Category Archives: 2020


The first day of August saw Saturday club onshore start in separated areas. It was a day to get boats out, check them and clean them. Next week will look at rigging, then 15th start of on water. All participants must be pre booked see page.

Meanwhile elsewhere on the water it was a light breeze, sunshine and a day of fun on the water. There was Youth Coaching led by the Desorghers and plenty more out. A few photos below.

Sunday 2nd August was bright with a light breeze, and the odd gust allowing the more powerful boats to plane. A few more photos added. Results here

Saturday Club restarts

Saturday Club – Restarting 1st August .

Those who get “Saturday News” will be aware that the Saturday Club are starting up a limited junior activity  see details on 

With current restrictions there will be a pre-booking arrangement and please make your intentions known by emailing we plan to operate a rota to keep numbers to a covid compliant level. If you don’t currently get “Saturday News”  please send us your email details and we will add you to the circulation.
When arriving please follow the protocol set out in this video.
For General members please note that Saturday Club will be operating in a restricted zone between 9 am & 12.30 on a Saturday morning see picture  – please “keep you distance ” if this is near your normal launching area – thank you for your co-operation.

Work Party 8th August

Works and Ways Summer Day
Saturday 8 August
NCSC – 0900-1400 – Pauline’s Galley specials will be available
Please bring yourselves and any equipment you think may be helpful – we will provide of course where necessary.  Everyone welcome.
Key Tasks to be done are as below


Ragwort clearing 
Cabins prep for painting
Gents changing painting
Club house area tidying
Boat park – tidying, repairing, clearing
Brush clearance
Foreshore plant clearance
Bosun’s area clearance for planned wor
Old enterprise beyond the Flying 15s needs to be disposed of
A lot of old wood in the undergrowth behind the park that would be good to get rid of. Old park equipment
Baby swing under clubhouse to replace either of the swings.
Old metal work behind the bins.


Sunday 19th July

A lovely summers day, a little lacking in wind but still enough, Pauline’s cowpats and sandwiches (and chips) and a couple of races organised by Boggy and Kev, with Ross/Kathryn and Ian P /Denise on safety. Thankfully not much call on safety.

The race results will go up later. On Tuesday the Sailing Committee discuss racing after next weekend and the format, please feed back your thoughts through your fleet rep. The first two weeks have gone well so what is the best way forward ?

A few photos from today:

New Cabins

A group of members have been working hard to alter the storage containers so they are more useful. The old bank has now gone and the old windsurf container is now a workshop and store. The University windsurfers now have a large container (paid for by the University) which they are fitting out themselves. The old university windsurf container becomes a store for grass cutting (Dean’s Den?). The club has also invested in a new container which arrived last week, this will be used to store Open Water Swimmers safety equipment and also as a secondary training room by the small lake.

Whilst Martin Hart and Nicki Theokritof have been leading this they have been supported by many people (I don’t know all the names and don’t want to miss anyone) thanks it will be  great improvement to our facilities.


Galley opening

Good news the Galley will be opening this weekend on Saturday between 1000 and 1300 hrs and on Sunday 0930 to 1430. There will be a limited food choice, menu below, payment will be contactless, and instructions on accessing the galley link to instructions. Pauline is looking forward to seeing everyone.

We believe the new government guidelines mean you need to wear a face covering, as Pauline is providing take always. In addition wearing a face mask helps protect Pauline, Colin and Keith. Please bring your own.


Access will be a one way system from training room to galley, and then out onto balcony, food/drinks can only be eaten outside and you must keep 2m away from everyone at all times (inc Pauline). Access toi galley Only one member of the family / Household, please collect food for everyone (and pay). No loitering inside the clubhouse / conservatory please move through to outside straight away.

Please note when you collect your food stand back on the ‘Barton 2m circle’, and allow the server to put the food on the counter and step back 2m before collecting. The same for payment. Keith or Colin will be writing your name and time down, in case track and trace is required. Reminder Members only allowed to purchase food and be on the premises.

