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We Are Open!

We reopened the Club and all facilities today, Wednesday 2nd December, following confirmation that the Island is a Tier 1 location. Obviously fantastic news and we look forward to seeing you in and around the Club over the coming weeks.

All waterborne activities from the Club recommence today, 2nd December, and we hope to see you on the water for the last two races in the Frostbite series, starting this Saturday, and the Christmas Cracker race.

The Onshore Committee have ensured that the Clubhouse is looking really inviting and ready for the festivities ahead, thank you to you all.

And thank you to all Members for your continued support, we hope to see you all soon.

Management Committee

H&S Guidance

It is great news for the Island as one of only 3 Tier 1 areas in the UK and, like you, we are keen to support maintaining that categorisation by ensuring we are comfortable and safe. It is therefore important to understand the implications for anyone residing in Tier 2 or Tier 3 areas. For individuals living in a Tier 2 area who visit the IOW they must adhere to Tier 2 rules; they must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their bubble indoors, outdoor sport participation is permitted. The same potentially applies for anyone travelling to and from a Tier 2 area for work. For individuals living in a Tier 3 area they should not travel or stay overnight from where they live, outdoor sport activities in their own areas can continue albeit they must avoid close contact.

In summary, Tier 2 can use the Galley with their own family or bubble only, Tier 3 cannot unfortunately use the Club facilities or outside areas at all.

To ensure the above is managed and clear please always advise if you live/work in a Tier 2 location and plan to visit the Club.

Please find below a reminder of our H&S instructions including all Government Rules concerning visiting the Club;

  • The Club has updated the Risk Assessment associated with current guidelines and advice, please click on BHYC Risk Assessment for more information.
  • Follow the H&S Notices at all times, they are available as you enter the Club and on Bar tables.
  • To enter and move around the Club you must wear a face covering.
  • Please enter the Clubhouse and find a table. When you are seated you can remove your face covering.
  • We must adhere to the 'Rule of 6' i.e. no more than 6 people can socialise together and individuals must not table hop during their visit.
  • A table service is in operation for drinks and food.
  • Evening Bar service - last orders at 10pm and Members, guests and staff must vacate the Club before 11pm.
  • If in doubt, please ask.

Thank you all for your continued support, keep well and safe and follow the guidance listed above at all times.

Best Regards,

Management Committee


Racing & Coaching

We are reintroducing waterborne activities at the Club from today, 2nd December, and will race on the 5th December weather permitting.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water from today!

Please save the dates below.

Onshore Committee

Christmas Gift Vouchers @ BHYC

With Christmas around the corner and options to get innovative presents limited, whether it be a stocking filler or a main present, BHYC can help. From £10, to cover SUP, Kayak or some Boats for hire, up to £175 for a PB2 course our gift vouchers offer you something different. Why not buy a gift voucher to cover one of our 'Bundle' deals to cover SUP/Kayak/Boat hire for a year or other period, see the Bundle information below. For more information and to tailor the gift voucher for your requirements simply email and we'll work with you.

Icebreaker Open Race Series 2021

BHYC's Icebreaker Open Race Series has grown over the years and is a very popular, keenly competitive series. Next years series will be no exception and we have a number of Clubs already asking us for sign-up details. We are therefore getting the sign-up for BHYC Members out as early as possible to ensure we can cater for restricted numbers due to the current and potential scenarios. All Members who intend to take part are asked to sign-up now so we can plan for another successful series of racing, please click on the Icebreaker Registration process to confirm your participation.

RYA First Aid Course

We will be running some First Aid courses in 2021 and ask Members to register as the sessions will be run in small groups. The course covers all the usual first aid subjects particularly from a waterborne perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat.

To register please email .

Boats For Sale

Club Boats for sale - contact for any questions re: Club boats or for further details.

We are always happy to support Members by advertising boats for sale or boats that will be available soon. We've had a fantastic response, selling Club and Members' boats through the Newsletter. This is a free service so do let me know if we can help. For all enquiries or to get in touch with advertisers simply email and we'll do our best to help.



As we reopen the Club today we will run coaching up to Christmas and a new winter coaching program has been put together from January onward. PB2 courses will also start up again and we will also be running a First Aid course early 2021.

For more information and dates please email

Best wishes

Training team


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Christmas Inspiration

This Sunday 6th December please come down between 12 noon and 3.30pm to see what our two stallholders are selling, get ahead with your present buying, or even treat yourself. Card payments can be made at the Bar.

Then on Sunday 13th December wood turner extraordinaire Gerry Hinchliffe will be selling more of his lovely gifts and Beespoke will be selling Mead, honey and beautiful candles.

Bingo - December & 2021 Dates

For your BINGO diary the forthcoming Bingo sessions are now confirmed as follows:

Wednesday 9th December & Wednesday 16th December (Special Extra Session) & Wednesday 23rd December (The Big BINGO Christmas Extravaganza)

Get those Christmas jumpers out... Santa's coming, socially distanced of course !!!!!

Post Christmas & New Year 2021 Bingo will recommence on Wednesday 13th January.

Then: Fortnightly on Wednesday's as follows;

  • 27th Jan 2021
  • 10th Feb 2021
  • 24th Feb 2021
  • 10th March 2021
  • 24th March 2021 ( Final session)

Please note : To all, BYHC Members in normal "Bingo Bubbles", please ensure that you let me know if you are not attending a session. Either email, text, call or leave a message at the Club.

Stay Safe, Keep Smiling !!

