Variety, it is said, is the spice of life. So this week, your Newsletter is the spice of life as it is varied and written by several people.
Anchor Quiz at Bosham Sailing Club Wednesday 22nd July at 19:30
Last month’s quiz was a great success. Teams of 4 pool their knowledge, specialist or otherwise, and our Club caterers, Breeze provide delicious nibbles. Entry is £5 per person and this includes the food. If you think you would like to exercise your brain and join in, please email email@example.com
BSC Cruisers Spectating at the America’s Cup in Portsmouth this Weekend
You can’t help but be aware that very excitingly, America’s Cup racing is coming to Portsmouth imminently. Indeed, those of you who have been out sailing in the Solent over the past week or so, may well have seen some early test sailing. And not only are BSC Cruisers going to watch America’s Cup racing, they’re offering you the opportunity to raft up with them there on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July and then on Sunday 2nd August they are having a trip to Seaview on the Isle of Wight. The following is an extract from an email from BSC R/C Cruisers, Janey Gerber.
Spectating the America's Cup this weekend
For the first time since 1851, a stage of the America's Cup will be hosted in the Solent. BSC Cruisers will be catching the action on Saturday & Sunday rafting up in the main Spectator Area off Southsea; RIBs and other boats from the club are more than welcome to join us.
Racing on both days is from 1330-1500 with two preparation events for the 35th America's Cup Series. Let’s cheer Ben and the boys on!
If you’re interested in coming along, contact RC Cruisers firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Crewing Opportunity for Day Sail & Lunch at Seaview Yacht Club
Seaview Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight is a quick hop over the Solent - perfect for a day trip. On Sunday 2 August, BSC Cruisers will be sailing over in the morning, mooring up for Sunday lunch at SYC, then racing back in the afternoon.
BSC members who’d like to get out on the water are more than welcome to join us for this fun day out.
Contact Julian Biggs (email@example.com) if you’d like further details or are interested in coming along.
Friday 24th July Evening Menu at BSC
Breeze’s fabulous food continues this Friday with the following menu
Moules Mariniere and Frites £10.95
Tagliatelle with Mushrooms £7.95
Smoked Salmon Salad £9.95
Selection of desserts £3.95
Please reserve your places and indicate your menu choice by 17:00 on Thursday 23rd July by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Draw Saturday 25th July 19:30 and BIG DRAW NEWS
As many of you know, the regular Saturday night draw is now standing at a seriously mahoosive £690. The only way to win this is to be at your Club at 19:30 when the winning name is pulled out and this is exactly what will happen this Saturday. HOWEVER, if it is not won and the draw gets to £700 then you are in for some excitement! It has been decided that if we do reach the magic figure, then names will be drawn until the cash is won! That means you have to be at the Club at 19:30 to be in with a chance to win. A reminder will follow next week if the cash is not won this Saturday.
So there you are, lucky enough to be at Bosham Sailing Club, you find yourself at the bar and you think to yourself, hmmmm I wonder what lovely summery drink I can have today? What about a Blackberry and Elderflower Pimms or a Strawberry Pimms or a delicious sparkling rosé, or even the guest ale which at the moment is the aptly named “Summer” Just ask at the bar………
Training at Bosham Sailing Club
We have a very successful sail training programme running at your Club. Below is some information on availability on courses running in the near future.
Training availability for the next few weeks
We have a limited number of spaces on courses for the next few weeks so if you or your family are interested please contact the Office. We also take non-members on courses but they have to pay a non-member supplement.
RYA Youth – Start Racing and Sailing with Spinnakers – 27th July (5 days) - cost from £250
We have just two spaces available on this course which is ideal for anyone looking to race at Junior Week.
RYA Youth Sailing – Stages 1-4 – 3rd August (5 days) – cost from £250
Lots of availability for anyone who is a total beginner, or those who have previously started sailing, and wish to progress up to stage 4. Full details of the course are listed on the website and also on page 28 of the Red Book.
RYA Youth – Intermediate Race - 3rd August (5 days) – cost from £250
This is a new course for 2015 and for those who are already racing and wish to hone their skills immediately before Junior Week, this course will help you to get ahead!
The course covers:
Setting the boat up for best advantage in different winds
Speeding up, slowing down, rill tacking and roll gybing
Where best to sail to get clear air
Working knowledge of the racing rules
Making the best start
RYA Adult Sailing – Levels 1-3 -10th August- (5 days) – cost from £250
We have just two places left for anyone who is a total beginner, or those who have previously started sailing, and wish to progress up to level 3. Full details of the course are listed on the website and also on page 30 of the Red Book.
Dinghy Park Changes
As members, you will shortly receive an email advising you of the new combination number for entry to the dinghy park which cannot be given in this email as it goes into the public domain.
You are also reminded that you MUST CLOSE AND LOCK THE GATE TO THE DINGHY PARK AS YOU LEAVE.
Saturday 25th July
Please be aware that there are 2 private functions happening at the Club on Saturday between 12:00 and 18:00 either on the terrace or in the marquee.
WE WON!!!!!! Oops, that sounds a bit smug. Congratulations to everybody who took part in the West Wittering Challenge last weekend. And many thanks to organiser Alistair Johnstone who ran things for Bosham at this end and many thanks to our hosts at West Wittering for providing such a delicious barbecue in the evening.
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team