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Wanderer Inland Championship 2018

Wanderer Inland Championship 2018

19 Sep 2018

This successful event was held at Bewl Water over the weekend of 15th and 16th September 2018.

Click here to read the full report in Yachts and Yachting. 

Barts Bash at Bewl 2018

Bart's Bash at Bewl 2018

19 Sep 2018

Nineteen boats jostled on the line in a brisk SW wind, awaiting the start of the annual BSA Bart’s Bash handicap race.

Hilarys Dream Trust

Hilary's Dream Trust

18 Sep 2018

Mariners of Bewl (MoB) had a great day on 1st September 2018 hosting a sailing day for guests of Hilary's Dream Trust when they introduced 17 people who were disadvantaged and or were physically disabled to dinghy sailing. 

Sailors fly the flag for Bewl

Sailors fly the flag for Bewl

19 Aug 2018

Members of BSA have been competing in events as far afield as Rutland and Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

BSA Summer Regatta

BSA Summer Regatta

10 Aug 2018

On a beautiful sunny day, nineteen boats, including two visitors and two first-time racers, registered for the first BSA Summer Regatta.


Come and join us for Sunday racing!

24 Jul 2018

Visit our Facebook page here to see the Flying Fifteens in action at Bewl Water.  

Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers Series Round 5

Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers Series Round 5

20 Jul 2018

Bewl Sailing Association was pleased to hold an Open meeting for the 2000 Class dinghies on 7th July 2018.

Read the full report in Yachts and Yachting here.

Welcome to summer at Bewl Water

Welcome to summer at Bewl Water

20 Jul 2018

Sailing at Bewl is featured in a special supplement to Times of Tunbridge Wells. Click the link and scroll to page 27 to read all about it.

Push the Boat Out - 19th May 2018

Push the Boat Out - 19th May 2018

27 May 2018

Conditions at Bewl Water were perfect for Push The Boat Out. The sun was shining, the wind was gentle and the shimmering water was dotted with sailing boats.


Bewl Sailors' Success at Flying Fifteen Southerns

17 May 2018

Robert Hogben and Glyn Morgan sailing under the Bewl banner came 11th overall amid stiff competition at the Flying Fifteen Southern Championship incorporating the Bulwark Trophy at Hayling Island on 12th and 13th May.


BSA May Update

17 May 2018

Bewl Sailing Club has a full programme of events lined up for the 2018 sailing season, and the Pop-Up café will act as our hub.

Herons at Bewl - 12th May 2018

Herons at Bewl - 12th May 2018

15 May 2018

This was the first time that Bewl Sailing Association hosted an Open Meeting for Heron dinghies.

See the article and photos in Yachts and Yachting at or Read More below.


What a fantastic result for the Bewl Sailors at the Optimist Selections

15 May 2018

Well with the weather breaking all records this weekend our 6 intrepid Bewl sailors headed down to Weymouth in the trusty battle bus and certainly followed suit!


Saturday and Wednesday Patrol Boat

30 Apr 2018

Bewl Sailing Association is pleased to announce that it will be operating a patrol boat at Bewl Water this summer, from 6th June to 25th August 2018.



26 Apr 2018

SAVE £30 if you sign up for an Annual Sailing Pass with Bewl Water at Push the Boat Out on Saturday 19th May.

Rob Barden retires after 20 years at Bewl

Rob Barden retires after 20 years at Bewl

19 Apr 2018

Bewl sailors gathered on the slipway before racing on Sunday 15th April to present a retirement gift to Rob the Ranger, who has always been very friendly and helpful to us. 



17 Apr 2018

We are actively growing a group of young sailors from beginners to advanced racers.


March Update

13 Mar 2018

With the water level at 96% and the refurbished pontoons back in action, it’s a good time to dust off the cobwebs and come for a sail at Bewl Water!

Bewl Blaster Success

Bewl Blaster Success

11 Mar 2018

Despite the best attempts by the weather earlier in the week, the Bewl Blaster took place on Sunday 4th March, as planned. The weather was good, with all the snow having gone and a good southerly breeze. The fleet consisted of two Flying Fifteens, three Lasers and a visitor in an RS100.

Read the article in Yachts and Yachting or click below for the full report.


Bewl Optimists nominated for Yachts & Yachting Achievement Award

08 Jan 2018

Yachts and Yachting have put forward Bewl Optimists Ella Lance, Josh Davies and Ollie Hill for the Young Sailor of the Year award for breaking Nick Rodgers' world record for sailing around the Isle of Wight.  



January Update

08 Jan 2018

Welcome to the first update of 2018 – we now hope to post these on a bimonthly basis.

A convivial Christmas lunch at the Boat House Bistro

A convivial Christmas lunch at the Boat House Bistro

20 Dec 2017

The Christmas lunch at the Boat House Bistro was a great success with over 40 people attending.


November Update

13 Nov 2017

We have lots of activities planned for the winter months, both on and off the water. Read all about them here.


Water level

01 Nov 2017

Although the water is low at the moment, it’s still possible to enjoy a sail. The site owners MSL have issued the following advice.


Welcome to the Handicap fleet

08 Oct 2017

Sunshine and a gentle breeze made beautiful conditions for racing at Bewl Sailing Association today.

You can see the results here

Why not come along and join our new handicap fleet for regular Sunday racing?

Barts Bash 2017

Bart's Bash 2017

29 Sep 2017

. . .  the best sailing event at Bewl Sailing Association to date.

Wanderer Inland Championship

Wanderer Inland Championship

18 Sep 2017

Bewl Sailing Association was pleased to host the Wanderer Inland Championship on 16th and 17th September 2017. 

