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August 2016
Weekend Sailing Report
(30th-31st July)

After a week of nice breezes for the One-Designs, Saturday’s morning’s forecast was not very promising, however in the event there was just enough of a N Westerly breeze to make for some challenging racing for the fourteen Redwings and eight One-Designs who appeared at the start line at Under Tyne.. Click here to see the full race 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.
July at BSC
The summer is now in full swing, with Cadet Week 1 seeming a distant memory, and Cadet Week 2 now underway. We saw some fabulous weather for the first Cadet week of the season and a great time was had by all. Head over to the Members' section of the website to see some photos of the week.
Whitecliff Bay Tea - 29 boats congregated at Whitecliff Bay for our annual picnic. the Scows enjoyed a long if not slightly damp upwind sail to the bay, supported by RIBs and motor launches, and the Redwings competed for the Princessa Trophy in a steady breeze. The Commodore invited Members aboard Sea Fever to dry off and enjoy a drink before returning to the Club.

J/70 Weekend - on 16th and 17th July, many of the 18-30 Members enjoyed a fabulous weekend aboard a fleet of J/70s which came over from Cowes, a big thank you is due to all those who helped to make the weekend a great success; doing everything from helping to bring the boats over from Cowes, helming chase boats, and coaching. Thanks also to the participants for getting involved! We look forward to being able to run similar events in the future. Click here to see photos of the weekend.

Swallow Nationals - Another successful sailing weekend, and an opportunity for us to welcome sailors from Itchenor to BSC, a wonderful dinner was enjoyed in the Club, and we owe a big thank you to those who welcomed visitors to stay in their homes. Click here to see the report.

Village Regatta - A beautiful day with perfect winds. Click here to see some photos of the day.
EWCC Dinghy Regatta 26th July - This year’s EWCC Dinghy Regatta was run by BSC, Click here to read the report.

Salamander Ball - This weekend we had the Salamander Ball on Friday, which was enjoyed enormously by well over 200 attendees including the after dinner guests. thanks go to the committee for working so hard to make sure it was a success.

Race Week 1 - There was a good turn out for race week 1 despite many of our dinghy sailors participating in Gurnard week. It was lovely to see some new faces on the dinghy start line, looking forward to many more people attending Race Week 2
which runs from 8th-12th August.

Tennis Tournament - Thank you to everyone who took part in the tournament, it was a wonderful day with a great turn out.
Congratulations to our joint winners: Matt and Caroline Paskin Orr and Humphrey Dettmer.
Well done to the runners up: John Harbord-Hamond and Nigel Rawlence
New Members' Drinks - New Members were welcomed to the Club with drinks in the Bar on Sunday. 

Keep an eye on the website galleries for more photos!
BSC Membership Card/Lanyard
A reminder that all Members will need to have their Membership Cards, Cash or Debit Card with them when purchasing anything in the Club.
Replacements cards are charged at £2.50.

Cadets – Please remember you will need your Cadet Membership Card (not your parents card) or cash to buy anything in the office.

If you have turned 18 and do not have an adult Membership Card, please come to the office with photo ID to update it.

Members aged over 18, please pop in to the office so that we can check if we have your photograph on record, and take it if necessary. This is very important to make sure that we comply with the licensing laws.
The Ball Marquee will be erected on the gravelled area in front of the Club at the beginning of the week preceding the Ball, so all performance dinghies, RS Fevas, and Topaz' will need to be moved into the Club car park. Oppy rack 'B' and half of Oppy rack 'C' will be inaccessible whilst the marquee is in place. If you are in a position to do so, we would be very grateful if Members could remove their dinghies by Saturday 6th August. this will help enormously. If you wish to sail during the week, please please let the Club know so that any dinghies remaining at the Club can be arranged in a way to ensure ease of access for those wishing to take their boats out. Likewise if you know you will not be sailing during that week but cannot remove your dinghy please let us know for the same reason.

The Scow Parade will now take place on Thursday 11th August at 17:30.

Remarkably we still have a handful of dinner tickets left for the Bembridge Ball, and plenty of after dinner tickets available. All arrangements have now been made, and the countdown to the day has begun. Don't miss out on this great Rio themed event, and raise money to restore the Historical Club building at the same time! Click here for the booking form.

The BSC Regatta is on 19th &20th August. This is one of the highlights of the BSC sailing season, and It would be great to see as many Members as possible supporting this event. There will be a disco in the Club on the Friday and the Ben Wood event on the Saturday.

