Commodores Cruise & BBQ

The weather gods are shining on us and it’s a perfect start to the day of the Commodores Cruise. Even if you’re not joining us for the sail / cruise to Fambridge you are most welcome to join us for BBQ later.

I imagine, given the tide times, we’ll be back and ready to BBQ from around 5.30/6pm. The BBQ will be lit and it’s a very casual ‘bring your own food and cook it’ kind of BBQ!

Hope to see lots of you soon!

Commodores Cruise 16th June 2018

Next Saturday 16th June is our annual Commodores cruise.
This year we are heading up to Fambridge. The plan is to meet at the BSC from about 11:00am and then we will head off up the river at around 12:00am on the flood tide. Have lunch(bring your own picnic) and then return on the ebb tide after 15:00pm and finish off the day with a bring your own food style barbeque at the club in the afternoon/evening.
We have a lot of interest already and if anyone is taking their yacht / moterboat on the cruise and are willing / able to take any passengers then please let me know so that we can take as many people as possible on the cruise this year.
Looknig forward to seeing you all next Week Alan Hanna (Commodore)

Friday Night training for Juniors

Hi All,

As we have so many new Juniors that have joined us on a Friday night who are currently non-sailors, we have decided to split them all into groups. There will be 3 groups and they will spend time participating in 3 different activities. The idea will be that they spend time on each activity and rotate so they all participate in each activity over the course of the evening. This will start from this Friday 8th June.

The three activities will be;
1. Shore based – learn how to tack on our tacking simulator (for those non sailing parents – tacking is essentially changing direction in your boat!), learn the different parts of an Optimist (this will be the first boat they sail) and how to rig it.
2. Trip on Volunteer.
3. Sail on the Topper Sport / the BSC yacht ‘Thalassa’ once it is launched.

Once the children have had time taking part in our Pond sessions some of them will then progress onto the River, sailing independently.

With this in mind, more volunteers will be needed – either onshore (if you have some sailing knowledge and are able to teach tacking / rigging optimists) or on the water – either as crew in a boat, helming a powerboat, including Volunteer (only PB2 qualified can drive our biggest RIB) or helming the Topper Sport / yacht.

If you are interested in helping, please email me on and indicate where you are able to help. The idea is to have a ‘pool’ of parents who are happy to help and when I put together the rota for Friday evenings (I do this on a week by week basis), I can contact people to ask if they’d like to help that week – I will never rota you in without asking first!

I think Marcus is planning to run a few training sessions for parents to teach them how to drive Volunteer and the ‘Flames’ (these are our rigid powerboats with a tiller type engine on the back) – watch this space for more info!

Many thanks!

Bank Holiday Monday Sail

Anyone fancy a sail tomorrow?! The weather is forecast to be super hot, with a light breeze. Coral and I will have a safety boat out and Marcus will join us around 12.30 after he finishes his duties at the RBYC.
I’ll get down there around 11.30, with a view to launch around 12.30ish. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lazy day on the pontoon while the children have fun (and adults if they want to go afloat!) ☀⛵🏄‍♂️😄


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