Some of you may be pleased but hopefully most of you will be slightly regretful that this week’s newsletter is very brief for all sorts of reasons but mainly because of Red Books, Dutyman and the lure of sunshine.
Within the next day or two you should have all received notification of our General Meeting which is being held at the Clubhouse on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 11:00hrs. Full details are on the website but we are looking to amend our Articles of Association so that we can take advantage of a grant of £10,000 from Sport England to buy new boats for the Club. We are also looking to apply for a further grant from Sport England (Inspired Facilities) later this year for £75,000 so that we can upgrade the changing room facilities for both Ladies and Gents. We really need your support so please come along and help the Club take advantage of these grants to improve our Club.
If you are unable to come along on the day, you can vote by proxy, full details and a form can be found on the website. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Club Secretary.
First Aid Course
This is a vital course for everyone, which took place last weekend. We will run at least one more in the next few months and there is the possibility of running a first aid course specifically for cadets over the Easter holidays. This is in the planning stage only at the moment, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with preferred dates and we’ll see how we can accommodate most cadets. As usual it will be a two day course run over two mornings and cost will be £30 for members and £40 for non-members.
Ho hum. After many hours checking, rechecking and checking again, your Red Books have been sent or delivered to those of you who have paid their subscriptions in full or arranged a direct debit. There are some people who deserve especial thanks for all their help in either proof reading, packing or delivering these books – they’ve been stars. You will see that there is a lot more information in the books this year, some at the suggestion of members and some to help you get started in racing, cruising and social sailing. As soon as you get your new shiny 2015 Red Book, settle down for a jolly good read as they’re packed full of useful information and nuggets of information that may one day win you Bosham Sailing Club’s Quiz Night prize.
Bosham Sailing Club Quiz Night 31st January
What a marvellous link. It’s almost as though these newsletters are planned. Tickets are selling very quickly for this event and numbers are limited, so you need to act quickly. You know you want to share with your friends that fact that Charles Dickens created 989 named characters and it’s BOUND to be one of the questions. Email email@example.com or call to reserve your tickets now.
Sea Shanty Evening with the Harbour Buoys 7th February
Laaaa pom diddly pom…. that’s the sound of Bosham Sailing Club warming their voices for Sea Shanty evening. Come along and be part of a great evening’s entertainment. Don’t worry about not knowing the words – they’ll either be on the screen or on hand-outs or you can always just hum. Don’t miss out. More information is on the club website or phone or email the Office to reserve your tickets.
DutyMan for 2015
DutyMan is now live for 2015 so this is your opportunity to get in first and choose the duty(s) you would like to do this year. Full details are on the website to help you access DutyMan but if you have any problems please speak to the Office and we will be only too happy to help you. This is only the first ‘wave’ of duties and there will be more to follow, some especially around social events in the coming weeks.
Race Officer Training and Other Useful Information
Dick Pratt has very kindly agreed to do a series of six informal talks about a range of subjects broadly covering aspects of being a Race Officer or an ARO. These talks will be suitable for both experienced race officials or for those who are new to the position. There are all sorts of useful aspects covered in these six talks such as being a race officer on a committee boat to “Gusts, Shifts and Currents”. The first talk will be held in the West Room at 10:00 on Sunday 1st February. Places will be limited so email or phone the Club to book your place. More information on these great talks, is available from the club website www.boshamsailingclub.com and click on the Training poster on the front page.
Rugby World Cup at Bosham Sailing Club
Ruck and roll! It’s almost time to become a rugby fan. Even if you don’t understand the game, the atmosphere will be fantastic when the games are shown at the Club. When possible, they will be shown on the big screen in the restaurant but when that can’t be done, they will be shown in the very exclusive setting of the West Room. There will invariably be food available at some stage of the match and the bar will inevitably be open. Other than being there, what better place is there to watch this fantastic Rugby World Cup?
And talking of food…..
Sailors Snack Meals and Roast Sunday Lunches
On Saturdays, you can have some comforting chips, some burly burgers or some sound soup – just order from the bar. And on Sunday lunch time THE CLUB ROAST IS BACK! What could be better than joining your friends for an appetite quenching roast with all the trimmings at lunch time on Sunday? As usual book on firstname.lastname@example.org This week’s mouth-watering menu is listed below
Roast pork with apple sauce 8.95
Roast chicken with red currant jelly 8.95
Both served with stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables
Sponge puddings with custard/ cream 3.90
Normandy apple flan 3.90
Just think how blissful it will be not to have to worry about the shopping, preparing, cooking and washing up. Go on, treat yourself.
And finally Friday……night’s menu
Steak and ale pie with a medley of vegetables 9.50
King Prawn risotto 10.50
Raspberry tart with Madagascan Vanilla ice cream 3.90
New York Cheesecake with winterberry fruit compote 3.90
A selection of cheese 3.90
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team