BSC Newsletter 16th March 2022
Published 13:30 on 19 Mar 2022
BSC Launch Emma is back!
Rob and Michael with help from some very kind members have refurbished Emma and she looks amazing. The snazzy new pale blue benches are spot on.
Launch services will start running this weekend from 08:15 - 18:00. A massive thank you to the team for showing Emma the TLC that she deserves.
Optimist Spring Championships
On 12/13th March, India and Tom Eastwood together with Zac and Pippa Shepherd, took part in the Optimist Spring Championships at Draycote Water.
This was the GBR U12 selection event and both Tom and Pippa qualified for the team. A special shout out to Tom for being the first boy in the Junior category a real achievement.
If any budding Oppie families are keen to participate more on a national basis, please do contact the Shepherds or the Eastwoods who tell us it is a fun experience!
Casual Sailing this weekend!
A patrol boat will be on the water to facilitate casual sailing this weekend.
Saturday 19th March (h.w. 12.17, 4.8m). Patrol hours 10.30 - 14.30
Sunday 20th March (h.w. 12.54, 4.9m). Patrol hours 11.00 - 15.00
Racing in the Harbour - What should I know?
The waters we sail and race in are considered amongst the UK's finest sailing locations for good reason. There's always something new to discover when we venture into the Harbour. The multiple combinations of wind, weather, tide and course throw us something different to consider every time.
In this free session in the clubhouse, in advance of the start of the racing season, Finn class captain Dick Pratt will unlock all the secrets and dispense invaluable racing tips on:
- - Tides, flows, eddies / Wind funnels, bends and shadows / Wind and tide combination / Best tracks
Get all this correct and all you need to do is sail the boat fast, right????
Anyone keen to pick up some tips is welcome to attend the session. Please book in advance so we have an idea of expected numbers.
Cadet Training at Easter
There is a variety of cadet training available over the Easter holidays starting w/c 28 March onwards.
This includes RYA stages, race training, power boat training and private tuition.
Please book via the BSC website using this link. Further training is available over the May half term and summer holidays.
Junior Week 2022
In order to qualify for Junior Week, a minimum of 4 qualification races/days are needed to be completed by 5 June, the end of the summer half term.
With the BSC sailing season starting in a few weeks, now is a good time to start planning your racing. For more information about Bosham Junior Week 2022 and all the entry requirements, please click here.
If you have any queries about Junior Week, please contact your class captain. Bosham Sailing Club : Junior Week 2022
Bosham Reach Talks - Wednesday 23rd March at 18:00
'Founding Go Ape and the journey to employee ownership' - held in the Clubhouse
In 2002 Becs (RC Planning) and Tris (ex RC Cadets) Mayhew founded Go Ape, a tree top adventure company, and grew it to 50 locations across Britain and America. 1.8 million customers took part in a Go Ape adventure last year.
In October 2021 the Mayhews transferred 90% of Go Ape's shares and control of the business to their 1,000 UK employees. Paddy Mirams will chat to them about their journey leading to this unusual decision.
Clear out your cupboards/garage to find your boat jumble!
On Saturday 2 April, the BSC Youth Sailing Fund is holding a boat jumble sale at the Club to raise funds to support youngsters to achieve their sailing goals or simply to get them on the water if they would not have the opportunity otherwise.
But to do this we need your help by donating any items 'boat related' so we can sell them (for any more valuable items we are happy to sell it on your behalf with the Fund taking a commission).
Among the items we have had kindly donated so far are canoes, trailers, clothing, oppi parts, fenders, paddles, lifejackets, wetsuits but we need more. This weekend, why not take the opportunity to have a clear out? Please let the Fund trustees, listed below, know if you have any items and we can give you delivery details. Many thanks for your support.
BSC Youth Sailing Fund Trustees
Please see here for more details including Terms & Conditions
BSC Friday Supper - Pie Night!
The next Friday supper will be this Friday 18th March, pie night!
Choose from a delicious selection of pies and see the full menu here.
Book your place now! We look forward to seeing you.
Mothers Day Lunch 27th March
Come and join us on Sunday 27th March for a delicious Mothers Day Roast Lunch in the Clubhouse.
Choose between slow cooked pork, nut roast, sticky toffee pudding and more! For the full menu and to book your place see here.
Last updated 13:53 on 19 March 2022