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Just a gentle reminder to everyone who uses the VHFs when on rescue boat and race officer duty that Channel M2 is a public channel used by lots of other individuals and organisations.  It is therefore important to keep your communications short, to the point and not to indulge in informal chatter. We have had a few entertaining episodes recently, and whilst they are quite funny for us at BSC, they aren't so funny for the other people listening and working on this channel in the rest of the Colne and Blackwater area. Our communications can be heard as far away as Clacton and Maldon and all the way up the Colne. One of our fellow local sailing clubs has been in touch to say that they do appreciate that BSC is clearly a great training ground for stand up comedians, but please would we consider using our internal club PA for their warm ups and not Channel M2!
As in previous years the club car park will be closed on Regatta Sunday on 24 July to allow for the set up of the stalls and activities so members are reminded that all cars must be removed from the carpark by Saturday evening. For that Sunday day only please would everyone local come down on foot or by bike (bikes can be parked behind the club) and for those who have to drive please either bring some change so you can park in the pay and display car park or park on the roads near the club. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Please be aware that a motor fishing vessel was sunk in the River Colne just to the east of No 13 buoy in the early hours of Friday 8 July. The wreck, which is only partially visible at low tide, has been clearly marked by Trinity House with yellow hazard markers so please take great care when sailing in this area to avoid the obstruction. 13612214_10209000086232024_840803580849320673_n
Calling all members!  We need some volunteers to help with two of our big annual events - Brightlingsea Town Regatta and the 2016 BSC Youth Regatta. First up is the Brightlingsea Town Regatta Weekend which takes place on the weekend of 23 and 24 July and for which we need the following help: Thursday 21 July from 6.30pm - Help to put up marquee at front of club Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July from 10am both day - Helpers for Try Sailing - either to skipper one of the club boats or bring your own boat to take people afloat to try sailing. Saturday 23 July from 4pm - Galley volunteers needed to set up and man galley for Fireworks night. Saturday 23 July from 6pm - Marshalling and set up help for the Firework Night which takes place in front of BSC Sunday 24 July all day - Galley volunteers needed for shifts throughout the day Sunday 24 July - shoreside assistants to help coordinate and marshall sand castle competitions, try paddle boarding, try sailing, etc To volunteer for the Regatta Weekend please contact Vice Commodore/BSC Regatta Coordinator Andy Taylor on andrewjtaylor@gonesailing.myzen.co.uk or Vice Commodore House Marianne White for galley duties on mariannewhite6@icloud.com The Youth Regatta is taking place from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 July and we need volunteers to help in a wide range of roles afloat, on the shore and in the galley.  If you can spare a few hours to help support and encourage the next generation of BSC sailors/members please contact Ian Hastings on cleanfresh2015@hotmail.com
The annual BSC Youth Regatta will be taking place on Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 July.  All Cadet sailors are invited to join us for 3 days of Cadet sailing with afternoon racing starting from 3pm followed by fun and games on the beach, a movie night on Thursday and a BBQ and Prize Giving on Friday afternoon. Youth Regatta Poster 2016
The website for the Brightlingsea Sailing Club Merlin Rocket, Fireball and RS Aero Open Meeting, which will take place on the weekend of 17 and 18 September is now live.  The Notice of Race has been published and Online Entry is open so please spread the word and encourage a great turnout from both club members and visitors in all of these classes.
TeraTrainLogo200x100   On the weekend of 4 and 5 June Brightlingsea Sailing Club looks forward to hosting the RS Tera Brightlingsea Train and Race event.  The regatta is open to all boats of the Tera Class for two days of on the water activities.  Saturday will focus on training, whilst on Sunday there will be a regatta of up to four races to allow the participants to put their new skills into action. Click here for further information about the event.
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