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  • BSC Mirror Fleet Newsletter - November 2020

    What a resourceful and energetic club we have. Since writing in June, when it was unclear what would be possible, the web-cam has been ever more alive with activity, both sailing and racing. On at least ten occasions our younger sailors were to be seen zipping around triangular practice courses in everything from Oppies upward, and I could see their ability and confidence growing even from the web-cam!

    Published 21:00 on 24 Nov 2020

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    Sailing Cancelled For Remainder Of 2020

    After discussion at its meeting on Wednesday 18 November the General Committee made the decision that no further organised sailing or racing will take place at the club this year. It was felt that the combination of the uncertainty regarding Covid-19 restrictions going forwards, the understandable difficulty in getting volunteers to cover duties at this time, the need to keep members safe while the Covid-19 risk in the area is heightened, and the desire

    Published 08:54 on 21 Nov 2020

  • URGENT HELP NEEDED AT THE CLUB NOW - IMMINENT FLOOD RISK

    We have a very high likelihood of flood water topping the promenade and getting into the back of the club, and possibly into the front as well just after lunch today (Thur 19 Nov) with a 0.9m surge predicted on top of a 5.2m tide, giving a 6.1m tide level. Although no Environment Agency warning has yet been issued the surge has already passed North Shields, Whitby and is passing Immingham now at

    Published 07:58 on 19 Nov 2020

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    Tera Eastern Training Weekend Boosts BSC Cadets Race Skills

    The weekend of 10 and 11 October saw 7 BSC cadets joined 9 others from the Eastern Region in challenging conditions in the first of three Winter Training Weekends scheduled at BSC. "Tereastas" is the Eastern Region of the RS Tera Class Association, run by BSC's own Emma McTiernan and Stephen Johnson. The Tera is an RYA Youth Training Boat, which has become popular for enabling a wide age range to learn and

    Published 16:31 on 5 Nov 2020

  • Covid-19 Statement - 4 November 2020 - All Club Activities Cancelled Until 2 December

    In response to the England-wide lockdown which commences at 00.01 on Thursday 5 November, Brightlingsea Harbour Commission has confirmed that whilst the lockdown is in effect the harbour will be closed for all leisure use. Only commercial operators and emergency access will be permitted and the Harbour will be running on a reduced staff. The harbour's closure means that sadly we will not be able to hold races 3, 4, 5 or 6

    Published 09:05 on 5 Nov 2020

  • Covid-19 Interim Statement - 2 November 2020

    The Covid-19 Briefing by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31 October announced that with effect from Thursday 5 November we will be returning to a nationwide lockdown ( click here for details of the New National Restrictions that come into force from Thursday 5 November ). We have today been advised by the RYA that they are currently awaiting clarification from the government on the full implications for organised sailing and that they anticipate

    Published 20:02 on 2 Nov 2020

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    BSC Features In Daily Telegraph Article

    BSC featured in the following article which was originally printed in the Daily Telegraph and published in their online edition. Subscribers to the Telegraph can read the online article here . Sailing set me free on a voyage of self-discovery Learning to sail in the fresh sea air is exhilarating and mind-freeing - the perfect antidote to uncertainty By Madeleine

    Published 08:42 on 14 Oct 2020

  • NEW COVID-19 LAWS RELEVANT TO CLUB ACTIVITIES COME INTO FORCE - 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

    As you will have heard, new laws have been put in place regarding Covid-19. These laws have a significant impact on the club so please take the time to read the following carefully and work with us to ensure the club complies. Failure to do so risks a fine of £1,000 to £4,000 for the club and of £200 or more for individual members.

    Published 19:06 on 24 Sep 2020

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    Hands, Face, Space

    As you will all be aware, the worrying increase in the number of Covid-19 cases has resulted in new and more stringent restrictions being introduced by the government from this coming Monday 13 September. The RYA has this morning (Friday 11 September) issued a statement clarifying the implications for sailing and whilst the good news is that on water activities can continue provided we respect social distancing, there will need to be some changes

    Published 13:11 on 11 Sep 2020

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    Reg White Cat Fest 2020 Cancelled

    It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Reg White Cat Fest 2020, which was to have taken place on 3 and 4 October. The decision on whether to proceed with the event or not had been left as long as possible in the hope that the Covid-19 situation would continue to improve, however, last night's announcement of changes to the law regarding numbers permitted to gather being reduced to 6 both

    Published 10:25 on 9 Sep 2020

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