Please select your home edition
Edition
PandB 2019 Autumn Sale - Leaderboard

The 2019 Open Icicle series at Bough Beech Sailing Club beckons

by Nick Marden 12 Dec 2018 00:05 PST 6 January - 24 February 2019
Bough Beech Icicle Series racing © Don Buckle

Back in 1970 Bough Beech Sailing Club was founded as a venue where dinghy sailors from the South East coastal clubs could continue sailing through the winter months on a large newly opened reservoir near Sevenoaks. That tradition has continued with sailors from the south east joining BBSC for the annual Open Icicle Series every January and February. It has consistently attracted an entry of around 100 boats from more than 20 different classes.

The format for the event is a sixteen race series for monohull non-foiling dinghies to be sailed under PY handicap over eight Sundays between January the 6th and February 24th 2019. Racing will be on the "average lap" format and organised into two classes and courses, one for asymmetric rig boats and one for the rest.

Races to count will be half the total number sailed plus one, so there is no pressure to come every weekend!

Bough Beech SC will be extending a warm welcome to visitors again for the 2019 series. All participants, crews and, families and sailing support are extended membership privileges for the duration of the series and boat storage is available at the club.

For the Notice of Race and entry form, visit www.boughbeechsc.org.uk/news/bough-beech-icicle-open-series-returns (though you will be able to enter on the day.)

Related Articles

Topper Traveller at Bough Beech
Racing, coaching, and fun sessions The 10th Traveller in the series took place on 1st September 2019 at Bough Beech Sailing Club. 26 Topper sailors gathered in this beautiful corner of Kent to do battle over four races. Posted on 12 Sep
Snipes at Bough Beech
Event 3 in the Yves Le Bour Trophy series Bough Beech Sailing Club hosted the Snipe Class on the 8th & 9th of June for the Annual Open Meeting and the third and final Leg of the Yves Le Bour Trophy, a competion between Belgium, France and Britain, sponsored by Allen Bros and Selden. Posted on 26 Jul
Solos at Bough Beech
Four leads for Ede After windless weekends and cancelled Opens around the country, the Bough Beach race team watched Windguru predictions for 25 May anxiously as it promised anything between 4 and 14 kts. In the event it compromised somewhere in the middle Posted on 26 May
Lasers at Bough Beech
20 sailors arrive despite a feisty forecast Despite a feisty forecast, 20 sailors arrived to be greeted by clear skies, sunshine and a cup of tea at Bough Beech Sailing Club on Saturday 4 May. Posted on 7 May
Streaker Southern Area Championship
Fifteen sailors take part at Bough Beech Fifteen Streaker sailors arrived at Bough Beech SC on the morning of Saturday 6th April for the Southern Area Championships. Posted on 16 Apr
Supernovas at Bough Beech
The only Supernova Traveller Series event South of London The only Supernova Traveller Series event South of London takes place at Bough Beech, 250 acres of water, set in the attractive and picturesque North West Kent countryside. Posted on 15 Apr
Finns at Bough Beech
A chilly, shifty and gusty northerly wind On Saturday 6th April Bough Beech hosted a Finn open meeting which was shared with the Supernovas and Streakers. The breeze was 8-12 knots from the North which meant it was quite shifty and gusty. It was also quite chilly. Posted on 9 Apr
Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series overall
Icicle? What icicle? The final day of the Bough Beech Open Icicle Series was on 24 February. Light overnight frost melted quickly in what seemed like early summer sun, which came with a mirror calm. A number of top results in both fleets could go either way. Posted on 27 Feb
Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series update
All weather winning Wayfarers As often happens Windguru's dire predictions of too much or too little wind have proven unfounded and the Bough Beech Icicle series has progressed without missing a beat. The clear skies and a low sun were a reminder how great winter sailing can be. Posted on 4 Feb
Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series update
Turning fast and furious After two Sundays of very different weather the competition has been keen in both the conventional and classes. 21 visitors from clubs all round the South East have joined a big Bough Beech turnout for this annual event. Posted on 17 Jan
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 3SOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 BottomGul 2019 CODEZERO EVO Footer