Help needed

Can you help?

We have lots of keen children wanting to get afloat every week and learn about sailing. They are not quite ready to sail independently on the river but we do try to get them afloat in a variety of boats if we can. This helps them to get used to the river, learn about the tides, how a boat works, maybe have a turn at helming – but most importantly, have fun!

At present we are able to take them out in Volunteer, our trusty motor boat, and Andy Sadler is kindly taking them out in his Enterprise.

However, it is a fairly large group and it would be really lovely if we could have some extra help with them on a Friday evening.

If you can help in any way, please get in touch. Some of the ways you could help are;

  • Bring along a yacht or motor boat to take them on the water
  • Take some children out on our club dinghy – the Topper Sport
  • Help to get them out in an optimist (only on a very light wind evening)
  • Run some shore side activities – games, knots, rigging etc

If you feel this is something you would like to help with, even if only one week then please contact one of the following members of the Junior Committee:

Fiona –

Andy –

Lucy –

Many thanks in advance!

dinghy park

The dinghy park is getting busy and there are only a few remaining spaces. Most boats have been identified and allocated a space with the owners name (there are a few spaces left to be labelled up this week).

To enable us to run the dinghy park smoothly and lighten the workload on us, we have created a Dinghy Park Guidance document. This is only a few basic things but if adhered to will make an enormous difference to the admin involved in keeping track of the boats, trailers and the maintenance of the dinghy park itself. This document can be found on the website under ‘Documents’ then ‘Sailing’.

There are a number of trailers at the back of the dinghy park. Please note that as we are limited on space, trailers do need to be paid for. All costs can be found in the Guidance Document. If you have a road base and have paid for a space for your boat, it may be better to put the trailer under your boat to save paying extra.

We have a few unidentified boats and trailers. It is essential that if you move a boat or trailer into the dinghy park, you contact the Dinghy Park Co-ordinators to advise them of this.

Please see the attached document and if you recognise any of the boats or trailers as your own, ensure you contact us ASAP.

Finally, we have a number of abandoned boats near the entrance to the car park that have been left at the club for many years. If anyone is interested in taking one away free of charge (for a garden feature perhaps or to restore!), please let us know.

Many thanks

Fiona & Andy

Wednesday night racing

I think we can all agree that the Wednesday Worlds 🌍 are the envy of the river 🌊🌊🌊 – but it takes many hands, as well as super BSC sailors, to pull it off.

CAN YOU HELP? 🚤 We’re mainly short on safety cover each and every week, with the same few filling the rota. Are you a competent Flame driver, PB2 qualified, or just happy to crew? No experience necessary, you’ll be paired up appropriately.

Don’t have time to spare all evening? Could you help with launching, recovering or mark laying? All vital jobs that could potentially be chipped in for, and mean our invaluable volunteers get to enjoy the treats from the galley too. 🍻🍝🍷

Are you a competitor? Are you aware that if you help with safety you’ll earn average points for the race you give up? ⛵⛵⛵

Please just drop me an email on



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