Food Availability
Breakfast rolls: Bacon, sausage, egg – £2.50
Sandwiches: Tuna, Cheese, Chicken mayo, Ham £2.50, Egg £2 – please pre order these if you can
Chips £1 (tray)
Tea / Coffee 50p, served by catering team. Also cold drinks available.
Cowpats (Sunday) 50p

We intend to open the bar in a few weeks.

Please observe the protocol below to collect your food so you maintain social distancing. Thankyou.






Sunday Racing July 2020

As many will know we Have trialed Sunday Racing for 2 weekends, just under 30 took part in two flights to provide plenty of distancing. Racing was close and the sunshine certainly made a difference in the light breeze. Results for 19th July below. Racing will continue as at present on Sundays. 

Results: JuniorWindsurferMorning handicapAfternoon handicap (27/7/20)

Pre start on the handicap fleet. More photos here 

Return to Racing

Club racing these are individual races, not a series. The galley is open for food see here 

It has been decided these will continue as individual races in their present form for the time being, assuming enough people volunteer to carry out safety, and race officer duties.

Results here

Racing information.
Anyone wishing to race on Sunday should enter online by using the email  stating helm/crew, name, boat/windsurfer, and sail number, juniors are to be entered by parent/guardian and indicated as a junior. (this will help with track and trace). Entry closes the Friday before ie 24th July – there is no late entry on the day, it is not reasonable on those organising it. An email confirming entry will be sent on Saturday.

There will be three flights/races

  1. First flight windsurfers/junior start time 1030 windsurfers 1033 junior (have put these two together as race time is approx 30-40 mins) 
  2. Second flight 1130
  3. Third flight     1300

All races will be first come first served, times cannot be stipulated, and will run on a handicap average lap basis. 

If your entry has been accepted you will receive an email telling you what time your race is. The size of flight has been restricted to 25 persons so the club can ensure social distance measures are complied with. If you entry has not been accepted you will be placed on a waiting list in case someone drops out. If you do not receive a email then you are not in a race for that day. This does not stop you social sailing on that day just racing. We ask casual sailors. keep clear of racing as normal.

Attached to your email will be a copy of the SI Covid Interim Racing SI v1, please read as there are changes in these and actions you are required to take, that reflect current circumstances.

This racing is at the moment on a trial period so no prizes will be awarded, however results will be published on the club website for each flight weekly.

A few Covid points to note:

  • The lease requires safety cover for racing, as such wind limits will apply (winds above steady 17 mph or 22 mph gusts as on club wind meter – previous hour ). The Safety Officer (and Race Officer) decision on this is final. The rule is in place to reduce the need for safety, so reducing risk to the volunteer crews
  • Dinghy’s will require a masthead float (2 l – or 4 pint sealed milk bottle(s) is acceptable) to race to help prevent inversion, this is to allow safety boat crew to be able to help you at a distance, reducing risk to the crew and allowing social distancing when rescuing. No float, no result.
  • Keep your distance whilst launching/ recovery, allow yourself plenty of time. before the race, so you can maintain 2m social distance (it is still 2m or 6ft 6in). whilst using the slipway, if you help someone else please keep 2m apart (ie push from back of boat).
  • Changing rooms are not permitted too be open

The Galley and Bar require quite a lot of preparation work and so will hopefully in the next week or two.

Junior Summer Race Course

Summer Courses August 2020

NCSC Training are pleased to announce that RYA Junior Race Courses will be run 17th – 20th August (4 days).
START RACING: The fundamentals of race preparation, getting off the start line and getting round the course.
INTERMEDIATE RACING: Improve your racing technique and knowledge for racing at club level.
ADVANCED RACING:Developing skills in preparation for open meetings and higher competition.
All courses are run by RYA Race Coaches & Instructors.
COST: NCSC Member £100     Non NCSC   Member £120  
Applicants must have  experience to at least Stage 3 ability or equivalent.
For Application form contact Sarah Reid:
Further Info/ to discuss suitability contact Tim Cripps: 
Please note that due to restrictions imposed on us because of  the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to offer Stage 1,2 & 3 courses