Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2013 (bank holiday), with camping

Normally we visit Bewl Water on the August Bank Holiday Monday; this year BVSC are holding an Open Regatta on Sunday and we can go on the Saturday and stay to the Monday.

BVSC have a Youth Regatta on Saturday and we can cruise, an Open Regatta on Sunday and family sailing on Monday; the regatta entry fee is £10 for single handers and £20 for two handers. Camping is in a large field near the club and car park. Mike Hendra will have his caravan as an Aquarius base; last year it worked extremely well.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy sailing on a large expanse of water in good winds with no current. Don’t be put off if you haven’t a boat because we will be taking some club boats and members will need crews. New members will have a great experience.

Bewl Water pictureWith a south west wind you can sail nearly 3 miles without tacking; very different from the river. There are some very pleasant walks and nature reserves for those who don’t wish to sail.

Bewl Water is a beautiful 900 Acre reservoir over three miles long in the natural surroundings of the Kent countryside. Apart from a sailing club with 1200 boats 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 on the A21 Hastings road, post code TN3 8JH; about one hour travel from the A3 Kingston By-pass.

 The club has a good galley for food and there are local pubs for evening food.

On Saturday there may be a day sailing fee. The Sunday Regatta entry fee is £5 per person.

Please contact me if you have any queries. If you expect to go it is very important that you let me know. BVSC would like to know how many will be going and when. Also it helps plan the boats we take to ensure those with out a boat can sail; please ring me.

Richard Cannon

Sailing Secretary

01932 786636

or E-mail

Bring plenty of clothing, conditions can change very quickly and you often need to wade into the water to launch or come ashore; shorts can be good.