BSC Newsletter 20 October 2021
Published 11:50 on 21 Oct 2021
Since the newsletter last week, additional information has emerged from the recent RYA Regional Championships.
In the Fevas, Silvia and Alice Gelosi came first amongst the girls and a very close second overall. This is particularly impressive considering they were new to Feva's at the beginning of this year. It just goes to show how hard they have worked in both training and racing this year which has resulted in some increasingly good results throughout the season. Many congratulations girls!
In Toppers, after several challenging qualifying race conditions of high winds in Hastings and light winds at Island Barn and Queen Mary, congratulations also goes to Otis Perry who has been accepted into the Topper Regional Training Group for the South East Region. The South East has some fantastic helms and so Otis is sure to learn a lot over the winter and early 2022 from the RYA's superb training team.
Amendment to Racing Sunday 24th October
Amendment to schedule as printed in red book:
12:30 (Q) Fast/Med Handicap Autumn Series 7
12:40 (Q) Slow Handicap Autumn Series 7
12:50 (Q) Chichester Scow Autumn Series 6
BTB (Q) Fast/Med Handicap Autumn Series 8
BTB (Q) Slow Handicap Autumn Series 8
Calendar on website is amended accordingly. Optimist Cutmill racing is unchanged.
Request for Duties Sunday 24th
Volunteers still needed for ARO, power boat drivers and power boat crew on 24th October!
Please see duty roster here to sign up. Thankyou.
RYA VHF Training - 14 November
A few places still remain on the RYA VHF course run by Emsworth Schools of Navigation, at special rates for BSC members.
VHF - £60 + £60 RYA exam fee - The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a fixed or hand-held radio.
Sunday 14 November
Minimum numbers are required to guarantee these prices. Please book on the website and you will be charged when the course is confirmed to run.
RYA Powerboat Refresher Training
RYA are running some powerboat training days for club volunteers in November. This will be a great opportunity to build confidence and sharpen up your powerboat handling skills and excellent value at only £25 pp.
The day-long session is aimed at instructors and club volunteer safety boat drivers and will consist of a mix of on-water and onshore training adapted to the attendants' needs on the day. Attendees must hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate. This session will be perfect for members who want to help more with power boat driving and rescue,
The days are running as follows:
Isle of Wight - UKSA 20th November 2021
Milton Keynes - Willen Lake 27th November 2021
Southampton - Southampton University (Southampton Sailing Club) 28th November 2021
Oxford - Oxford Sail Training Trust - 28th November 2021
To book, please visit the RYA South hub for regionally provided CDP and instructor/ race coach courses here.
BSC Halloween Socials & Pizza
Don't forget to book your place here for next weekend at the Halloween Social activities!
Cadet & Parents Family Supper-Thursday 28 October, 6.30pm
Sixth Form Supper & Disco - Friday 29 October, 7pm
Cadet Year 9+Social & Disco -Friday 29 October, 8.30pm
Cadet Halloween Activities -Saturday 30 October, 4.30pm
Bullyard Pizza will be at the clubhouse on Saturday 30th October. Serving from 1pm onwards.
BSC at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Regatta
Congratulations to BSC's Peter Nicholson who came second at the prestigious Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Regatta.
Peter Nicholson, competing under the BSC pennant, raced his Solent Sunbeam Dainty to second position behind the legendary sailor Harold Cudmore in one of the world's most prestigious classic yacht regattas this month.
Crewed by fellow BSC members Christine Graves and Dick Pratt, as well as Henry Dembinski, Peter's remarkable boat survived gales of over 50 knots on the way from Cannes to Saint-Tropez and then went on to secure them a win in the last race. Peter's personal story can be seen on the BSC website by following this link.
Scottish Dancing Wednesday 27th
Scottish Dancing Wednesday 27th in the clubhouse. Then fortnightly to follow, see the calendar here.
We missed you.....for our first dancing session of the season. So we don't want you to miss for our next session on Wednesday 27th at 7pm in the Restaurant.
We will dance a few favorites and learn a couple of new dances. All ages welcome and don't worry if you have never done any, you will soon learn, have some fun and some exercise too!
We do hope to see you next week.
Over half-term the West Room will be undergoing some changes to become a multi-functional room for meetings, training and a place where cadets can hang out.
On Thursday 28 October at the Family Supper, the new look West Room will be unveiled. Many thanks to the BSC Lottery Fund for supporting this initiative.
We are sure that members of all ages will enjoy and benefit from this new multi-functional space especially over the winter months.
Don't forget to book your tickets for the Family Supper and the opportunity to use this space on the 28th if you haven't already done so!
If you need some warmer kit for winter sailing or are looking for some Christmas present inspiration, do have look at the Rooster range especially put together for Bosham Sailing Club.
For more details and to place an order see here.
BSC Club Draw Saturdays!
Last Saturday Flora Windebank missed out on £260 in the Club Draw.
Roll over for next week is £280, don't forget that to win the prize, you must be in the club when the draw is called! Draw timings are 7-30 to 8-30pm!
For more details on the club draw see the BSC website here.
Bring and Buy Sale 30th October
The BSC Bring and Buy Sale will be from 1-6pm on Saturday 30th October in the Marquee.
The event will be relaxed but will not be staffed. Members are welcome to sell their own sailing items and equipment.
Any contributions from earnings towards the Youth Sailing Fund will be most welcome.
Last updated 14:27 on 3 November 2021