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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!

Additionally, one of the first positive signs from our new site owner is they allowed us to use the race box without a £25 per day charge the previous owner sought to charge us. So the days of us running races from a car on the slip way with a car horn for the start signal are behind us. Only slightly disappointed I never saw the sight of the code flags being raised from the sun roof of a Range Rover on the slipway.

The racing today looked exciting. It was mostly Flying Fifteens as several of our Laser sailors were completing their PB2 certificate so they can help with support boat duties. If you'd like to join them we have our next course on the 19/20 March – contact Jason Perry for more information.

In addition to the Flying Fifteens, we had a good show from our youth sailors this week, including four of our young Feva sailors, two aspiring sailors in a Topaz, and we were particularly delighted to see UK number one 420 sailor Ross Banham return – albeit racing a Laser today. It's so good to start seeing some of the talented youth sailors return to Bewl as we aim to make it the premier sailing location in the South East once again.

All in all, a great day at Bewl. And we very much look forward to seeing more of you join us over the coming weeks.

Jason Perry
Co Founder
Bewl Sailing Association Ltd