Everybody will be relieved to know that all is well in Barbados. The sun is shining, the sand is white, the sea is turquoise and the Islands supply of rum is being steadily depleted by Bosham Sailing Club members. However, back to your Club and what is happening here this week.
General Meeting 7th February 11:00 at BSC
This is really important. If you can’t attend, then please visit the Club website at www.boshamsailingclub.com and on the front page of the website, one of the moving slides is the Notice of Meeting. If you click anywhere on this notice, it will take you to your login screen. Type in your user name and password and then you’ll be taken directly to information about the meeting and, should you require it, the Proxy form can also be downloaded from there as well.
Rugby and Training Friday 6th February
Under no circumstances be confused about this. It is NOT rugby training, it’s far more interesting. On Friday evening at 18:00, Dick Pratt is running a 2 hour course entitled Assistant Race Officer Training. This is one of 6 training sessions that Dick doing for the Club and each session costs the princely sum of £5. Further information on subsequent courses being run in the next few weeks can be found on the Club website soon. This particular evening’s course will include “Roles to be filled during the day, Pre-prep, Equipment, Start Sequence, Race Conduct, Post Race Duties” and most excitingly of all, “Liaisons required”. The feedback from Dick’s first session has been overwhelmingly positive and as there are only a few places left on this course, you had better email the office lickety split on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
And so to the RUGBY.
The 6 Nations matches involving England are, when possible, being shown on the big screen in the restaurant area at your Club. And this Friday the England versus Wales match will be shown on the screen in the restaurant at 20:00 and it’s going to be a fun, loud and exciting evening. Not an evening to have a quiet romantic meal for two – but there WILL be an opportunity for that if you read on. Anyway, back to leather balls and rucking. Food will be available for everybody, whether you are watching the rugby or not and the menu is as always, at the end of the newsletter.
Sea Shanty Evening Saturday 7th February 19:30
Having attended the General Meeting in the morning, why not reward yourself with a rousing sing song in the evening? Don’t we all love a showy, shiny shanty? The Harbour Buoys are well known for leading an evening of roistering singing and don’t worry if your voice is more gritty than sand paper – the chances are you’ll be better than most! And for just £12 you’ll also get a simple fork supper. Please email email@example.com to reserve the few tickets that are left.
Saturday Night Draw
This has now reached an amazing £450! You just need to be at your Club to be in with a chance of winning – so, come and win and sing.
Valentine Dinner 14th February
Andy and Rosie Dewing are going to cook a romantic three course dinner for you so you can woo a loved one. Hmmmm. There certainly hasn’t been much wooing in the Club recently which may or may not be a good thing. The menu will appear on the Club website soon and will cost £22.50 per head and this also includes a glass of bubbly. So get your brownie points here and email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your places.
Gavin’s Been Building Your Club Bosun has been multitasking. Not only has he been getting the safety boats ready for the new season, he’s been constructing a kayak rack! He’s immensely proud of this so now we’ve got to fill it. A slot should take up to 2 single kayaks or 1 paddleboard / windsurfing board. There are 12 slots available, 2 of which have already gone. Each slot is £60 per year. If you want to free up space in your garage or garden or kitchen by taking one of these slots then please email email@example.com
Boats in the Dinghy Park
Grrrr. All you people who have still got boats in the Dinghy Park and who have not paid for winter storage must remove their boats NOW. You will be making life very difficult for all those good people who have signed onto DutyMan to do the Dinghy Park clear up on 21st and 22nd February (this is in place of the dates shown in the Red Book). Before these dates, if your boat is to remain in the Dinghy Park, please ensure that they are not locked in any way and that trolley wheels are fully functioning as the boats will have to be moved for grass cutting. Otherwise please make urgent arrangements to pay for winter storage or remove your boats.
Please return this to the Club Office.
Previously at BSC……
Ingrid Woodburn ran a very successful Burns Night back in January. She says that Andy and Rosemary produced a simply delicious supper and that Steve Pritchard did a magnificent job in toasting the haggis and then after some whisky everybody’s words and legs got curly when the dancing started, much to the amusement of all.
And my goodness aren’t you oblique? All those people who attended Jono Prosser and Tim Reynold’s outrageously successful Quiz night last Saturday were complaining of severe brain ache after trying to answer Kirk and Spock’s questions. Logical to the end were the team of Russells, Barnes, Watneys and Amanda Mirams. It appears that one table misunderstood the format of the evening and brought in their own wine so it’s a good moment just to remind everybody that only alcohol bought at the bar can be consumed on the premises.
And finally the Menu for Friday 6th February
Lincolnshire Sausage and Leek Casserole and hot crusty bread £7.00
(note the clever Rugby theme!)
Assorted desserts £3.90
Tea or coffee £1.50
Please book as usual by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team