Jul 13

GILES GOES SLEEP WALKING

“Well, that was a nice little walk! 😊” were the words I tweeted at 9am on Wednesday 27th June. Precisely three days earlier I had started my SleepWalk Challenge, in aid of Bowel Cancer UK, the RNLI and The Cure Parkinson's Trust. In those 3 days / 72 hours, I... read more →
Jun 08

Bob Jackson on show

Our Bob Jackson is as handy with paint (and app) as he is with a jib. The artist has an exhibition locally - here's some background: South London artist Rob Jackson is exhibiting several of his recent artworks at Kram Gallery, the community art space in Garratt Lane. Jackson first studied... read more →
Apr 26

HENRY KOE GETS 4TH IN SOUTH EAST WINTER OPEN

One of our youngest and brightest sailors Henry Koe was on the water a few months ago competing in the South East Winter Open. Proud father/household bosun Digby wrote this report: "He was competing in the south east zone winter open at island barn sailing club. There were about 28... read more →
Dec 13

Southbank beginners’ sailing course!

For no other reason than it's a photo too lovely not to have permanent pride of place on our site. Here's our most experienced helm, John Parke, with some of our youngest sailors, Oscar, Sophia and Nicholas. It looks a bit like a session on downriver currents. You're never too... read more →
Sep 18

A TRIP TO NORFOLK – by Ben Thomas

Picture this... Graceland on the radio as we pull in to the sun dappled yard of the Hustler yacht station in Ludham Norfolk.     Weighed down by dreams of open (mostly) tideless water, stable winds and half the wine section of a Norfolk Tesco's, 5 intrepid Southbank sailors embarked... read more →
Sep 01
Aug 20

Tasty Sailing…

What a way to finish up this summer's taster sails - we had 10 taster sailors and 8 have joined up!  A really brilliant result. Thanks to all the helms - Ben, Sina, David, Imogen and Daniel - and to James on his family rib.  Great stuff all! And a... read more →
Jul 31

CAPSIZE DRILLS

Saturday 29th July - fun on the river in the pouring rain doing a capsize drill. Our 4 plucky participants - Erkka, Elaine, Leo and Elli - all had to capsize and recover  a Xenon and we included a bit more trickiness by getting them to invert the laser and... read more →
Jul 26

THE BIG FAT SUMMER BBQ

With the summer being pretty gosh darn excellent this year I thought it was time to lay on a spread of big, meaty treats for people to get their chops around. I headed for the butchers and bought half a tonne of pork ribs which were marinated in homemade BBQ... read more →
Jul 18

John Parke’s brief history of SBSC

The club was originally part of the London County Council sports club and I was allowed to join it about 45 years ago because Wendy was teaching for the ILEA. We sailed only Enterprises and Gp14s then. Some Lasers trickled in but the Old Guard insisted that they carried anchors... read more →