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BHYC WEEKLY NEWS Issue 694 October 9th 2019

HEADLINES

Management Committee Meeting

For information the new Management Committee will meet tonight Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 19:30hrs.

Management Committee

SAILING & CRUISING

Harvest Festival Race Sunday the 6th October

A Force 5-6 wind forecast deterred many competitors for the annual Harvest Festival Race at Brading Haven Yacht Club, however, entrants were rewarded with a fine sunny evening, flat water and a steady F4 from West North-West. Starting from the club line, Peter Hayward led the fleet down the harbour in his Scow, yet after a hesitant start it wasn't long before Kristian and Karl Schafer sailed past in the Flying Fifteen and out of the harbour, reaching to a mark just south-west of St Helens Fort.

Returning to the club line for a second lap, the Schafer brothers hoisted their spinnaker in the dying breeze and headed out again into the Bay. Although gaining line Honours, it was Peter Hayward who won the race on corrected time. After quickly recovering from a capsize Gabe Davies and Tom Parsons came in a gallant third in their Pico.

Sailing team

Come Sail With Us and Ladies that Launch - Saturday, 5th October

With autumnal warmth spreading from the South and a break in the relentless rain the final 2019 offshore edition of CSWU and LTL was held on Saturday. Despite the less than optimistic forecast some lovely breeze was found by the nine boats participating and the sailing area stretched from the fort and Silversands.

Overall 2019 has been a great season of social sailing events, only made possible by our BHYC volunteers who have supported the CSWU and LTL to ensure members can sail safely in the company of others. Thank you to all who have assisted and participated. In 2020 a full programme of activities will be in place and this will expand on this year's success.

Sailing team


BHYC Laying up Supper & Prize Giving Saturday 26th

Join us at BHYC for our annual Laying up Supper and Prize Giving on the 26th October.This year we have some news cups for Race Officer of the year, Safety Boat Volunteer of the year and After-School Sailing Cadet of the year.

Please put your name and menu choices on the list in the Club foyer or call the office to reserve your place. All members welcome.

Sailing Committee.

BSC Illusion Invitational Day

Bembridge Sailing Club are running an Illusion Invitational Day on 13th October. It would be really great to have BHYC well represented. If you are interested please let BSC know by emailing oliverlaughtonscott@gmail.com. Further information from BSC;

Event

The objective of the Invitational Day is to introduce Illusion sailing to people who have not sailed Illusions before, but might wish to sail Illusions on a regular basis through-out the season. Ideally owners will invite and assist their own guests.If owners can't be attend but are willing to lend their boats please let Olly know (oliverlaughtonscott@gmail.com).If owners would like to bring more than one guest, please contact another owner to secure a boat.If this is not possible please email Olly.

The event will take place on Sunday, 13th October 2019 in Bembridge Harbour. Racing will commence at 11am.Participants and owners are encouraged to arrive at 9am so the boats can be rigged, and a briefing given.

Format

The final decision about the format will be made on the day depending on conditions.However, the provisional plan is to run a practice race and then two races that score. The races will be typically be, windward/leeward with a gate. No spinnakers.

Other

We plan to have a number of RIBs out so that owners will be able to be on the water to give advice and support as appropriate. Please let Olly know if you plan to bring a guest, so the Club can ensure the appropriate staff are on duty and the correct amount of soup for lunch, is made available after racing.

We will be asking helms to sign the normal disclosure form.

Cruiser Rally 14th to 16th October 2019

Our final cruiser rally for 2019 is for 2 nights at Gosport Marina. Unfortunately Port Solent is fully booked due to the closure of Swanwick Marina . HW Portsmouth on the 14th is at 12 47 so boats leaving from Bembridge should be able to cast off at about 10 30 hrs. Then we return to home ports on Wednesday 16th (HW Portsmouth is 14 14hrs).

Please let Anne Prince know if you are interested in coming as soon as possible and at the latest by Monday 8th October to ensure the reservation of sufficient berths.

Cruising Section

Cruiser Section Walk Friday 18th October

Our first walk of the winter season will start at the Chequers Inn car park situated on Niton Road (PO38 3NZ) at 10:15am. The walk is about 4 miles and is mostly on lanes and tracks, and covers some marsh land and downland with two short steep sections. Dogs will be required to be on leads if livestock is present. We return to the Chequers where lunch is available.

Please let Anne Prince know if you are coming and if you are wanting lunch by Tuesday15th October. I shall look forward to seeing you.

Ian Jefferies - Cruiser Captain

BHYC Social Sailing Night and Happy Hour, Friday 1st November @ 6.30

BHYC social sailing will continue but from the warmth of the bar. Come along and meet the team, share your ideas and find out what's going on. All members welcome.

TRAINING

Autumn Coaching

Autumn coaching got underway last weekend seeing 10 cadets on the water sailing. Teras and Picos with instructors Harry Blowers and Karl Schafer. The sessions will be running throughout October and November. If you would like to know more please email training@bhyc.org.uk and we will send you all the details.

Training team


RYA Safety Boat Courses

The October Safety Boat course is now fully booked the next FREE RYA Safety Boat Course will be 21st & 22nd November. This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

As this course is FREE in return members will be asked to commit to 10 duties over the year. To sign up for this course please go to Training Reservations

Training team

October Half Term Sail Training

Half-term is only a few weeks away so if you would like to sail over the holidays from the 28th to the 31st October please do book up. To sign up for the sessions please go to Training Reservations. On the last day of sailing, there will be the BHYC Halloween Party from 7.30pm please invite friends and family all welcome.

Private Lessons and Practice sailing Sessions

If you would like a private lesson, practice sailing or RIB sessions please send an email to training@bhyc.org.uk. The sessions can be weekdays or weekends.

