Posted by: shrimpyteamhutchins | April 5, 2014

15TH MAY – OPEN DAY 2014

Berwick Sailing Club are hosting an open event for anyone interested in taking up sailing or joining the club on Thursday 15th May 2014 in the late afternoon and evening.  Sailing taster sessions will be available on the day or again on the following Sunday 18th.  Why not come down and see what sailing and your local friendly club are all about?  No need to book, just turn up on the night.  Hope to see you there.  Use the contact page if you want any more information.

Posted by: shrimpyteamhutchins | March 5, 2014

Reccomendations

We recommend the following chandlers and engineers:

Trident UK – The Yacht and Dinghy Shop on the Web

Bosons Locker

Pinnell and Bax

Storrar Marine

Sailing Fast     – The Dinghy Specialists – Suppliers of specialist sailing spares and equipment, SailingFast is focused on delivering your Laser, Topper,  Optimist and all other dinghy spares to you as quickly as possible. We want to get your equipment to you fast so you can concentrate on sailing fast!

Posted by: mrocket | January 9, 2013

Welcome from the Commodore

Welcome from the Commodore

With support from the RYA progress towards the club development plan continues satisfactorily, three grant applications are in progress. We are looking forward to bringing the capital expenditure into fruition.

Generally the weather was good to us last year and the club continues to flourish with new members making the novice sessions on Friday evenings busy right through to the end of September. The racing was well supported and we will run a similar program this year. It contains family friendly sailing, for example a mini cruise. Pursuit racing was popular and will be repeated. The windsurfers have been active too. The training and skills development are tailored to individual needs, targeting racing as the main activity.

Enjoy your sailing.

Alistair McDonald

Posted by: Editor | April 5, 2010

Survey follow-up and development plan progress

Development Plan 2012 –First Draft

Increase membership, innovation required and/or continue with the open days, and novice training using club boats, train more instructors including Senior Instructor and become a Recognised Training Centre supported by the RYA

Improve the skills of members to increase the participation in racing, in the bay especially, training and encouragement from existing members and using RYA coaches

Improve the Safety Boat capability, 40hp on the large RIB and use VHF. Improve the store/workshop.

Improve the access to the shore and have a lounge/class room with a view over the sailing area and refurbish the changing rooms.

Strengths

Good feed back from training events

Increasing membership, as other clubs are fading

Not many clubs in the area

Excellent venue, the bay is a huge asset, parking and camping all at the club

Holiday area with facilities for visitors, reasonably close to cities

Club boats and coaching/novice training

Weakness

Vulnerable to suffering in the same way as other clubs locally

Not enough Instructors and experienced officers

Still shabby in places, short of the facilities common to all good clubs, ie a comfy lounge and clean safe facilities for the non sailing associates. (The club should be perceived to be “an asset to the community, a pleasant place to visit for other reasons than to sail”).

Dragging boats across the sand makes a hazard with winch and is daunting to the less fit

Dogs fowl the dunes

MEMBERS SURVEY 2012

U18 = 4      ;18-25          ; 25-40 = 2      ;    40+ =13 ;  19 respondants

new =1; 1yr+ = 7;  5+ = 11  Hence the max score is 76

become a ‘Recognized Training Centre’                                      51

(4 did not score, only one against and grant funding is dependant on this)

New improved facilities                                                                 66

encourage Visiting clubs                                                                60

novices be encouraged to  participate in racing asap                    59

year book to be laid out to be more user friendly                           56

Sunday (after racing) Safety Boat cover for family / novices        53

Make better use of the area covered by dunes on the NE            53

closer links with local schools                                                       52

with another club                                                                           51

racing to be managed using flags                                                  48

more dinghy cruises                                                                      48

cleaning of galley etc, …….a duty officer on rota                        45

coaching/race development                                                           45

feedback after a race from lead helms                                           44

downloadable year book PDF  on the web                                     44

drying room                                                                                    44

+Regattas                                                                                       37

Saturday family/novice                                                                   32

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