Gordon Wight - BHYC Bingo Boss

Story Time

On Friday 11th December we're "ALL AT SEA". Come down and be entertained by our one and only Jillie Wheeler with a story "what she wrote" during lockdown. Starting at 3pm. Please sign up in the Club foyer or email if you'd like to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Gentlemen's Lunch & Quiz Night

Thursday 17 December is Gentlemen's Lunch, starting at 12.30pm with not a turkey in sight! Please sign up in the Club foyer or email if you would like to attend.

The Christmas Quiz Night is also on Thursday 17 December, starting at 8pm. Please sign up in the Club foyer or email if you would like to attend. Pre-Quiz supper will be available from 6.30pm.

Coffee Club

Join us on Friday 18th December between 10.30am and 12 noon and enjoy a chance to chat and catch up with friends before Christmas.

Christmas Weekend 19th & 20th December

On Saturday 19th December come and watch the Christmas Cracker Race at 1.30pm from the warmth of the Clubhouse, maybe over a spot of lunch. Father Christmas will be arriving at 3pm and they'll be lots of table top fun and prizes for the best adult and child's Christmas hat.

Sunday could be your lucky day. There'll be the annual Christmas Draw with the 1st prize of a goodie filled hamper and other prizes to be won. For £1 a number write your name on the number(s) of your choice on Santa's chimney in the Clubhouse. There'll be the Meat Draw of course, and one of the members of the 100 Club will win £300! If you want to be in the running for this bumper sum there are still some 100 Club numbers available to purchase.

New Years Eve

Who doesn't want to say goodbye to 2020?! Whilst we may not be able to see midnight arrive at the Club this year due to Covid restrictions, we're not going to let that beat us. There are several other places in the world that get there before the UK so we plan to celebrate with them! This is a black tie event. Please see the menu below, for £26 pp, and add your name(s) and menu choices to the list that will be going up shortly in the Club foyer or email and we'll do it for you. Please remember to inform us of any allergens. Numbers are limited to 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Club very soon.

Clare Hogg - Social Captain

Can You Help?

Mountbatten Hospice is championing a Love Not Loneliness campaign this month and will be delivering Christmas gifts to bring some cheer to Islanders facing illness and bereavement in this difficult Covid-19 world. If you have any unwanted gifts or were able to donate one or more gifts in support of this please drop it/them off at the Club as soon a possible and place in the marked box provided. There is no need to wrap the gifts and these can be suitable ladies or gentlemen's toiletries, including gifts sets and festive food items such as mince pies, Christmas cake, wine miniatures etc. I will be taking any donations into the Hospice each Thursday, with many thanks in advance.

Jan Baum RC Onshore.

Volunteering @ BHYC - you make the difference!

A small select group from the LOSW, delivering essential maintenance over lockdown, have repainted the Ladies and Gentlemen's restrooms. Thank you for your continued valued work and we hope the donuts today hit the spot!

The 'Last Of The Summer Wine' meet up on Wednesday and work on tasks and projects that make the Club an enjoyable and safe environment. They are continually looking for and welcome new volunteers as the work list is never completed! For more information contact and we will update you on what we do.

The 'Bosuns' Buddies', a group of volunteers that meet up on Thursday to help Duncan Bates, our Bosun, to maintain, fix and care for our Club boats. Again, we are always looking for volunteers, for more information contact if you would like to get involved.

Both the LOSW and the Bosuns Buddies ask all Members to continually think of the following; 'KEEP BHYC TIDY'. Whatever you're involved in at the Club, please tidy up after yourself and do not leave it to somebody else. We are working together to raise standards and need your support; in the boat parking areas - if you're not using your road trolley please take them off site, if you have stored stuff that you no longer use please remove from the Club, if you're using or working on your boat do not leave litter around your parking area, litter should never be a problem if we all use the numerous bins available to us and distinguish used cigarettes in the ash trays around the site. It is in our hands to keep BHYC a place we all enjoy and want to visit.

If you are available on other days i.e. if a Wednesday or Thursday does not suit, don't worry we have other volunteer members who would welcome your input. Again just email and we'll get in touch with you.




The Bar is open for business from today, 2nd December. Thank you for your continued custom and support.

Our normal opening hours post lockdown will be as follows;

Monday to Friday lunchtime - midday till 2:30pm

Saturday lunchtime - midday till 3pm

Sunday lunchtime - midday till 4pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening - 6pm till 11pm (Last orders from 10pm and we must ensure Members and guests leave before 11pm)

Galley - lockdown

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and we hope to see you all soon.

Our normal opening hours, subject to confirmation, will be as follows;

Wednesday for events only, Thursday & Friday for lunch - midday till 2:30pm

Saturday for lunch - midday till 3pm

Wednesday for events only, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evening - 6pm till 9pm

Sunday Lunch - midday till 3pm

(Please note: opening times are subject to change)


We look forward to seeing you post lockdown and we are delighted to share our menu which will be updated regularly through the Newsletter to offer Members as much variety as we can.

Chef Webb & Emily


Club Operations

We are now open for business, the Clubhouse and all facilities are now available for your use.

Health & Safety

Nothing major to report.

Members are reminded of current H&S notices and requirements now we are reopen.


The Office is open Monday to Friday 8am till 3pm, if you need to meet outside of these hours that can easily be arranged. The Bosun, Duncan Bates, is available Wednesday to Sunday 8am till 3pm, subject to change. If you need any help or guidance please email

Please keep safe and well.

John Maher

Club Manager & Secretary

Last updated 13:16 on 2 December 2020

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