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Gents Shower / Toilet Refurbishment Starting 22nd July

A consistent piece of feedback from our recent membership survey was the state of the Gents facilities and the need for an update of the rather tired toilet / shower area.

The good news is that we have now reached a position where we have sufficient funds in place to commence work on this project!

Phase 1 will start on 22nd July and will be to strip out the toilet area and replace with new, and refurb the showers with cubicles. During this time there will be some disruption so please bear with us and comply with any requests to use different entrances to the changing room area / be patient if there is any disruption to the water supply from time to time.

Thank you for your support whilst this important piece of work is carried out.

 

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And the results are in... How did our Supernova sailors fair?

Well... they were greeted by this shore break which mean't the first day of racing became a tournament at the crazy glof course in the sunshine instead.

Saturday and Sunday were a whole different ball game though with a full programme of racing to keep the 100+ fleet busy. Hopefully you had a peep on the website to see the GPS boat tracking - the Laser fleet did so we could give our honorary Supernova Sailor Jeremy Higson a bit of support in these strange boats with things called shrouds and mast rake controls.

So how did the Bartley fleet get on? The answer is FANTASTICALLY showing just what a strong fleet we have at the club.

Sam Knight came in 4th followed by Chris Bownes in his first Nationals in the Supernova in 7th (and I think he won the last race). Reliable Mike Gibson showed he wasn't letting up in 11th followed by Steve Hawley in 16th. Jeremy Higson felt the support from his on-line Laser backing team to get 18th just ahead of Garry Butterfield and Chris Hawley in 19th and 20th, with Phil Taylor in 33rd. 

I am sure they will all have tales to tell when they get back to the club house. I have booked the open top bus for a lap of the carpark :) Well done all!

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Sunday Sailing - lets get more participation!

It was a great day to sail today with a real mixture craft on the water - fantastic to see so many windsurfers as well as the Sunday racers and a few canoes too. If you are one of our members who is not yet confident enough to join the Saturday racing or just want a quieter day with fewer craft on the water then please come down on a Sunday and make sure that the water is used!

 

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N.B N.B. O.O.D's O.O.D's

As a consequence of a nasty accident to one of the race management team last Wednesday afternoon the method of fixing the Starting Box Window Protection Boards has been changed. 

To remove: withdraw bolts, saving in a safe place thenslide the boards to the nearest corner of the starting box, where they can be withdrawn and lowered to the ground. Take care as they are heavy and may be buffetted by the wind. 

To replace: Taking care as you lift the boards, slide the appropriate board, in the correct order, from its nearest corner to the correct position and then replace the bolts.

Hopefully this will prevent the tendency of the boards to fall as the bolts are positioned and tightened.

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Bosun Battles on...

As many of us know Dan Earthquake has been in training for the Battle of Arms (as he has beaten every single one of us who tried to beat him!). Have a good look at the poster and see if you can see him. Dans performance wasn't too shabby at all taking out a couple of opponents before being ultimately beaten by the medalists for each arm. I guess that means we will need to help him train ready for next year now!. And what has Dan done to celebrate - what Dan often does during the summer - he gets up at 2.30 in the morning and drives a support boat for English channel swimmers. What a guy - makes me tired just thinking about it!

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First Aid Course 14th July with Rockley

Just a quick note to let members know that Rockley will be running an RYA accredited first aid course on 14th July at the club. A few of our Dinghy Instrucors have already booked on as this requires a refresh every 3 years so if you are nearing your due date this could be your chance. Further info from Benn at Rockley ()

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Sundays - come on down and enjoy the water!

A crusing member recently dropped me an e-mail having recently discovered Sundays as a great day for cruising and pottering about without the extensive racing programme and training that takes place on Saturdays. 

So by means of a reminder - if you want to come down to the club to cruise, take the family out in a boat, practice your skills, or take part in one of the 2 fun races then come along on Sunday - almost all of the water is away from the 4 or 5 racing boats so no danger of getting in the way and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

For those that use the club boats or K2O juniors who wish to improve their Pico or RS Tera skills and have their own clothing this is a great day to take one out for a practice. (just put the gear back as you found it in the garage after use and let the club know if any damage occured or you found an issue with the boat that needs looking at - )

Tillys is open as usual and we would encourage you to buy your lunch from the Galley team so we can keep business viable on a Sunday.

The forecast this Sunday is warm sunshine and a steady force 2 to 3 - so why wouldn't you want to come down and enjoy the water?

