Historical Photos of the Club
Barnt Green Sailing Club was formally established in 1918 by a group of local residents with a passion for sailing. This gallery includes a number of photographs that have been taken over the years of the club, its members and their boats.
The Coming of Age Regatta held on June 11th 1939 when the club was a sprightly 21 years old.
J Hill sailing N9 at the Club Regatta 1939
Fireflies in 1956
Cadet "Tadpole" in 1958
Fireflies on the foreshore
Fireflies rounding the mark
Fireflies on the start line in 1959
Firefly Open 1959
Low water in 1959
Cadets with new life jackets
The period between December 1962 and March 1963 was one of the coldest on record in the UK. The average daily temperature in January 1963 was a mere -2.1C and the sea froze in Kent to a distance of 1 mile from shore. Suffice to say that Barnt Green sailors used the opportunity of a significant ice sheet on Upper Bittell to drive cars out onto the frozen water. The main protagonists appear to have been Stan Lennox, Gordon Britton and Norman Cooke, the latter two being towed around on skis behind a Mini driven by Stan.
Richard Murray and April Lennox at the Firefly Open 1969
Kit Lunt and Chris Hodge at the Firefly Open 1970
Junior Helm 1970
Cadet Open 1973
Cadet Open 1974
Visiting Burnham in 1974
Club Members 1993
75th Anniversary Celebrations
The 2000s and later
Frostbite Series 2000
The Clubhouse over the Years
The Members' Lawn 1933
The Old Clubhouse
Converting the old boathouse into the new clubhouse
Over the years, there have been a number of occasions when water levels have fallen dramatically. Either through deliberate draining to undertake maintenance work or during periods of drought. Here are a few examples.
Last updated 11:19 on 25 January 2023