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BHYC “WEEKLY NEWS”
No 457 4th February 2015
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GUIDE TO CONTENTS
Social Programme
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Social Highlights Feb & March
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Sailing Programme & Notices
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Cruising Section
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Page 5
Working Party Thanks
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Tuesday Talks/Cadet Section/Ladies Lunch
Cadet Night – Tonight!
Tonight’s Cadet Night is all about Sea Safety and we have lots of fun activities and
games planned. It will start at 6.30pm and all families are welcome. We will tell the
Cadets all about our exciting Sea Safety Poster Competition.
Bembridge Harbour
Malcolm Thorpe has kindly agreed to be at the Club on Wednesday 11th February at
1830 to speak about his plans for the Harbour during the coming year. The talk will
cover similar ground to the meeting held recently in Bembridge Village which many of
you were unable to attend as the date coincided with our Burns Night celebrations.
Scottish Reels
BHYC Members are invited to attend an evening of Scottish Dancing on 21st February
2015 starting at 6.00pm. All abilities welcome and there will be instruction to help
beginners and those who are a little rusty!
£6 dancing only. £16.50 to include a meal with a glass of wine/pint of beer at the
Pilot Boat afterwards.
Please email Joe Robertson on [email protected] or call 07800 544861 to
book and arrange payment in advance. Dancing will be hosted by the Brading & St
Helens Conservative branch and a donation from the ticket sales will be made to the
branch.
Winter Workshops
A quick reminder that there is another Winter Workshop planned for Friday 27th
February at 19:30. This time we are covering Safety, Use of VHF, sending messages,
hopefully with a little practical. It is open to all sailors and non sailors alike. It would
help if you could drop an e-mail to [email protected] just so we know approximate
numbers.
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Social Programme
FEBRUARY 2015
DAY
DATE
WEDNESDAY 4
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
LUNCHTIME
Bembridge Breakfast Club 0700
Ladies Lunch 1300
Cadet Night 1830
Haven Bridge Club 1400
Quiz Night 2000
5
6
EVENING
Rugby Wales Vs England 2000
Rugby Italy Vs Ireland 1430
Rugby France Vs Scotland 1700
SATURDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
7
9
10
11
12
SATURDAY
14
Haven Bridge Club 1400
Rugby England Vs Italy 1430
Rugby Ireland Vs France 1700
SUNDAY
15
Rugby Scotland Vs Wales 1500
MONDAY
16
Salsa Class 1930
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
17
19
21
23
24
26
Talk Night – 2000
SATURDAY
28
Salsa Class 1930
Merrill Wake 1400
Music Club 1900
Bembridge Harbour Talk 1830
Valentine’s Evening 1900
Haven Bridge Club 1400
Scottish Dancing 1800
Salsa Class 1930
Music Club 1900
Haven Bridge Club 1400
Rugby Scotland Vs Italy 1430
France Vs Wales 1730
Chris Dean Music Night 2000
Social Highlights in February and March
A note from your Social Committee ----February Events
• Thursday 5th ----Quiz hosted by Nicky & Pete, prizes for winners and losers, this is a
great evening of friendly rivalry.
•
Saturday 14th
Valentine’s meal in the Galley
book with
Tara.
• Saturday 28th --- CHRIS DEAN & friends from the SYD LAWRENCE orchestra, this
is going to be a great night, get your tickets, £16 each, from the bar before they
sell out.
• Saturday 7th March----all of you who appeared in or supported the reviews put on by
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Jillie & Frank Wheeler, are in for a great evening of fun, laughter and maybe
embarrassment, for the reviews are back for one evening, for those who do not
remember the reviews come and see what some of your fellow members got up to !!!
• Saturday 28th March ------ Fitting Out Supper--------Menu to follow
SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA---------SAT 28TH FEBRUARY
CHRIS DEAN took over the Syd Lawrence orchestra in 1996, when Syd Lawrence
retired, the orchestra is normally 16 strong, and they perform a wide range of music from
Glen Miller--Buddy Holly--Frank Sinatra--Matt Munroe and many more.
TREV BROWN plays the keyboards & piano, in the past he has also played with the great
Joe Loss & Victor Sylvester, he has conducted seven Royal Variety Shows as well many TV
shows
DAVE TANDY is one of the younger members of the band; he is the drummer and has
been with the band for four years
TOM MARKS is the most recent recruit to the band, and is very well known in the Jazz
world, he has previously played with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra----Back to Basie---BBC
Big Band.
For more information on the band 'Google' Chris Dean & the Syd Lawrence orchestra’.
Sailing Notices
2015 Sailing and Training Programme
Icebreaker 7 – 8 this weekend
RACING SUPPORT DECEMBER 2014 - MARCH 2015
START LINE
DATE
RO
ARO/INSTRUC
/HAVEN BASE TOR OF DAY
Sun 8
13:00
H
Sun 22
13:00
H
Graham
Not Required
Sutton
Anne Barlow Not Required
12:00
H
David Earee
Sun 8
Not Required
SCEPTRE
CREW
SCEPTRE HELM MITRE CREW MITRE HELM
Feb-15
Colin
Sue Newham
Caldicott
John Carter
Garry Smart
Mar-15
Daryl Street David
Cumnningham
John Carter
Event
Peter Hudson ICE 7-8
Ian Thompson Peter Hudson ICE 9-10
John Carter
Peter Hudson ICE 11-12
The allocation for Support has now been done and has been put on to Dutyman until the
end of the Icebreaker Series. Please then arrange your own swaps if you are unable to do
a particular day. If your duty either on Sceptre or Mitre in support of a race, please
report to the Race Officer for a briefing 45 minutes before Harbour Starts or 1 hour
before Committee Boat Starts.
