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Wayfarer Training Day (Saturday 19th Sept)


Wayfarer Training Day (Saturday 19th Sept)
Hosted by our very own Wayfarer expert! Mike McNamara will begin with a talk through boat set up and tuning, followed by several short racing exercises concentrating on starting and then spinnaker handling, let's get some ...

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Summer Regatta – 9th Aug


19 boats started at least one of the two races for Rollesby’s Summer regatta held on Sunday 9th August. Having been pursuit racing fro the last few weeks, some of the fleet were a little cautious at the first ...

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Return to 'Near Normal' Sunday sailing.


Following another successful Sunday morning sailing (16 boats in July!) the committee have been considering how we can return to a somewhat more normal program for most of August and September.



Please note - this was written before the ...

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Informal Pursuit racing on a Sunday!


The ten boats who ignored the forecast (west force1) enjoyed two informal pursuit races in a gentle north easterly force 2. – Well what else would you expect at Rollseby!



The Solos starting first showed a ...

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Restart Sailing


Latest update on Sailing at RBSC



But before you do, it is ESSENTIAL THAT YOU READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ATTACHED RISK ASSESSMENT, FAILURE TO DO SO AND FOLLOW THE IMPLEMENTED CONTROLS COULD PUT A STOP TO ...

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Welcome

Rollesby Broad Sailing Club

 RBSC offers its members sailing on the Norfolk Broads 52 weeks of the year. The Club welcomes new members, whether expert sailors or complete novices, young or old! We have a wide range of dinghy classes including:- Moth, Enterprise, Laser, Mirror, Optimist, Phantom, Topper, Solo, Wayfarer, Wanderer. The club also has a selection of boats available for hire to members.

Sailing

Sailing takes place on Rollesby Broad, not accessible by boat from the rest of the broads network, making it a safe and quiet sailing environment; away from the humdrum of the rest of the Broads and hire boat industry. We’ve a large grassed area in front of the clubhouse, ideal for watching activities on the water, relaxing and chating with friends, having a bite to eat, or even to topping up your tan on hot days when the sun has more power than the wind.

With two interlocking broads to discover, members who do not wish to race can enjoy pottering or cruising around the broads, or sailing down to the Eels Foot Pub for some refreshment. In fact our broads are so peaceful, as they are free from motorised holiday cruiser traffic, that they provide habitats for many interesting species of birds.

Berths are available for dinghies, with the heaviest and most frequently used closest to the water.

The Clubhouse

Our clubhouse overlooks the water at the northern end of the Broad. The ground floor has a soft furnished lounge area, galley, and wet seating area. This area extends back to incorporate male and female toilets, hot showers, and changing areas. Over-spill changing rooms are also available. The Race Officers box sits above the clubhouse allowing a clear view over the broad.

 

The Fleet

The most popular boats sailed at the club are Wayfarer, Enterprise, Laser,  Moth, Solo, Topper, Stratos and more… The Club owns a number of Toppers, Optimists, Lasers aswell as a Wayfarer. All are well maintained and available for hire by members so, no one actually needs to own a boat to take part!

The Racing

The club holds handicap racing on all Sundays throughout the year.

Rescue boats are available to club members at all times, with rescue boat courses laid on during the course of the year. Sailing is allowed any day of the week on Rollesby Broad between 1st April and 31st October and on Ormesby Little Broad (Eels Foot) from 1st July to 31st October. Thereafter, sailing is allowed on Sundays only and on Rollesby Broad only from the first Sunday in November to the last Sunday in March.

Subject to the approval of the General Committee, membership is open to anyone who wishes to sail on Rollesby Broad. Sailing is restricted to dinghy sailing only. Membership is also available for the winter season only, at half the annual subscription.

Rollesby Broad Sailing Club

There really is something for everybody at Rollesby Broad Sailing Club