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Seafood Supper 26th August 2014

Reminder : The annual seafood supper will be held on Tuesday 26th August 2014 at the BSC Clubhouse.

In previous there has been a waiting list for this extremely popular event  – we are not quite there yet but book now to avoid disappointment.

For bookings and further details contact John and Margaret Mellard on 01621 782600 or email

UPDATE : Tickets selling fast. £20 / head.


RYA Day Skipper Theory – Any Interest?

I am thinking about organising an RYA Day Skipper Theory Course if this is of interest to members.  Depending on the level of interest it may be possible to host a course at the BSC Clubhouse.  If just a few then it could be held at Bradwell Outdoors (cost at Bradwell is £315/person but we might be able to get a discount for a group booking).

If you are potentially interested let me know and also indicate if you have any preferences (e.g. intensive course over a couple of weekends or weekly evening class type course or any other thoughts – I cannot promise what format it will take at the moment but when I have an idea of numbers we can see what the options are).

John Saunders   email

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course: –

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship required for ‘Competent Crew’. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board.

The following topics will be covered:

Nautical terms, Ropework, Anchorwork, Safety
International regulations for preventing collisions at sea
Definition of position, course & speed
Navigational charts & publication
Navigational drawing instruments
Compass, Chartwork, Tides & tidal streams
Visual aids to navigation, Meteorology, Passage planning
Navigation in restricted visibility
Pilotage, Marine environment