If you find this impossible please send an e-mail to [email protected]
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Dutyman now has the Sailing Programme on it until August 2015. If you would like to offer
yourself to do certain duties please add your name to the system. In the Next few weeks
we will automatically be allocating people in for the up and coming Sailing programme. The
idea is to do this in Teams therefore allowing you to swap within the teams without
outside input. More details will follow via Dutyman.
Powerboat Level 2
A powerboat Level 2 Course is planned for the end of March. The dates are from 19:00 on
Friday 27th March through to 17:00 on Sunday 29th March. Anybody wishing to do this
course should contact [email protected] as soon as possible. This leads on to an RYA
Safety Course in April.
Ladies That Launch
Ladies that Launch at BHYC was set up to continue the enjoyment of sailing and progress
in gaining more sailing skills. It was started by three ladies on the Adult Beginners'
Course during Sail Training Week 2012. Ladies That Launch welcomes anyone from
a beginner, a budding improver or ladies that have done lots of sailing, there is always
something new to learn. LTL have joined in 'Come Sail With Us' and we have had training
sessions and workshops over the years. For more information please email [email protected]
Cruising Section - Our February walk is detailed below
Thanks again to Ian and Joy for checking that the walks should still be possible, despite
the recent wet weather. The Griffin Pub Menu follows the walk details.
We plan to meet in the Station Approach car park Wroxall (opposite to the Community
Centre) for a 10:00 start on Friday 6th Feb.
The walk is a 3.75 mile circular taking in the north escarpment of St Martins Down. We
leave the escarpment via a steep zig-zag path which has steps and guard rails but care will
need to be taken. The route then goes across open pasture to join the old railway track at
Upper Hyde (Shanklin). Finally we follow this recently upgraded track back to Wroxall.
For those who would prefer a non-muddy and flatter walk, they can take the Sunshine
Trail from Wroxall towards Shanklin to meet up with the walkers taking the above route.
At the end of the walk we shall drive to Godshill for lunch in The Griffin (situated
opposite to the main car park in the village.)
The Griffin will have their regular lunch menu choices but if 20 or more of us book a
carvery lunch we have been offered an excellent 2 course deal at £10
Hopefully enough walkers have asked for the carvery deal.
Happy Hiking,
Anne
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I am sure the excellent presentation about the Yarmouth Lymington Passage by Dr. Alan
Doe was thoroughly enjoyed by everybody who attended.
It was fascinating to see how
the vessels operating this route developed over the 150 or so years since the first ferry the Glascow - entered service in 1830 and was equally fascinating to learn that Alan’s
family were directly involved in operating this service from the beginning.
interesting presentation Alan, thank you very much.
A most
The next Talk on Tuesday the 17th of February is to be given by Mark Hickman about his
Edwardian sloop the Tarifa which many of us will have seen in the Harbour and I am sure
this will be yet another interesting Talk.
As usual the start time is 8pm, the Bar will be open from 6pm and Supper will be available
from 6pm until 7.30pm.
Pre-booking for Supper is required either by putting your name
on the list on the Club Notice Board or by ringing the Club on 872828.
Guests are
welcome but must be signed in.
Robin Powell.
Cadet Section
Poster Competition
We would like all BHYC Cadets to design a Sea Safety poster for the Club and bring it to
the next Cadet Night in March. The winner will see their poster printed and put up around
the Club. This is open to all Cadets.
The poster should be colourful, A3 in size, have information about Safety at Sea. This
could be what to wear, what to take with you, things to remember before you go sailing.
The poster should be clear to read. The closing date is the 4th March 2015 only one entry
per child and please write your name, age, email and contact number on the back of
the poster. Prizes will be given out in April.
Ladies’ Luncheons
Anyone interested in joining the coach outing to Poole and Brownsea Island in May should
bring a £10 deposit.
This May, several members of our committee will stand down. We urgently need to hear
from anyone willing to join the committee, which meets for an hour or so after each
monthly meeting. If you think you could take part, but are not too sure about it, we would
be happy for you to try a 'taster' meeting. Please let me know if you are interested.
Tessa Gates - Chairman
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Working Party - Thanks
Pleased to announce another successful working party, with thanks to the loyal band of
members who turned out in a biting wind to bring a few more improvements to the club
and its grounds. The Pico Store is now looking very smart and Robin is very proud of
it, the framework to the awning is once again white, armoured cable now extends to
the walkway leading to the Deep Water Pontoon (as a step toward lighting it) and the
infrastructure for the new signs to the car park has been erected. The signs will be
fixed this coming week and will display the club logo and point out that it is a private
car park - hopefully it will deter people like the BT truck driver caught by Peter
Hudson 'pulling doughnuts' around the central posts! Well done Peter and, yes we are
taking this further!
Keith Gentleman
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