Two Banbury Sailing Club sailors were amongst 57 people from across the UK honoured for their commitment to supporting grassroots sailing by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, at the RYA’s prestigious Volunteer Awards on Friday 16 November. Graeme Castle received an RYA Lifetime Commitment Award, for individuals who have shown exceptional commitment and dedication to their club or organisation for at least 15 years, at the awards
Published 12:01 on 8 Dec 2018
Peter and Liz Bones wrote the following report from their trip to the Wayfarer International Rally on the Norfolk Broads this year. Not long after upgrading my GP to a Wayfarer some 5 years ago, I became aware of the benefits of being a member of the UK Wayfarer Association. I found the Association to be enthusiastic, well organised, helpful, and above all, it had a membership who were and still are, very friendly.
Published 11:43 on 8 Dec 2018
Despite the weather forecast, an intrepid bunch of CVDRA sailors enjoyed a weekend of racing (and a spot of socialising) over the August Bank Holiday weekend. You can read the full report here: http://www.cvrda.org/banbury-2...
Published 11:26 on 8 Dec 2018
Calling All Ladies, Join The Earl Grey Club Join us for a sail on Friday mornings and a little storm in a tea cup afterwards. You don't have to be a lady ... but it helps. 10AM Every Friday - Until it's too cold
Published 00:00 on 27 Sep 2018
We welcome all prospective members to come and have a look at the club, it's facilities and chat about the opportunities open to you. Drop in between 2pm and 4pm and meet some of our members and if you want to try sailing we can take you out on the lake with an experienced helm to see what sailing is all about. We look forward to seeing you on the 7th September
Published 09:44 on 23 Aug 2018
We were very sorry to hear the sad news that Tim had passed away but we are delighted to be able to share "A Celebration of Tim’s Sailing Life". Tim bought his first GP14 sailing dinghy in the early 1970’s and sailed at Draycote in a fleet of about 70 GP’s. Tim’s commitment to major projects was shown when he built his own wooden GP from a kit from Bell’s of Leicester.
Published 16:52 on 24 Jul 2018
On Sunday 24th June, the Bill Mansfield Trophy was contested and was won by Tim Bury and Pat Kuenzler in their Merlin. On the day, £50 was donated to Sailability, a charity that supports sailors with disabilities. Banbury Sailing Club is pleased to be able to match this amount so we will send a cheque for £100 to this excellent organisation. The late Bill Mansfield used to successfully sail a Comet at the club, despite losing a leg. His
Published 08:24 on 6 Jul 2018
The BSC trip to Weymouth in 2017 was even bigger than the 2016 excursion. Will 2018 be bigger still? It's a brilliant opportunity to sail from the National Sailing Centre in Portland. We take our own powerboats to provide support and members camp nearby (or park their campers in the boat park). We can't guarantee the weather but we can guarantee lots of fun for sailors and non-sailors of all ages! Login and book
Published 13:37 on 6 Jun 2018
Saturday 12th May was a busy and enjoyable day for Topper sailors at Banbury. We were delighted to welcome the ITCA Midlands Topper Traveller series to Boddington Reservoir. Our PDO on the day was Graeme Castle and the sailors faced challenging conditions due to the light winds. Two races were completed before a late lunch but the third race had to be abandoned (which we thought was a pity because Matthew Best from Banbury was lying
Published 11:03 on 14 May 2018
Preparations for the Open Day are in full swing at Banbury Sailing Club! Come along for a sail, a slice of homemade cake and a chance to chat to our members on 5th May 2pm-4pm. If you've been inspired by the amazing Team GB sailors or if you haven't sailed since you were a kid, Boddington Reservoir is an excellent place for youth and adults to learn sailing or improve their skills. If you
Published 08:03 on 20 Apr 2018