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February 2017
Dear Members,
We hope you are having a peaceful beginning to the new year. We are all busy preparing for the season ahead which will be upon us before we know it! The new biennial Members' Directory is in the pipeline, and work has begun to collate all of the new information you have given us. Thanks go to those Members who have been in touch to update their information.

Over the coming weeks you may notice some small changes here and there to the website functions, including some changes to the appearance of the Member Directory when you print it out. You can now click onto an email address and email a contact directly from the members directory. We have listened to the feedback you have given us and are undergoing some further development to improve your experience of the website. If there is anything you are unsure about with regard to using the website, click here to have a look through our prompt document, and do get in touch if that doesn't provide the answer you are looking for.

This month's edition is following the same format as the January edition, but as always, if there is anything you think we could improve on we would love to hear your comments. 
Sailing Report

The annual Illusion Match Racing Championships took place in Bembridge Harbour over the weekend in almost perfect weather on Saturday and dull & damp conditions on Sunday. CLICK HERE for the report.
J70 Regatta Weekends Firming Up
Those members that registered their interest will be receiving a draft program and crew list shortly. If you wish to join either the All Members 11-12 June and/ or 18-30 Members 15-16 July weekend please contact Laura at the office asap.
Cruise in Company 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Mediterranean Cruise 2017 will be going to Dubrovnik in Croatia from the 19-26 August.  Mike Toogood and Bruce Huber have volunteered to lead the arrangements. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in joining the group and the organisers will contact you. It is planned that there will be a briefing at the Club during Easter Weekend for those attending.
Sailing Programme
Saturday 11th 11:02 4.7 10:00 Valentines Trophy  
Sunday 12th 11:46 4.7 10:30 Valentines Trophy  
Saturday 25th 10:15 4.4 09:00 Racing (Match backup)  
Sunday 26th 11:18 4.5 10:00 Racing (Match backup)  
Saturday 11th 09:58 4.5 09:00 Stratton Trophy  
Sunday 12th 10:45 4.5 10:00 Stratton Trophy  
Saturday 18th 14:25 4.2 13:00 Nationals IllusionAGM, Dinner
Sunday 19th 15:04 4.0 13:30 Nationals  
Saturday 25th 09:03 4.1 09:00 Spring Plate  
Sunday 26th 10:43 4.4 09:30 Spring Plate  
Saturday 1st 14:57 4.7 14:30 Flying Dutchman  
Sunday 2nd 15:48 4.5 15:30 Flying Dutchman  
Saturday 8th 09:50 4.2 09:30 Bill’s Barrel  
Sunday 9th 10 40 4.4 10:00 Bill’s Barrel  
Friday 14th 13:53 4.5 13:30
Racing Good Friday (Illusion)
Oppenheim Trophy (BOD)
Saturday 15th 14:25 4.4 10:30
Oppenheim Trophy (BOD)
Vernon's Easter Egg Cup (Illusion)
Sunday 16th 14:57 4.3 10:30
Oppenheim Trophy (BOD)
Vernon's Easter Egg Cup (Illusion)
Monday 17th 15:36 4.2 13:00 Oppenheim Trophy (BOD)  
Saturday 29th 13:54 4.9 13:00
St George’s Day (Illusion)
Quail Trophy (Redwing)
Woodroffe Bowl (BOD)
Sunday 30th 14:46 4.8 14:00
Woodford Long Distance (Illusion)
Quail Trophy (Redwing)
Woodroffe Bowl (BOD)
2017 Cadet Weeks
Bookings are now being taken for Cadet Weeks in the Summer.
Click here to complete the booking form.
Click here to access the 2017 Course booklet. 

The dates are as follows: 
              Cadet Week 1 - 24th - 28th July 
              Cadet Week 2 - 7th - 11th August 
              Cadet Week 3 - 14th - 18th August
2017 Boat Parking and Insurance
If you need to park your dinghy and/or need dinghy insurance this year Click here to complete the Parking and Insurance Form.
Upcoming Events
February Monthly Lunch
Thursday 16th February
Organised by Rosamond Poncia.
There will be a delicious two course lunch with coffee followed by a fascinating talk by Jeremy Gully titled "Hope and an Act of Faith".
£15 per person
Click here to book
Art Talk and Bistro Supper
Saturday 18th February
"Cezanne and Picasso
The Inside Story"
Come and enjoy a slide lecture from Alex Williams with an introduction from Robin McInnes, and a French Bistro supper.
£25 per person

Click here to book
Watercolour Workshop
The next Art Workshop with Becky Samuelson will be held on Friday 24th February and will be focusing on painting trees with watercolour. This will be a wonderful, relaxed workshop with morning coffee and two course lunch included. Suitable for all abilities, beginners very welcome!
£70 per person
Click here to book
Scottish Dancing
The programme of Scottish Dancing evenings continues with a practice evening on Tuesday 21st February and the Scottish Dancing with Supper on 23rd February. The first one was a great success, and Members enjoyed a Burns Night themed meal. Click here to book for future dates.
Winter Social Programme
Click the links in blue to book in
check the website calendar for attendance lists and updates

Saturday 4th BODA Dinner
Monday 6th Scrabble & Rummikub
Thursday 16th Monthly Lunch
Saturday 18th Art Talk and Supper
Tuesday 21st Scottish Dancing Practice Evening
Thursday 23rd Scottish Dancing and Supper
Friday 24th Becky Samuelson Art Workshop,
No Fears Bridge
Saturday 25th Sailing & House Committee Meetings, Committee Dinner
Sunday 26th Management Committee Meeting

MARCH 2017
Monday 6th Scrabble & Rummikub
Thursday 16th Monthly Lunch
Saturday 18th Illusion Dinner
Thursday 23rd Scottish Dancing and Supper
Friday 24th No Fears Bridge
Saturday 25th Talk & Supper (Hugo Peel and William Maltby reveal the pleasures and terrors of cruising under power and sail)
Sunday 26th Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch
APRIL 2017

Saturday 1st Legend Owners Rally Dinner
Monday 3rd Rummikub and Scrabble
Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th Somme Battlefield Tour
Thursday 13th Maundy Thursday Ladies Lunch
Friday 14th Fish and Chip Supper
Saturday 15th Rules Talk with Bryan Willis
Race Officer Briefing and Supper
Sunday 16th Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunday Lunch
Solent Moody Owners Rally Dinner
Thursday 20th Scottish Dancing and Supper
Friday 21st No Fears Bridge
Saturday 22nd Art Talk and Supper
Saturday 29th Wedding
Sunday 30th Royal Lymington Yacht Club Rally Dinner
Congratulations to Nan Selwyn
on celebrating her 100th Birthday on 4th January!
We were pleased to host the celebration at the Club with an afternoon Tea. 
January Monthly Lunch
Zarnie Coad organised the Monthly lunch on Thursday 19th January, with a wonderful talk from Mike Samuelson on the adventures of HMS Pique. She certainly saw some challenges during her commission. It was a great opportunity for Members to enjoy the Library as it is now home to artifacts such as this sideboard which was once a feature onboard HMS Pique.
In Memoriam

Linda Cullinan
We are sad to report the death of Linda Cullinan on Sunday 22nd January.  A wonderful Memorial Service was held with a packed church in Battersea on Tuesday 31st January there were many members in attendance. Linda had previously been Rear Commodore (House) between the years 2012-2013 and was the mainstay of catering during the summer Cadet weeks at the Club. She had a great flare of bringing together new parents within the Club by making them feel welcome. She will be greatly missed.

Guy Hanbury
We are sad to report Guy Hanbury died peacefully on Sunday 29th January after a long illness.  Guy had been a Member of the Club since 2004.  Guy was an Assistant Race Officer and regularly seen on the committee boat throughout the year.  He will be greatly missed
Details of arrangements will follow.

News from the House Team

New Vodka Range
Next time you are in the Bar be sure to take full advantage of the new vodka range.
Special Offers - Bin End Wines
Chateau Deville 2009 (Cotes Du Bordeaux) £12.95
Chateau Bernot 2010 (Bordeaux) - £9.95
Chateau de Fleurie 2011 (Burgundy) £13.82
Chateau Lalande 2009 (Saint-Julien Bordeaux) - £24.95
Domaine des Maillettes 2011  (Macon - Davaye) - £9.90
Domaine de la Conciergerie 2012 (Chablis) - £13.23

Contact: Mavis for details
Tales from Tom's Kitchen
If you are stuck for what to cook for that perfect Valentine's Day meal, why not give Tom's recipe a go. They are decadent, moist and delicious.

2 large Eggs
115g Unsalted Butter
200g Granulated Sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
21g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Red Food Colouring
¾ Teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
95g Plain Flour
Cheesecake Swirl
224G Cream Cheese, softened
50g Granulated Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat Oven to 180 degrees
Making the Brownie Layer
Beat the eggs together and set aside.
Melt the butter and stir in the sugar then add the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, salt, food colouring and vinegar.  Mix these ingredients into the batter in that order. 
Whisk in the eggs and then fold in the flour.  Do not over mix.
Pour the brownie mix into a baking tray, leaving approximately 3 or 4 tablespoons of the batter for the top.
Making the Cheesecake Swirl
Beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar and egg yolk then add the vanilla extract.
Dollop the cheesecake swirl onto the prepared brownie mixture and top off with the remaining brownie batter.  Drag a knife through the layers, creating a swirl pattern.
Bake the brownies for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares or use a heart shape cutter for Valentines.
Cover brownies and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to six days.
Brownies will freeze well for up to 2 months.  Thaw overnight in a refrigerator.
Enjoy!  Tom

Club Notices

Members and Weddings

You may notice on the social programme that we have the first wedding of 2017 on Saturday 29th April. It may interest you to know that for this wedding BSC was top of the Bride's venue list as she is a former member of waiting staff, and always dreamed of celebrating her wedding here. The bar will of course be open to Members, and you will be able to come and enjoy a bar lunch as usual.
Miss Davina Dettmer married Cpt Oliver Snell, AAC in Hambledon, Hampshire on 17th December 2016.
Congratulations to Tom and Izzy Acton (née Dettmer) on the birth of their son, Ralph Thomas Werner Acton, born on Christmas Day.
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