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October 2016
Commodore's Section

It's all change this weekend with the keelboats retiring to their sheds for the winter after their last races and the Illusions taking to the water for their new season. It has been a memorable summer, with a busy programme on the water, including new events such as the J70 weekend and the Mediterranean Cruise in Company and a full calendar of social events including some new events, such as the clay pigeon shooting day and then the highlight of the season, our Ball. The weather has been particularly kind to us this year, very important for our cadet courses and our racing and the bar and dining room have been busy; as a result I think we have all managed to have a lot of fun. 

None of this would have been possible without the hard work and support of our staff, who look after us with a smile and to whom I extend a big thank you on behalf of us all. In particular, many congratulations to Daniel and Valerie, who got married during his holiday earlier this month: we wish them a very happy future together.

Thanks also to Mike Samuelson, our Race Officer for organising our racing so efficiently and for filing such entertaining and informative reports and photographs. He sets us excellent courses and spends many hours on the water for our benefit, together with Alexis Dogilewski and the many other volunteer race officers. Being a race officer is, in fact, a fun and rewarding activity and easy to learn if you start with an experienced tutor like Mike. If you would like to give it a go, please let the Secretary or Mike know. 
I want to say a huge thank you to Lisa Jessel for all she has done for the Club as we say farewell to her as Rear Commodore (House). She has worked tirelessly through challenging situations to provide Members with first class hospitality and a fun programme of events for all the family. At the same time I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dorian Campbell, who succeeds her and whom we are so looking forward to having on the Flag Officer team.
You will be pleased to hear that our new Vice Commodore, Jos Coad, has wasted no time in  getting his feet firmly under the desk; he is already making a great contribution and we are all excited about having him on the team. I would, again, like to thank Andrew Eddy for all he did during his term in office.

The Club would not run without the hard work done by Members in committee. Thank you to all those listed below who are retiring from committees and welcome to those joining, your time and efforts are much appreciated. We are always interested to know of people who would be interested in serving on a committee so please do not be shy in coming forward to suggest yourself or nominate others. 

Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your support and participation over the last year; your Club is in good health and we will work hard to ensure that it continues to be the Club that you want it to be. 

Thank you to the following Committee Members who have served their term and have retired and we welcome the following new Committee Members:
Management Committee
Retiring:
Jonathan Nainby-Luxmoore
Serena Gosling
Sam Deacon
 
Welcome:
Miranda Acland
Joe Robertson
Rob Mathieson
 
Sailing Committee
Retiring:
Colin Samuelson
 
Welcome:
Mark Grzegorczyk
 
House Committee
Retiring:
Dr Lady Cobb
 
Welcome:
Alison Culverwell
Sally Fowler
Jacqueline Laughton-Scott
 
Flag Officers
Retiring:
Lisa Jessel
 
Welcome:
Dorian Campbell
Racing Report
(17th & 18th September)
Saturday was not for the feint hearted with gusts over 20 knots on a regular basis. Not helped as it was from the NW which means there is not much shelter to be had, however the forecast was to drop to f4, so four Redwings & eight One-Designs decided to rig up head out to find the Committee Boat, Sea Breeze, anchored just to the South of St Helens Fort. Philip Bown in No 21 Redwing wisely decided that it was not for them so turned back to the harbout leaving Colin Samuelson in No 11 Toucan, Rosie Gosling in No 45, Gosling and Hugh Martin in No 27 Flycatcher to get on with it.
Click here to see the full report.
Racing Programme
Head over to the website calendar  to see all of the up to date racing fixtures or alternatively keep an eye on your class Whatsapp group for live info.
October Monthly Lunch
On Thursday 20th October at the monthly Lunch, we will be holding a Website familiarisation session. This will be an opportunity for Members to learn how to navigate the new Club website, how to book in for events and activities and we will also show you how to use the Members' directory. There will be a 2 course lunch followed by a tutorial and a chance to ask any questions you may have. Please bring with your smart phone, laptop or tablet with you.

