can offer.
Just bring along a change of clothes, some old trainers and waterproofs and the club will supply everything else you need to get afloat. Refreshments will be available throughout the day with a BBQ at lunchtime.
It’s been a big week for Bartley SC who are also celebrating after being awarded £45,000 in the latest round of Sport England Inspired Facilities funding to improve the club’s changing facilities.
Bartley SC is a recognised RYA Training Centre, meaning that it conforms to the highest standards of quality and safety.
For more information about Bartley SC visit www.bartleysailingclub.com
PHOTOGRAPHS: Further and higher res images available on request. Credit Bartley SC.
1) Youngsters from Bartley SC's K2O juniors club will be on hand to show off their skills at the Open Day this Saturday
For more information:
RYA West Midlands Regional Communicator
Tel: 07837 707630
Notes to Editors:
About the RYA
A total of 179 boats attended the Craftinsure Nationwide Series 2 event at Rutland over the weekend of 8th/9th June making a great continuation to the 2013 Topper season. On arrival, early on Saturday we were expecting a light 10-12 knots in the sun but were greeted by a steady 13-15 knots with an overcast sky.
We launched on time and made our way up to the race course. As it was quite breezy many of the middle weight sailors were looking to have a good weekend. The race committee managed to get the 3 planned races in both days. CONGRATULATIONS GO TO CRISPIN BEAUMONT FOR SAILING AN ALMOST PERFECT REGATTA AND FOR WINNING THE EVENT overall and also to everyone who took part to make it challenging racing. Many thanks go to the PRO and his team, the safety boat crews and everybody else who made the event happen. I would recommend everybody who competed to attend the next event in Derwent in July.
“Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13”
Well at first you may say “how mad were we all”!!!. But the Laser sailors and Solo team (plus the juniors) ventured out in the wettest rainy conditions we have had for ages.
The wind started strong and tested us all on the first beat. Jeremy Higson Last week’s winner was OCS, or was it ED…ummm either way it pushed him back allowing others the shine through. Mike Acaster joined this week showing his racing skills taken from big boat sailing, and finishing 4th in the personal, but eventually three guys judged the first leg perfectly which was Sam Knight, Michael Parker, John and Robin Pitt.
With amassing down wind speed Robin pulled through and pushed the leaders with Michael using his up wind speed to nearly take John on the second beat.
Meanwhile mid fleet lots of place swopping went on, especially during the downwind legs with the lighter guys of James Crampton ED and Rob Barns. Very strange was Simon Hardiman who got taken the wrong way at the start, but managed to pull back in the end to 5th.
Finally, Robin Pitt managed to take glory on the personal, even though he nearly missed the first line!! … a big thanks to Les for stepping in to taken on the duty for us all.
John G Ling
Bartley SC Lasers
Ravens Crest, Impney park
Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0BL
Mob 079 200200 36
Calling all members!!
K2o is about to embark on another season of training future generations of Sailors, but we have had a lightbulb moment!
wouldn't it be fantastic if we could convert some of these Junior memberships into Family memberships?
We are asking for Adult competent sailors to volunteer on Saturday morning and take some of the parents of K2o sailors for a spin around the cans in our club training boats to see if we can get them hooked.
The more members we have the stronger as a club we are particularly if they are active members!
If you wish to volunteer or you wish to know more please contact me at the club or at
Training dates for 2013 have been published on the website!
New for 2013 are double dip resession busting prices!
Learn to sail courses and start racing courses will be run on Sunday mornings over a number of weeks!
Safety boat course dates announced on website!
PRIZEGIVING POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY
A large number of Bartley Sailing and Chase Sailing Club members have plans to attend the forthcoming prize giving evening.
However, the Committee are mindful of the travel warnings being issued for this Friday due to the forecasted snow conditions.
In order to enable everyone to attend, the prize giving has been postponed for one week.
Everyone who has purchased tickets or responded indicating their intention to attend will be catered for.
If, due to the change, you are now able or unable to support the event, would you please respond to Kate Thompson
The Clubhouse consultation meeting planned for Saturday 26th January at 4.30 pm is still scheduled.
The Committee value your input in preparation for our bid for funding.
Further to interest during the Winter months, we are looking to put on a series of RYA cruising courses for those of you who are either,
looking to try their hand at large boat sailing, or coastal powerboating in our coastal waters or further a field in warmer locations.
The courses will be run by Neill Chipping who some of you know, from Splash Adventure Training.
In addition to the theory courses Neill is able to offer a full range of practical courses on his yacht based on the south coast.
The first course we are looking to put on is the RYA Day Skipper theory · Running over 18 weeks from 7pm to 9.30pm ·
The start date being proposed is the 14th November ·
The cost to club members is £230, non-members are welcome but will be charged £280 ·
Included in the cost is o RYA training pack o Comprehensive eLearning resources o Loan of training almanac & chartwork instruments
The second course that we are looking to put on is the RYA VHF DSC, the course uses real radio and each student has their own set · This is a 1 day course ·
Date to be confirmed dependent on interest ·
The cost to club members is £60, non-members are welcome but will be charged £85, plus a one off license to the RYA of £30 for registration ·
Included in the cost is RYA course booklet If you or a friend are interested in one of these courses or anothers,
please either speak to Howard Eeles or contact Neill via his website Splash Adventure Training or call him on 07868 845039.
Members may not be aware of the Midlands Coastal Cruising Club which meets at Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford, Dudley, on the 1st. and 3rd. Tuesdays of the month from October to March. The first meeting is on October 23rd at 2000 hrs. when Mark Burkes is to give an illustrated talk on his round the world voyage on Geraldton Western Australia-some coastal cruising!.
Full details of their programme can be found at www.mysailing.yolasite.com or google midlands coastal cruising club.
Hope this post is informative for you.
Enjoyed your evening sailing this summer??
Looking for something to fill your evenings over the winter??
I have arranged an outside instructor to deliver RYA Day Skipper theory on wednesday evenings from 7 till 9.30pm !
Cost of course is £230.00 for members £280.00 for non membersthis will require 16 evenings !
Also available vhf course including DSC cost aprox £80.00 excluding £30.00 for RYA publications required!
If you are interested in either course please e mail at training e mail address
Day skipper course will require a deposit for booking