Welcome to the Bexhill Sailing Club
Important changes for Sea Week
As many of you will know, the unusual state of the beach and reef this year means that we are only able to launch or recover the Safety Boats within 3 hours either side of high water. This was not known when the sailing programme was arranged last October. The race start times have therefore had to be amended and are now as follows:
Monday 27th July: 8.00 and 9.30 (back to back races)
Tuesday 28th July: 9.00 and 10.30 (back to back races)
Wednesday 29th July: 9.00 and 11.00
Thursday 30th July: 10.00 and 12.00
Friday 31st July: 10.00 and 12.30
There is a duty sheet on the Club notice board and I would ask everyone to sign up for a duty, be it race officer, timekeeper, RIB crew or bar. Let’s spread the load and not rely on the ‘usual’ volunteers. The Cadets (helped by Malcolm) will be running the Wednesday races. Remember also that end of day cleaning (i.e. when we have finished sailing & changing) is down to the fleets as shown on the duty list.
I intend to be using the same prize system as last year – “really valuable” prizes but you can only win one; win again and the prize goes to 2nd or 3rd etc. See Notice of Race on the Noticeboard.
Julie will be manning the Galley all week so please support her by purchasing your food from her. I predict cooked breakfasts will be very popular so ordering before you go afloat will help her with planning.
There will be the usual Sea Week evening entertainments – Monday Quiz, Tuesday Stool ball, Wednesday Treasure Hunt, Thursday “It’s a Knockout”, Friday Video Race Night. See posters or separate email for details.
All we need now is the weather………
Hope to see you on the water.
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Bexhill Sailing Club has been established since 1947 but is very much a modern, inclusive and forward looking sailing club, located on the East Sussex Coast between Eastbourne and Hastings.
A full programme of racing and other events begins in March and extends to December. There are races every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) and also some Wednesday and Friday evenings, tide and light permitting. We have five fleets the Novice Fleet, Slow Conventional Fleet, Conventional Fleet, Asymmetric Fleet and Catamaran Fleet. Some series allow for class racing.
Bexhill is an RYA recognized training establishment and provides sailing and powerboat courses for both adults and cadets. We have 20 boats for training, including 6 Toppers, 6 Topazes, 6 Laser 2000’s, a RS Feva and a Dart 16. We are proud to be a Volvo Championship club, which was awarded in recognition of excellence in the provision of facilities and training for young people. Our Learn to Sail Course for 2014 is now published please take the time to look at the training pages If you are passing pop in for a tour of the club.