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Where have all the Supernovas gone?

Well - you can find out as they travel to the Nationals this weekend and all get fitted out with a GPS tracker which will post their positions real time as they race around the course. So if you wish to know which Hawley is getting the upperhand or whether Gary or Mike are leading the Masters then get on line, search for the Supernova class association Facebook site or webpage and get linked up. 

If this all sounds a bit techie then come to the club and get a great result - with all the Supernovas at the nationals it is a great opportunity to move up the Club series leaderboard!

And if you want to know the odds for our sailors - taken straight from the Supernova website:

Gold fleet:

Team Bartley 
Chris Hawley:
Odds of winning - Hell freezing over 
2018 result (out of 114) - 15th
The best thing about the Chairman's sailing is his boat - certainly one of the best looking boats that has been made. The fluorescent orange and black machine is sure to be spotted on the race course. Chris is never going to win the event and if it is more than a force 3 - 4 is likely to be propping up the gold fleet table.

Steve Hawley:
Odds of winning - "Worth a quid"
2018 result (out of 114) - 20th
Will 8 spin classes a week win you the nationals? No. But it might win you a race or two. Even more determined than ever and king of the ridiculous commitment to an outside "bang the corners" approach. On form following a strong performance at Carsington last weekend.

Garry Butterfield:
Odds of winning - Needle in a haystack?
2018 result (out of 114) - 18th
The Bartley fleet captain and the 2018 Noble Marine travellers champion. Currently in the top 2 in the travellers and winner of one open this year. Keeps himself out of trouble on the racecourse, despite sailing an "Aquafresh" coloured boat.

Mike Gibson:
Odds of winning - I wouldn't bet against him
2018 result (out of 114) - 12th
Previous national champion and multiple inland champion. Known as Mr Consistent and always in the mix, less so on the sea though. If Mike gets his head in gear has the potential to leave the fleet standing. Best performance usually in the mid-airs when the sea is flat.

Sam Knight:
Odds of winning - Roll of a dice?
2018 result (out of 114) - 1st
Sam rocked up last year, won, then left again. A talented sailor and winner of several prestigious events (Steve Nic etc). Sam has once again borrowed one of the newest boats in the fleet and will be looking to defend his crown. Sam weighs less than a gnat, will he be on form if the wind gods get fruity.

Chris Bownes:
Odds of winning - Untested!
2018 result (out of 114) - DNA
Chris is brand new to the fleet, but has been performing well this year at club and open level. You can liken him to the Big Friendly Giant, and wears a signature rash vest over 3 or 4 buoyancy aids to make himself look tough. Will absolutely be at the sharp end of the results if it blows - the only discretionary boat in the Gold fleet.

Silver fleet:

  • Jeremy Higson - Untested in a supernova other than last year's nationals. A quality sailor and he certainly knows which way to point a laser - definitely one to watch, this year in a Mark2e

Good luck to all our sailors - Bartley S.C. expects great things!

Stop Press - News just in - Well done to Garry Butterfield, David Stephen, and Stuart Stephen for representing Bartley at the Attenborough SC Supernova Open last week. Garry posted 5th overall and 2nd Master - keep up the good work!

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Laser win at Nottingham S.C.

John and Ollie travelled to the challenge that is Nottingham S.C. Laser Open on Sunday. The challenge being that the racing is set on the river Trent so once you have got used to short tacking accross the river you get the added challenge of barges lterally barging through the race course! The club itself is delightful and in a lovely setting.

John provided his usual master class and kept the trophy from last year. Ollie got 'radialled' i.e. the handicap system got the better of him but he managed a strong 4th overall.

Draycote next week if any of the laser fleet want to go then onto Notts County the week after and Carsington after that.

Photos courtesy of Phil Base

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RYA Inspection - All Good to Go!

Great news - Bartley maintains its status as an RYA training facility after a thorough and successful audit on Saturday. A big thank you to Kerry Webb and Adrian Brocking and the K2O instructor team for getting everything in order for, and on the day.

For those who don't know K2O is our junior club running on Saturday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30. It trains children from the age of 8 to 18 and takes them through RYA levels 1 to 4 and more recently some of the older members are moving to assistant instructor level.

K2O is run entirely by volunteers who give their time freely to encourage youngsters into our great sport. We are always on the look out for help and new instructors so if you have a Dinghy instructor qualification or just wish to help out then let the team know on  

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