Sailing's back at Bexhill - let racing begin soon

Bexhill Sailing Club members are back on the water.

Thursday, 18th June 2020, 12:00 pm
Back in the water at Bexhill Sailing Club

After much consideration by senior club members of a safe system of compliance with Covid-19 guidance , seven intrepid sailors at last hit the water on Saturday.

The tide was coming in when, at 3pm, Steve Boniface launched his Comet 720 for the first time this year. He was quickly followed by Richard Eagleton (Europe 377) and Tony Witham’s Supernova.

Conditions were perfect ,if challenging ,for the Lasers of Chris Burchell, Keith Walters and Bob Palmer.It was Palmer who seemed to have made the most of the gusty winds and oncoming tide, particularly running into shore.

The Cat of Mark Schelt launched with some vigour through the shore team so much so that he left his crew on the beach. Fortunately he returned to pick up Lucy after he realised no-one had raised the gyb.

There was fine weather and it is hoped there will be a swift return to racing. Meanwhile restrictions to ensure safe distancing means the clubhouse, bar and availability to hire are all off-limits.

The commodore and his fellow committee members are keeping the position under weekly review. Members are requested to keep watching for announcements and appreciate that all is being done to get a fun sailing season up and running as soon as possible.