Vice Commodore Sailing Alec Mumford brings us up to date with the latest developments in BSC's return to sailing plans and progress including details of forthcoming activity during July.
Published 13:57 on 30 Jun 2020
The sailing area for this afternoon's test supported sailing event from 15.00 to 19.00 has been defined as per this image and the forecast cuurently looks good. Please read the info at https://www.sailbrightlingsea.com/article/going-organised-sailing-what-to-expect if you plan to participate.
Published 11:25 on 26 Jun 2020
Sailors NO changing facilities not even in the toilet. Come changed Don't touch other boats not even to help and ensure you Socially Distance when rigging, launching and recovering. Move your boat if necessary. Keep left on the ramp. Make sure you are ready to go before approaching the ramp and a crew or household bubble member deals with the trolley where possible. Go straight to
Published 11:01 on 26 Jun 2020
Return To Club Organised Activity - First Test Event This Friday 26 June The BSC General Committee convened last night (Wed 24 June) to approve actions put to them by the COVID-19 Sub Committee to move to the next stage of the club's return to sailing plan (see below). The COVID-19 team has been meeting fortnightly to discuss new guidance and also attending weekly briefing conference calls with the RYA.
Published 13:27 on 25 Jun 2020
The BSC Mirror fleet has just published its June newsletter which is full of great information and news. From great books to read to how to adjust your rake (whilst of course maintaining correct social distancing) plus news of new boats joining the fleet and what shape the programme might take as and when organised sailing activities can resume, there's plenty of great information in there. Click here to find out more.
Published 12:19 on 5 Jun 2020
It's wonderful that we are now able to allow independent sailing from the club but please don't forget that you can still only sail in a dinghy solo or with members of your own household and you still need to keep 2m apart from others you do not live with at all times. We do understand how very difficult this is, particularly with the kids, and that we are all learning how to distance as
Published 14:45 on 1 Jun 2020
Following the government's announcement that they are starting to gradually ease the restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, the General Committee would like to share with you our plans. We understand that some of you are keen to start sailing, however the club will be following Government advice, Port Authority statements and the RYA guidance to affiliated clubs. Due to the severity of the situation and in order to keep people safe,
Published 09:12 on 14 May 2020
First of all, thank you for electing me as your Commodore of this great Club, although it is not quite how I imagined it would be under the current circumstances. I would like to thank BSC President Fiona Brown for coordinating and Chairing our first online AGM, and Club Trustee Alan Hicks for acting as our Returning Officer for the online voting. On behalf of your General Committee I have also invited Fiona to
Published 11:55 on 13 May 2020
The following statement has been released by Brightlingsea Harbour at lunchtime today (Wednesday 13 May). As noted in last week's BSC Buzz, the General Committee is meeting to review the club's position this evening and a formal statement to members will follow tomorrow. Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Covid-19 Update 13 May 2020 Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners are adjusting their stance in line with recent Government guidance
Published 11:36 on 13 May 2020
The BSC Online AGM 2020 Introduction and Agenda with accompanying papers have now been published and these documents can be viewed via the Members Portal . Members have until Sunday 26 April to review the papers and submit any questions they would like to ask to email@example.com . Responses to these questions will be published by Friday 1 May and the link to the Online Voting Form will be
Published 16:13 on 20 Apr 2020
The Covid-19 crisis has impacted all our lives and for the club that has included the necessary postponement of our Annual General Meeting, which was to have taken place on Easter Monday 13 April. The holding of the AGM is an important annual event for the club at which your officers are able to share information about activities over the past year and plans for the future, as well as being the forum
Published 16:06 on 20 Apr 2020
In light of the official announcement from the Government this afternoon (Thursday 16 April) that the existing COVID-19 lockdown rules will continue to apply for at least three more weeks, and in recognition that even once full lockdown begins to be lifted it will be some time before normal club operations can recommence, your General Committee has made the decision to extend the current closure of the club house and postponement of racing and organised
Published 16:05 on 20 Apr 2020