Click here to book in.
Upcoming Events Programme
Click the links below (in blue) to book in
Sat 1st Oct Wedding Reception (12-1am)
Mon 3rd Oct Rummikub & Scrabble
Wed 5th Oct Bridge Day RSYC/BSC
Thurs 20th Oct Monthly Lunch
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Oct Management Weekend
Sat 22nd Oct Trustees Dinner (20:00)
Fri 28th Oct No Fears Bridge
Sat 29th Oct Legend Boat Owners Rally Dinner
Sun 30th Oct BST Ends
Off Season Opening Hours
Bar opening times will vary to accommodate sailors after racing
 
Day Bar Catering
Monday 09:00 – 17:00  
Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00  
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00  
Thursday 09:00 – 17:00  
Friday 09:00 – 22:30
 
Bar Menu
18:30 – 20:30
Saturday 11:00 – 14:30
18:30 -  20:30
Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00
 
Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Sunday Lunch
13:00– 14:30

Club Office Hours
Monday-Sunday   9am – 5pm

(If the front door is locked during these times, please ring the bell)
 
Sunset at the Sailing Club
Taken at 7:20pm on Monday 12th September
Notices
 
Once again, Members will be able to order Christmas treats which the Club will prepare for you to enjoy at home. There will be Brandy laced Christmas Puddings (serves 8-12) available at £19.50 
Yule Logs will be on offer at £15.50
or 12 Mince Pies for £8.
Call the Office on 01983 872237 to make arrangements.

If any Members have lost any clothing over the summer, please look in the lost property baskets in each of the changing rooms on the Ground Floor.
 
Many Members may have sold their boats/equipment that they are advertising on the Noticeboards downstairs – could you please let us know if you have and we will remove the notice.
In Memoriam

Mr Rodney Carritt who became a Member of the Club in July this year died after a short illness on Saturday 24th September. He was a past Commodore of Sea View Yacht Club and known to many of our Members. 
Isle of Wight Literary Festival
  
Thursday
13th to Sunday
16th October
Northwood House, Cowes
 
We are delighted that Charles Abel Smith will be participating in the Festival this year. His event on 'From Eton to Ypres' is on Friday 14th October at 12.30pm at Northwood House, Cowes.
 
Programme Booklet available from BSC Reception Desk or see the Website
www.isleofwightliteraryfestival.com
 
Thinking of Hosting a Christmas Party for Colleagues or Friends?
Bring them to the Bembridge Sailing Club! Choose from our new Christmas menu or let us know what we can do for you, and enjoy a Christmas party with a view! 
Email Laura
to discuss the possibilities.
Jos Coad
Vice Commodore
Dorian Campbell
Rear Commodore House
September at BSC
 
The Club Laying Up Supper on the 17th September saw an end to another successful sailing season with a lovely supper in the Dining Room.
Bembridge Food Festival
Combined with Isle of Wight Day on the Saturday, Bembridge Harbour Food Festival, hosted by BSC and officially opened by the High Sheriff, Robin Courage, the festival was enjoyed by a mass of people with over 25 stalls selling food, produce and crafts.  The Club's bar and kitchen were open to the public and many people sat on the balcony and enjoyed a drink and something to eat.
 
Several Members also participated in the very successful Isle of Wight Vessels Value Relay Race by joining in with SVYC on Saturday to receive the  baton. Mike Samuelson following the baton changes from Yarmouth to Bembridge taking photos along the way. Click here to see more photos.
The Flag Officers' wives of the Sea View Yacht Club, are hosting a Ladies' Lunch at the Sea View Yacht Club on Friday 25 November 2016.
The guest speaker will be John Chandler who will be giving an illustrated talk on his experiences as a boy trying to get home to England during WWII. CLICK HERE for more details and to book.
COFFEE MORNING
11am every Monday 
Sit and relax by the fire for an hour and enjoy a drink with friends!


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