See the full report and results in Yachts and Yachting here.

Racing Chart and Signing On Board

Racing Chart and Signing On Board

11 Sep 2017

We have a new racing chart of Bewl and a signing-on whiteboard in the Pop Up Café.

Midweekers Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Midweekers Celebrate 25th Anniversary

31 Aug 2017

Members of BSA joined the Midweekers for their festivities at Bewl Water on Wednesday 30th August.

Fun day on the water for Duchenne Family Support Group

Fun day on the water for Duchenne Family Support Group

17 Jul 2017

Mariners of Bewl hosted their very successful annual event on 8th July this year.

Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

29 May 2017

Judging by the smiles on their faces when they came ashore, parents and children all seemed to enjoy their taster sail.

Sunday 23rd April 1977  Water at last for dinghies

Sunday 23rd April 1977 – Water at last for dinghies

03 May 2017

To celebrate 40 years of sailing at Bewl, Paddy McFarlan brought along some Fizz which he shared with a group of regular sailors after racing on Sunday 23rd April 2017. You can see Paddy seated in the centre of the photo. 

Hoads Korker Flying 15 Open

Hoad's "Korker" Flying 15 Open

17 Apr 2017

At Bewl Water in Kent the Flying Fifteen fleet is back up to strength with 25 boats sailing under the banner of the Bewl Sailing Association (BSA) and racing taking place on Sundays throughout the year.

Read the full report of our Open meeting in Yachts and Yachting at or click below for a copy of it on the BSA website.

Mariners of Bewl

Mariners of Bewl

17 Apr 2017

The Mariners meet on a Saturday morning from 10 am till 1 pm, every weekend from early April to the end of October.


Double Anniversary at Bewl Water

Double Anniversary at Bewl Water

15 Apr 2017

Sailing on Bewl Water started on 23rd April 1977, so this year marks 40 years of leisure and competitive sailing on the lake.

By coincidence, one of the largest fleets currently sailing at Bewl, the Flying Fifteen class, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Read all about it at or click below for a report on the BSA website.

Boxing Day Sails Frenzy

Boxing Day Sails Frenzy

06 Jan 2017

Here's the report that appeared in today's issue of the Kent and Sussex Courier.


We're in the Courier!

09 Dec 2016

... as published on Friday 9th December.


Glynn Lane

26 Nov 2016

It is with great sadness and regret that we note the passing of Glynn Lane.


We’re winter racing!

12 Nov 2016

As you can see from the Results pages, we have active racing fleets at Bewl.


Come and join us for Sunday racing!

23 Jun 2016

Racing on Sundays is becoming really popular again. The Flying Fifteen and Laser fleets are enjoying normal series racing every week and we’d love you to join us.


Club Room for Water Users

23 Jun 2016

We're delighted to report that Bewl Water has allocated a “Club Room” which will be available to all water users as a meeting/gathering place.


Second "Have a Go Day" on 2nd July

23 Jun 2016

Following the success of the RYA “Push The Boat Out" day on 17th May we've decided to do it again on Saturday 2nd July.

Sailing Picnic with Strawberries and Cream

Sailing Picnic with Strawberries and Cream

22 Jun 2016

Ten boats and twenty-four sailors took to the water for the Bewl Picnic on Saturday afternoon.


We’re ‘Pushing The Boat Out’ at Bewl on Saturday 14th May!

28 Apr 2016

From May 14th to 22nd the Royal Yachting Association is sponsoring a nationwide event to encourage more people to have a go at sailing and on 14th May BSA will be joining in too.


Discounted Sailing Holidays for BSA Members

24 Mar 2016

One of the many benefits of being a members of BSA is the access to RYA affiliated club benefits.  We've just had an email from a family run sailing holiday company offering 20% discount on holidays and short breaks booked in 2016.


Markerstudy Publish Prices for 2016/17

20 Mar 2016

Markerstudy have now published their prices and terms for annual sailing passes and boat storage for April 16.  


Bewl Blaster Success

11 Mar 2016

Despite a raw NE breeze which whipped up white horses across the long reach of Bewl Water, 9 boats turned up for the Bewl Blaster event held on Sunday 28th February, organised by Bewl Sailing Association (BSA).

Read the full article on Yachts and Yachting or click below for a copy of it on the BSA website.


BSA on the BBC News...

22 Jan 2016

Just in case you weren't listening to the radio yesterday...  Jason Perry from BSA was on the BBC Kent Breakfast show talking about the future of sailing at Bewl.



10 Jan 2016

I wanted to drop you a brief email with an update on sailing at Bewl.

Having been at Bewl this morning I have received confirmation from Markerstudy Leisure that they have completed the purchase of the Bewl site from David Sullivan. For many people, this is very exciting news and will be seen as an opportunity to reestablish Bewl as a premier sailing venue.


Weekly Update - 10th January

10 Jan 2016

A great first Sunday with Bewl under new ownership, despite the weather.

Markerstudy Leisure completed their purchase of Bewl on Friday, and they're keen to stamp their mark on the site quickly. The clubhouse is getting a refurb which is scheduled to last two weeks. In just two weeks we should have a new restaurant upstairs to get our lunches and hot chocolates on these cold winter days!


BSA December 15 Newsletter

21 Dec 2015

Progress so far . . .

I’m delighted to introduce the BSA December 2015 newsletter. Below you will find a report on the very successful social evening run with the Midweekers, along with various news snippets, a provisional sailing programme taking us into 2016 and articles from our team of contributors.