An away weekend at the Bewl Water (Picture 12kb) Sailing Club is scheduled for the August Bank Holiday, May 25-27 2001.
Camping adjacent to the club is NOT AVAILABLE due to their 28 day camping quota being all used. There is a campsite with tent vacancies about one mile up the road, on the right opposite the Happy Eater. It is F Morgan, Cedar Gables, telephone 01892 890566 but please book via Richard Cannon on 01932 786636 ASP.
Bewl Water is a beautiful 900 Acre reservoir 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; about one hour travel from the Kingston By-pass. The reservoir has a length of about 5 miles.
The club does the usual snacks and there are good local pubs for evening food.
The August Bank Holiday Monday is their Regatta event, which we join. There is no racing on Saturday (last day of British Moth's Nationals) but we hope to cruise and there are some very pleasant walks and nature reserves. Sunday is Club racing and we expect to start with their slow handicap fleet and the Signet Open Meeting. Monday is a multitude of short course handicap races races. First starts around 11:00.
In the past the race fee has been about £12 for the two days racing. Although the Club has about 1200 boats there are only about 50 boats out and the individual starts are small except short course racing has mass starts.
The regatta is our ticket for sailing at Bewl, normally there isn't visitor's day sailing, and I urge you enter the racing and make some starts even if you don't take it too seriously
There is a Bewl leaflet on the club notice board.
See me if you have any queries and I would be interested in knowing of those intending to go; please ring me.