Thanks to Jack Penty for capturing a lovely day celebrating Beaver SC’s 60th birthday.
Following the successful event last year all families are invited to join in the fun at Beaver Sailing Club on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June 2019.
We will be organising activities on and off the water for all age groups, sailing abilities. Families are encouraged to camp as we will be lighting the BBQ in the evenings and so bring a bottle and a steak!
It will be ran on a communal basis where parents / guardians will need to join in, run activities and support the proceedings.
Please let Mark and Elspeth Timmans know if you can join in the fun via email or via 07786 967 927
Dear Members and Guests,
You are formally invited to our inaugural Family Camp, to be held at Beaver Sailing Club Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2019.
Come and join the fun!
On the theme “Swallows and Amazons for ever!”, the fun starts at 10:00am Friday 1st June and continues on till Sunday Racing.
- Friday – on the water activities and coaching for the youngsters, followed by a BBQ, games, film, dancing, (and a few beers).
- Saturday – mini Junior Regatta followed by “Water Awareness (swimming)” activities and another BBQ party into the night.
- Sunday – a junior race before the main club racing.Camp overnight if you can – it’s an adventure! If you don’t want to camp, come and party long into the night.
The small print
This is not a RYA affiliated event. It is restricted to BSC members and their invited guests. Members will be responsible for their children / guests at all times.
It is being organised on a collaborative basis – adults must get involved, make suggestions and run activities. Parents will not be able to drop off and leave unless they can arrange for someone else to supervise their children and play their part.
The ethos of the camp will be to
- Get involved as a family and make a difference
- Join in, try your hardest and make friends
- Respect Beaver Sailing Club, the equipment and others
- Have fun!
What should each family bring?
Ideas – We need lots of suggestions for games and activities. Think about things everyone can do during the:
- day (on and off the water)
- party games
No food provided, please bring your own
We will be firing up the club BBQ each evening for you to use.
You are free to use the club facilities and kitchen.
Loads of sailing gear as we will all be getting wet.
£5 per adult per day
Sailing Entry including use of club boats
Members £10 per day
Non members – £20 per day
We hope that you can join us and enjoy all that Beaver SC can offer.
Please let me know that you are coming along with how many will be in your party.
Mark & Elspeth Timmans – email@example.com – 07786 967 927
Henry Wetherell clinched his first Finn national title at Mengeham Rythe SC on Sunday after only one further race was possible.
British Sailing Team member Wetherell also took the U 23 title, ahead of GAC Pindar U 23 Cameron Tweedle in second with Grand Master Graham Tinsley third.
An impressive 58 entries underlines the growing strength of the UK Finn fleet with 10 U23 sailors taking part. In recent years the British Finn Association with sponsor GAC Pindar has supported an U23 squad with grants and training, and four of those were among six U23 sailors in the top 10.
Tickets are £5 each and include BBQ meat, salad and breads followed by various cakes and desserts.
Alternatively if you bring your own meat then help yourself to salad, bread, cakes and desserts for £2.50.
Please join in and submit your entries to our fun bake off, we have 3 categories,
2-cakes and buns,
3-deserts and puddings.
All entries will be both judged and then eaten by the people attending the event.
It’s all a bit of fun but we will have prizes for the winners.
Beaver SC welcomes and supports the young sailors taking part in a regatta on 14th April 2018. This event falls under the new banner of North East Youth Racing and is an amalgamation of the North East Youth Travellers and Yorkshire and Humberside Youth Sailing Association.
YHYSA states on their site; This series is intended to encourage young sailors to travel around the region and to get them into a competitive yet friendly racing environment which will include on the water coaching for those who need or want it to help them improve boat speed, handling and of course their results.
The series will once again be run under the wing of the RYA NE Regional Volunteer Team but we welcome help and input from parent volunteers who are prepared to put something back into the sport by helping and encouraging the regions young sailors.
See YHSA site here.
Hopefully the weather will be favourable but sporty enough to provide good challenge and that Beaver’s open water and quality club facilities will make this an event to remember.
Monday 2nd April is challenge time with racing vying for the Leda Bowl.
This trophy was donated by Maurice Matisson and named after his building trade recruitment company. Maurice was a long standing club member until about 5 or 6 years ago.
The day originally was three pursuit races ( Maurice liked pursuit races ) being fixed length races effectively with the handicap worked out in advance. The starting procedure ran at one minute intervals and each class started at its allotted time. The race finished when the time was up and the positions on the water were the result. Some exciting finishes were seen.
What is the capital of Belarus? Who invented the zip fastener? Who was the first american into space? Those are the easy ones. 1st April, 7 pm at Beaver SC will be an opportunity to test yourself on how much ‘not-useful-in-everyday-situations’ data you’ve got stored in those little recesses. Emma Grayson will be hosting a quiz and the prizes will be Easter eggs. Pie and peas followed by delicious desserts are planned. Family quiz. £5 per person. Bring your own drinks. For now though, with only a few weeks to go you need to get your Guinness Book of Records out, get surfing the net and get cramming.
Mobile phones and devices must be turned off during the quiz!
The International Topper Class Association North East is holding a two day open coaching event on 24th and 25th March 2018 at Beaver SC. Places are limited but anyone interested in participating should apply by going to this link
Entry Fee £50 for the weekend. If course doesn’t run a refund will be given. No refunds after Sunday 18th March.
4th March 2018 beckoned in a much welcomed Spring Points series. Winters are long and dark and this one has been cold enough. With daffodils sprouting on Beaver’s banks it’s a sure sign that days are getting warmer and longer.
The water will continue to be capable of triggering involuntary gasp reflex and the reality is that it will still be winter until the end of March.
However, we can now come out of hibernation, dust down our boats and gear and see if we can remember how to rig and sail. All we need then is a good bit of sunshine to persuade us to get on that lake and race.
It has been approved very recently that Streaker dinghies have been given fleet status within the Club. That’s great news for Streaker sailors whose numbers have grown.
This means that on Sunday race days they will have their own start. The race order will be made clear by the Race Officer. Effectively, the fleet will take the place of the RS200’s who no longer have a fleet at the Club. Hopefully, we’ll see a good presence of Streakers throughout the forthcoming sailing season and they’ll finally be able to enjoy racing against their own class.