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September 2016
Commodore's Section

Dear Fellow Members

What a summer it has been! I can't remember a Cowes Week with better sailing weather and the fair conditions have enabled us to enjoy ourselves on and off the water right through the summer. I made a full report on our activities at the AGM and you can find a copy of it here, but I would like to mention a few highlights.

On the water, the Redwings and BODA have both had active and successful seasons and a wide range of trophy winners. BSDC has run a series of popular and successful courses and I have been receiving very favourable comments on the high standard of instruction this year. Congratulations and thanks to Daniel and all those involved. Thanks also to Andrew Eddy for masterminding and running the successful J70 weekend for 18-30 year olds: this will be repeated and built on following very positive feedback from participants.

Off the water, we have had a memorable season by any standards under the able leadership of our tireless Rear Commodore (House), Lisa, with the Bembridge Ball, which was raising funds in aid of the Boulton and Paul Building, as the pinnacle and an evening those of us lucky enough to attend will not forget. A huge thank you to her and to Dorian Campbell, our Rear Commodore (House) elect, who also played a key role in making the ball happen. I am delighted to report that the Ball, themed with a 'Hint of Rio' made a profit, which will go towards the extensive renovations required on the Boulton & Paul building. We were sad to lose the services of Mandy, our chef, at the end of August; she leaves us with our best wishes.

None of our on-water or off-water activities could have happened without the dedication and support of our staff under Daniel's leadership. While we have been enjoying ourselves, they have had a long, hard summer making it happen, and they have done it with a smile. It is that time of year and I do hope that you will all show your appreciation for their dedication and hard work by contributing to the staff fund. You can do so by completing the form here, by ringing the Office or by putting your name on the form on the Notice Board.

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your participation and support over the summer. We have a really great Club and I hope that you have all enjoyed it as much as I have this summer.

Best wishes

Racing Report
(22nd - 29th August)

On Wednesday morning five One-Design helms lined up for the Burrows single handed trophy in the light Northerly breeze. Robin Joy in No 10 was first off the moorings with Sophie Ross in No 11 and James Row in No 8 close behind and Martin Bonham in No 2 & Jos Coad in No 3 somewhat later! After some close racing initially with Robin, James developed a substantial lead as the breeze fluctuated; Sophie’s luck held and she overtook Robin to finish second..
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.
Upcoming Events Programme
Click the links below (in blue) to book in.

Mon 5th Sep Rummikub & Scrabble (7pm)
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Sep MOCRA Regatta
Sat 10th Sep Robin McInnes Book Launch Reception & Lunch
Sat 10th Sep Private Member’s Dinner
Sat 17th Sep Wedding Ceremony (12:30)
Sat 17th Sep Royal Southampton Rally Dinner
Sat 17th Sep Club Laying Up Supper
Sun 18th Sep Bart’s Bash (midday)
Thu 22nd Sep Monthly Lunch
Fri 23rd Sep No Fears Bridge (7pm)
Sat 24th & Sun 25th Sep Bembridge Harbour Food Festival
Sat 1st Oct Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Mon 3rd Oct Rummikub and Scrabble
Weds 5th Oct RSYC/BSC Bridge Day
Thu 20th Oct Monthly Lunch
Sat 22nd& Sun 23rd Oct Committee Weekend
Sat 22nd Oct Trustees Dinner
Fri 28th Oct No Fears Bridge
Sat 29th Oct Legend Boat Owners Assoc. Rally
August at BSC
What a wonderful summer we have had here in Bembridge, with beautiful weather, balmy evenings and a buzzing atmosphere here at the Club.
It was fantastic to see so many of you here for the summer.

We had three very successful Cadet Weeks, with what must be a record of only 2 days of foul weather to contend with, which meant plenty of time on the water for all the Cadets.
Bembridge Ball
Was a huge success which was enjoyed by well over 400 of you and your guests. Thanks go to the Members of the Ball Committee for working so hard to ensure a fabulous time was had by all. We are also very Grateful for Members' patience, understanding and cooperation with regards to the disruption to the dinghy parking area at the front of the Club during this period. Head over the the web gallery to see more pictures of the evening.
The morning after the night before: Sunrise on 14th August 5.30am after the Ball clean down.
BSC Regatta and Mariquita Film Night
For the first time in history both days of the BSC Regatta had to be eventually cancelled with only the dinghy racing on Friday taking place Click Here to see the results. Saturday saw no keelboat racing as the windy weather increasingly got worse as the day went on. Prize giving was held at the Club on the Saturday for the winners of the dinghy racing.

