BERWICK – MORE THAN JUST A SAILING CLUB
Did you know that Berwick Sailing (and Canoe) Club caters for members who want to partake in all non-powered watersports, not just sailing? We have members who particularly like the club for its superb location for kayaking both up the river and on the sea. Are you a windsurfer, surfer or stand up paddleboarder? Maybe you have a rowing boat or gig or just want to fish from a ‘sit on top’ kayak. All are welcome at Berwick. The club is ideally located on a lovely sandy beach and offers the non-sailing member the ability to store equipment (windsurfers, canoes, surfboards etc) and use changing facilities, toilets, kitchen and all the other things on offer during their watersports adventure. You don’t need to sail to join in all the off water fun either. All members are welcome to social events, BBQ’s etc whatever watersport floats their boat. The only exceptions is that we cannot cater for powered vessels such a speedboats and jetskis due to local rules. So why not come down for a visit or contact us to find out more, who knows, you may even end up having a go at sailing one day as well!
BERWICK SAILING CLUB LATEST NEWS:
NEW: Sailing Club ‘whatsapp’ group chat now available to members.
Some regular sailors at the club are using a whatsapp chat to simultaneously communicate their sailing intentions to other members and you can join in too if you wish. Maybe the forecast for Sunday is poor but Saturday is sunny and blowing a nice force 4 and you fancy a sail in company rather than on your? Just send out a message to the whatsapp group and instantly see if others want to join you. Maybe you just want to let others know you will be coming down on a prearranged date so they can expect you. What ever the reason, to let others know what you are doing or to see if they are planning something you want to join in just ask Dave Hutchins or Mark Philips to add you to the group chat (if you can’t find them just leave your mobile number with someone else or put it on the notice board with your name and the phrase ‘please add to whatsapp’). You will need a smart phone with the whatsapp app installed (free to download).
NEW: Dates for summer Friday evenings added to end of 2017 programme!
Please download your updated programme if you want to enjoy some fun/novice/casual sailing on an incoming tide on summer Friday evenings.
Members wishing to use the clubs boats:
Not got your own boat? Want to learn and find out more before splashing out on a boat of your own? The system for using the clubs own boats is changing. There is no longer a need to pay an additional annual fee on top of membership fees for the use of club boats. Instead any individual or family member needs only pay a tiny daily fee of JUST £5 for the use of any of the clubs boats. This represents incredible value for money and is a great way to try before you buy. The club currently has a variety of boats for members to use including Toppers, RS Teras, a Laser Radial and a large family sized Laser Bahia. The only restriction is that club boats can only be used during organised sailing when rescue cover is provided (most Wednesday evenings, Sundays and many ‘high tide’ Friday evenings in the summer).
NEW: 2017 membership costs added on the ‘membership’ page.
NEW: 2017 sailing programme available to download from the ‘sailing’ page.
The 2016 BSC Bluebell sailing regatta took place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd May in all possible wind strengths! Many thanks to all those who helped organize and run this event, you know who you are. Photos below.
2016 Bluebell regatta photos:
Check out the new Berwick Sailing Club video by Lighthouse Films below:
Here is another link to a video showing our commodore taking a swim: