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June 2016
Commodore's Section
Dear Members
I am delighted to inform you that at the Management Committee meeting last month we decided that the Salamander Room will be re-named the Vernon Stratton Room in honour of Vernon’s memory. This proposal also had the unanimous approval of the Sailing and House Committees. With the re-naming of Patch as Janson earlier in the year, we have now honoured the memory of both of our former Olympians, who did so much for the Club in their lifetimes. Vernon was a great encourager of the young and was very involved in the creation of the first cadet room (pretty much in the current position, in the back of the Boatmen’s Shed!); he introduced many new classes of dinghy and of course, the Illusions to the Club; he was passionate about explaining and teaching the theory of sailing; and he was instrumental in the creation of the new building in which the room is situated. I hope you will therefore agree that it is most appropriate that the room that is both our cadet room and our sail training room should bear his name.
Please join me in welcoming our new Members who are listed below. Please introduce yourselves and welcome them personally when you meet them in the Club.
I am very excited that we are now in a position to launch our new web-site. This has been a huge task completed in just a few months and I am very grateful to the team in the Office and to Laura, in particular, for all their hard work in making this possible. More information on this can be found below, but it will fundamentally change the way the Club interacts with Members: I hope you will find it easy to use - it is smart-phone, tablet and computer friendly - and that you will find it easier to find out what is going on at the Club and to book in for events by clicking in the relevant place. Please bear with us if there are initial teething problems: these will be sorted out as quickly as possible.
We have a busy summer lined up, both on and off the water and a well-subscribed cadet programme, although there are still places left. Preparations for the Ball continue apace and some categories of tickets are now sold out. Please book early for all events to avoid disappointment and I look forward to seeing many of you at them over the course of the summer.
Bank Holiday Weekend Sailing Report (28th-30th May)

​Mixed fortunes over the long weekend with racing on Saturday seeing more boats retiring than finishing when the afternoon sea breeze failed to materialise. Sunday made up for it with a pleasant northerly providing just enough wind power to ensure that both fleets were able to complete two races. And Monday's northerly F5 was definitely not for the faint hearted!

Thirteen Redwings started from a laid line between Pepe & Garland with Morton as the windward mark; although everyone initially made progress in the light easterly breeze, it was not long before they found themselves coming to a halt as the wind died. It was certainly an interesting sight... Click here to see the full report.

June - July Racing Programme
Date Redwings Time BOD/BSDC Time
Sat 4 Jun Fortuna II – 1950 Medal MP 10:30 Off Season Points 10:40
Sun 5 Jun 10:30 10:40
Sat 11 Jun Fortuna Redwing Cup 1924 MP Itchenor Weekend - Itchenor Weekend -
Sun 11 Jun - -
Sat 18 Jun Nicholson Trophy MP 10:30 Off Season Points 10:40
Sun 19 Jun 10:30 10:40
Sat 25 Jun Lt Col Stanley’s Inkwell MP 14:30 Off Season Points 14:40
Sun 26 Jun 14:30 14:40
Sat 2 Jul Mackinnon Trophy MP 10:30 Off Season Points 10:40
Sun 3 Jul 10:30 10:40
Mon 4 Jul     Mid Season Scrub  
Sat 9 Jul Zanen Trophy MP 14:30 Zanen Trophy Off Season Points 14:30
Sun 10 Jul Racing 14:30 Off Season Point 14:40
Mon 11 Jul     Passage Race 14:30
Tue 12 Jul     Cowes Classic Week  
Wed 13 Jul      
Thu 14 Jul      
Fri 15 Jul      
Sat 16 Jul Evert de Kort Cup,
Chetwood Cup
Off Season Points 14:40
Sun 17 Jul Evert de Kort Cup 10:30 10:40
Sat 23 Jul Bembridge Village Regatta (EWCC) MP Coronation Cup   Bembridge Village Regatta (EWCC) Jubilee Cup
August Points
Sun 24 Jul Princessa Trophy
Whitecliff Bay Tea
14:30 August Points
Whitecliff Bay Tea
Mon 25 Jul     August Points 14:30
Tue 26 Jul     August Points 14:30
Wed 27 Jul     August Points 14:30
Thu 28 Jul     August Points 14:30
Fri 29 Jul     August Points 14:30
Sat 30 Jul Curlew Cup MP Crew Race 10:30 August Points 10:30
Sun 31 Jul Curlew Cup MP (ends) 10:00 August Points 10:10
BSC Cadets Alexander Huber and Gus Laughton-Scott are competing in the RS Feva Nationals & Eurocup Regatta in Weymouth on the 2012 Olympic course hosted by the National Sailing Academy. This year's regatta is a record size with 110 entries including international sailors from a number of countries. The RS Feva is now one of the most competitive two-handed dinghy sailing fleets in Britain and Europe, so it should be a great learning experience for the boys. The event consists of three races per day on the Weymouth Olympic course running from 28th-31st May, so 12 races over 4 days.
While many other cadets are studying for common entrance and GCSE exams, Alexander and Gus are augmenting their studies with revisions of The Racing Rules of Sailing, the Regatta Notice of Race, the Regatta Sailing Instructions, plus teach-in’s on rules, tactics and large fleet race starting techniques. Support and safety boat services are being provided by Bruce Huber together with Jacqueline & Olly Laughton-Scott.
May at BSC

Monthly Thursday Lunch
The Club’s monthly lunch organised this month by Mrs Anne Biddle took place on the 19th May followed by an Illustrated Talk by Jane Flower on ‘Plants and Plant Hunters in a Golden Age’. Around 50 Members enjoyed a 2 course lunch in the Dining Room before sitting back to enjoy a fabulously informative illustrated talk by Jane Flower.

Becky Samuelson Pen & Wash Workshop
May 13th in the Club Library
A wonderful day enjoyed by the 9 ladies who took part. Becky’s informative and relaxed approach encouraged the ladies who skills ranged from total beginners to the experienced. A two course lunch was provided and all too soon it was time to pack up. 

Becky Samuelson is having another Workshop on the 17th June with spaces still available, click here to email the office and book.
Saturday 14th May was the Wedding Reception of Joe and Tanya Robertson at the Sailing Club.
A beautifully sunny day, perfect for when the couple sailed in on to the Sailing Club pontoon from the Church after their wedding vows. 100 guests awaited them on the gravel with a glass of bubbly and beautiful music being played on the Cello!
The Dining Room had a port and starboard theme, and guests celebrated until late into the night.
Scow Week
2016 Scow Week is round the corner so it’s time to get our beloved boats in the water, check them out and prepare for action!  A rare occurrence at Bembridge Sailing Club!!  Two changes to this year although the basic programme will remain roughly the same – most of you seem to like to format so why change it;  The Racing Team will be competing with Brading Haven Scows on two of the days and this year we are creating a third group – the Pirates!  For the less competitive fun loving amongst you we will organise a different activity every day – treasure hunt, excursion,  tag, picnic and fancy dress are all being considered but some are weather dependent so we might have to be a bit flexible.  You can move between the groups but it would be helpful to know in advance what you are planning so that we can organise enough support boats for everyone.

Please PLEASE sign up with the Club by clicking here to let us know which events you will be attending.

The price is £60 for the week or £20 per day which includes all the organisation and refreshments but excludes the supper and lobster lunch.  We’d love you to sign up for the whole week but you can also join us on a daily basis if you want. 

John Harbord-Hamond will very kindly be overseeing the sailing side from his boat Emma and we hope to have our faithful volunteers back to help us.  You know who you are and I’m coming to get you!  Changes, additions and comments from last year are very welcome so please swing them my way.  Scow Week is all about getting together, having some fun and building confidence on the water so let me know if I can improve on anything – except the weather!!

Lots of best wishes to you all and roll on August!

- Ros Pollock
Scow Programme
Tue 19-Jul 10am Sail in Company 
Thu 21-Jul 12pm Sail in Company 
Sat 23-Jul Village Regatta  
Sun 24-Jul Whitecliff Bay Tea  
Mon 25-Jul Race Week 1  
Tue 26-Jul Race 15.3 Sail in Company
Wed 27-Jul Race  
Thu 28-Jul Race 5pm Sail in Company
Fri 29-Jul Race  
Sat 30-Jul 18.30 Scow Parade
Mon 01-Aug Scow Week  
Tue 02-Aug Scow Week  
Wed 03-Aug Scow Week  
Thu 04-Aug Scow Week  
Sat 06-Aug Scow Race (EWCC) 
Sun 07-Aug Scow Champs  
Mon 08-Aug Race Week 2  
Tue 09-Aug Race 15.30 Sail in Company
Wed 10-Aug Race  
Thu 11-Aug Race 5pm Sail in Company
Fri 12-Aug Race  
Tue 16-Aug 10am Sail in Company 
Thu 18-Aug 12pm Sail in Company 
Fri 19-Aug Race (BSC regatta)  
Sat 20-Aug Race (BSC regatta)  
Tue 23-Aug 3pm Sail in Company 
Thu 25-Aug 4pm Sail in Company and drinks   

Congratulations and thank you to all Members who took part in an informal Scow race with Beaulieu Sailing Club. It was a great success, with Mark Downer taking line honours and they are keen to come to us in the near future to race in our boats.

We have also been invited to participate in a Team Racing competition against Lymington on 10 September this year. Please let us know if you would like to compete, we already have the beginnings of a team. For those unfamiliar with the rules of team racing we are hoping to arrange a short teaching session this summer.
Salamander Ball Tickets are now available.
Invitations are in the post and should be landing on doorsteps now! Tickets are limited, so be sure to book in early. Click here to book in.
On Saturday 2nd July, Rhydian Vaughan will be giving an illustrated talk on the Battle of the Somme, followed by supper in the Club.
Click here for details and to book in.

