Good grief! Is there a plan afoot that nobody has been told about, that involves sailing in 30 knots of wind one day and a 1 knot zephyr the next, and this is supposed to improve one’s sailing prowess but in actual fact, all it does is turn us into Bewildereds of Bosham (or very good swimmers in the case of the fast handicap sailors in the CDB fleet)
Double Discount Wednesday 21st September 18:00 – 21:00
There are all sorts of bonuses to this week’s double discount Wednesday. You’ll be able to taste this week’s guest ale which is Brakspear Bitter 3.4%, and you should be able to buy the new flavoured Salty Dog crisps and you’ll get very thirsty after you have tried………
Scottish Dancing Wednesday 21st September 19:30
Why wouldn’t you want to try to dance off all those delicious paninis that you’ve been eating at your Club over the summer? Scottish dancing evenings are FUN! There’s loads more information on the Club website, but basically if you can count and have a reasonable idea of your left and right, then this is the class for you. (Even if you can only do one of the above mentioned with any degree of consistency, then you’ll be OK!) You don’t need to bring a partner as everybody is swapped around but you do need to be prepared to laugh. It’s also a great way for new members to meet up with other Club members. Just follow this link for more information https://www.boshamsailingclub.com/files/404/scottish_dance_words_1.pdf
Supper Friday 23rd September 20:00
It’s obvious isn’t it? You’ve been doing the evening racing or you’ve been one of the fantastic people who have volunteered to do a duty on this evening, so what makes more sense than to come into your Club afterwards and have some delicious supper? The menu this week is:
Chicken Kiev with Broccoli Mash £13.50
Almond & Herb Crust Lamb Rack with Rhubarb £15.00
Roast Trout with Spinach, Sage and Prosciutto £14.00
Please make your reservation by emailing email@example.com by 17:00 on Thursday 22nd September stating your choice of food.
Southampton Boat Show
A Club member reports that as an RYA member, provided you search diligently enough, you can get free entry to the Southampton Boat Show by downloading a special pass from the RYA website. Just follow this link http://www.rya.org.uk/membership/benefits/Pages/benefit-detail.aspx?bid=156&title=Free+member%27s+ticket+to+Southampton+Boat+Show+2016
BSC’s Topper Open Meeting 2nd October
All you Topper sailors – don’t forget to enter for this great fun day. It’s not just for those expert sailors – it’s also for those who have done a few races and are interested in seeing how they compare to other Topper sailors from other sailing clubs. The meeting is being run from Cobnor and all the information that you could need can be found on the Topper home page slide on the Club website.
Film Night Monday 3rd October 19:00 for a 19:30 start
Haven’t you missed these evenings? For those of you who haven’t tried them, they usually happen on the first Monday evening of each month and for £6 you get a film and the most delicious of delicious sausage baps and salad and onion marmalade. Yum. The eclectic choice of films ensures that during the season, there will be something for everybody. Save the date for “Rat Race” on Monday 3rd October.
And now, all sorts of reminders….
Courses at Bosham Sailing Club
These are the courses that are coming up soon that we have places left on, that will help you while away the autumn hours.
Racing Instructor 1 day October 9th
RYA Powerboat Level 2 2 days October 15th & 16th 1 place
RYA Powerboat Level 2 2 days October 22nd & 23rd 2 places
RYA Powerboat Level 2 2 days October 24th & 25th 1 place
RYA Dinghy Instructor 5 days October 24 – 28th 1 place
RYA Powerboat Safety 2 days October 29th & 30th 3 places
RYA Yachtmaster Theory 16 Mondays from 7th November at 19:00
If you would like a place on any of these courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are reminded that the launch service for Club members, now finishes at 18:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Cars in the Dinghy Park
Yet again, there are just a few Club members who are jeopardising our dinghy park lease which quite specifically states that there is NO parking for cars in the dinghy park. One of the 4 x 4 cars parked there last weekend, completely prevented a fellow Club member from removing their kayak from the rack and therefore ruined this member’s day. It is unacceptable.
Bart’s Bash!! Sunday 18th September saw Bosham Sailing Club turn out en masse, to raise funds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. In almost zero wind, and therefore with a lot of extremely skilful sailing, Bosham boats were able to race the 3 Creeks Challenge and raise loads of money for Bart’s Bash. All thanks go to our Race Officer and all the volunteers who enabled others to sail and as soon as all the Bosham money is counted, the results will go on the Bart’s Bash website.
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team