Ian Proctor Centenary Rally - Classic Boat Revival weekend
Champagne sailing is what the PRO promised and champagne sailing is what the magnificent fleet of classic boats got over the weekend of the Classic Boat Revival. BSC was very proud to host the Proctor Centenary celebration and the annual Revival which has become a fixture in the classic boat calendar and attracted over 80 boats from as far afield as Switzerland. Indeed, one BSC member was so keen not to miss the Sunday racing that he was ribbed out to his Osprey, already up at the start line, and hopped aboard just in time.
If you were lucky enough to be around or taking part you will have seen many very beautiful and much-loved boats around the quay. They’re not just pieces of furniture however, the racing was competitive and fiercely fought over the two days. The event kicked off with a delicious gala dinner, attended and addressed by the Proctor family, and finished with a delicious tea and prize-giving on Sunday at which the youngest crew triumphed in a beautiful Firefly.
It was BSC at its best and here is the thank you received from the Proctor Family:-
“I just wanted to write on behalf of all us Proctors and Davies, to thank you for such a wonderful weekend of celebrations in order to honour the centenary of our father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ian Proctor.
I cannot tell you how grateful and honoured we all felt and will still feel for years to come. Not only was it ‘champagne sailing’ but also a ‘champagne welcome and company’ throughout the weekend. We felt very privileged to be there, and made many new friends amongst you all.
Of course the venue was amazing and the gala dinner an especial treat. Please also can you thank the catering team for us, the food was lovely.
It was such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and clearly Bosham SC exhibits the very essence of the very best spirit of sailors and sailing. Marvellous!
With very best wishes from us all
Roger Proctor MBE
The results from the weekend can be seen here.
We are collating a huge amounts of pictures, some of which are already available to see here, with many more to be added, so please check back over the coming days to see these as their various albums are updated.
A review of the event by Dougal Henshall is now available to view online at Yachts and Yachting.com.
A huge thanks from the organising team, to all those members who helped on the water, with the trolleys, meadow management, making teas & even accommodating some visitors. Also kudos to all the Club's office, bar, catering and water side team whose friendly and professional approach was noted and much appreciated by many!
Front and back doors on 24/7 swipe access
With your security and that of the club in mind, please be aware that the access to the club will be by red card swipe only so please carry yours with you. If you need a new card, please contact the office.
Club’s 50/50 Lottery
Have you thought about joining our 50/50 Lottery which helps fund one-off projects for the benefit of all the members? It’s a great way of helping the club, and you have the chance of winning a cash prize every month. So far there have been 210 winners sharing £33,800 !
The quarterly BONUS prize next Friday is £1,280 plus the usual monthly prizes totalling £240.
All the details are on the bar in the clubhouse, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Night Supper is back
A menu and booking details will be available later on in the week.
Sailing on Saturday? Please read this!
To accommodate a large regatta at Cobnor, the start for the CDB Fast fleet on Saturday 8th September will be from the Committee Boat at 10.00. This amends the details in the Red Book.
Barts Bash – Sunday 16th September
The Club will again be supporting the Andrew Simpson Foundation by running a Bart’s Bash for Fast and Slow handicap, Tideways/Scows and Optimists dinghies from Cobnor (first race 11.00) and for cruisers in Hayling Bay. Last year, Bosham was in the top 10 clubs globally for fundraising and participation in the World’s largest sailing event. Please see the website for more details and sign up on line for the event at https://www.bartsbash.com/participant-sign-up. If you don’t plan on sailing but can help on the day, please join the support team by signing up on DutyMan
Names and Addresses
Made new friends over the summer or looking to contact old mates? You can get all current members’ names, addresses, phone numbers and emails by:
Go to boshamsailingclub.com
Click on ‘Members’ Login” in top right corner
Enter your user name ( usually your registered email address)
Enter your password (click to request a new one, if you’ve forgotten it)
Click on ‘My Account’
You can now search the Member’s Directory very easily
Make the most of the warmer autumn waters and join us on Women on the Water, WOW, which is starting on the 14th of September. If you’re at all interested in starting to sail or starting to race this is the perfect time to start for beginners and for more experienced sailors to get some more practice in. It runs every Friday until 19th October from 9.30 to 12.30 and can be booked here.
Bar Draw – every Saturday evening at 19:30
This week there is £460 up for grabs!
Time to get your oar in!
Summer has been a boom time for the Club SUPs – they've hardly been dry – and while Valiant has been out and about (see story below) she is well rested and ready for the inevitable increase in activity over autumn and winter. Nimrod, the sculling Yole, is back from repair and looking very sharp!
To celebrate the start of Valiant's second big season, there will be a Paddlesports Gathering at the Club on Thursday September 20th, starting at 6.30pm. There’ll be a welcome drink and nibbles for £5 (book online), which leads in nicely to the Thursday BBQ (book online). This is a great opportunity for novice rowers find out more about rowing at BSC and get themselves into a crew for a row, and for "old" rowers to compare notes and hook themselves some new talent.
Valiant's big day out
To raise funds for Dementia Support/Sage House, the Aitchison family – Jeremy, Ruth, Cesca and Harry – and friend Catherine Rule– rowed Valiant 18 miles around Chichester Harbour visiting seven churches en route. This stupendous effort raised over £10,500. The crew – even the three who had never rowed before – returned looking remarkably relaxed. The Club donated Valiant for this oarsome water-borne marathon.
More Autumn Attractions
Friday 14th September
Join us for the presentation of the beautiful print from ‘Bosham - The Past on Glass’ that we voted for during the private viewing which is being generously donated by the Bosham Gallery.
Lottery Draw - are you a winner in the Quarterly Draw? Come down and find out and book in for dinner.
Tuesday 18th September
Unscramble those brain cells as Bridge starts again. Contact Liz Adams
Wednesday 19th September
Scottish Dancing is back!Dust off your kilts and brush up on those eightsome reels. EVERYBODY WELCOME and no experience is needed.
Thursday 20th September
Paddlesports Gathering (see above)
Saturday 22nd September
The Dell Quays are back strutting their stuff. It’ll be busy so get to the bar early!
Saturday 29th September
Oktoberfest - what better way to welcome in the autumn than with a feast of beer and sausage?
Bosham Sailing Club Office