Careful what you wish for! There was no shortage of wind over the weekend, especially on Saturday when the slow, medium and fast CDB’s enjoyed an exciting outing with one of the 18’s going for a swim. After an exhausting race getting back in to the slipway after racing proved to be a challenge for many. Sunday’s wind was calmer but the club was buzzing with activity; Oppies, Scows, Tideways and Fast and Slow Handicaps all out on the water and lots of people enjoying our new summer menu in the clubhouse. That menu continues this weekend so do book in for a delicious Sunday lunch and catch up with the news from the Masters.
It’s another long newsletter but do stay with us! Scroll down to find info on paddlesports, summer training, football and we’ve got all sorts coming up - live music and a Junior Week Reunion.
Bosham Masters - lots to join in with!
This week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday it’s all about Bosham Masters, one of the Club’s premier sailing events.
On Thursday 21st we have a sailing related film ‘White Squall’ based on a true story starting at 19.15 with a fish & chip supper during the interval.
All members are welcome and there are still places available for the film, and the other suppers, but be quick as bookings close shortly.
Sailing kicks off with a 09.00 briefing on Friday 22nd.
There is a very interesting talk in the evening at 19.30 by club member Mike Brooke on his experiences of sailing the Atlantic, followed by supper.
More sailing on Saturday 23rd with a slightly later briefing at 09.30.
In the evening there is a very informal fun quiz starting at 19.30, with supper during the interval.
All members can join in.
Sailing starts a little earlier on Sunday 24th so our competitors can get back for tea and prize giving.
The Past on Glass - Friday 29th June - 18.00 - 19.30
Join us on on Friday 29th June for ‘Bosham - The Past on Glass’ and you will have received your private viewing invitation. The gallery are very kindly donating a photo to the club and that evening you will be able to vote on which you would like to see adorning our walls. There will a light supper available afterwards with booking on line next week.
West Wittering Challenge
BSC are delighted to be hosting this annual head to head with our friends at WWSC. It’s a really good day out and open to all classes of boats so go on line here to see the NOR. Prizegiving will at BSC, followed by a BBQ live music from a band new to us, The Decades- https://www.facebook.com/The-Decades-116076079076701/
Dinghy Park Works
Efforts to improve the drainage and weed control in the dinghy park continue this week with a trial of a new cellular-type surface which is laid in the ground, covered and re-seeded with meadow grass. This will hopefully not affect the meadow nature of the dinghy park but will make the management easier and cheaper in the long term.
More Stingy Park Info
We know that it’s easy to forget your gardening implements when heading down to sail so to assist members who need to cut the grass around their boats in the DP, the Club have purchased 3 sets of grass cutting shears and some work gloves which will be left available for members to use under the lean to in the DP. Please note that if you choose to use this equipment, you do so entirely at your own risk and ensure the equipment is returned after use so that it can be used by other members.
Would you like to take part in some summer sail training?
We have courses running throughout the summer months and they are booking fast. In the previous two holidays, some left booking too late and were disappointed to miss out. Therefore BSC recommend you book online soon https://www.boshamsailingclub.com/training/
We welcome non-members too, so do invite them to join the training opportunities.
Upcoming highlights start dates include:
- RYA Stages 1-3 Optimists.
- RYA Stages 1-3 Fevas.
- Topper ‘Have a go’ (brand new toppers available).
- RYA Stages 1-3 Optimists (if with your own boat as club boats already fully booked).
- Feva Improvers.
Paddlesports – no wind required!
No doubt you have seen the club's handsome four-oar rowing skiff, Valiant, rip (though gliding gracefully is more common) down the channel. There are plenty of opportunities for more to join in – no experience required. Simply hit the 'Rowing' button on the BSC homepage and register your details (really easy, really quick). Once done, you will see when Valiant is available to book or needs rowers or a cox. The stand-up paddleboards (the club has four inflatable SUPs) and the Yole (a one- or two-seat scull) can also be booked here – click on their links.
Rowing action is not limited to the channel, we are hoping to get a crew together for the Great River Race – from Docklands along the Thames to Ham, Surrey. This 21-mile challenge takes place on September 8. Who's up for this? While this year's Round Hayling Island Race was a row too far too soon, there is a Valiant crew in training for 2019!
Within the next fortnight all the information for each craft, including hiring costs, will be on the BSC website. Until then, if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or add a note to the booking site.
A few weeks ago many suggested names for the club's Yole. Sculley and Our Tern came close, but the casting vote went to Nimrod. Not just an Elgar masterpiece, Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah, so nautical heritage aplenty.
After a promising start, and not wishing to jinx it, we are ever hopeful and will be showing as many England matches as possible (for as long as they last!) on the big screen. If there’s a clash with another event, we will endeavour to show the match in the West Room.
30th June - West Wittering Challenge followed by BBQ and live music from The Decades
14th July- our very prestigious Regatta followed by an evening with a Caribbean flavour
18th August - do you miss Junior Week? Your chance to re-live your teens with a Junior Week Reunion - sailing and much more... details to follow
BSC Office Team