On what would have been the second day of the BSC regatta, Bembridge based photographer and film maker, Ben Wood, came to show his final Marquita film which was shot in the Solent during the summer of 2015. The evening proved to extremely successful and was enjoyed by over 80 people.

Backgammon Tournament
A big thanks once again to Norman Marshall for organising this summer’s Backgammon Tournament. After 2 rounds of backgammon each consisting of 5 games, a quarter, semi and final playoff the fabulous Trophy was won by Sarah Marshall with Miranda Devas coming second. Congratulations to both women for making the final.
Mallorca Cruise in Company
Members had a fabulous time sailing the Mediterranean sea on the cruise in company to Mallorca from 20th-27th August. Thanks to Mark Grzegorczyk for organising this, we have heard wonderful reports. Head over to the website gallery for more images.

Shrimps Week
Congratulations to Queen Shrimps; Laura Watson, Emily Lyle and Mel Clegg for organising a very successful Shrimps Week with a full house of 57 shrimps accompanied by their families. The weather for once lived up to all expectations and a huge range of activities were held both in and outdoors. The finale was on the Thursday evening with a supper for the parents and a chance for them to let their hair down.
Scow Week
Thanks to Ros Pollock for her tireless work in organising a very well attended Scow Week. The fabulous weather resulted in loads of water time for both beginners and experienced scow sailors. Activities ranged from the Lobster Lunch at the Lifeboat View on the first day, dinner at the Club to a picnic in Priory Bay and ended with a well-deserved Pimms Prize Giving on the Thursday.
Off Season Opening Hours
30th August - 14th July
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 – 17:00
18:30 - 22:00
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

The Bar will also be open on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 19:30 for the next two weeks, finishing on Wednesday 14th September.
Return of the Sunday Roast
Starting this coming Sunday (4th September) Roast Lunches will be served in the Club on Sundays - be sure to book in for these no later than Friday evening to avoid disappointment!
Club AGM
Reports from the AGM are now available on the website.

Click here to access reports from the Commodore and the Rear Commodore Finance. You can also click through from there to see the revised Club Rules document.

BSC Membership Cards
Thank you to all Members and Cadets who remembered to bring your Club cards in with you when purchasing items in the Bar and Office, it has made the whole process much quicker and easier for everyone. Please continue to remember to bring them with you when using the Club throughout the Autumn and Winter as it helps to take the pressure off at busy times, and ensures that the charge goes to the correct account. If you have lost it, let us know and we can issue a new one for just £2.50
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.
The website will be tweaked over the coming months, and we will do our best to take all of your suggestions into account.

To Edward and Charlotte Peel on the birth of their daughter Isabella Louise, who was born on 5th August.
Parish News

There will be a beach clean on Saturday 10th September.
Meet at 10am on the Beach at either:
Beach Road, Ducie Avenue, Swains Lane or Lane End Road and there will be a volunteer to meet you and give you gloves, bags and litter pickers. Make your way towards the Point for Tea and Coffee.

Sandra Howard (nee Paul) who was one of the leading fashion models of the 1960s will be coming to Bembridge Sailing Club on 22nd September to speak about her life as a model and journalist before going into writing. Click here for more information and to book in.
Scow Sailors
We have been invited to participate in a Team Racing competition against Lymington on 10 September. 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.
Club Laying up Supper
Saturday 17th September
Click here to book.
Kings Road
Island Roads on behalf of The Isle of Wight Council give notice that between Monday 12 September and Saturday 24 September 2016 from 1930 hours until 0600 hours, or when the works have been completed, whichever is the sooner, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along Kings Road, Bembridge from its junction with Embankment Road to its junction with Sherbourne Street. The route for diverted traffic will be: Embankment Road, Station Road, Carpenters Road, A3055, Marshcombe Shute, B3395, High street and Church Road. The road closure is for high friction surfacing works.
The Bembridge Harbour Food Festival is set to be held again at the Club on 24th & 25th September. 
Click here for more.
Bart's Bash
Sunday 18th September
This year BSC is joining up with Brading Haven Yacht Club for a Midday Fun Race All dinghies and keelboats welcome.
Click here to sign up on the Bart’s Bash Website. If you wish to donate, BSC is a registered venue on the website. Please also Click here to let us know if you are sailing. We look forward to seeing you on the water.
Dinghies at the Club
The boatmen will soon be rearranging the parked dinghies to allow for the beginning of the Illusions sailing season. If you know you will not be using your dinghy throughout the winter, we would be most grateful if you would transfer it to your winter storage at your earliest convenience. Equally, if you have decided you will not need to store your dinghy at the Club next year, please do let us know as soon as you can so that we can offer the space to another Member. This would also be a great time for you to check the labels on your boats and kit.
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.
Click here for more information.

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