AQSC generally visit the Bewl Valley Sailing Club, MultiMap, and join in the family sailing or regatta racing at Bewl Water on the Late Spring and August Bank Holidays. If there is racing the entry fee should be around £6 for single hander and £12 for two hander boats with the first start around 11:00.
With a SW wind you can sail for nearly 3 miles without tacking; very different from the river. You may need better protective clothes than used on the river as the weather can change very quickly when you are a long way from the clubhouse. Also you may need to stand in the water when launching and shorts can be more comfortable than trousers or jeans.
Bewl Valley Sailing Club Details Updated 18May09
Bewl Water is a beautiful 900 Acre reservoir three miles long in the natural surroundings of the Kent countryside.
Apart from a sailing club there is fishing, a nature reserve, nature trails, walks and a very well equipped children's play area. This is the largest bit of water in South East England just past Lamberhurst bypass on the A21 Hastings road; about one hour travel from the Kingston By-
At the entrance mention Sailing Regatta to avoid the car park fee and then in a few yards turn right to go to the sailing club. There is limited parking on the road behind the club and unless you are early you will need to park in the car park on the right just before you reach the exit gate from the club.
The club does the usual snacks and there are good local pubs for evening food.
Although the Club has about 1200 boats there are usually only about 50 boats out and the individual starts are small.
There is a Bewl leaflet on the AQSC notice board.
You don’t need to be able to bring a boat. If you may come to Bewl please ring
Sailing Secretary 01932 786636