Babbacombe Corinthian SC Clubhouse Rebuild

by Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club in Torquay, Torbay, United Kingdom

Babbacombe Corinthian SC Clubhouse Rebuild

Total raised £21,848

raised so far

190

supporters

We want to provide some 21st Century facilities by regenerating our 1935 built clubhouse for our sailors and kayakers.

by Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club in Torquay, Torbay, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 5th July 2022 we'd raised £21,713 with 187 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

This will enable us to complete the project including the inside of the building and the exterior fencing and signage


Let’s do it for the sailors of tomorrow

Who are we: 

We are a small community-based sailing club based on Oddicombe Beach. Our clubhouse was originally built in the 1930s as an old fisherman’s hut, the stone walls of which now form the bottom storey of the present Club House. We currently have over 350 members including 40 junior sailors and 50 kayakers all having to use these out of date facilities. 

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Volunteer led: 

All of this happens around the club and in the water with volunteers training and supporting both adults and juniors alike. We are looking to improve our clubhouse to provide urgently required basic facilities, hot water, toilets etc in order to meet the growing demand and continue doing the great work that the club does. 

What are we crowdfunding for:

In 2017 we agreed a new 40-year lease with Torbay Council (our Landlords) for our existing Club House which after over 80 years is now in a very poor state and needs completely modernising. And 

  • We have no toilets 

  • Our male sailors change in the same area that doubles as the “secure” store for our RIBs / safety boats 

  • Our female sailors have 2 antiquated showers with modesty curtains 

  • Our junior sailors must change in cold and wet conditions 

  • We have no heating 

  • The roof leaks

Part of the conditions within our new lease are that we must replace or improve the facilities. The picture below shows to the left the men's shower, the blue & white shower curtain is up on the ceiling whilst the boats are being stored.  They change at the far end of this room.

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In 2019/2020 we were approaching the position to submit our planning application and start planning the build and then Covid struck which impacted both our finances and our ability to fundraise for this.  Our planning application was approved in Jan 2022.  We have obtained some cost estimates giving estimates of around £230,000. As well as successfully financing our day to day operations we have built up approx. £150,000 in ring-fenced, reserve funds and we are now looking to raise the balance, if not more recognising price increases.  

As well as our own members fund raising efforts, including this Crowdfunder we also plan to apply for grants from major bodies like Sport England, as well as smaller organisations and businesses by way of donations and sponsorship to help us raise a minimum of £80,000.

‘How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022’

This year is the year that Birmingham host the Commonwealth games. We believe that by building this new club house we will join up our Community further along the lines of the mission of the Commonwealth Games 2022 by 

  • Bringing people together looking at our younger people of all ages, diversity and pride of the area and the Commonwealth 
  • Improving our facilities which will inspire, engage and connect our community and engage with our juniors and adults alike to take up our sport to allow them to realise their full potential, become part of a team and through this be healthier. 
  • Allowing us to enhance the blue flagged Oddicombe Beach as a whole. There have been many new business open on the beach and we want to improve our facilities, keeping in touch with all the growth in the area 
  • Strengthening the opportunities and facilities in the area by improving our club house for our community as a whole 
  • Improving the skills, offering training, providing volunteering resource and opportunities which  will benefit the environment, encourage participation in sport, and deliver youth engagement activities. 

We want to provide a new lasting legacy for our juniors, and our adult and senior members but especially our Community who have been so supportive and involved with us over the years.

Our Community:

Community involvement is a very important part of who we are, and not all of those involved have an active interest in sailing.  You don't have to get wet to enjoy our club. We support many of our local groups and Community sport clubs, some of which are listed below

  • Community Art classes
  • Tessier Gardens
  • St Marychurch & District partnership
  • Torbay Community Development Trust
  • Cary Park Tennis Club
  • Babbacombe Bowling Club

Your next step:

We have a wide selection of offerings for you to choose from, or you can simply make a donation.  Any help will go a long way, and would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and interest in our appeal.

Supporters of our appeal:

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

BCSC Pen

An exclusive BCSC pen which is sure to stand out in the crowd and attract the right attention (to be collected from the St Marychurch clubhouse)

£10 or more

Raffle ticket for 1 years free membership

For your donation you'll be entered into a raffle to win one years free adult or senior membership.

£10 or more

£5 Bar Voucher

For your donation you will receive a £5 bar voucher valid until 31st Dec 2022. Normal BCSC rules apply.

£20 or more

£10 Bar Voucher

For your donation you will receive £2 x £5 bar voucher to be used by 31st Dec 2022. Normal BCSC rules apply

£30 or more

£15 Bar Voucher

For your donation you will receive 3 x £5 bar vouchers valid until 31st Dec 2022. Normal BCSC rules apply.