There will be a Simulated Shoot Day on Monday 15th August, at Kern Farm in Alverstone. Click here to register your interest.

Ball tickets are all but sold out! there are a handful of dinner tickets left, but plenty of after dinner tickets available. Click here for the booking form.

June-July Events Programme
Click the links below (in blue) to book in.
Mon 6 Jun Rummikub & Scrabble
Sun 12 Jun BSC to Itchenor
Fri 17 Jun Art Workshop
Fri 17 Jun Wedding Reception
Fri 24 Jun No Fears Bridge
Sun 26 Jun Management Committee Meeting
Sat 2 Jul Battle of the Somme Talk and Supper
Mon 4 Jul Rummikub and Scrabble
Fri 8 -Sun 10 Jul Swallow Nationals
Sat 9 Jul Club Supper
Sat 16 -Sun 17 Jul J70 Weekend
Sat 16 Jul Club Supper and Disco
Fri 22 Jul Disco and Family Supper
Sat 23 Jul Village Regatta
Sat 23 Jul Club Supper
Sun 24 Jul Whitecliff Bay Tea
Tue 26 Jul Disco and Family Supper
Fri 29 Jul Salamander Ball
Sat 30 Jul Scow Parade
Sun 31 Jul New Members Drinks
Join Peter and Davinia Grimaldi at Tyne Hall to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, Everyone welcome! 
Click here for more information.
Newly Elected Members

Full Members:
Jasbir Evans
Charlotte Peel
Anna Prideaux
Michael Prideaux

Junior Cadet Members:
Otterly Burrill Smith
Tamsin Clegg
Laurie Cuddigan
Jago Lacy-Smith
Henrietta Rowton-Lee
Amendments to the Blue Book
Abel Smith Edmund
Head Charlie
Jessel Edwina
Kemp Maya
Landon Peter, Hayley and Family Telephone: 01494 864533
Orange Jojo Mobile: 07393 189180
Pilcher Anthony & Ann New Address: Apartment 9
73 Albert Bridge Road
London SW11 4DS
Telephone: 0207 72237607
Mobile Anthony: 07973 193924
Mobile Ann: 07828 100364
Email Ann:
Any member wishing to help in any way for the J 70 Sports Boat weekend, 16-17 July, please contact  the Vice Commodore. (
Friday Night Supper
If you are on the 19:30 Portsmouth/Fishbourne Car Ferry, phone the Club with your supper order and it will be ready for when you arrive.

Sunday Lunch

We would be very grateful if Members could make bookings for Sunday Lunches before 5pm on the Friday before. This will help to ensure there is enough food for everyone. Of course, we will do our best to cater for late bookings, but Friday evening is the cut-off point for getting deliveries in time, so there is no guarantee.
We continue to offer the Bar Menu at Sunday lunch time.  

Joe and Tanya Robertson who were married on 14th May and celebrated their wedding here at the Club.

Harry and Chloe Campbell on the birth of their daughter Evie Scarlett who was born on 27th May.

Chris and Plum Stone who welcomed a baby girl called Alice, also on 27th May in Australia.
New Website!!

Our new website will be going live shortly.
To get the best experience of the new site, you will need to be logged in, and we will be sending out log in details and instructions shortly, watch this space!!
Host an Event at the Club
Thinking of having a business meeting or hosting a corporate event?
Bring them to the Bembridge Sailing Club! There is plenty of space; and facilities include projector, screen, PA system and staff on hand to serve tea and coffee throughout. Email Laura to discuss the possibilities.
Life Jacket Servicing
If you have a life jacket which needs servicing, drop it into the office, and we will send it off to be serviced for you. Email the office for more information.
Visitor Moorings
All the moorings have now been laid at Under Tyne. 
There are 5 visitor's moorings which you will see are coloured blue.
Powerboat Instructor Course
5th,  6th,  7th  July.
Please click here to email the Club and request further information if you
are interested in this course.
BSC Membership Card/Lanyard
It is vital that all MEMBERS and CADETS have their Membership Cards, Cash or Debit Card with them when purchasing anything in the Club.
If you have lost your Membership Card, you can pick up a replacement from the Club Office for £2.50.

Why not buy a BSC lanyard to keep it securely on you at all times – saves looking for it each time you need it!
Available from the Club Office for £3.95
for those of you who pay your subscriptions biannually, please note that the second installment will be collected by direct debit during the first week of July.
Parish News

Summer Beach Clean Up
Saturday 4th June – 10:00
All welcome, decide where you want to start: Beach Road, Ducie Avenue, Swains Lane, Lane End Road and a happy helper will be there to provide bags etc. End up on the beach and make your way towards The Point for tea/coffee.
Cadet Week
Bookings are still being taken for Cadet Weeks
Click here if you would like to book courses.
As Tuesday was the anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, above is a photo from the BSC album of Admiral Lord Jellicoe in 1930. Joan Miller to the left and Jellicoe’s son George on the right.

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