Inland 2 - Bewl
Sat 19th - Sun 20th May
Food and entertainment
There will be a Barbecue - burger, bun, banger drumstick (or veggie option) price £7 on the Saturday night, subject to numbers as usual. Participants will be asked to sign up for it as they register so we should know by 11.00 whether this will go ahead.
The bar is staying open on the Saturday evening and there will be an open mic session - so please bring your sousaphones - spoons - ukuleles - guitars whatever and we'll have some fun!
And the best news is that the water level is now up to 74% and all three slipways are in use!
Information for Juniors (sail size 3.5, 4.5 or 5.8) entering the LWA/UKWA event at Bewl on 19 and 20 May 2012
The UKWA/LWA Inland 2 event at Bewl is being held in conjunction with a one-day RYA SE Zone Team15 interclub event. On the Saturday, racing for the UKWA/LWA junior fleet (3.5, 4.5 and 5.8) will be combined with the T15 racing. Coaching support will be provided for UKWA/LWA entrants (see http://www.techno293.org.uk/ for details).
Juniors who are eligible to enter SE T15 interclub events (i.e. those who live in the SE Zone) can have their results at Bewl count towards placings in both the Team15 and the UKWA/LWA events.
Juniors from outside SE Zone are not eligible to enter the T15 event. They will sail in the same races, with their results counting towards a placing in the UKWA event, but not towards a placing in the T15 event.
Registration and administration are complicated by the fact that UKWA/LWA will operate out of the Bewl Valley Sailing Club (BVSC), while T15 will operate out of the nearby Bewl Water Outdoor Centre. So, please note carefully the following arrangements:
Junior sailors who are eligible to enter the T15 interclub event, who wish to receive a placing in both the Team15 and the UKWA events, should:
- if possible, register on-line for the T15 event by Tuesday evening, paying the relevant entry fee
- if not already registered in advance on-line, then register in person at the Outdoor Centre by the latest time shown in the T15 NoR, and pay the relevant T15 entry fee
- indicate at registration that you will participate in Day 2 of the UKWA event
- bring your kit to the Outdoor Centre on Saturday morning, and rig there
- register in person at BVSC between 0800 and 0900 hrs for the second day of the UKWA event
- pay the UKWA one-day entry fee of £15
- bring your kit to BVSC, and rig there.
Junior sailors who are not eligible to enter the T15 interclub event, but are entering the UKWA two-day event, should:
- register in person at BVSC on Saturday morning between 0815 and 0945 hrs for the two-day event
- pay the UKWA two-day entry fee of £20.
- bring your kit to BVSC, and rig there.
- at registration you will be told to meet Ali Yates (TCA Coach for the weekend) at 0945 hrs at the registration point, bringing with you a packed lunch and drinks.
- from there, you will sail or be transported by boat to the T15 venue for a briefing at 1030 hrs.
- You will be escorted back to BVSC at the end of the T15 racing.
For your information, results will be handled as follows. From the overall results of Saturday's racing on the T15 course, two sets of results will be extracted:
- finishing order for those registered for the T15 event
- finishing order for those registered for the UKWA event (either for two days, or for the second day only)
The latter will be combined with results from Sunday's racing on the UKWA junior course to provide an overall result for the two days of the UKWA event.
LWA entry form.
Bewl Valley Sailing Club, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH tel : 01892 890930
About the Club
Bewl being a natural reservoir has wonderful scenery and a wide range of wildlife: all this in addition to superb sailing on the largest area of inland water in South East England with over 700 acres of water
There is an entrance kiosk as to enter Bewl Water which may be maned, if so please state that you are attending Bewl Valley Sailing Club for a Sailing event. There is no entrance fee to pay. Once you are through the gate, turn right and follow the road down to the club house. Do no go straight on.
Excellent and plentiful car parking, a large clubhouse with good showers and changing facilities, plus launching from a large concrete apron. Care needs to be taken however as it can sometimes be slippery.
Food will be available in the mornings and at lunchtimes. Further information will be issued when available. See note below concerning camping.
For your sat-nav the postcode is above
Bewl Valley Reservoir is on the A21 between Sevenoaks and Hastings, a mile or so south of Lamberhurst. Turn south on to the A21 from the M25. Before reaching Lamberhurst follow the new bypass and after you rejoin the old A21 you will find a clearly signed right turn to the Reservoir just after the road becomes a dual carriageway. On entering Bewl Valley Water follow the road round to the right.
Motorhomes, caravans are to be accommodated in a large area to the right of the club house (about 200 yrds) in what was a former dinghy park. You should follow the road down, past a large grass area on the left (this area is being used by Scouts and Guides and is not our area for camping) and the main carpark on the right. The road swings to the right past the car park, continue along this bearing left down a slight hill and you will find a large area which will have been cordoned off for Motorhomes and Caravans. Tents are permitted here and also in an orchard just above and to the right as you come down the slope. The charge is £5 per night and payable at registration. When the clubhouse is closed, a toilet is available just below the lodge on the right or please see one of the LWA Committee who will have a key to the toilets in the clubhouse.
The designated camping area is much nearer the water than the one used previously but if you wish to have your trailers on the beach/slipway please ensure they is secure as there is no night security. If dropping gear off from a car please ensure it is moved to the car park or camping field as soon as possible.
For further information go to Information and under racing go to Inland series. See also sailing instructions.
LWA London Windsurf Association
Contact Rod Davis/Janet Pain 07711 552265
Terms of attendance
The UKWA reserves the right to exclude or expel any member / non member / family / group or individual from its event site should it be considered that they may by their actions or the perception of such bring the UKWA, its hosts other parties or individuals into disrepute. The UKWA Committee, in part or in it’s entirety, shall be the sole judge of such action, and their decision is deemed final.
Persons expelled shall leave the event site within 30 minutes of any verbal notice and shall not return. Exclusion may be deemed temporary (this event) or permanent (all events). Permanent expulsion shall be the decision of the elected committee and shall be confirmed in writing within 21 days of any temporary expulsion, however any excluded individual may not attend any UKWA events during this period of consideration.