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


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


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 →
May 20

Swallows and amazons!

Looks good doesn't it? A slice of what you're missing if you don't join in the fun of Saturday sailing and the impromptu barbecues and pud that often follow. On Saturday 13th May a happy bunch of sailors took advantage of sunny temperatures and nice winds to mess about on... read more →
Apr 10

Taster Sail Session 8th April

This Saturday saw a huge turnout for potential new members as well as an abundance of helms eager to help out. I'm sure the wonderful weather and the sight of my pasty bare legs helped to get people out of their living rooms! Even though there was a light wind... read more →
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 →