£30 or more

Babbacombe Theatre - Don't Stop the Music

For your donation you will receive 4 tickets to this musical. It runs on a Thursdays at 8.15pm until the end of July 2022 [RRP £84], please select your date when buying.

£100 or more

Corporate Bronze Reward

Acknowledgement on our Crowdfunding webpage for the length of the campaign

£150 or more

Corporate Silver Reward

Acknowledgement on our crowdfunding webpage for the length of the campaign. An advert/logo will appear on our sponsors page on the BCSC website for 6 months after the campaign ends.

£250 or more

Corporate Gold Reward

Acknowledgement on our crowdfunding webpage for the length of the campaign. An advert/logo will appear on our sponsors page on the BCSC website for 9mths after the campaign ends. Company name included in our wall of thanks,this will be on our website whilst fundraising and will be transferred onto our club house when built

£500 or more

Renewal of Vows ceremony with venue

This offer is for any married couple, wishing to celebrate or renew their marriage vows. The occasion can be shared with family and friends. The offer is to hold a renewal of vows ceremony between the hours of 9-5.30pm; to include the celebrant; the venue and bar staff (only at the top clubhouse). The top clubhouse can be kept open for a party in the evening subject to availability. Further information will be made available in due course.

£500 or more

Corporate Platinum Reward

Acknowledgement on our crowdfunding webpage for the length of the campaign. An advert/logo on our sponsors page on the BCSC website for 12mths after the campaign ends Company name included in our wall of thanks, this will be on our website whilst fundraising and will be transferred onto our club house when built. Sponsor a sailing cup during 2023 season

£500 or more

Commitment Ceremony

A ceremony for adult couples (over 18) of any gender who want to make a public declaration of their life-long commitment for each other. This can be shared with family and friends. The offer is to hold a Commitment ceremony at the clubhouse between the hours of 9-5.30pm; to include the celebrant; venue and bar staff. A Commitment Ceremony does NOT have any legal implications and therefore does not provide you with any legal rights

£1,000 or more

Corporate Diamond Reward

Acknowledgement on our crowdfunding webpage for the length of the campaign. An advert/logo on our sponsors page on the BCSC website for 12mths after the campaign ends. Company name included in our wall of thanks, this will be on our website whilst fundraising and will be transferred onto our club house when built. Sponsor a sailing cup during 2023 season. A company advert sign outside our new clubhouse during 2023 season.

£10 or more

Afternoon Tea for 1

You will be invited to our Queens Jubilee celebration weekend Afternoon Tea on Saturday 4th June 3-5pm at our clubhouse in St Marychurch. The tea will consist of finger sandwiches, cakes and tea/coffee to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

£10 or more

Bottle of Chevalier de Bayard Red Wine 2018

For your donation collect a bottle of this wine from our top clubhouse [RRP 10.79]

£10 or more

Bottle of Pieroth Blue 2019 white wine

For your donation collect a bottle of this wine from our top clubhouse [RRP £16.94]

£12 or more

Food Event

For your donation you will receive 1 ticket to our next Food Night on Saturday 11th June. The menu will be advised in due course.

£15 or more

Mexican Night ticket

For your donation receive a free ticket to our Mexican Night food event to be held on Saturday 16th July

£20 or more

Home Made Cake

A Vanilla or Chocolate sponge with swiss buttercream, ready to add candles/topper of your choice. Supplied on a cake board in a plain white box.

£25 or more

Motorbike MOT

For your donation you can receive a MOT for your motorbike. This has been donated by R N Motorcycles of Paignton and RRP is normally £29.50. Details of date and time to be arranged in due course

£30 or more

Bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut

A 75cl bottle can be yours for your donation to be collected from our clubhouse [RRP £39.99]

£30 or more

Bottle of Taittinger Champagne

For your donation you will receive a bottle of Taittinger Champagne [RRP £40]. To be collected from our clubhouse in St Marychurch

£45 or more

Dartmouth Steam Railway Family ticket

For your donation you will receive a return family ticket (up to 2 adults & 3 children aged 3-15) valid until 30th Oct 2022 [RRP £60]

£50 or more

Dinghy Sailing Taster

For your donation, you will be taken out in one of our boats with an experienced sailor and shown the basics of sailing, and how it works. There will be a pre-boat discussion on the theory involved in dinghy sailing and 20 minutes on the water at our base on Oddicombe beach

£50 or more

Round of Golf for 4 at Torquay Golf Club

For your donation you will receive a voucher for 4 people between Sunday & Friday from 2pm (valid until 31st March 2023). RRP £120

£250 or more

Sailing Course

For your donation you will receive a RYA1/2 Sailing Course over 4 days [RRP £300]

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