A Newsletter from the Commodore keeping you up to date about the situation at the Club (31.03.20).
Coronavirus: South Staffs Water has taken the decision to close Blithfield Reservoir to all users from Monday 23rd March.>
Coronavirus - organised activities have been suspended. Access to boats and water still available for buddy sailing. Click here to read full statement issued by the Commodore.
Another stormy weekend but a Blast for those who could manage the conditions. It was the boats that could not take the pressure with retirements due to gear failure. Congratulations to Andy Couch with Martin Couch and Andy Frayer up in the front who won the event in a VX1. Results here. Y&Y report here.
Barrel final on Sunday 9th February abandoned. Congratulations to Andy Davis and Pippa Kilsby (Merlin Rocket) who take the win but on equal points with Chris Gould and Caroline Croft also in a Merlin. Prizegiving will be during on Sunday 1st March with 3 "bonus" races starting at 11.30, free entry and there will loads of prizes throughout the fleet!
Final round of the Barrel Sunday 9th Feb. Y&Y preview for the day here.
Our Autumn series winners were... Fast fleet team Keeling (RS400), Merlins team Leney, Laser Julian Basset and General Tom Chadfield (Supernova).
Congratulations again go to Andy Davies & Pippa Kilsby who were the victors in round 3 of the 2019-20 Barrel series. Full results are here. and Y&Y report here.
Congratulations to Andy Davies & Pippa Kilsby who were the victors in round 2 of the 2019-20 Barrel series. Full results are here. and Y&Y report here.
Congratulations to Paul & Michelle Keeling who were the victors in round 1 of the 2019-20 Barrel series. Full results are here. and Y&Y report here.
Jim Watterson and Andy Watterson won the 12 o'clock late series in their RS400
Congratulations to Matt Biggs & Beka Jones who won the Merlin Silver Tiller open meeting. Matt last won the GKN trophy in 2009. Results here.
Congratulations to Jim Hopton from Shustoke who won a very wind Phantom Open Meeting. Results here.
Our summer series winners were: Doug Rankin (Fast fleet), Heather Matthews (Laser),Geoff and Noelle Wright (Merlin), Ian McDonald (General Fleet). Well done all!
Blithfield Youth Regatta won by Lydia Barber in a Laser Radial with Taylor Berry 2nd in a Topper. Prizes throughout the fleet presented by the legendary Robin Webb!
Congratulations to Geoff and Noelle Wright who won a very close Wednesday night series in their Merlin Rocket.
Founders Cup 2019 winner was Phil Mason. Regatta fleet won by Matt and Ollie Freeman. 'Team We' took the team prize and Rosie won the cake competition! Fantastic weekend on the water. We <3 sailing!
Conratulations to John Ling of Bartley SC - winner of the Laser Super Grand Prix on 12th May. Paul Keeling from Blithfield came in second. Y&Y report here.
Conratulations to Terry Curtis & Peter Greig - winners of the Midlands & Welsh Osprey Championships on 28th April. Jon Batt & Jonathan Gibbons came in second. Results here. Y&Y report here.
Congratulations to Lydia Barber who has become the 2019 RYA Midlands region Youth Champion. The full story can be read on the RYA website.Full results here. Y&Y report here -->