This is less a Newsletter, rather more a Newsbook, so eyes down and here we go. This week we have events to look forward to first and so, in no particular order....
What you may ask is BHUL and how does it affect me at Bosham Sailing Club? Well, BHUL is Bosham Hirsute Upper Lippers, which for the uninitiated is BSC members joining the Movember movement and raising money for Prostate Cancer. Nearly all of us will know somebody who has either had this cancer or is even now being treated for it, so it is an extremely worthy cause. Our team members are Peter Lacey, Chris Welland, Mark Stanton, Frank McCormack, Ken Moore, Bill and Izzie Lee, and Andrew Young. These are the people that you are seeing around the club with fluffy faces. Some are being more successful than others in the growth rate, they all feature the colour grey quite predominately and some people are using conditioner for the first time in their lives. Most of them are scratching quite a lot as well. Anyway, they have so far raised in excess of £430 but they are desperate to reach a target of £500 by the end of November. They can be sponsored by going to uk.movember.com/donate and searching for bhul, or by cash or cheque to Peter Lacey. And the main thing is, that their facial hair growing efforts are going to be judged on Sunday 30th November at about 15.00hrs.
Which links in nicely to the next item...
Roast Sunday Lunch on Sunday 30th November
Come to the Club for the most delicious Sunday roast cooked by Andy and ace Movember judge, Rosie Dewing! So, this is a brilliant plan, bring the family, have a luscious lunch at BSC from 12.30 hrs and then stay to see who amongst our heroic hirsute fluffy face hair growers, wins the prize for the most brilliant bristles as judged by our multi tasking head judge, Rosie! What a fantastic day. To guarantee your lunch, please book as usual on firstname.lastname@example.org by 18.00hrs on Thursday 27th November.
Clearing Up Working Party at Bosham Sailing Club
As you will have noticed if you have visited the Club recently, we are in the middle of having some very necessary renovations done within the club. At the moment, the concentration is on replacing fire doors so that we remain compliant with regulations. The new doors into the bar and restaurant area look fresh and modern with the welcome addition of two glass panels which will ensure that people are no longer inadvertently squashed as they innocently study the notice board. And to carry on that theme, there will be a working party this weekend to clear up around the site and take down the marquee. It counts as a duty and therefore please go to DutyMan and update there but if you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the office– so if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do a duty, now’s your chance. Report at the Club at 09.30hrs and after you’ve had an enjoyable morning’s work, (due to finish at about 13.00 hrs) why not reward yourself with a delicious Club roast? (See above).
1st December is Film Night
We’re sure that if you haven’t yet attended one of these evenings, other people have told you how brilliant they are. On Monday 1st December, the film is “Silver Linings” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. There is also the double, triple, quadruple bonus, of R/C House’s most delicious sausage and salad Panini with homemade onion marmalade, all in the comfort of your Club. You’ve just got to try it. Further details at www.boshamsailingclub.com
Make your Sailing Club a Winter Wonderland for the Children’s Christmas Party
Ahem. Two items rather brilliantly linked don’t you think? On Saturday 13th December, it is proposed that your Sailing Club has Christmas decorations put up ahead of the Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday 14th December. Putting up Christmas decorations is NOT a duty, it’s a pleasure so if you can help, please email email@example.com The children’s Christmas party is at the Sailing Club and runs from 15.30 until 17.00 hrs. There will be lots happening culminating in a special visit from Father Christmas himself so be sure to be at the Club where you can ask our special Father Christmas for a special Christmas treat! Tickets are £3.50 each and are limited in number so book yours as soon as possible by contacting the Club bar or office.
And now to what HAS happened...
It is reported that the Bridge evening held at the Club last Tuesday, was the busiest ever and as always the restaurant looked smart and welcoming after it had been filled with Bridge tables and flowers. Andy and Rosie Dewings supper half way through the evening was a resounding success and enjoyed by all.
Draw and Dinghy Supper
The weekly draw was not won last Saturday despite the numbers being boosted by those attending the Dinghy Supper. R/C Dinghies had spent a long time ensuring that the evening would be a resounding success and judging by the comments passed to the Office Team, everybody who attended thoroughly appreciated the decoration, the menu and the very efficient prize giving. And many congratulations to the people who won some very spectacular looking trophies.
This Saturday is the Scow dinner so there will be more people at the Club and therefore they’ll not only be about to enjoy their Class dinner, they will also be in with a chance of winning £350. What a bonus all that money just before Christmas! So even if you’re not attending the Scow event, be at the Club at 19.30hrs on Saturday 29th November and admire the beautifully decorated restaurant (it will be, it’s the Scow dinner) and give yourself a chance to win the draw. Remember you’ve got to be at the bar to win!
Racing last Sunday
Given the horribly wet and cold weather, there was a really decent turn out of tough water resistant sailors last Sunday. There were one or two late-in-the-season interesting forms of rigging, such as the sailor who managed to get the most elegant spiral effect in his main when he hoisted it and having removed the spiral, clearly decided that an upside down main should be the next challenge. Ho hum – eventually a good race was sailed though. And after the race, most participants repaired to the bar for some very welcome hot food which will be served every weekend onwards from now.
And so, very finally, THE MENU for Friday 28th November
Baked Trout, Dauphinoise Potatoes, and vegetables £10.50
Steak Pie, New Potatoes and vegetables £9.50
Bakewell Tart with Custard or Cream £3.90
Waffles with Fresh Fruit and Cream £3.90
Tea and Coffee £ 1.50
As usual, please reserve your meal by contacting, Andy and Rosemarie Dewing at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 18.00hrs on Thursday 27th November.
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team