BSC Newsletter 19 May 2021
Published 15:26 on 19 May 2021
This year's Bosham Masters was impeccably organised by Alastair and Jacqui Seaton. Despite the adverse weather conditions there were 58 entries, a match for the very successful event in 2019, in the days before Covid-19 and when the sun shone in May.
In true BSC style, sailors chatted, laughed and joked as they paddled to stem the tide and drifted around waiting for the wind to fill on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, despite the best efforts of the race team the wind just did not play ball and racing was abandoned. Once the wind did stabilise on Saturday, one race was possible for all fleets before an almighty squall soaked all, capsized many and sent Tideways and Scows to the shore for some sensible reefing. No further racing was possible. Once ashore, and thawed out, spirits remained high as everyone enjoyed delicious afternoon teas baked, prepared and served up by an impressively efficient tea team.
Sunday dawned wet and windy and after discussions with the fleets the race officer made the decision to abandon racing before a sail was raised.
Results are published on the website. Congratulations to the prize winners:
Fast handicap 1st Michael Camps, 2nd Steve Hart
Finn 1st Dick Pratt, 2nd Rodney Cobb
YWDB 1st Alastair Seaton, 2nd David MacFarlane, 3rd Mark Stanton
Medium handicap 1st Philip Weake
Laser Radial 1st Neil Haworth
Devon Yawl 1st Eduardo Aldaz-Carroll, 2nd Patrick Disney
Slow handicap 1st Howard MacKenzie-Wilson
Scow 1st Mary-Ishbel Lee, 2nd Claire Wren
Tideway 1st John McKeand, 2nd Richard Wilde, 3rd Peter Shaw
Thanks are due to the Seatons, who not only did a supreme organising job but also won the concurrent Yachting World Day Boat Open Meeting; to Nick Fox and his 'A' Team on the committee boat, who battled to get the best racing in difficult conditions; Pauline Perkins for the results, Gill Craig and her dedicated team of tea ladies who looked after us all so well; the patrol boat drivers and crews for braving the cold and wet; Helen for the Saturday dinner; and the BSC staff; Gavin, Michael, Matt, Mike, Kathrine, Colin and the bar staff for their hard work and support for the event.
We are delighted to announce that Michael Poulter has joined us as Assistant Boatswain and Launch Driver. If you can see Emma Michael won't be far away - do say hello. Emma runs from 08.15 - 1800 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
BSC Junior Regatta Saturday 5 June
After Junior Week, the Junior Regatta is the second biggest BSC cadet event of the season. There will be up to 3 races per fleet so perfect Junior Week race qualifying opportunities too. Optimists will have a Quay start and all other fleets will be starting from the Committee Boat.
To enter, please book online using the following link as soon as possible Bosham Sailing Club : Junior Regatta and please don't forget to sign up for duties too. For further information, please contact your Class Captain.
In the evening to round off a glorious day on the water, we have planned a cadet family supper. (See below)
Junior Regatta - Saturday 5th June
The much loved Taco Box will be serving a selection of pre-booked Tacos outside the Clubhouse from 14:30 to 17:30. Adult's and smaller portions avaiable Book Here.
*All members welcome
Safety Report Form
Please be aware that you can find a blank Safety Report Form in the 'Members Hub' under 'Members Area' > 'Policies and Documents'.
This form can be used by anyone to report any safety issue at BSC.
The 2021 BSC Feva Open Meeting will take place on 6th June. Enter online here. The event will NOT run from Cobnor as previously advised. Participants will launch from BSC or their harbour club and rendezvous at the start line in Chichester Harbour. Up to four back-to-back races are planned.
We are thrilled to be offering members a wide variety of food from the Clubhouse every weekend. Don't miss out, keep an eye out on the Calendar for exciting updates!
This Saturday, we are excited to be serving you fresh, deep filled assorted bagels from a local supplier.
*No need to book
On Sunday (23 May) we have the return of Helen's delicious Sunday Roast served from 1pm. We need a minimum of 25 bookings for this to run (any fewer, then sadly we will have to cancel - which we absolutely do not want to do for our very first lunch back inside the club!)
Please Book Here before the cut off at midnight Thursday. Thank you and we really hope to see as many of you as possible.
Dinghy Park Reminder
Please don't forget to cut the vegetation around your boat park space and please don't use the boat park as a dumping ground for stuff you no longer need. As more and more people are visiting their boats, we're noticing a gradual accumulation of discarded covers, old trailer wheels and other items that would be considered fly-tipping if left by the side of the road. Please take bulky waste away.with you for disposal.
Our first very successful season of Bosham Reach has now drawn to a close. Many of these fascinating talks were recorded and to listen to them in your own time simply:
Log in on the BSC website, on the righthand side of the webpage scroll down and click on Members Area and then scroll down and you will find the talks listed.
Last updated 09:26 on 7 June 2021