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For a change, it’s food first and basically all you have to remember to do as soon as you’ve finished reading this newsletter is to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catering at Bosham Sailing Club
After completing a year at the Club as promised, Andy and Rosemarie Dewing have decided to move on to concentrate on their Special Events Catering. We are obviously all very disappointed that they will be leaving, but they have helped us through what has been a difficult time when the Club flooded and we were without a kitchen for 3 months – a bit of a problem for most caterers, but not Andy and Rosie! They have catered for large and small numbers and provided some delicious food for Class dinners, but they now want to move on so we send them everybody’s best wishes and we look forward to seeing them around the village.
And now, this Friday we have another guest caterer. We are delighted that this week Debbie Green and her team will be catering for us. Many of you will have enjoyed Debbie’s delicious food at The Deck Café at Emsworth Yacht Harbour – well now you don’t even have to go to Emsworth to enjoy a scrumptious supper. Come for supper on Friday evening to Bosham Sailing Club. Below is Debbie’s irresistible menu
THE DECK AT BOSHAM HARBOUR
Friday 27th February
7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
“Nibbles on arrival"
Mixed Spanish olives
Dipping bowl of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
Beef and vegetable casserole served with new potatoes
Hearty Fish pie with peas
Vegetarian Chilli served with tortilla chips, salsa, jalapeno peppers, and sour cream
Tarte au citron served with raspberries
Portuguese custard tarts served with vanilla ice cream
£15.00 a head
Not including 10% service charge
It is absolutely essential that you book by MIDDAY on THURSDAY 26TH FEBRUARY stating your menu choice, as reservations after that cannot be guaranteed. To make your reservation, please email email@example.com
And if that delight was not enough and following on from Breeze Café’s brilliant bistro bash last Friday, they are once again catering for us this weekend. On Saturday 28th February in the evening, they are providing a scrumptious supper for after our talk and the menu for that is found below:
Provençal sausage Cassolette with crusty baguette £7.50
Help yourself cheese board £3.95
£10 special offer for both courses.
It’s also essential that you book for this by Friday evening, to ensure that there are no “accidents” (please see title of Saturday’s talk to see brilliant BSC Office pun) with their quantities.
On Sunday, Breeze are also offering to feed the ravenous rugby fans who want to watch England v Ireland on the big screen at the Club at 15:00. The very topical menu is:
Irish Stew, Mash Potato £7.00
Large bap filled with 3 mini chicken fillets and a Coronation sauce. £7.00
And you know how to get hold of this gorgeous grub – email firstname.lastname@example.org
We think you’ve now got the message reservations = food!
Gusts, Shifts and Currents by Dick Pratt on Friday 27th February
Dick’s talks have proved to be enormously popular and the one this Friday will be the last in the series. It’s entitled “Gusts, Shifts and Currents” and won’t that be handy insider knowledge when the sailing season starts? The talk starts at 18:00 and places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please email email@example.com if you wish to book a place. And then why not enjoy supper at the Club afterwards? (see The Deck menu above)
Sailing Accidents – Investigations and Lessons by Roger Brydges Saturday 28th February
This is going to be one of the most fascinating talks that we’ve had at the Club. Roger works for the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and has been involved in the investigation of some very high profile marine accidents. With plenty of slides and information this talk is a must for early Saturday evening entertainment. The talk is free but if you’re planning to attend and haven’t already let us know, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as places are obviously limited. The talk starts at 18:30 and there will be a break at 19:30 for the Big Bar Draw of £480 and will finish at approximately 20:00.
Film Night Monday 2nd March
“Good Morning Vietnam” starring the legendary Robin Williams is your first film this month. And don’t forget the amazing value of the evening - £6 buys you entertainment and a two sausage Panini and relish bits, all in the comfort of your own Club. Excellent.
Save the Dates
On no account miss Wine Tasting with Hennings Wines being held at BSC on Friday 6th March at 18:00. £5 buys you an evening of expert advice courtesy of Hennings. More details to follow next week, but book your place by emailing email@example.com
Our second Family Film Afternoon at BSC on Sunday 8th March is showing “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. It starts at 16:00 and a £6 ticket buys you a seat at the film and a sausage bap. More details next week and you can reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The first training course of the season start on 7th March with a 2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. Everybody who has done this course has reported back that it is a comprehensive, well run course. We have some availability on this date, but you must email email@example.com by 16:00 on Wednesday 25th February to let us know if you want to be part of this course. And also don’t forget that our brilliant RYA Powerboat Level 2 Safety Boat Course is running the following weekend. Again it’s a 2 day course starting on Saturday 14th March but you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure of your place.
Have you seen………?
A Suzuki 2.2 hp 2 stroke engine which is black with a red stripe and has a Home Marine sticker on it and a BSC sticker which reads ES 32 and is serial number 254347, and is not in the Raptackle where it should be. It is believed that this has inadvertently been removed by somebody who has mistaken this engine for theirs. Could you please check any engine that you have taken from the engine storage in the Raptackle, to check for certain that you have the correct one. Please phone or email the office if you find that you have the wrong outboard.
Thank you ….
To all those fantastic people who did the first DutyMan duties of the year. They took part in a massive dinghy park clear up, ably led by David and Fiona MacFarlane. Fiona was especially welcome as she provided coffee and doughnuts and paraffin and matches. David who did a lot of grass cutting in the Dinghy Park, has said that people are propping their boats up on lumps of concrete and these in turn are sinking into the ground and becoming a real hazard for the grass cutter. Please use alternative means to prop up your boats.
And so ends this epic Newsletter. There will be loads more next week. Hurrah.
Bosham Sailing Club Office Team