BSC Newsletter 11th May 2022
Published 16:45 on 11 May 2022
UK Sailing Team Success for Bosham Oppie Sailors
Following their participation in the pre-qualification series at Draycote in March, India and Tom Eastwood and Zac and Pippa Shepherd were invited to take part in the U15 sailing trials held over four days at the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth. Based on their strong performance at Draycote, Tom and Pippa had already been selected for the U12 sailing team at the Irish Nationals.
The plan was for 12 races to be held over four days, however unfortunately the wind was lacking and only 5 races were managed with no sailing on the last two days. Race No 5 was particularly tough with a big wind shift resulting in the fleet inversing and a high score race that could not be discarded for our top sailors. The sailing was ultra competitive and all Bosham sailors did BSC proud. In between racing, plenty of fun was had in the boat park where there was an abundance of scooters and skateboards to keep the children entertained.
The biggest achievement goes to India Eastwood for being selected to the GBR European team competing at the European Championships in Sonderborg, Denmark just before our very own Junior Week. The GBR team comprises three girls and four boys and 255 sailors in total will be competing from 43 different nations. Zac and Pippa Shepherd were both selected to the Development Team 1, comprising eleven children heading-off to Costa Brava in Spain in June for the Spring Cup. Tom performed strongly and was the most honourable after losing a 6th place to tie a sail tie that had come loose. This "True Grit" Bosham behaviour that we are so proud of impacted his overall position, but he was still selected for Development Team 2, which comprises sixteen children competing at the French Nationals in July.
Well done to all of the children for doing so well and we look forward to hearing how the events go.
If anyone is interested in pursuing the RYA squad and team pathway, they should plan on attending the Regional Championships at the National Sailing Academy on 18/19th June which is a selection event for the Regional Training Groups, with our very own Bosham Oppie Open on 17th September being a secondary indicator event.
Super Sunday - this Sunday 15th!!
The Cadet Super Sunday for Silver/Gold Optimists, Toppers and Fevas is taking place this Sunday and the forecast looks great!
Briefing is at 09:30 and launching will begin for Fevas as soon as briefing has finished around 10:00. First race is 10:30.
We look forward to seeing lots of cadets sailing.
Sizzling Kitchen - this Sunday!
The Sizzling Kitchen Pizza Van (formerly Stoked Kitchen) will be on the club terrace from Midday on Sunday serving their delicious pizzas.
Pre-booking is not necessary however it is worth getting your order in early in case there is a long waiting time.
Bosham Masters 2022
Don't forget to book your place for the upcoming Bosham Masters held on the 20th-22nd May. Forecast for all three days is champagne sailing weather!
This year has been generously sponsored by Stride & Son which has provided a 50% reduction from last years entry fees and includes a live band on Saturday, canapes, pre- regatta drinks and free teas.
We are planning to host a cruise to explore our beautiful Harbour on Tuesday 14th June.
Scheduled around high tide to ensure easy access on and off the quay, this is an outing for those members who don't have a boat but would like to get on the water. Retired members and guests of members are all welcome.
Club and Flag Officer boats will be used. If you are interested in taking part please contact RC Cruisers at RCCruisers@boshamsailingclub.com.
BSC 50/50 Lottery 13th May
The next monthly lottery will be drawn this Friday 13th May (lucky for some!) at 19:30 in the Clubhouse. Our very own Commodore Paddy Mirams will be calling the draw!
Tea & Coffee for Members
As a reminder to members, Tea & Coffee is FREE for members at weekends. You can help yourself from the servery area in the Clubhouse.
We would ask that you please leave the area tidy and wash up any items that you use.
This is a great facility at the club and is fully equipped with table tennis, games and DVDs.
It is available for all members, when it is not in use for training or other club activities. Please sign for the key in the office or at the bar.
We kindly ask parents that you supervise your children and ensure that the room is left clean and tidy with all games put back, and please note that no food or drink is to be consumed therein.
Last updated 16:52 on 11 May 2022