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MEMBERSHIP AND BERTH RENEWAL 2019/20Thank you to those of you who have already logged on to Webcollect and renewed your membership.  A gentle reminder to those that haven’t yet done so – please do so as soon as possible and before 31st December. Any renewal after this date will unfortunately incur a £50 late payment penalty. An email was sent to you on 23rd October. If you haven’t seen it please check your spam folder.  Any queries should be directed to Many thanks. Jo Matthews 

Youth RYA Level 2 2019 Complete

Youth RYA Level 2 2019 Complete Saturday, 29/06/2019, as well as being the hottest day of the year so far, reaching a blistering 32 C, was the final day of the Youth RYA Level 2 course. 10 junior members took part in the youth RYA level 2 this year in some challenging conditions, ranging from strong gusty winds to no wind resulting in just bobbing on the lake. Steve Brooks did an excellent job of leading the course supported by a team of experienced instructors with plenty of knowledge they are kind enough to share. Congratulations to all the young sailers who threw themselves into the course and passed with flying colours. Hopefully they will go onto gain further experience

Changes to Liability Insurance

Changes to Liability Insurance All boats sailed on Frampton Lake must be insured as part of our club rules. Currently, we require £1 million liability, but to keep up with the times, this will increase to £3 million when you next renew your membership. Most dinghy insurance policies currently provide £5 million cover so we don’t think this will be an issue for anyone.

Disability Awareness Training Course

Disability Awareness Training Course The Disability Awareness Training Course is open to ​ANYONE​ from the sailing club and will be held on ​Saturday 30th March​ from ​9.30 am.​ RYA Sailability’s Disability Awareness Training course is designed for both volunteers at sailing clubs and Instructors at commercial centres. It uses the latest teaching methods, based on the social model of disability.Around 1 in 5 people in Great Britain have a disability, so understanding the barriers that prevent people taking part in our sport is really important. These can be physical barriers, but they can also be psychological barriers. The course uses scenario based teaching to help participants recognise these barriers and how to overcome them. The course also looks at improving communications skills, the Equality Act

Big Boat Sailing

Normally when I talk about Big Boat Sailing, I  mean a 30 to 40 foot yacht, but this time I mean a really big sailing machine of 85 foot and 61 tons; a Thames Sailing Barge! For a significant birthday in March, the family gave the 2 of us a weekend on the Thames Sailing barge called “Centaur”.  This incorporated the “Pin Mill Barge Race” on Saturday June 23rd and a cruising day on the Sunday. We arrived in Ipswich on the Friday evening in time to join many of the crew in the Lord Nelson pub by the docks for an evening meal.  After a good meal of fish & chips and a pint of Adnams, we retired back to

Bart Bash 2018

Barts Bash 2018 On Sunday 16th September 15 sailing dinghies from Frampton on Severn Sailing Club took part in an annual charity race which was also part of an attempt to break the Guinness Book of Record attendance set for the same event.  This event is currently held in 81 countries and 9,484 boats took part worldwide in 2014. Andrew Simpson (nicknamed Bart) was a UK Olympic sailor who was killed when one of the America’s Cup boats he was crewing on capsized while training.  The Andrew Simpson Foundation and Bart’s Bash was established in his name in 2014 To comply with the rules for the event the length of each lap of the course was measured by GPS as 0.9