Ben Wood is coming to show his latest Mariquita film in the Club on Saturday 20th August, you may remembers his visit last yer was very popular with Members, and as it falls on the BSC Regatta weekend, we are inviting other EWCC regatta participants along for the evening. Click here to book.
Upcoming Events Programme
Click the links below (in blue) to book in.
Sun 31 Jul-Thu 4 Aug Cadet Week 2
Mon 1-Thu 4 Aug Scow Week
Wed 3 Aug Cadet Talent Show 18:00
Fri 5 Aug Disco & Family Supper
Sat 6-Sat 13 Aug Cowes Week
Sat 6 Aug BHYC Dinghy Regatta (EWCC)
Mon 8 Aug Charles Abel Smith Book Signing
Tue 9-Wed 10 Aug Keelboat Training
Tue 9 August Private Exhibition Library
Wed 10 Aug Redwing Cocktail Party
Thu 11 Aug Cadet Tennis Tournament, Disco & Family Supper, Scow Parade 17:30
Thu 11-Fri 12 Aug GUSTO
Fri 12 Aug Cowes Week Fireworks
Sat 13 Aug Club Ball
Sun 14 Aug Cadet Week 3 Briefing 15:00
Club AGM 17:30
Mon 15-Fri 19 Aug Cadet Week 3
Mon 15 Aug Simulated Shoot Day
Thu 18 Aug BODA Cocktail Party
Fri 19 Aug BSC Regatta (EWCC), Disco and Friday night supper
Sat 20 Aug BSC Regatta (EWCC)
18:30 Prize Giving
Mariquita film and supper
Sat 20-Sat 27 Aug Mallorca Cruise in Company
Sun 21-Mon 22 Aug SVYC Regatta (EWCC)
Mon 22-Thu 25 Aug Shrimps Week
Thu 25 Aug Shrimps Dinner
Sat 27 Aug Redwing Dinner
Sun 28 Aug Redwing AGM 09:00, BODA Dinner
Mon 29 Aug Bank Holiday
St Helens Sports & Carnival
Sat 17th Sep Laying Up Supper
Bart’s Bash
Scow Programme
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
Summer Opening Hours
15th July - 29th August
Day Bar Catering
Mon 09:00 – 21:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Tue 09:00 – 21:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Wed 09:00 -21:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Thu 09:00 – 21:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Fri 09:00 – 22:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
18:30 – 20:30
Sat 09:00 – 21:00 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Sun 09:00 – 16:30 Bar Menu
12:30 – 14:30
Sunday Buffet
13:00– 14:30
J70 weekend 16 - 17 July - PHOTO Competition winner!!

Congratulations to Mike Samuelson who is the winner of the J/70 photograph competition with the above photo.
Club AGM
We hope you have by now received your AGM notice.
There are still a number of packs to be collected from the Club, so if you have not received it yet, please pop in and have a look.
The AGM will be held in the Club at 17:30 on 14th August.
See you there!

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 Summer Buffet
Please remember to book by Friday evening 10pm to ensure you have a table.
Polite Notice
It is great to see so many of you enjoying yourselves in the Club this summer. We must however request that Members and their guests be mindful of the village residents when leaving the Club late at night, and please keep the noise to a minimum.
Thank you.
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.
Fuel Quay
Just a quick note to remind Members that the BSC fuel quay is only open between 09:00 at 17:00, when Rod and Charlie are on duty.
To Diana Bown on the selection of her horse Ceylor LAN and his rider Kitty King for the Olympic Equestrian Eventing Team. We wish them the best of luck!
New Website!
Many Members have been navigating the new website and are benefiting from all of the great new features it offers. Click here for the new site.
We have had  some feedback that the log in process is confusing as it asks for a Membership Number when you log in. Please note that this is not the number you may have previously quoted at the bar. It is a combination of 5 letters followed by two numbers.
The website will be tweaked over the coming months, and we will do our best to take all of your suggestions into account.
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.
Scow Sailors
We have 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.
Dinghy Park Change
When you are next in the Club, you will notice that the Dinghy Park has had a move around and is much tidier.  If you are having trouble locating your boat there is a map on the downstairs noticeboard and also in the Club office.
Adult Keelboat Training
Following last year's successful adult keelboat training, it is being run again this season 9-10 August.
If you would like to attend CLICK HERE to book so that we can arrange boats. Spaces are limited.
Guest Sign In
Please can we remind all Members that they must sign in guests and no guest can be signed in for more than 3 times between July and August.
A reminder that all the trophies that Members are holding from last year, can they please make sure that they engrave them and give them back to the Club Office as soon as possible.

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