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The BSC AGM is fast approaching on Easter Monday 28 March at 11am in the clubhouse and all members are encouraged to attend and actively participate. The club is run by the members for the members and this is one of the main opportunities for members to learn about the club's plans for the coming years and have their say. Please note that the closing date for nominations for Flag Officers and the General Committee close on Sunday 28 February so members wishing to stand for one of these posts you must submit their proposal form by that time.  Proposal forms are available from Honorary Secretary Rose Winship on rose_winship@btinternet.com 
Calling all members! To get the club ready for the start of the sailing season we have three working parties coming up and we need your help. BSC is run by the members for the members so it's all hands to the pump for the following sessions: Sunday 28 February - 10am Saturday 5 March - 10am Sunday 13 March - 10am These working parties are always great fun and refreshments will be there as reward for your hard work! As well as coming in your best work clothes if anyone can bring general gardening tools, yard brushes, shovels, DIY tools, etc, it will really help. If you would like more information about what's involved please contact Barrie Winship on barrie.winship@btinternet.com
IMG_2074It may still be cold and grey outside but it won't be long before the dinghy park starts filling up again and the 2016 Brightlingsea Sailing Club season gets underway with our first race - the Ralph Sutton Handicap plus the cadet's Len Cook Tankard - on Sunday March 20th. As always its a packed programme with something for everyone.  Easter will be a great weekend of racing with events on each of the four days including the ever popular Easter Egg Pursuit Race on Sunday March 27th starting at 11.00.  And don't forget that the BSC AGM will take place on Easter Monday 28th March at 11.00 in the clubhouse. As always Pyefleet Week will be the highlight of our season, and we're also looking forward to hosting the National 12s' prestigious Burton Week (for their National Championship) from August 20-23.  Other Open Meetings being held at the club in 2016 are the Laser and OK Opens on May 21st and 22nd, the Feva Grand Prix on July 2nd and 3rd, Opens for the Merlin Rocket, Fireball and Aero classes on September 17th and 18th and a Cat Open incorporating the Spitfire Nationals on October 1st and 2nd. Click here to view the complete 2016 BSC Sailing Programme and keep an eye out on the site for more news on the open events shortly.
SteveIt is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Brightlingsea Harbour Master Steve Chick died suddenly at home on Saturday 9 January 2016, aged 55. Steve came to Brightlingsea following a long and illustrious career in the Royal Navy and in the eighteen months he was in post his contribution to the harbour has been immense.  His enthusiasm and energy were remarkable and he came to love this very special corner of Essex as much as we all do. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's wife Catherine, his children Adam and Alice, his family and friends. A book of remembrance has been opened and will be available at the Colne Yacht Club during the club's opening hours, and at other times in the Harbour Office. We understand that the funeral service will be held at All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea and will be followed by a private cremation - details to be confirmed. Family flowers only are requested. Donations to be divided between the RNLI and Seafarers UK (formerly King George V Fund for Sailors). All enquiries to John Smith Funeral Directors, 1A Tower Street, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0AL, Tel 01206 308400. In regard to harbour matters, the Harbour Commissioners have today announced that, until a replacement for Steve can be found, David Boughton, the recently-appointed Deputy Harbour Master, will assume operational Harbour Master duties, whilst Jim Addison, Chair of Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners, will become Executive Chairman, with oversight responsibility for strategy and external relations.
YY_AWARDS2016_logoThe club has been shortlisted for the Yachts &Yachting Club of the Year Award which will be presented at London International Boat Show in January. This prestigious award is chosen by the public and we need your votes to help us win! The vote closes at midnight on Sunday 13 December, so please go to http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2016/ right away and scroll down to No 7 - Club of The Year to vote for BSC. And please feel free to encourage all your friends and family to vote too!
The Christmas Cracker is fast approaching on Sunday 20 December and tickets are now on sale for the legendary BSC Christmas Lunch which follows the race. Tickets always sell out fast so reserve yours with Melissa now on 07816 174039 or at mel155a@hotmail.co.uk (see poster below for details)! Christmas-Lunch-Poster2015[1]
Dave White drone photo Brightlingsea Sailing Club is a finalist for Club of The Year in the 2016 Yachts & Yachting Awards so please go to http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2016/ and vote for us!  Thanks
The annual Laying Up Service will be held at St James's Church in Victoria Place at 18.30 on Sunday 15 November 2015.  This lovely thanks giving service will include songs and readings plus performances by both the Motley Crew and St James' Singers and refreshments afterwards.  This is always a lovely way to close the season and celebrate all the wonderful things we enjoy about our lives on the water so do put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing many of you there. Laying-Up-Service_Poster-2015
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