Training team

SAILING SUPPORT

DUTYMAN - click on the button to see the full rota

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DUTYMAN FAQ - frequently asked questions


Weather Underground PWS IBEMBRID4

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Click on this link to see a detailed five day weather and sea state forecast for St Helens (Beach)

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Opportunity to feedback to the Social Committee

The Social Team are hoping to see as many members as possible this Friday from 6pm to 7pm for an informal chat about the social events we organise. We genuinely appreciate all feedback and suggestions from fellow members as this helps us plan for the next year's programme.

Social team

Beer & Buses - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October

This is BHYC's first year as part of the beer and buses route. The event has proven to be an extremely popular event for the Island, local communities and businesses alike. It attracts people from all over the Island with many mainland followers. A great opportunity to showcase our great Club.

Members will be well catered for at the bar with 10% off the numerous ales we have brought in specially for the weekend with a members taster session on Friday evening. Food will be available all weekend with a variety of bar food options. A change to our usual Sunday roast however we hope you come and enjoy what we expect to be a fun and enjoyable beer and buses weekend.

Bar & Catering teams

Tuesday Talks Programme

In exactly one week from now on the 15th of October the first Tuesday Talk for the coming winter season is to be given by Alan Doe wearing his RNLI Hat when he will be asking if your lifejacket is safe.Alan's presentation will last for about half an hour.After that he will be happy to examine your lifejackets for any defects and advise what action if any is required to ensure they are in good working order. For this to happen you will of course have to remember to bring yours along next week!

As usual the bar will be open from 6pm and supper will be served between 6.30 and 6.45pm only to enable it to be finished in time for the Talk to start at 8pm.Supper must be pre-booked on the list on the Club noticeboard which will be closed by Monday lunchtime the day before.

Robin Powell

BHYC hosts St Helens Primary School Auction

The Club will be hosting a FUN GALA AUCTION at 6pm on Friday 18th October. Auction catalogues now available to purchase at the bar price £5 – all proceeds to St Helens School

Each catalogue has a unique number and will be entered into a Luxury Prize Draw. The Galley is serving a hot and cold buffet for the evening priced at £7 per head (please book direct with Emily if required)

Order of events for the evening

1. 6pm bar open & food available

2. 6pm auction lot viewing

3. 7pm auction

4. 8:30 music (to be confirmed)

Trafalgar Night

The list is filling up fast for this ever popular annual black tie event. Please add your name(s) to the list in the Club foyer indicating your menu choices.


SOCIAL CALENDAR

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HOUSE, BAR & GALLEY

Please join us for lunch and evening dining, don't forget 10% discount of menu prices for BHYC Members, as follows;


Wednesday - Saturday Lunch 12:30 to 14:30
Wednesday - Saturday Evening 18:30 to 21:00
Sunday Lunchtime 12:00 to 15:00

Look out for our new Wine of the Month offer - this months offer (available until further notice) - definitely worth trying!

Tres Atlas white & red wine only £9.99 per bottle

Beer & Buses - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October

This is BHYC's first year as part of the beer and buses route. The event has proven to be an extremely popular event for the Island, local communities and businesses alike. It attracts people from all over the Island with many mainland followers. A great opportunity to showcase our great Club.

Members will be well catered for at the bar with 10% off the numerous ales we have brought in specially for the weekend with a members taster session on Friday evening. Food will be available all weekend with a variety of bar food options. A change to our usual Sunday roast however we hope you come and enjoy what we expect to be a fun and enjoyable beer and buses weekend.

Bar & Catering teams

CLUB OPERATIONS

Bridge met on Thursday for their weekly session. Come sail with us and the Harvest race went ahead despite really poor forecasts and were rewarded with some reasonable sailing conditions. Another successful small rally on Saturday night. Some great feedback following the first drawing class held yesterday, the group thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to test their skills.

Looking Forward

On Thursday Haven Bridge will continue their weekly session. On Friday morning the monthly coffee club will get together at 10:30 so please join us for a drink and a chat if you are available. Friday evening the Social team will be in the Club at 18:00 to hear your views on social events post and present. Don't forget to sample our beer & buses ales on Friday evening. Over the weekend we are all looking forward to the main beer and buses weekend and believe our location will be a great attraction. Racing on Sunday morning at 11:00 so our sailors will be back on the water.

If you are planning a celebration or maybe a party do talk to me and let's see how we can cater for your needs. The Club is a great venue for that special event and as a Member it will work out extremely competitive versus other venues so email me secretary@bhyc.org.uk to book up.

Whatever you decide to do and get involved in please enjoy your Club.

Health& Safety

Reminder - the weather has been poor of late so please check your boat mooring or parking areas to ensure the rain has not impacted the security or safety of your craft.

It was noted by members over the weekend that some of our car parking disciplines need improving. Please always park your vehicle in a safe manner and always think of other users i.e. check that your vehicle is parked safely, is secure and is not causing an issue for access and egress for other users.

Communication

Reminder - a watch used by sailors has been handed into me so if you have mislaid or lost such a watch please email me to discuss, secretary@bhyc.org.uk

For information I am available to Members during normal office hours, Monday to Friday 9am till 3pm. If you would like to see me outside of the days and times above let me know and I will accommodate, email me secretary@bhyc.org.uk

John Maher

Club Manager & Secretary

BHYC Club Merchandise


BHYC merchandise is now available to all Members online – follow the link below. Order whatever you choose, input the Club address for free of charge delivery and we'll advise you when it is delivered. Any issues contact me direct.

Look out for the new merchandise display cabinet at the Club displaying smaller items that are available at the bar or to order. Thank you to Steve Lymn for making the cabinet, a real professional job.

To place orders follow this link.

Last updated 10:48 on 14 October 2019

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