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BHYC WEEKLY NEWS Issue 709 29th January 2020


Mooring & Boat Parking Application for 2020

A reminder to all Members mooring or parking their boat at the Club for 2020/2021 - please find the application form for 2020/21 mooring and boat parking via this link.

Please complete and return to the office or email All forms to be returned as soon as possible please and before 1st February 2020 ideally.

Best regards,

Offshore team


Open Icebreaker Series

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BHYC Sailing and Social Night

Join us on Friday the 7th February to Meet the Commodore this is an opportunity to socialise and mingle with new and current members. Come along and enjoy the evening.

Scow and Swan owners pre-season planning and supper - Friday 28th February 6.30pm

Save the date - before the 2020/21 programme commences on 1st April, we thought it would be fun to meet up and share plans and ideas for our two BHYC Heritage fleets.

Meet in the Club House bar at 6.30pm to finalise Scow class racing rules, talk about how we can increase numbers racing (both classes) and share ideas about social sailing. Then we can all enjoy a Fish and Chip supper at 7.30pm.

We will be posting a sign up sheet in the foyer or email We look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes

Anne Barlow (Scow Captain), Linda Briant (Swan Captain) and Estelle Rayment

Powerboat Group @ BHYC

This group is for members who would like to practice or improve their rib and safety boatskills. Whether you want to improve your skills for your own boat or volunteering for rib duty. This group would also welcome members who crew on race days to practice. To show your interest please email

Also on the 28th of February, we have a VHF workshop which would be a useful workshop to join if volunteering on the Club ribs.

Offshore team

We Need Your Help!

BHYC is looking for a volunteer to be The Green Blue representative, to find out more email

The Green Blue provides practical advice and information to help recreational boaters, watersports participants and marine businesses to think and act in an environmentally conscious way.

Its four objectives are:

  • 1. To raise environmental awareness amongst industry and users;
  • 2. To reduce harmful discharges;
  • 3. To reduce environmental disturbance; and
  • 4. To encourage sustainable choices.

The overall aim of the project is to work towards promoting a sustainable boating community which will help to save money, avoid red tape and safeguard the waters and habitats for the future.For more information visit The Green Blue website.


Winter Coaching Saturday 25th January

BHYC Winter Coaching

We had a great winter coaching session on Saturday seeing the Lasers and Teras out. Jonathan Hoare join the flee and got some great shots

This coaching is aimed at developing your sailing skills and you do need to be able to confidently sail either a Laser, Tera or Pico. Club boats are available to hire for the sessions You can join the coaching any time please email for more information.

Booking for Sail Training Week 2020

Early Bird prices for our Sailing Training Week 2020, running from the 17th to the 21st August, are available now until the end of January. follow the link to book your place Book Now for Early Bird prices

Easter training dates are the 6th to the 9th of April and May half-term 26th to the 29th of May. Booking will go online from the 1st of February.


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Burns Night

On Saturday night the club was awash with everything Scottish. Tables were decorated with tartan runners and napkins. Scottish flags hung from walls and windows. Many Club members joined in the theme wearing sashes, scarfs, tartan bow ties, we even had 6 gentlemen in their kilts.

Master of Ceremony, Gordon Wight, as always, guided us through the mystery and rituals of Burns Night. Not that many of us understood what he was saying when he was addressing the haggis, but that just added to the theatre!

A huge thank you to Emily and Chief Webb who provided us with an amazing traditional Burns night dinner. The meal was certainly enjoyed by all.

Speeches and raffle completed Club members took to the dance floor.

A huge thank you must go to Gordon Wight who once again organised a great Burns night at the Club, and the Club members who gave up their time to help with furniture moving and table decorating.

100 Club

Congratulations to Robin Lobb and Christpher Larvan wimnners of this months 100 Club prize draw.

GENTLEMENS LUNCH - This Thursday 30th January at 12.30pm. This is a chance to get together for a chat over good food and a glass of wine or two. There is a rumour that Beef Wellington is on the menu!. Please place your name on the list in the Club.

RUGBY 6 NATIONS STARTS 1st FEBRUARY - Come down to the Club to support your team and watch it on the big screen. The Bar will be open. The matches being shown are listed on the main poster.

Tuesday Talks - February 4th

Next Tuesday the 4th of February sees our next Talk entitled "Secret of the Solent-Marine Wildlife Wonders" which will be given by Emily Stroud who is Community Engagement Officer for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Emily is visiting the Island especially to give us this Talk and will be talking about the Solent's amazing marine species, the pressures they face and that the Solent is a fascinating and special marine environment, home to a wide range of weird and wonderful species. Emily will be uncovering the Solent's underwater world, from elusive cuttlefish to majestic seagrass meadows: you'll hear just how diverse our local marine wildlife is, and find out how you can get involved in protecting it through the Trusts exciting new project, Secrets of the Solent.Emily tells me that she will have some helpers with her who will "engage the audience with some specimens" after her Talk; this will be a Talk that should not be missed!

As usual the bar will be open from 6pm however Supper will not be available for this Talk as the Club's Caterers will be on Holiday. Guests are welcome but must be signed in please.

Robin Powell


Don't forget Bingo is on Wednesday 5th February & 19th February and the last one until after the summer break is Wednesday 4th March. Not to be missed and we look forward to seeing you for another night of fun!

BARN DANCE SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY - It's time for a Hoedown! The Caulkheads are back so why not join us for an evening of live music and dance for all ages. Please add your name to the list in the Club foyer.

Date for your diary

St Patrick's Night Saturday 21st March. More information to follow next week.




Galley Holiday

Please note Cheff Webb and Emily will be away on annual leave from 1st February till the 13th February inclusive. During this time the Galley will be closed.

Please join us for lunch and evening dining (note our winter opening times) as follows;

Thursday - Saturday Lunch 12:00 to 14:30
Thursday - Saturday Evening 19:00 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


Another full house and a successful Bingo last Wednesday. Have Bridge met for their session on Thursday afternoon. On Friday late afternoon we welcomed Bembridge Harbour Users group and in the evening we hosted our first Winter Workshop. Saturday we held a winter coaching session at the Club in the morning and the evening we were treated to a really great Burns night. Sunday our sailors were back on the water in the Icebreaker series with some great racing.

Looking Forward

Breakfast Club this morning and Ladies Lunch this afternoon. Gentlemen's Lunch on Thursday at midday and Bridge later in the afternoon. On Friday evening we host a wedding reception for our Principal and CI Duncan Bates, good luck Duncan and Jane from all of us. On Saturday afternoon it is Afterschool registration.

Our caterers start their holiday on Saturday 1st February resuming service on Friday 14th February. we hope Chris & Emily have a great break and we will all look forward to their return I am sure.

Health& Safety

Nothing major reported.


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

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.

To place orders follow this link.

Last updated 14:38 on 29 January 2020

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