Mar 16

PY / Handicap Adjustments

A few small adjustments are being made to the handicaps for a couple of boat classes, effective from today (16 March 2017). Our handicap system uses the Portsmouth Yardstick tables from the RYA as a base, with SBSC-specific adjustments to reflect conditions on our stretch of the river. For up-to-date handicap... read more →
Mar 05

The pile-em high club – pancake day at Southbank

A devout group gathered to mark Shrove Tuesday at the club this week - or was it to wolf down delicious sweet and savoury pancakes? New member Josh showed fearsome focus and a winning technique with the pan. Elaine nailed it too. Sina, Henry, Allan and Steph all helped cook... read more →
Mar 04
Feb 26

Singapore Sling-overboard!

A SBSC Singapore contingent showed the locals a clean pair of heels last week at the Constant Wind Sailing Club. Tom G and Jane SH hired a Bahia on a gusty day for the princely sum of £50 an hour!  Makes £7 for a Laser sound exceptionally cheap! Jane is... read more →
Feb 02
Jan 03

The first sail of 2017!

Considering how chilly it was, it was great to see so many sailors come down for yesterday's sail. It was very kind of Daniel and son James to man the safety boat and lay a course for us. No rowers on the ramp - wonderful!  So off we went -... read more →
Dec 14

The last wednesday sailing of 2016

Wednesday sailing came to its years end on this fabulously sunny December afternoon. Shame however that there was no wind - at first. Nevertheless it didn't stop Andy, Don and Roland from showing the Thames who's boss! Later on their persistence paid off and wind arrived which provided an hour... read more →
Nov 08

Burning down the house!

I just wanted to post some photos which conjure the lovely atmosphere at our Bonfire Night celebrations. Warming mulled wine, the Koe boys keeping the home fires burning, an epic beach blaze and a magical experience for the little ones. Could only be topped by a midsummer night party? Jane
Nov 06

BIG BAD BONFIRE BONANZA As usual SBSC celebrated the foiling of the gunpowder plot in style! Emma and Sally cooked up a storm, whilst John did his usual pyromania on the beach, leaving the rest of us to gawp at the free firework display courtesy of Bishops Park. Fun was had by the... read more →
Nov 06

The weekend of not sailing…

The Commodore leaves the country for a week and the Gods decide that there shall be no wind at all over the weekend....... The Campbell Trophy series is 3 all to Allan and Renato so there was obviously a race to be won by Renato without Allan being around and... read more →