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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

September 2018

Commodore’s comment – September 2018 Our children have gone back to school and we have has the annual Frampton show followed by the Sheep racing, the days are definitely getting cooler and the evenings drawing in, but there is still plenty going on at FOSSC.You will have noticed that we now have two additional bench-tables in front of the club house and that area has been tidied up and the fence painted. In the garage there is a gas barbecue which we intend to install for members use next Spring.FOSSC had a stand at the annual Frampton show on Sunday 9th and a lot of interest was shown in what we have to offer. A big thank you goes to Ian