Lockdown 2

The following is the information as it relates to RBSC for this current lockdown;

RYA Guidance as of 4th Nov:

“Outdoor sports centres and amenities (which includes sailing clubs and watersports centres) will have to close”

“Members may be able to access boats for essential checks and maintenance, however, this will need to be agreed with their club/marina/harbour authority, with individuals taking personal responsibility for meeting”

(ref: https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/new-national-restrictions.aspx)

What does this mean for our Club? Well there will be no casual sailing or racing between 5th November and 2nd December. The Clubhouse and all facilities are not to be used (note the water is turned off and there is no cleaning). However the Site will remain open for those who wish to access their dinghy for essential checks.

I am sure the above comes as no surprise to you. Let me assure you that we will do everything we can to get us back on the water as soon as the Government and RYA lift these restrictions.

Going forward we will keep you updated on any new information. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Best Regards,


Restart Sailing

Latest update on Sailing at RBSC


Read RISK ASSESSMENT Here………Updated August 3rd

The sailing should be for exercise and wellbeing and should not be used for social gatherings,. With this in mind (for those not working) it may be worthwhile considering sailing during the week rather than at weekends, we would however suggest that you arrange for a ‘sailing buddy’ to be present for safety reasons. 

Please only sail when conditions are well within your level of competence. (Limited Safety cover on Race days, No rescue Cover for Social Sailing)  We do not want any accidents or need to involve the emergency services. The use of mast head floats would reduce the risk of the mast getting stuck in the mud if you did capsize and members should consider their use. . 

Norfolk Wildlife Trust have requested that we try to keep 10 metres away from the reed margins when sailing and keep out of the woods to avoid disturbing nesting birds, also to take care when  turning over upturned boats to ensure that any nesting birds are not disturbed 

Remember to bring and use your hand sanitiser.  

We will be monitoring government guidelines and hopefully in the near future we will be able to implement some form of racing..

Enjoy your sailing, 

Stuart Highfield – Commondore 

Mike Horwitz – Safety Officer

Triathlon on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Care Cancer Research

Hello All

This year I have a place at the London Triathlon on 3rd August in Docklands on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Care Cancer Research. Both my partner, Julie, and her sister have suffered from this and thankfully survived, some sadly are not so fortunate. If you would like to help and raise money for this charity, please consider sponsoring me for the event, you can do so at;


Or there is a sponsorship form in the clubhouse if you prefer. If you know of any friends, clubs or employers who may be willing to contribute please pass this on.

Many thanks

Martin Cornwell


May @ RBSC

As ever May is the busiest month of the year at RBSC.


The Wednesday evening series starts on the 7th – personal start time pursuit racing and food afterwards.


We are hosting a Multisail Open on Sunday 11th – a reminder that single handers are on duty (we have a race officer already so just helpers needed).

If anyone could volunteer to organise some food for lunchtime (baked potatoes or similar would do) even if just to serve it, I would be grateful.


On the 24th is the Club Open Day – bring your friends to have a ride! Light refreshments will be available.


It’s in June but on the 8th we have our Solo / Singlehanded Open – just a reminder that multisail members are on duty (lunch & rescue duty already sorted!).


All the club boats – Wayfarer, GP14, Solos, Pico, Lasers, Toppers and Optimists have had some refurbishment and other than one or two minor fixes are now up and running for the summer season.


Many, many thanks to all of you who have put in such an effort recently to get the club ship shape and to everyone who has already volunteered for those extra tasks which keep us running through the season. The club really would not function without you.


On behalf of the committee

2014 Dinghy Show

If you’re passionate about dinghy sailing or simply want to find out more; then the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014, is a must for your calendar.

Taking place at the magnificent Alexandra Palace in London over the weekend of 1-2 March 2014 the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting, is at the heart of British dinghy sailing with something for everyone; young or old, novice or pro, cruiser or racer.

Click on the image for more information.